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    You're welcome. If you're buying, I recommend spending $4 on a loop turner from Joann's or some other fabric store. It's a little easier, but the wire works fine too.

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    With much pride, I can now say, "I got it!" Now I just need to get my amsteel marked with all those entry and exit points so it turns out to be a whoopie sling. Last night, I was splicing and locking brummels on techline, so I think the amsteel will be easier.
    ah...satisfaction

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    Good job! Now that you've got it, you will have that skill forever! (to me, thats the pay off for doing DIY---you pay your dues, climb the learning curve, and in the end you have the finished product, and the skill/know how to make more---its a pretty good deal!)
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    Congrats Michelle! If you can splice tech line, you can splice anything!
    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle the Camper View Post
    With much pride, I can now say, "I got it!" Now I just need to get my amsteel marked with all those entry and exit points so it turns out to be a whoopie sling. Last night, I was splicing and locking brummels on techline, so I think the amsteel will be easier.
    ah...satisfaction
    YAY!!! Fun, isn't it?
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    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

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    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

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    Senior Member chickenwing's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle the Camper View Post
    With much pride, I can now say, "I got it!" Now I just need to get my amsteel marked with all those entry and exit points so it turns out to be a whoopie sling. Last night, I was splicing and locking brummels on techline, so I think the amsteel will be easier.
    ah...satisfaction
    Congratulations!!! Patience is so virtuous!
    and then

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    We knew you would do it! Great for you.

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    Aw, shucks...so sweet
    HF has been so wonderful as I have started down the path as a hammock camper and DIY gear maker! Thanks to all !!

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    Good job, Michelle! Your persistence was the key and should be emulated. Like you, and probably many others here, my first attempt at splicing whoopies wasn't successful either. But, as Stevebo, pointed out, once you overcome that learning curve you have a lifetime skill. Again, congrats & good job!

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    Looks like Michelle and I don't get to make whoopie (slings) after all............................................... .....(sigh)....................................... ..................................(cricket chirps)........................................... ...........so lonely............................................ ..............

    LOL
    Great job Michelle.
    Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorow.

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