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    Hi everyone, does anyone know where to purchase 100% cotton rope so that I can make a boing for my birds. I have checked places like Home Depot they have the really small rope but I need a larger diameter to make the boing.
    Any suggestions would be so much appreciated!

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    Re: Making Boings with Cotton Rope

    I just picked up some rope at Walmart today in the hardware section. They had cotton braided rope there...pretty thick and wasn't too expensive. I picked up 50 ft. of Sisal (sp?) to putz around with.
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    Re: Making Boings with Cotton Rope

    Thank you so much! I was thinking about trying Walmart I thought maybe I could even find something in the fabric area.
    If you don't mind me asking are you using the rope to make toys or a boing?
    I know to make the boing you have to have some stainless steel wire.
    I wonder if Walmart would have that too?
    Thanks again for your help
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    Re: Making Boings with Cotton Rope

    I have never made a "boing".....how do you do it?
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    Re: Making Boings with Cotton Rope

    http://bellaonline.com/articles/art6814.asp

    Check out this link it gives you step by step instructions, I haven't made one yet but I want to.
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    Christy, I just signed your guestbook, if you have time
    check out my page
    http://www.geocities.com/yataebo/birdcage.html
    BlueAB :yellowbud

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    Re: Making Boings with Cotton Rope

    Thanks Angel..for the link and signing my guestbook! After I read the "boing" directions I'm gonna go check out your site!

    I picked up two more coconuts, some big beads and some sisel (sp?) rope yesterday to make some new toys. Now I am thinking a "boing" would be fun to make too! Hubby says I am spoiling the birds! I think he is jealous! hehe
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    Re: Making Boings with Cotton Rope

    lol! i want to see it once you are finished! How fun!

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    Re: Making Boings with Cotton Rope

    I am heading out to Walmart today to get supplies I made some really cute toys last night, I think its become a hobby gives me a chance to use my new drill. My husband makes fun of me for doing it to but yet he bought me a new drill for xmas.
    If I make a boing and it turns out I will certainly post a picture.
    Chrisy, let me know if you make one if you can post a picture of it.
    Fun Fun Fun....
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    Re: Making Boings with Cotton Rope

    Hubby says I am spoiling the birds! I think he is jealous! hehe
    HAHAH! Scooter.. make Jim a boing too. Maybe that will make him happy.

    Blueab.. My hubby bought me a Dremel multi use tool for X-Mas! I've had SO MUCH FUN with it! WEEE! I made some coconut toys using the Dremel, but now I may just have to go check out this boing idea. Nothing to do here in Northern MN during the winter... so might as well be productive and make cool Birdy toys! I think a trip to the Super Walmart may be in order here.

    Shopping List: Thick Stainless Steel Wire, Bead Kit, Sisal rope or Hemp... cotton rope...
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    Re: Making Boings with Cotton Rope

    I really enjoy making the toys. I wish I had a dremel tool they are soooo nice my husband used to have one and got rid of it...
    I might wait until tomorrow to go to walmart since the one by my work is a super walmart. I have to say you can really find alot of cool craft items at walmart and much cheaper!
    I wish they sold the bright plastic chain links!
    BlueAB :yellowbud

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    Re: Making Boings with Cotton Rope

    okay.. I'm MEGA bummed. I braved a snow storm to go to the Super Walmart.. and they had NO "un-galvanized" stainless wire.. and no cotton rope. Only poly rope and only galvanized wire. GRRRR! Guess I'll have to try Menards. I DID get some sisal rope and some jute rope.. and some cool beads .. plus some more coconuts!
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    Re: Making Boings with Cotton Rope

    NIk...did you check in the hardware section? They had cotton rope..actually is rope used for clothesline poles. I saw it yesterday and it was a toss between that and the sisal.

    I finished up two new coconut toys tonight...one for the budgies and one for the tiels. Budgies took to it immediately, tiels aren't too sure of it! I'll take a pic tomorrow...the only way I can describe it as it looks like Christy's bad hair day! hehe

    I definately want to make a boing though. Not sure if my tiels will take to it, but I know the budgies will!
    ~Christy

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    Re: Making Boings with Cotton Rope

    I saw some cotton stuff that looked really narrow but I wanted some thicker stuff that the tiels could wrap their feet around but not loose their balance on. You'll have to take a picture of what you found. THere was a brain dead guy there who was NO help at all! LOL I wonder if a clothes hanger wire would be okay to use???

    oh MAN! I've GOTTA see that toy you made! ROFL! I've SEEN your hair in the morning.. ::: Now.. wonder if the tiels are gonna wanna preen that toy! If they go for it.. you'll have to post pics!

    I got some of those wacky coconuts and I can't wait to try them out.
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    Re: Making Boings with Cotton Rope

    Tell ya what, next time I am up there if I remember I'll pick you up some. We can split it cause it would be enough to last a lifetime!
    ~Christy

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