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    Quote Originally Posted by WVhammockmaker View Post
    I use a Dritz loop turner (product # 647). You can Google "Dritz 647" or go directly to Amazon with the same search, where you'll find it for under $4.00. It works like the tiny splicing tools made for hollow braid fishing line or kite line, but it's the perfect size for 7/64 Amsteel. It also works on NER Dynaglide (but not quite as easily).
    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    I picked one of these up on your recommendation....

    The doubled over wire is easier.
    Sorry to steer you wrong, Opie. A case of YMMV, I guess. I'd offer to buy your loop turner, but I'm guessing you've had enough wrapping and mailing for a while. Thanks again for the Dynaglide group order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WVhammockmaker View Post
    Sorry to steer you wrong, Opie. A case of YMMV, I guess. I'd offer to buy your loop turner, but I'm guessing you've had enough wrapping and mailing for a while. Thanks again for the Dynaglide group order.
    No harm... To be honest... I didnt even know what the hook end looked like. It was more out of curiousity than anything.

    I have found a use for it. Since I use the locking brummel... on the constrictor for a UCR, I use the hook end to pull the already made loop through the locking of the tail loop.

    Im hoping everyone put up pics of what they are doing with their Dynaglide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Might have heard it called a Marlinespike. Different beast, but a lot of folks use the terms interchangeably.
    Just for those who are dying to know, and reluctant to ask, a Marlinspike is metal with a slightly flattened point, and is best used for splicing wire rope. A Fid is wooden, completely round in cross section, and is only good for working with rope.

    Belaying pins, on the other hand, were made with wood or metal. All of them, Marlinspikes, Fid and Belaying Pins, were exceptional at knocking heads during a mutiny, when all other weapons were locked up below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Just for those who are dying to know, and reluctant to ask, a Marlinspike is metal with a slightly flattened point, and is best used for splicing wire rope. A Fid is wooden, completely round in cross section, and is only good for working with rope.

    Belaying pins, on the other hand, were made with wood or metal. All of them, Marlinspikes, Fid and Belaying Pins, were exceptional at knocking heads during a mutiny, when all other weapons were locked up below.

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    I suspect serving mallets split their share of skulls, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I suspect serving mallets split their share of skulls, too.
    Probably right... but there were not as many of them, and they were usually inaccessible, being kept in the Bosun's locker.

    Of course, everyone had a knife, but most had no point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Of course, everyone had a knife, but most had no point.

    Even today, most people don't have a point.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Even today, most people don't have a point.
    Did you have a point with this post?

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    To AS' credit, he has correctly identified the fact that the pronoun in the second part of my compound sentence referred to the subject of the first part, not the predicate object of the first part, as was intended. Thus, his point was to make a friendly pun at my expense.

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    TWEET!! Grammar infraction! 5 yards for roughing the list-serve..

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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Since I use the locking brummel...
    Any tutorials around on how to do the locking brummel? Thanks.


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