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    Am-Steel size for whoopy sling

    what size do most recommend???/ 7/64 ???????

    i understand the strength is more than adequite, but is that small a diameter difficult to negotiate/fabricate into whoopy sling??????

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    Nope, 7/64 is fairly easy to work with. If you've ever worked with 1.7 lash-it/zing-it, 7/64 is a cake-walk.

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    Both 7/64" and 1/8" amsteel have adequate strength and are easy to splice into whoopie slings.

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    7/64 is more than strong enough and plenty easy enough to spice. As mech said.... after working with zing it and lash it, 7/64 is a piece of cake. Have fun making gear.
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    I'm late to the party! These guys are all correct. Go with the 7/64 for the slight weight/bulk savings
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    It's easy to work with, especially if you do your taper before you make your bury.

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    + 1 on the taper. And it helps if you expand the tunnel. I now use double pointed knitting needles to expand the tunnel. I think the one I use for the 7/64 is a no. 4. Its large enough to drill a hole at one end for the taper. It has been a pleasure to make whoopies ever since.

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    7/64 is the stock answer for folks under 250 or who do not worry about safety margins. The more safety conscious recommend 1/8 for folks over 250 or so based on a 10:1 safety factor and the loads possible with less than optimum hang angles.
    YMMV

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    I went with 1/8, but I'm also of the thought process that anything worth doing is worth over doing. Of course it doesn't work with the Dutch hooks I got, but still.

    +10 on the tapering.

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