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Cable thimble?


#1

What exactly is a cable thimble?

Alan


#2

Alan: A cable thimble is used in Marine work.It is tear dropped
shape & bent in a cross section radius to fit the size of
flexable cable. Usually made of Gal iron or stainless steel 7
acts as a protector of abrasion of the cable.The cable is then
tightly wrapped around the thimble.An oval copper sleeve holds
the two parts of the cable below the thimble .The sleeve is then
compressed with a press to lock the cable tightly around the
thimble.I wish I could send a sketch via E mail . It would
simplify life.

Thanks for all your valuable comments.

Stanley


#3

Hi Allen, A cable thimble is the cap at the end of a group of
cables used for either a bracelet or necklace. All the pieces are
soldered into it. Have fun. Tom Arnold


#4

We use cable on the ranch for a lot of things like pulling
equipment, hanging deer feeders,etc. I have thimbles from 1/8 to
2’’. I had gone down to the barn to go through the spare parts
bins looking for a motor pulley to bend the tubing around when I
found this thimble that fit the tubing just right. I clamped it
to my bench so I could use both hands to bend the tubing.

Tim in Texas

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#5

Dear Tom I think the description given by Stanley is the cable
thimble indicated in the original post related to another technic
for bending tubing. These devices are used as descibed by Stan,
in the boating field, but can be adapted to support a tube while
it is being bent to avoid kinking the wall. They are essentially
a channel of steel bent in the shape of a tear drop, and they
come in a variety of sizes. When I visited a marine supply store
to get a wench for my homemade draw bench, I spotted these
devices and bought several pairs in different sizes thinking they
might be used as described above, but I continued to use springs
for my bending. Perhaps,inspired by the post, I’ll give these a
try and report on their effectiveness. Joe D.


#6
    for bending tubing. These devices are used as descibed by
 Stan, in the boating field, . When I visited a marine supply
 store to get a wench for my homemade draw bench, I spotted
 these devices and bought several pairs in different sizes
 thinking they might be used as described above, 

try a regular hardware, they are available there. anything
marked for marine use is priced higher wether justified by
quality or not