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    Thanks Opie. Your pictorials are so precise and clear. I have a few bookmarked already.

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    Yes, thanks for the info, I was wondering how that was done.

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    these pictorial instructions including the other ones should be put in the article section for reference. They are very helpful!

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    I was going to put rings on my Traveler to hook my Whoopies to. This looks like the ticket right here
    It's only an addiction if your trying to quit

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    Thanks Opie.
    I seem to "get it" more often when there are visuals to go along with the words.
    Tom

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    What did you mean by, "Don't forget to taper." What are you tapering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutEhCuss View Post
    What did you mean by, "Don't forget to taper." What are you tapering?
    It is when you pull out 1/2 of the threads of the cord over the last 0.5-1" (depending on cord diameter) and cut them off.

    See Step 2 in this document for more details. There is also a description, with more pictures found here. (Part A: Make the Taper).

    FWIW, I don't perform the taper until just before I pull the buries. You can probably do it after the bury, but I think the taper makes it easier to pull the inner cord through the outer cord.
    Yellow Jacket

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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Thanks to OldGringo, I have some spectra braided fishing line splicing tools on the way. Should make the 1.75 splices eaiser.
    You mean something like these? Those look nice. I'd order a set if I knew what I needed to order....lol
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    Off to make some loops. Thanks for the info and tutorial Opie.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Since Opie had such a great solution to issues I have had for a long time I seem to have gotten the rope splicing bug again.

    I used to do twisted rope splices, backsplice, loops, and joining lines, but that were a lot more difficult and the results were never this nice.

    for the 7/64 amsteel line, I use a guitar string, .035 inch.

    For the 1.75 cord I use a piece of tag wire, wire used to attach tags to parts, it is .015 inch in diameter. Works very well.

    In the last week I have completed 2 hammock suspensions with UCR attachments and toggles, and a bunch of loops for prusik knots on my tarp lines.

    The largest loops in the photo started with 12 inches of line and use about 1 1/2 inches for each bury.
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