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    AmSteel Shrinkage

    Is there a formula or rule of thumb for how much shorter my AmSteel will get when I bury an end in it?

    For example, if I do a 6" bury, how much of the line I bury into will I need to completely hide the bury?

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    My experience has been about 5/6 shrinkage. In other words a 6" piece shrinks to 5" with a bury in it. It probably varies a bit from zing-it to 1/8" Amsteel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    My experience has been about 5/6 shrinkage. In other words a 6" piece shrinks to 5" with a bury in it. It probably varies a bit from zing-it to 1/8" Amsteel.
    Me too and I don't think it varies much. 12" bury ends up being 10"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgoroth View Post
    Is there a formula or rule of thumb for how much shorter my AmSteel will get when I bury an end in it?
    Yes, maybe someone will post it. The shrinkage varies based on the diameter. It's not uniform.

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    For 7/64ths, I add 2-3 inches to the end of the bury line, and start my fid in from there. In a 6 inch bury, that would mean I started my fid at 8-9 from the splice. It is usually too much, but since it bunches up nicely, I just work the end out, take it off the fid, and milk it back in for the bury. Not scientific, but it works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    Yes, maybe someone will post it. The shrinkage varies based on the diameter. It's not uniform.

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    I think technically it's 3-1/2 fids. And a fid is 22 x the diameter of the line.

    http://www.samsonrope.com/site_files...plice_2008.pdf

    I tend not to get that technical...
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    The shortening of the sleeve varies with the braid, cord and size; all by no rule that works across them. I allow for more than 20%.

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    somewhere around here, though i can't seem to find it i thought that someone had worked it out for 7/64" amsteel blue that the line shrank ~1-1.5" per 6" bury...

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    Nice Thanks!

    I got the buries to go a lot more smoothly with guitar string too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgoroth View Post
    Is there a formula or rule of thumb for how much shorter my AmSteel will get when I bury an end in it?
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