Originally Posted by bambi
Cancunn, how in the world do you make cords from the weed whacker? How do you get them to stay in place?
Basically I take a 2-56 machine screw, cut the head off the screw and thread it into a small piece of the plastic tube from a ball point pen refill. I then insert the screw into a power drill, spin the plastic tube with the drill as I sand plastic tube into a nice taper. Once it has a nice tapered join shape I glue the weed whacker cord into the tube.
This picture show connecting weed whacker to an original Needlemaster cable end. I have since then changed to 2-56 machine screws. This shortens the connection between the needle head and cable.
There is a thread over at Raverly that goes into detail
If you have a Ravelry account.