I'm hanging some items from a ceiling.

The hardware stores around me all have plenty of 1/8 wire rope and 1/8 fittings, but when it comes to 1/16 size, aside from the wire rope itself, the only 1/16 fittings they have are the sleeves (aka ferrules).

I just need to make some loop ends using thimbles, which will attach to generic carabiners and/or screw hooks.

Just want to confirm whether using 1/6 wire rope in a 1/8 thimble is okay. I think if the wire fits within the thimble, then it does the job.


Yes, it's OK. It may look a bit funky to have a smaller cable in there, but the functionality will not be affected.

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