Originally Posted by HomeMadeHiker
I was thinking of making a couple of these.
Any help on the dimensions would be much appreciated, I don't have much Amsteel left.
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on how I originally made them. These had a 9" lead between the brummel loop and the split for the spreader bar. Then I realized that was just a waste of Amsteel and unneeded. You should be able to get away with using 24" per end.
Start with the locked brummel at the center of the Amsteel. Then bury about an inch or two and pass the sheath piece of Amsteel through the inner piece. This will lock it again.
I take the strands and measure a length equal to the measurement between the two holes in the spreader bar and then add the thickness of the bar and then the distance between the holes doubled with a little more than the circumference of the bar added in. This will form as close to an isosceles triangle as you can get.
Put the split at one hole, take the Amsteel over and through the other hole, then back to the first hole. Wrap the Amsteel around the bar once and mark where the Amsteel comes together. Give yourself a little slack here. Make your locked brummel here , put the loop over the bar slide it back to the hole and take the loose end of the Amsteel back to the other hole. This will be the length of your bury. Repeat for the other side.
If this doesn't make sense, let me know and I'll try to do a visual.