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Subject: tungsten wire source
Date: Nov 09, 11:26 am
Poster: Jim Lux

On Nov 09, 11:26 am, Jim Lux wrote:

>What material would the grids be made out of? I have been trying to get a hold of tungsten because stainless steel melts too quickly but can't find a local dealer who has it in stock. I might be interested in the device. If so, I would need 5-8 grids (from 1.5" in diameter to about a foot). Do you have the standard design for a fusor grid (it's in one of Tom Ligon's articles).
Tungsten wire is available from a variety of theatrical and prop supply places in small quanitites. It is used in small diameters to hold things in mid-air "invisibly" (very high tensile strength): think floating candy bars in TV ads) A trade name is "Suspendo" A wholesaler (who could give you the names of local dealers in small quantities) is Reel EFX, Inc. in North Hollywood CA (818)762-1710 (www.reelefx.com)

various diameters from 0.001" on up....