kentucky stick chair ( help!!!! )

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Forum topic by Woodaholic posted 07-23-2013 11:29 AM 987 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-23-2013 11:29 AM

Hey guys I’m building the Kentucky stick chair. I need to know where to buy the 5/32 galvanized wire that’s used.. where did you buy it? I’ve messaged people on here just no replies :( thanks

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#1 posted 07-23-2013 12:19 PM

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#2 posted 07-23-2013 12:23 PM

I couldn’t find wire locally.
I used 1/8” all thread and nylon lock nuts.


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#3 posted 07-23-2013 02:39 PM

If you have a Tractor Supply or Co-Op near by, they have wire called post and brace wire for fencing.
It is 9 gauge which is .1144” diameter.
5/32” is .1563” diameter; a little larger.
McMaster Carr has galvanized or stainless wire .1620” diameter, which is a little bigger.

As a side note, 5/32” is also extremely close to 4mm (3.97mm) and you might be able to fine that.

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#4 posted 07-23-2013 05:18 PM

I used 1/8” stainless rod, which I threaded the ends of using a 6-32 die. I used stainless nyloc nuts and washers.

Good Luck.

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