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    Thanks Opie! I just followed your original post as my first splicing project. A little Amsteel Blue, a little wire, a little patience and they turned out really nicely. Tonight's project is a pair of whoopie slings with Dutch's whoopie hooks.
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    What does it mean to taper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlz9mm View Post
    What does it mean to taper?
    Tapering makes the end of the rope thinner. Kind of like a point. Unravel a few stand a ways back and cut them off, also cut the end of the rope at an angle to from a point. This pic may help explain...


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    Another photo of 7/64" amsteel blue tapered...
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    Thank you mi amigos.

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    Thanks for sharing the tutorial it worked great for me and I will be trying them out this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    Tapering makes the end of the rope thinner. Kind of like a point. Unravel a few stand a ways back and cut them off, also cut the end of the rope at an angle to from a point. This pic may help explain...

    Scissors, eh? So far the only thing I've found to reliably cut amsteel w/o messing it up is a ceramic knife. I've dropped some coin on various scissors but none have done a good job.
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    Yeah, I have ruined a couple pairs of scissors...

    I would suggest a metal knife over scissors if for no other reason than, you can re-sharpen them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauhler31 View Post
    I'm trying to make my first continuous loop out of 7/64" amsteel, and am having quite a bit of trouble making the bury. I'm using florist wire. My thumbs are starting to feel raw from trying to push the bury over, so I should probably stop for a while. Does anyone have any tips on how to make this easier? I'm wondering if I should get the daho large or x-large splicing needle if it will make it easier.
    I've had a few difficult ones too. My guess is that while tunneling through the inside of the cord I may have accidentally threaded through a few strands and not stayed completely in the center. That would make it very difficult to pull it all through.
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    Very helpful! Thanks for the pictorial!
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