Samson was extremely kind to donate a spool of Amsteel 7/74'' for my scout troop and Venture Crew to explore hammock camping at this years spring camp-o-ree. I have been practicing whoopie slings and splices and everything with 12 strand. This spool is 8 strand. Do I just pull 4 strands instead of 6 like I do with the 1/8"? I need to make a fid with a smaller gauge wire I suspect, is there anything else I should keep in mind working with a slightly smaller diameter rope?