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    Dog Bones

    Am I right in thinking that a Dog Bone is basically 2 locked brummels on a length of amsteel? I get how to do one but how do you get the other end to be locked?

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    There are two options. First, you can make the other fixed loop the same as the first. It takes some effort but the completed end can go through the amsteel if you separate the strands enough to make the other locked brummel. The second option is to make the second fixed loop using the MacDonald locked brummel which is used when you have access to only one end.
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    What Bubba said. Honestly though I find the McDonald so easy sometimes I do them on both ends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    What Bubba said. Honestly though I find the McDonald so easy sometimes I do them on both ends.
    Yes, it's especially nice to not have to pull 12 feet of amsteel to make the fixed loop on a whoopie sling. Not a huge deal for short dog bone lengths but still nice.
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    +1 on the MacDonald Brummel--quick and easy. Dogbones are a hammock hangers' best friend.
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    Thanks guys. I was able to bang 2 out in about a half hour. I appreciate the help.

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