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    Quote Originally Posted by Chug View Post
    I made two whoopies, your right on the sore thumbs. Was fun. not bad for first time

    my hardest part was splicing it inside. 7/64 line is small. and trying to feed it through was a choir. I used a section of copper wire with clear tape & lube.
    Lube? You're the second person I've heard to use lube. My buddy KYBob used KY Jelly to make his first whoopies. I've been schooling him so he don't need no lube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Lube? You're the second person I've heard to use lube. My buddy KYBob used KY Jelly to make his first whoopies. I've been schooling him so he don't need no lube.
    Yep...if you need lube, you haven't quite got it figured out yet. No need for sore thumbs either.

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    It was my first attempt.. Must be a trick for it.. Bigger the rope would be easier.

    but it was pretty slick once I had made one. To actually see how it works. Impressive.

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    I must admit I practiced splicing on larger diameter rope before I ever tackled Amsteel 7/64". Once I understood the concepts, lube was not necessary.

    Any hollow braid rope would help in the learning process. I got that marine yellow braided rope for practice - cheap and easy to handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Only 25 feet of Amsteel? That wouldn't last me a day - I flew through my first order of 200 feet, and 180 feet of Zing-It. Then I bought some Amsteel remnants from Redden Marine a few months ago, and had to order more Zing-It and another 100 ft. of Amsteel to feed my addiction.

    Rope splicing is fun!
    25' isn't a lot, I'll have to find a bulk supplier in the UK. As it stands, I can think of enough projects to see me through 200' :-)

    Atb

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    No need for blisters. No need for lube. No need for frustration.

    Just use the right size knitting needle. Insert and pile the cord up on the needle. Then withdraw the knitting needle gently, leaving a short stack of condensed cord.
    Easiest is to start with a small needle, perhaps a #3 or #4.
    That slips right in, taking 5 seconds.
    7/64" Amsteel Blue has enough constructional looseness to then take a #7 needle. No real advantage to pushing beyond that, because the opening left by the #7 allows the taped end to be kneaded and pass through like a well-lubed pig. (That would be engineering pork.)

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    I have some Amsteel here, but due to the cost compared to some Zing-It I've decided to learn all of the ropes on the Zing-It. Looking at the forums, if you can learn the basics on Zing-It (locked brummel, continuous loops, and nacribiners) then it seems you will really be ready to splice amsteel without wasting premium cord.

    So far I have done all of the above with Zing-It so I feel more comfortable with moving up to amsteel.

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