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    splicing and burying tools

    I'm wondering where people get the needles and such that they use to splice and bury rope. I've seen some pictures that have what looks like a hollow needle for this.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...php?i=6170&c=4

    I know that the whoopie sling suspension instructions in the stickies just uses a plastic yarn needle. Is that available at someplace like JoAnn's?

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    I took about a foot of stripped 18ga wire and folded it in half. Works for zing it as well.

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    I keep meaning to try making me a wire tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    I keep meaning to try making me a wire tool.
    I think it makes splicing so much easier. As you're pulling the wire back thru the rope instead of pushing the needle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoShoes View Post
    I took about a foot of stripped 18ga wire and folded it in half. Works for zing it as well.
    That's what I use & it's works pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoShoes View Post
    I think it makes splicing so much easier. As you're pulling the wire back thru the rope instead of pushing the needle.
    +1 on the wire ... and I've played with a loop turner ... that works really well too. Cheap and most sewing shops have them.
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    i took a wire notebook apart and used that for the 7/64 amsteel.works great.i bought some thiner wire for the zing it that also works great.

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    If you're a guitar player, or know one - when the High E or B string break, this makes the perfect splicing tool. Take 30" and bend it in half. Attach something to the loose ends or tape them up (I add a split ring to the end, just to have something to hold it easier with).

    Works very well with 1.75mm Zing-It AND 7/64 Amsteel.
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    I use green craft wire from MICHAELS. NO PIC...
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