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Forum topic by jekyllman posted 12-16-2016 07:29 PM 498 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2016 07:29 PM

I’m looking to replicate this light fixture soon. Obviously the wood part shouldn’t be too difficult but I could use any design thoughts if you’ve got them. My big issue is with the cables. Does anybody have experience with connecting the cables to the actual fixture? I’ve been browsing around and the only things I can find are swages and other marine-quality swages around $6-10 PER PIECE. I find that insane and I’m hoping there’s something more economical.


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#1 posted 12-18-2016 02:58 PM

Try McMaster-Carr online. When I need to be creative their 1,000 page industrial catalog guides me.

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#2 posted 12-18-2016 03:04 PM

Cable is difficult to work without specialized tools, consider substituting chains.

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#3 posted 12-18-2016 03:56 PM

You might consider finding a cheap fixture with the parts you need and cannibalizing it. This has worked for me in the past.

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#4 posted 12-18-2016 04:35 PM

I’ve purchased cable systems from this source before. It might give you some ideas

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