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    Making a continuous loop

    I made a continuous loop which ended up with a gap between the tucked ends and then when I pulled hard it came apart. I searched for instructions but was unable to find it. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oms View Post
    I made a continuous loop which ended up with a gap between the tucked ends and then when I pulled hard it came apart. I searched for instructions but was unable to find it. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ontinuous+loop
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    Thanks Dutch

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    Did you taper the ends? Very important in amsteel.

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    Having trouble cutting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oms View Post
    Having trouble cutting it.
    I asked in another thread for suggestions on cutting, and this came up

    http://www.harborfreight.com/5-inch-...ife-98184.html

    I picked it up at the Harbor Freight in Lombard. Best $10 I've spent in a *long* time. Cuts cleanly and sharply. Just make sure you use a proper cutting board.

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    I use my rotary cutter .... usually used for cuttin' fabric.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oms View Post
    Having trouble cutting it.
    I use a single edge razor blade and a small cutting board.
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    If it came apart under load, you did not do it correctly. Loops and many other splices come apart easily under light loading if you do not stitch the bury (the crossover in the loop). The stitching is not for strength, it is for keeping the bury in place when lightly loaded.

    The taper is a part of the splice, so it is important to taper when required. It should not any effect on the splice pulling loose.

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