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Post by robotland » Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:11 am

Move over, "GOOP" thread...Time to give props to the underappreciated zipstrip. I just made a nifty patchwork top for my UFO by zipping scraps of reflectix (which should have its OWN thread!) to a PVC canopy, also held together by zips.
ZIP TIP#1- After zipping, clip your zips off as close to the coupler as you can, and cut off FLAT as opposed to ANGLED. When shortened, those little points are hard and sharp and can leave a nasty scratch.
ZIP TIP#2- Pay attention to the direction of fastening- The "lay" of the strip can help to hold materials flat.
ZIP TIP #3- Bring a pair of narrow-nosed clippers for cutting zips during structure demolition . Easier and safer than using a knife blade.

Okay....share the love. Tips? Tricks? Poems?
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Post by AntiM » Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:17 am

We have a zip-tool, it tightens the zip then cuts it off flush. I have no idea what they're called in real life, this is old military issue.

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Post by EspressoDude » Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:34 am

CABLE TIE TENSIONER/CUTTERS ARE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

start at $25 and go to hundreds....automatically tension and then cut.

http://dkc3.digikey.com/PDF/T062/1613.pdf

lower right part of page...these are precision tools and playa dust, well shit, you know

best is a pair of dikes and care when cutting
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Post by AntiM » Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:01 am

Didn't exactly pay for mine.

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Post by phil » Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:32 pm

I think we need to collapse this zip tie thread and the goop thread into the keeping your vagina clean thread. What say, folks?

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Post by Tiahaar » Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:12 pm

if you're somewhat of a crazy cheapskate like me you can reuse zipstrips...if cutting them off something and they are good enough to use again cut them off at the end of the tail (not the head side) so there's lots of length to reuse.

and if (like ...ahem...me again) you hate wasting any of a brand new one you need to take loose and redo you can slip the flat end of a micro screwdriver under the retaining tab and slide the tail out. :D
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Post by robotland » Sun Jul 02, 2006 2:15 pm

phil wrote:I think we need to collapse this zip tie thread and the goop thread into the keeping your vagina clean thread. What say, folks?
GOOP and zipties are both radical but effective methods of maintaining vaginal cleanliness, I suppose.
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Post by AntiM » Sun Jul 02, 2006 3:37 pm

Most of the month sure, but then ... euw.

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Post by ThePikey » Sun Jul 02, 2006 5:21 pm

Be a *little* careful with them though. Cut up zipties or chunks thereof tend to wind up as moop. It's not as bad as nails/screws/staples/blinkies/cigarette butts/pistachio shells, but they are noticeable.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:17 am

so put the cut zip into the pocket of your utilikilt or work apron, you stud you!
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