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07-28-2016 07:04 PM

Hopefully some of my fellow craft show people can help me out. We have a light dome tent and I just pucked up some of the 3” gridwall displays. I want to use s hooks to hang them from the tent but can’t find any large enough to fit over the light dome bars. The only thing I found were plant hangers which hang way too low. Anyone know of some good S hooks with a 1.5 opening that isn’t real long?

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.


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#1 posted 07-28-2016 07:19 PM

what about carabiner like they use for climbing the cheap ones of course

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#2 posted 07-28-2016 07:53 PM

These are what I have used from Amazon: S Hooks

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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#3 posted 07-28-2016 08:02 PM

I’ve thought about carbineers but esthetically I preferred the s-hooks if I can find some. I didn’t think it would be that hard, but they don’t really list how big of an opening they have.

Henry, thanks. Do you know the size of the opening or do you know for sure they’ll fit on the bigger tents?

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#4 posted 07-28-2016 08:08 PM

Go to the hardware store and get some 1/4” steel bar and make your own.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 07-28-2016 08:13 PM

I may have to resort to that as well. I can also get some that are close and open them up a bit, but only if they are real close. I just double checked and the diameter of the bar is 1.5 inches.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#6 posted 07-28-2016 09:11 PM

The big orange box sells a variety of “S” hooks in various sizes. Lowes probably does too.

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#7 posted 07-28-2016 10:57 PM



The big orange box sells a variety of “S” hooks in various sizes. Lowes probably does too.

- JoeinGa

Checked there first and mine didn’t have any that size. I can also use some hose clamps maybe paint them black to match the gridwall.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#8 posted 07-28-2016 11:19 PM

I agree, make you’re own not hard at all.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#9 posted 07-29-2016 04:05 PM

I use black wire ties to hang my grids at the shows.
Easy to put together, easy to find at hardware stores if run out and also flexible to be able to make changes to design.

-- Jim Beachler, Chief Puzzler, http://www.hollowwoodworks.com

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#10 posted 07-29-2016 04:11 PM


I ve thought about carbineers but esthetically I preferred the s-hooks if I can find some.

- JimRochester

Have you looked at Nite-Ize S-biners? They come in a multitude of sizes in both plastic and stainless steel and might do what you want.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#11 posted 07-29-2016 05:58 PM

Never saw those before, they look interesting. Sizes four and five look big enough as well.

I’ve used the wire or zip ties in the past, the s-hooks looked like a simpler set-up and take-down.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#12 posted 07-29-2016 07:11 PM

Maybe cut up a few old wire coat hangers and make your own.

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#13 posted 07-29-2016 07:17 PM

That probably wouldn’t work. They get pretty heavy when they are loaded up.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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