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where to get fiber optic scraps for art project Answered

Where can I get fiber optic scraps, 1-2mm glass for an art/tech project? 2-5 ft long about a laundry basket  to small truck bed full.        Houston TX

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steveastrouk (author)2013-11-03

simplest way is to break up Christmas trees, there are miles of fibre in them, I paid about 5 bucks for the ones I used.

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broodinghen (author)steveastrouk2013-11-03

Thanks/ did that but I want thicker ones. Good idea!

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steveastrouk (author)broodinghen2013-11-03

at one to two millimetres thick, that isn't comms fibre, that's purely art fibre. comms fibre is a fraction of a mm thick. My tree fibre IS 1mm, so you can get it from that source, you just have to hunt for it. the alternative it's to buy it....

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Kiteman (author)2013-11-02

You could ask your local telephone or computer network installation company if they have any offcuts.

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broodinghen (author)Kiteman2013-11-03

A-ha at least I now have a term for their scraps, Thanks!

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thematthatter (author)2013-11-03

try craigslist
Try verizon, not the main company but the vans that you see driving around.

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I did that, did not work but I should ask again, Thanks!

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