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Thin Drinking Straws

Postby Mike Lee » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:29 pm

I'll start a new thread for this?

Does anybody know where you can get packs 25/50/+ of very thin drinking straws 2/3mm diameter (the size of 'Biro Tubes' or the ones that are usually strapped to the sides of the Kids square carton drinks) or even better multi-packs of different sized straws? The ones in shops all seem to be about the same size 5/6mm?
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:00 pm

So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
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Postby Mike Lee » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:33 pm

Gerry

Thanks very much :D

I had just been looking for 'Drinking Straws' but once you know what the correct term is to look for, i.e. 'Sip Straws', searching is a lot better.

The reference you give is for a 1000, although they are cheap enough :?: However it would take a lot of modelling to get through that many :wink:

A quick search on ebay for 'Sip Straws' gives a lot of suppliers, with some at £2.50 for a couple of hundred including postage, that is pretty good :D

Also whilst looking I picked up another term 'Artstraws', putting this in ebay gives a few more straw types and sizes :arrow:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Artstraws-Lon ... 4adc669bc5

The above gives 4mm and 6mm :D

I think with the 'Sip Straws and the 'Artstraws' and what I already have, I should have enough different sizes :wink:

Thanks once again Gerry
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:55 pm

Mike Lee wrote:
The reference you give is for a 1000, although they are cheap enough :?: However it would take a lot of modelling to get through that many. :D


Party?😍 :roll:
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:04 pm

finding the right terminology is the big problem with the internet. You used to be able to go into a real shop, and ask for something, and hopefully they could work out what you want.
With the original posting, I used the product name, and that was actually good enough first time. Luckily some who list items are not sure on correct terminology, and somehow we meet in the middle.
Obviously need some of those connectors to join up the terminology :lol:
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Postby Mike Lee » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:22 pm

Gerry

I can afford the straws for the PARTY, but not the DRINK :?:

On the same theme, a good source of different sized rod material is knitting needles. Whilst clearing out the mother-in-laws house I came across a load of them. I have used a lot to represent pipework, ducts, drainpipes etc. You can often pick bundles of them up from car boots, table tops etc for next to nothing :D
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Postby Trammer » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:51 pm

Ear twiddlers /cotton buds are a good source of thin tube with a bit of structural integrity.
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Postby Mike Lee » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:58 pm

Reference to my previous post:

'once you know what the correct term is to look for'........ ' searching is a lot better' :?: :?: :?:

Wilco have them for sale as 'Cake Pop Sticks' :? :? :? and I thought they were just straws :wink:
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Re: Thin Drinking Straws

Postby henrix72se » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:21 pm

Anyone figured out how to make the paint stick to them ? All versions I found are a bit like "greasy" on the surface and stands no handling at all.

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