I have been looking around on this subject of making speaker wire, a lot of ppl seem to have coax cable or something weird like cat 5 wire. I was also checking out audioquests site since I have a digital coax cable that I got when I bought my receiver at my local high end shop and I know of them. But anyways I was looking at some of the cables and their designs. I was thinking of buying some just to play around with untill I found it on-line and the one I was looking at was only $48 a foot, EEEK! So, I started thinking, this is not too complex. I have talked to some EE students, EE grads and they said just to copy the design best I can. The big problem is, I was woundering where the heck to get some of this stuff, I have not been able to find much. I basiclly need some solid core copper wire in 16, 18, 19, and 21 awg. I would like to get some braid type stuff to finish off the cable on the out side, and I don't know if you can get this, but some teflon to put over groups of wire in side of the cable. Other wise I know where to get connectors and shrink tubing. I would prefere to get it locally, but I do not know of any major chain stores that if you knew of one, I could find here, but I would love to get it localy instead of the internet.