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: Gift Wrapping Question


RayStachelek
12-22-2001, 06:52 PM
It has occurred to me after wrapping several Christmas presents that I really don't have my act together. Maybe I'm all thumbs. With your help, I just might get the job done before Christmas Eve.

So I need a few basic helpful hints. :tsk_tsk:

How many of you gift wrap packages with fly tying materials?
Do you use Pliobond or some other adhesive on all knots?
Is 3/0 thread strong enough to hold most boxes?
How do you get the whip finisher under the wrappings?

Any other tips would be much appreciated. Thanks for your kindness.

Ray

:hehe:

John Desjardins
12-22-2001, 10:16 PM
Ray, To answer your questions

> How many of you gift wrap packages with fly tying materials?

Some wrappings make darn good fly tying materials. :cool:

>Do you use Pliobond or some other adhesive on all knots?

For those really special presents that you want a person to sweat over while opening you should make certain to use a liberal coat of epoxy. :devil: :devil: Of course with a large heavy present it may require an industrial strength fly turner, aka pipe threader, to achieve a nice glossy finish.

Is 3/0 thread strong enough to hold most boxes?

No, :tsk_tsk: You want to size the thread to the person getting the present. For infants you can get away with 6/0 thread. For youths the cotton line used to tie up bundles of newspaper is great while for teenagers you'd better use 30 # test backing. Finally for adults 50# test gel spun line is the minimum.

>How do you get the whip finisher under the wrappings?

I prefer tying a series of half hitches and then coating liberally with epoxy. :hehe: :hehe:

I hope that this has helped you Ray.

Roop
12-23-2001, 07:19 AM
1. Tape your paper wrapping in the traditional manner
2. Apply a thin coat of 30 minute epoxy - let dry.
3. Apply a second coat of 30 minute epoxy.

I use the barbecue rotisserie for turning my packages as they dry.

Great for slowing down the 6 year old on Xmas morning.