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    Whoopie sling failure

    I am trying to make some whoopie slings but cannot splice for the adjustible end. I tried using a wire clothes hanging and that didn't work. Also, i tried a thinner wire a I had.

    I can get the wire to go through but I have trouble pulling the loose end back into the splice.

    Any tips?

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    Did you taper the end? That really helps when feeding the tag end through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheXringHunt View Post
    Did you taper the end? That really helps when feeding the tag end through.
    That's the secret. If you will remove about 2 inches of 3-4 threads, it should pull back through without much effort. You might have to twist it a little as you work it back through, but it should work every time.

    Just made my first slings and it worked for me.

    Good luck!

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    Use the tips of your finger nails like a claw to grip the outer layer and pull it ov3r the buried piece. Then just work a little at a time being patient as you go and like the others have said tapering the ends works wonders. Just make sure you have an inch or more thru the loop on your splicing tool or it will slip off inside the burried section.
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    Well, I just made 4 whoopie slings, and a continious loop and didn't (forgot) to taper before pulling through. Its hard to get started, but not impossible. And I only put about 1/4" through the splicing tool. Only had 1 slip out of the tool, guess I just got lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunnr72 View Post
    Well, I just made 4 whoopie slings, and a continious loop and didn't (forgot) to taper before pulling through. Its hard to get started, but not impossible. And I only put about 1/4" through the splicing tool. Only had 1 slip out of the tool, guess I just got lucky.
    Sorry should have said it would be more susceptible to slipping.
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    When I read the title to this thread, first thought was an actual whoopie failure. I have never heard of one while being used properly. Have heard of a few slipping because it was not "milked". Glad to hear it was only a failure during the making of whoopie!! That can be fixed.
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    I tried to do the tapering.

    Now I cant even get my wire inside to get started.

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    I made my first whoopie sling a few days ago. It does take some practice. Thanks to all who post videos of this. I watched several, and more than one time.

    The wire has to be just right. I tried different devices to pull through the tunnel. It took me some experimenting to find wire that worked, and to get the end formed so it would work. At that, my first whoopie sling had a few rough places on it where the braid got disarrayed. I am still looking for a good crochet hook to use as a fid.

    Keep trying. Watch some more videos. Those guys have had lots of practice. It is only easy after you practice a while and find or make the right tools.

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    I like to flatten the tapered tail and kind of fold it or bend it around the tool. Sometimes I will wet it with a little spit. I know it doesn't soak in but it does make it more slippery. Also compress/push back the sleeve you're pulling through to open up the weave as much as possible.

    Once you get the bury started, it will pull through easily and you will say Eureka!
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