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    Quote Originally Posted by mojeb21 View Post
    oh i know. im saying making whoopie slings seems even harder than doing paracord stuff. and so i have yet to do either!!
    Not at all. Whoopies are super easy to make. The day I made this post I cranked out 6 pairs (that's 12 singular) of whoopies in 2 hours or so. And it really doesn't require much for tools. All you need is a sharp knife, a paper clip, a ruler, and a marker. PM me if you want some help learning how.

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    And protection?

    Nice gifts and fun toys. Hope you tied some ribbon to the adjustable loop if you didn't thread a bead; and tied a knot in the tail. Both are to keep you friends from the great unhappiness of losing loop and tail respectively and the frustration of trying to retrieve them.

    Also, caution to never use the whoopie to form a tight line between two immovable objects. The sling will need to be cut to release the tension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    Nice gifts and fun toys. Hope you tied some ribbon to the adjustable loop if you didn't thread a bead; and tied a knot in the tail. Both are to keep you friends from the great unhappiness of losing loop and tail respectively and the frustration of trying to retrieve them.

    Also, caution to never use the whoopie to form a tight line between two immovable objects. The sling will need to be cut to release the tension.
    Yep. They are all outfitted with a bright red ribbon and the tail ends were backspliced 5 inches.

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    Very, very nice! Am I a hanging camping buddy?

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    Last week I made my first whoopies.
    Looked around at home and in my local sailshop there has been no tool to pull the Dyneema into the 'opened' channel. All sailmakers's needles that were available had a too big diameter, but at You Tube I got the hint:

    The horizontal bottom part of a wire cloth hanger!
    In one minute it was cut and one end rounded a bit. It works like a breeze for my 3mm diameter cord.

    To fasten the fabric at one end I use clear tape which is rolled onto the dart-like end with less strands?. The force of the tape is ok and the pushing of the sliding part inside the constrictor part is easy.
    Next week I'll try with 2mm cord for a ridge line.....

    Another project will be the flexibel carabiners made of Dyneema. At the moment I'll learn the Lanyard knot for this one......

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    Knitting needle

    Silverbullet: Open the 2.5mm line with a knitting needle. It is polished and has a blunt pointed end. The line will stack on a #7 needle, opening it as it is shortens by more than half. Remove the needle carefully. A taped end of line can now be inserted through in just a few seconds if you move it along carefully, not collapsing the line.

    Alternatively with the line now so wide open, a folded wire can pull or push the untaped line through.

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    I usually just fold a paper clip in half and use it to splice. I can only do about 6 inches at a time, but if you're careful about getting it through the exact same holes, it works fine, and the price is right.

    I consider all of the good folks on HF to be camping buddies, but unfortunately, my bank account doesn't If there be anyone here who needs some whoopies put together, I would be more than happy to do gratis it if they would send me the amsteel.

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    Thkx for the tipps!

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    for splicing 7/64 or 1/8 amsteel, I use a piece of 18 AWG wire. I pull it out of some 18-8 thermostat wire I have laying around. 8 fids and dirt cheap.
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