1. ## Home made whoopie slings

I have just purchased some amsteel to make myself some whoopie slings. I would like them about 6 foot long so I know I need to use 12 foot of amsteel. Were can I get the other measurements for the fixed brummel and the back spliced end. I have found a link at samsonrope but I did not understand the meanings of FID
http://www.samsonrope.com/site_files...plice_2008.pdf

2. A fid is a type of needle used when working with the amsteel. It is also used when working with leather stitching.

3. I see but when it say 1 fid and 2 fid I am lost. I have watched a video on YouTube were it can be done with tape and a pen. So I need to know the measurements

4. A fid is a splicing instrument, but the length of a fid for a given cording is a multiple of the diameter of that same line (21). That's why splices are listed that way...in relation to the cording itself.

Here's a chart of some common cordage used by members of the forum, and the lengths that whoopie buries and eye-splice buries should be (per the manufacturer's safety ratings).

BTW simonx23 - You probably want to use 13ft of cording for 6ft slings. Some of the length will be lost due to the buries and backsplices.

5. Per Samson Rope..."The “fid length” for a rope is calculated as 21 times the rope diameter."

6. I can never get an image to post correctly so the link i intended to put here is not. Look on page 2 of my gallery.

On a yellow page, I sketched out measurements for making whoopie slings. Fid lengths are great for real splices, it omits a tape measure and math, but for whoopies, round numbers work fine.

7. Thanks chaps. I have done the fixed eye end so not I am going onto the adjustable loop end. What distance would you say from the tapered end of my fixed eye would you have your exit hole. I am working on doing a 8" bury

8. I normally only leave a gap of 1/2"-1" between the end of the taper and the exit for the adjustable bury to keep the overall minimum length of the whoopie as short as possible.

9. Yep, what gmcttr just said...

10. ck this out for really easy to follow directions! http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/d...ck-suspension/

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