Originally Posted by Midpack
I'm talking thin wall tubing aluminum, brass or copper 1/8" to 1/2" in diameter, and for lack of a better description the end product would look much like a hollow knitting needle. [/I]
Just wondering why you COULDN'T use a knitting needle - just cut the end off at the tip. In fact, I thought they WERE hollow - and DW thinks they are too and she uses them - but I could be wrong. Sorry for my ignorance.
I looked up a bit on this and the commercially available "fids" don't seem very expensive. Just a thought (probably worth less than you paid for it as YMMV.)