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    Dyneema Question

    I'm making some Dyneema Whoopie Slings and I'm having trouble burying the ends. When I try to bury, I cant get the cord through itself, it's so small.

    What is the best/easiest way to bury it? (Adjustable bury and fixed bury)
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    Taper the line. Cut some of the stands out of the end to thin it out to half the normal thickness then use your fid to pull it through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packeagle View Post
    Taper the line. Cut some of the stands out of the end to thin it out to half the normal thickness then use your fid to pull it through.
    What's a fid? (Picture) And yes, I've tapered the end, but I don't understand how to pull the end through.
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    Small diameter wire (such as guitar string or welding wire) doubled over is commonly used.

    Slip it inside the dyneema and use it to pull the ends back through.

    Here's a couple of photos to give you a general idea. It doesn't need to be twisted like in my photo.
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    Two common versions:

    A true Fid


    What most use:

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    Okay, that's what I was trying to use, just didn't know the name. I tried, but even when I tapered the line, I couldn't get it to fit in itself.
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    Here's some photos I just took pulling 7/64" amsteel through with out tapering (it's harder to get started).

    It can take a little fiddling with it to get it to start in. Make sure you keep the constrictor portion bunched up to keep it open.
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    I appreciate the suggestions, but no one has answered my question. I have successfully made two amsteel whoopies with fids as shown. I just can't get it to work on my puny dyneema from AHE!

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    Sorry...I guess we didn't understand the problem. I've spliced amsteel and 2.2 zing it, but I have no experience with the AHE dyneema.

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    I too have no experience with any of the Dyneema from AHE. I have had success splicing the 1.9mm tech line from BWDD using a size 16 steel yarn needle. Definitely taper and don't "bite" too much. I've found the yarn needle helpful because it helps open the braid for a longer length, similar to a tubular fid. Once you have the end almost inside and pretty well stuck, just keep trying to bunch up the braid on itself and wiggle and twist...you'll get there eventually. Maybe after a night's rest?

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