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    I have had the same issue so it's not just you. I just cut back once it got too frayed and started over.

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    It really shouldn't matter if it unravels on the end or not. All the taper does is prevent a sudden change in diameter where the bury ends. Whether it stays together or falls apart, it is still going to be constricted in the bury when tension is applied.

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    The taper will serve it's purpose of easing the transition and preventing a localized stress on the outer section of rope equally well braided or unbraided.

    Edit...^^^what Detail Man said (I read and type too slow)

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    Well, I'm glad it's not just me. I now have several ideas to try. Was using a yarn needle and doing it just like the whoopie tutorial, only 4 strands not 6. Will try 3 strands and prolly get the results I am looking for. Oh, this stuff is even tough for a razor blade to cut without a little sawing action, I am impressed.
    Thanks for the Info, Dale

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    Quote Originally Posted by d37fan View Post
    Well, I'm glad it's not just me. I now have several ideas to try. Was using a yarn needle and doing it just like the whoopie tutorial, only 4 strands not 6. Will try 3 strands and prolly get the results I am looking for. Oh, this stuff is even tough for a razor blade to cut without a little sawing action, I am impressed.
    Thanks for the Info, Dale
    Yes it will dull a razor blade fast.

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