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    I make dog bones starting with 30" of amsteel. Coming in 4.5" for the bury and 9.5" for the eye. One end is a regular locked brummel and the other is a McDonald brummel. Ends up being about 14.5" long with 2.5" eyes. Very handy for a lot of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainhanger View Post
    ...but dont you feed one end thru the line and bring the other end thru that one in order to create a locked brummel. then bury the tail? andhow does that work once you have a completed end??? just trying to figure it out like the continous loop is that a locked brummel with two buried ends?????????
    Others have pointed out the method to make a locked brummel with only one end of the line, but it is also easy to open up the amsteel enough to pass the first fixed eye through while making the second.

    I usually pass the entire adjustable loop and bury through the amsteel to finish the final end with a fixed eye/locked brummel when making a whoopie sling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Others have pointed out the method to make a locked brummel with only one end of the line, but it is also easy to open up the amsteel enough to pass the first fixed eye through while making the second.

    I usually pass the entire adjustable loop and bury through the amsteel to finish the final end with a fixed eye/locked brummel when making a whoopie sling.
    Interesting. I never tried that. McDonald isn't hard, but that could be easier yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Others have pointed out the method to make a locked brummel with only one end of the line, but it is also easy to open up the amsteel enough to pass the first fixed eye through while making the second.

    I usually pass the entire adjustable loop and bury through the amsteel to finish the final end with a fixed eye/locked brummel when making a whoopie sling.
    I seriously considered trying that. Glad to know someone has done it.

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    Yes, passing a completed eye through the line is not difficult to make the second eye. I do it quite often with eyes the have tubular webbing in them. Its tight, but doable with the webbing. Without, its pretty easy. The technique using the one end method really is when you only have access to one end of the line... Say when the second end is buried in a pile or spooled on a drum.
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    Bump to remind me how to do this when the line gets here.

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    That's interesting, using bumps as a reminder system!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Others have pointed out the method to make a locked brummel with only one end of the line, but it is also easy to open up the amsteel enough to pass the first fixed eye through while making the second.

    I usually pass the entire adjustable loop and bury through the amsteel to finish the final end with a fixed eye/locked brummel when making a whoopie sling.
    Does that work on smaller cord as well, like dynaglide and zingit?

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    I'm subscribed now, don't have to find it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    Does that work on smaller cord as well, like dynaglide and zingit?
    It sure does. I generally use a nail set to open it up because I have them and they have a nice taper. A ballpoint pen, etc. could be used.

    Open rope with a smoothly pointed tool.

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    Enlarge opening with tool of your choice.

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    What it looks like.

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    Plenty of room to pass the eye through.

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    Same spot in zing it smoothed back out to illustrate that no damage was done.

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