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    big help! thank you!!

    Pic's made it very clear

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    quick q

    anyone know how to prevent the loop from coming loose.. i attached the loop inside of cinch buckles and they look good, but im still worried that the loop could work its way out somehow over time..
    is tape the answer to prevent any undoings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruinfan View Post
    anyone know how to prevent the loop from coming loose.. i attached the loop inside of cinch buckles and they look good, but im still worried that the loop could work its way out somehow over time..
    is tape the answer to prevent any undoings?
    My preferred method is to hand sew a few stitches in the bury. Many folks use the locked brummel to hold things together.
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    ^^^...locked brummel or lock stitching...although I haven't had a problem using a plain brummel or no brummel without stitching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruinfan View Post
    anyone know how to prevent the loop from coming loose.. i attached the loop inside of cinch buckles and they look good, but im still worried that the loop could work its way out somehow over time..
    is tape the answer to prevent any undoings?
    Once a continuous loop gets loaded, its not going to unravel without some effort. As Mad777 said, stiching is a good method. Like gmcttr I use a brummel splice and after its gets loaded and is larksheaded or bent around things I have never seen even a hint of it coming apart. To take apart a continuous loop I usually have to pick at it with my finger nails or use something like a small knitting needle. The key for me is to tighten it after I make it. I take the loop, put some biners on it and hang from it to ensure good constriction around the buries, after that its good to go. That's been my experience anyways.
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    Thanks. I made 5 sets and don't want family to fiddle with the loop and loosen anything..

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    Opie, Thanks for the tutorial. I have not been a member long but I've followed this post for a while and noticed it is 3 years since your OP. Everyone is this a great fourm or what? Great members with great advice!
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    Using the excellent pictures I made up a couple 12" continuous loops today using 7/64 Amsteel. I know that shorter buries are suggested in this thread, but after watching the videos on Sampson Rope, I decided to use 8" buries.

    Using 8" buries I found that I needed 20" of Amsteel just for 2 x 8" buries plus about 4" shrinkage allowance in the main loop due to the buries.

    So to make a 12" loop I ended needing about 44" total
    12" loop requires 24"
    Left bury requires 8" + 2" shrinkage = 10"
    Right bury requires 8" + 2" shrinkage = 10"

    I tapered the ends using a razor blade cutting a shallow angle across the rope. I hope this is OK

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    It's a small world. Thanks Opie!

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    Small world indeed.

    Nice to see this thread still being useful.
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