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    I've made loops as small as 6 inches in diametre. Certainly not recommended but so far they have held.
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    I've been making some loops, and chewing on the fact that the open Brummel holds nothing. After rereading this thread, I'm leaning in the direction of stitching the buries, but haven't talked myself into it, yet. In the meantime, I try to center the Brummel in the larkshead, so that the pressure of the larkshead fixes the buries.
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    How on earth did I miss this post when I was making these last month... How silly of me.

    Thanks for the great walkthrough opie.

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    Merged posts from related thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    I don't think you can readily do that on a continuous loop.
    You can, but it leaves a bulge. It's not pretty, but it's easy to hide it in use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    You can, but it leaves a bulge. It's not pretty, but it's easy to hide it in use.
    Do you have a link for directions on doing a locked brummel (not just a brummel) on a continuous loop? I'm having trouble visualizing it. Thanks.

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    This thread has great directions on the loop. Opie says he doesn't stitch his loops. Post #45 in that thread describes a locked brummel version, but doesn't have a picture of the process. I'm having trouble visualizing it myself. Off to do more searching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shumway View Post
    This thread has great directions on the loop. Opie says he doesn't stitch his loops. Post #45 in that thread describes a locked brummel version, but doesn't have a picture of the process. I'm having trouble visualizing it myself. Off to do more searching.
    OK, I just made one from 2.2 zing it following post #45. The locked brummel does leave a bulge just as oldgringo stated. I must of had brain freeze not to be able to see it.

    Corrected my earlier post. Thanks.

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    I'm still lost. I tried it with 7/64 amsteel. I got the lock down but I'm havingtrouble figuring which way to do the buries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shumway View Post
    I'm still lost. I tried it with 7/64 amsteel. I got the lock down but I'm havingtrouble figuring which way to do the buries.
    The usual direction for a locked brummel is the best I can tell you.

    Edited to add photo. The buries go in the direction the ends are laying in the photo.

    Sorry for hijacking the thread.
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    Back before we all went splicing crazy, the preferred method for making closed loops was a fisherman's bend, either double or triple...Warbonnet still employs that methodology. I just made a hybrid loop with Dynaglide...double fisherman's bend with 3" buries. Not bad. It's not a better way, just another way, and I'll probably stick with stitching my buries, and call it a day.

    I'm going to ask the mods to move this discussion to the continuous loop thread. [Done]
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