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    Fidley de, fidley dumb

    Well 2 days ago I got 100' of 7/64 amsteel in the mail, along with a 5/16 fid. Well fiddley de. Today I think ill cut a straw lengthwise and try that. The wire trick works pretty well too, but I'm going to try the straw as a fid.

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    Better order some more amsteel now. I can tell that you're going to be out of it in a week
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    I second that, I just received, yesterday 110 feet, I used it up really quick. I love the colors, now every thing is color coordinated!

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    My advise is just stick with the folded wire or do yourself a big favor and get a Dritz loop turner.

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    I am struggling with amsteel splices! I like this diagram, tho
    http://www.samsonrope.com/site_files...ing_Splice.pdf

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    +1 on Dritz loop turner. Way easier than wire or a fid. Now if only I could find one for 2.2mm stuff...

    That pictorial is pretty hard to follow, and I know what it wants to do.

    Best to find some youtube vids. Thats where I learned most of my suff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    My advise is just stick with the folded wire or do yourself a big favor and get a Dritz loop turner.
    Right u r. What is a Fritz loop turner? I'll probably order another 100' next week. Can I start taking orders? This is fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibgary View Post
    What is a Fritz loop turner?
    http://www.joann.com/dritz-loop-turner/prd2991/
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    Loop turner rocks. Used wire for a long time and the $4 for the loop turner is money well spent

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    Well ill try most anything once, unfortunately a lot of it gets repeated more than once.
    I'll pick one up tomorrow and try it out, Thanks.

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