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Old 11-15-2005, 02:50 PM
MobyDick MobyDick is offline
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Where to get small-gauge chicken wire?

Can anyone recommend a website or name of a company where I can buy small-gauge chicken wire? It's for building armatures for paper mache pieces.
Hardware stores only carry 1-inch gauge; I'm looking for 1/2" or smaller.
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Old 11-16-2005, 07:13 AM
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Re: Where to get small-gauge chicken wire?

try "hardware cloth"
How big are the pieces?
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:10 AM
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Re: Where to get small-gauge chicken wire?

Such small gage wire meshes are sold also in gardening shops, or pet shops. Some are steel wire meshes, and some are plastic ones.
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Old 11-16-2005, 01:49 PM
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Re: Where to get small-gauge chicken wire?

Thanks. I'll try it! My pieces are anywhere from 12"x12" to 3 ft. x 2 ft.
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Old 11-17-2005, 09:40 AM
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Re: Where to get small-gauge chicken wire?

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try "hardware cloth"
You probably DON'T want hardware cloth. The hole size would be right, but it only bends easily in one plane. It is not good for compound bends or convex/concave surfaces. You might also consider stucco mesh (or diamond lathe) which is available at home improvement centers. It is harder to bend that chicken wire, but it will take any shape.
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