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    Quote Originally Posted by TZBrown View Post
    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.
    That would work well, I'll need to keep an eye out for that stuff.
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    Looks like you have gone "Loopy" to me!!!! Where did you find the tag wire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrprez View Post
    Looks like you have gone "Loopy" to me!!!! Where did you find the tag wire?
    YUP

    Tag wire can be found at many auto part suppliers or even some auto parts stores, or junkyards. They use it to tie tags to parts or tie parts together.

    Another option would be a .015 guitar string, solid type, about a dollar at a music store.

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    How about green floral wire? It's cheap and can be found in craft stores.

    This one's 22 guage.
    http://www.save-on-crafts.com/22gaugpadwir.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlbj6142 View Post
    You mean something like these? Those look nice. I'd order a set if I knew what I needed to order....lol
    Actually its the reverse latch hook and the needle with the loop on the end.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TZBrown View Post
    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.
    For my prusiks I use 1.5" buries and I dont taper. Looks good.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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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?
    The ends of the buries, just like a fixed eye splice.

    I only do that on the 7/64, though.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    How about green floral wire? It's cheap and can be found in craft stores.

    This one's 22 guage.
    http://www.save-on-crafts.com/22gaugpadwir.html
    That's what I use, so far, so good
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    Just to clarify...you don't stitch the buries?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Just to clarify...you don't stitch the buries?
    I dont.

    I dont see how it could possibly pull out unless you intentionally pull it out.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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