Archive for December 26th, 2018

Shoe Lace Ferrules

A new pair of shoes arrived with extravagantly long laces requiring shortening. Years ago, I found heatshrink tubing completely unequal to the task, so I deployed Real Metal:

Shoelaces with crimped ferrules

Shoelaces with crimped ferrules

The ferrules come from a kit of such things, minus their plastic strain relief:

Ferrule terminals - hex crimper

Ferrule terminals – hex crimper

That’s a fancy hexagonal crimper¬†for round-ish results. If you have a square terminal block, you should use the square crimper that comes with the kit.

Worked perfectly and produced immediate customer satisfaction.

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