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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogdvm View Post
    It works great on the 2.2mm, I should have said it works ok on the 1.75mm, but it does work.
    I have an old Dritz #647, but it is too big for 1.75mm...I'll head off to JoAnn and look for this model. maybe its smaller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    This is a much greater loss than any other info I've seen on the locked brummel. Can you provide references? Thanks

    Here is a thread where Samson Rope was asked about the breaking strength of whoopie slings made with a locked brummel....https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=12319
    I concur. My (wrong) opinion was indeed based on the original 60% whoopie strength quoted by samson on another thread. So from the more up to date findings on the whoopie sling there is a 20% reduction in strength, presumably because the rope exits the bury midway along the rope. But since eye splices exit the bury at or near to the end of the rope, there is less chance of failure. But 20% loss is a good figure to allow for...

    I found another site for tree surgeons where they have gone into great detail regarding testing Locked brummels, if anyone is interested. http://www.arboristsite.com/arborist-101/71341.htm

    I for one will continue to use a Locked brummel rather than going to the added hastle of stitching or whipping the ends

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    i take the end, to be inserted in the bury, & grit it between my teeth, back about 3/4 - 1"

    lay the wet frayed end on the cutting board

    slice it, w/ a 9-11 hijacker's weapon, at an angle

    i do not include the tapered portion in my bury formula total, it just makes the bury neater looking

    then i thread the end thru the eye of a #16 tapestry needle

    the blunt end of the tapestry needle slips right up the middle of ZING-IT quite easily

    just an old man's 2 worth

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    Swoody I like your sentiment. I use tapestry needles also, bury handy they are too.

    That is my Tuppeneth.

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    I use tapestry needles too but have not tried it on zing-it before. I'll have to give it a try.

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