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Tangs27
08/17/2015, 01:45 PM
Hi I want to make a few fake urchins and would like to use skewers cuz of the length. Does anyone know what type I should use? I see plastic, wood and metal. I am looking for plastic but figured I should double check since I can't find much info. Thanks [emoji16]

Lrood
08/17/2015, 03:16 PM
I used plastic weed wacker line stuck in a clump of epoxy putty.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/rude444th/FFB24F99-202C-4347-A778-CF85D101EB92-5173-000007E445C1E94F_zps9492b636.jpg

ginpang
08/17/2015, 04:55 PM
Those gimp things that kids make bracelets out of or some use straws stuck in a styrofoam glass ( the bottoms up) with a rock inside the cup to hold it down.
But the epoxy clump is a really good idea I hadn't seen that before.

ichthyogeek
08/17/2015, 05:21 PM
I'd advise against metal, since it can leach into the water. Wood covered in epoxy is something I've seen. You could also try using zip ties stuck in epoxy, I've seen that done before too. I don't know too much about plastic, so won't comment on that....

Tangs27
08/17/2015, 09:53 PM
Ok thanks guys I'm gonna make a couple so I'll try them the different ways. [emoji106]

bundybear1981
08/18/2015, 04:56 AM
I made one using a small piece of live rock and put a heap of zip ties round it. Just tied em to the rock :)

Tangs27
08/18/2015, 02:18 PM
That would have been so much easier lol darn it well if I fail at doing the others I'll give that a try