OT-ish... what to do with > 400 relays...

From: ed sharpe <esharpe_at_uswest.net>
Date: Fri Feb 20 00:13:24 2004

"but there is NO space
between the loops. You can not see the wires thru the lacing."

nice stuff... but oh so time consuming.....
----- Original Message -----
From: "William Donzelli" <aw288_at_osfn.org>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
Cc: "'General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts'"
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 10:49 PM
Subject: RE: OT-ish... what to do with > 400 relays...

> > The wires would them be cut to length, stripped, tinned (coated with
> > and placed onto the board. Lacing cord would then be usig to tie the
> > together (I can still do a half decent running stitch, but can not find
> > waxed lacing cord....).
> You still can buy it, as the telco people use it. The Ace hardware at the
> ground floor of 60 Hudson St. (New York telco and networking folk should
> know this place) actually had rolls on the shelves.
> I can still stitch up things with the cord, but I am not fast like the
> old timers. Way back at USR, we were given a contract to built the first
> AT&T Worldnet dialup cabinets. Being Bell, lacing was specified (along
> with *every* last detail, unlike the "pound to fit, paint to match"
> engineering that was AOL Big Dial dialup). I was the only one at USR that
> could lace up harnesses, so I spent something like six hours on one
> cabinet. Out of 240. People were not happy. We convinced AT&T to just use
> tiewraps.
> The best lacing job I have ever seen is on World War 2 submarine power
> panels. Essentially, it is a standard stitch, but there is NO space
> between the loops. You can not see the wires thru the lacing.
> William Donzelli
> aw288_at_osfn.org
Received on Fri Feb 20 2004 - 00:13:24 GMT

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