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    I've been using a length of 'florist wire', works well. Fold a 20 inch piece in half, feed the fold section thru the rope, guide it thru the core, exit. Lace cord into the folded eye and pull thru.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
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    I don't have any others handy. Just take a piece of music wire and double it. Then twist it creating a small loop in the end. Tape the two loose ends to secure them. Push it through your "bury" section, and pull the loose end back through.

    Hope that helps,
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    Thats how I do it.

    Mines not twisted though. Makes getting the tail between the wire very easy.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    I use some very fine wire that I bought at a craft strore doubled over (its green too!)and feed the folded end down the line. I stretch the channel first with a crochet needle also bought at a crafts store. It is a very tiny crochet needle. I can't "push" with my setup like a real fid. Honestly not having the crochet part would be better because it sometimes snags fibers a little when you pull it back. Its kind of a one way fid I saw some tables about fid lenghts and bury distances and recognize that I am not following the set standards and probably compensate by burying a little longer than I need to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooldays View Post
    I use some very fine wire that I bought at a craft strore doubled over (its green too!)and feed the folded end down the line. I stretch the channel first with a crochet needle also bought at a crafts store. It is a very tiny crochet needle. I can't "push" with my setup like a real fid. Honestly not having the crochet part would be better because it sometimes snags fibers a little when you pull it back. Its kind of a one way fid I saw some tables about fid lenghts and bury distances and recognize that I am not following the set standards and probably compensate by burying a little longer than I need to.
    What you need is a knitting needle...

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...DID=xprd582024
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    Telescoping antennas from old portable radios (ghetto blasters) are a good source of polished, thin-wall tubing in various diameters. Good for a tubular fids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    What you need is a knitting needle...

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...DID=xprd582024
    Will that size 1 work on 7/64 amsteel and are they hollow?

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    I use a Dritz loop turner (product # 647). You can Google "Dritz 647" or go directly to Amazon with the same search, where you'll find it for under $4.00. It works like the tiny splicing tools made for hollow braid fishing line or kite line, but it's the perfect size for 7/64 Amsteel. It also works on NER Dynaglide (but not quite as easily).

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    Just wrestled with this problem myself and ended up using a "yarn needle" (less than a buck at Walmart) to make 6 whoopies from 7/64 Amsteel. It was quick work and the slings came out perfect.

    I pre-tapered the ends and the tapered part fit in the needle's eye slick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavscout View Post
    Will that size 1 work on 7/64 amsteel and are they hollow?
    They are not hollow, you have to use tape.

    The size I was using is 2.75mm. It works, but is tight. Im not familiar with the numerical system, But I believe youd want a 0 or 1 size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVhammockmaker View Post
    I use a Dritz loop turner (product # 647). You can Google "Dritz 647" or go directly to Amazon with the same search, where you'll find it for under $4.00. It works like the tiny splicing tools made for hollow braid fishing line or kite line, but it's the perfect size for 7/64 Amsteel. It also works on NER Dynaglide (but not quite as easily).
    I picked one of these up on your recommendation....

    The doubled over wire is easier.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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