Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 60
  1. #11
    packeagle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Saginaw, Michigan
    Hammock
    DIY Table Cloth/ Jerry 5
    Tarp
    11x12' Hex Sil
    Insulation
    Various UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    Webbing or Etrunks
    Posts
    1,202
    Images
    18
    Quote Originally Posted by Syb View Post
    7/64 is a breeze now compared to zing-it.
    Understatement!

  2. #12
    Senior Member lazy river road's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Hammock
    Warbonnet
    Tarp
    HG/BWWD/Z-Packs
    Insulation
    Hammock Gear
    Suspension
    Woopies & Straps
    Posts
    3,240
    Images
    152
    IT can be done with a very thin splice tool that what I use. Takes some patience a a very thin splice tool.
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

    Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.

  3. #13
    MAD777's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    South Florida
    Hammock
    DIY, WBBB & Switchback
    Tarp
    HG cuben,OES Spinn
    Insulation
    DIY down 3/4 UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    Dynaglide & Dutch
    Posts
    8,571
    Images
    39
    I've done it with the smallest size crochet hook that they make.
    Wasn't fun ... but I did it

  4. #14
    Syb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Trenton, NJ
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 DL/DIY
    Tarp
    OES/WB Superfly
    Insulation
    Incubator/Burrow
    Suspension
    WB Straps
    Posts
    1,644
    Images
    41
    I forgot, Dylan had a very thin piece of copper wire that he used for splicing the zing-it. Enjoy the blisters.
    Syb
    Enjoy the elevation

  5. #15
    New Member iambic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Northern California
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Traveler
    Tarp
    Z-Packs Cuben
    Insulation
    Warbonnet TQ/UQ
    Suspension
    whoopie + toggle
    Posts
    6
    I find a length of .024 stainless steel fishing leader wire bent in half answers well for burying 1.75mm lash-it; it’s an approach I picked up from a helpful post by Opie on another thread.
    Last edited by iambic; 02-02-2011 at 20:35.

  6. #16
    creativeKayt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Hammock
    Ask me tomorrow
    Tarp
    Old Blue
    Insulation
    DIY, HG Incubator
    Suspension
    Agnostic
    Posts
    1,107
    Images
    1
    I have a needle with a long eye that I used for my mason line guy lines. (Video coming soon.) It worked, but you have to relax the weave to slip the needle through. Worked like a charm, though. But, everybuggy's right. When I went back to 7/64 amsteel, it seemed SO easy.

    For the 7/64 amsteel, I'm using the wire threader that came with my tent pole replacement kit. Its long and thin, but retains its structure really well.

    Heh heh. What's life without a little challenge now and again?

  7. #17
    SmokeBait's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Defiance, Missouri
    Hammock
    Warbonett BB 1.1 DL
    Tarp
    BWDD Winter Dream2
    Insulation
    Winter Crowsnest
    Suspension
    whoopieslings.com
    Posts
    1,505
    FWIW, I'm using a .022" piece of stainless fishing leader wire folded in half. Don't take too big of "bite" on the end you're trying to bury. That can make it harder to pull through. Oldgringo has a saying that in effect says if you don't have the end pull off every now and then, you're taking to big of bite.

  8. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    baltimore, MD
    Hammock
    DIY ultralight gathered end
    Tarp
    WB big mambajamba
    Insulation
    stoic somnus bag
    Suspension
    7/64" DIY whoopies
    Posts
    139
    Images
    17
    what is everyone getting blisters from?? is it that abrasive?
    Thanks,
    Dan
    Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues. Proverbs 17:28

    Custom hammocks...cottage industry...endless options
    http://www.wix.com/dandeman94/dandemanhammocks
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dandem...10535562357869

    Action sport photography.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Trik-M...39451409426834

  9. #19
    packeagle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Saginaw, Michigan
    Hammock
    DIY Table Cloth/ Jerry 5
    Tarp
    11x12' Hex Sil
    Insulation
    Various UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    Webbing or Etrunks
    Posts
    1,202
    Images
    18
    I haven't had blisters but have kinda sliced my fingers on the thin line when pulling on it.

  10. #20
    Senior Member pig.slayer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Maitland, NSW, Australia
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.0 Dbl & DIY 1.5 Gathered End
    Tarp
    HG 4S Cuben Baby !
    Insulation
    Phoenix's&Burrow's
    Suspension
    Dynaglide Whoopies
    Posts
    265
    Images
    23
    Quote Originally Posted by Syb View Post
    I forgot, Dylan had a very thin piece of copper wire that he used for splicing the zing-it. Enjoy the blisters.
    That's exactly what I use.

    A single strand from some 240V household electrical cable.
    Just bend it in half, and pinch the bent tip tight. Whalla - instant thin line splicing tool.

    Very thin, stiff enough for splicing but has some nice flex to work with too on the ends. ie: easy to open up the end loop of the copper cable to feed the end of the splicing rope into for pulling back through too. (tapered rope of course)

    What's this blister thing ??

    No seriously, I'm an office type worker (soft hands) and don't get blisters splicing 1.75mm zing it at all
    I am a GEAR JUNKIE and GRAM COUNTER !!

    There, It's out. I said it, Ahh I feel better now

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •