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    Quote Originally Posted by te-wa View Post
    i like WhoOpie slings too. put them on the BB to film my latest video. i realize they are easy to make, but there is a part of me that likes to recycle money back into the hammock system (a micro-ecomomy of sorts) and help out my brothers and sisters from time to time.
    Id like to see that vid, and a PM is inbound.
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    Hey guys, i have my whoppies attached to my hammock via bowlines, i wanna remove the bowlines and put in the fixed eye on the hammock end to make it more secure, how do i go about doing that? i know i will have to sew something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    Hey guys, i have my whoppies attached to my hammock via bowlines, i wanna remove the bowlines and put in the fixed eye on the hammock end to make it more secure, how do i go about doing that? i know i will have to sew something.
    If youve got the channel, just remove the lock stitching being careful not to cut any of the sling, pull the dead eye out, insert it in the channel and then re-bury the eye. Dont forget to lock stitch it.

    If you dont have the channel, just larks head the dead eye to the fabric.

    EDIT: No sewing involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    If youve got the channel, just remove the lock stitching being careful not to cut any of the sling, pull the dead eye out, insert it in the channel and then re-bury the eye. Dont forget to lock stitch it.

    If you dont have the channel, just larks head the dead eye to the fabric.

    EDIT: No sewing involved.
    Yea its the process of making hte dead eye or fixed eye that gets me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    Yea its the process of making hte dead eye or fixed eye that gets me.
    I'm remembering you've got a Blackbird, right? No channels.

    So there's a bit of video footage on the eye splice, starting at 2:40. Not stated is that you've first thinned some strands from the end of the cord per SlowBro's tutorial, and threaded the thinned end through the eye of the needle.

    Not demonstrated exactly but only spoken to is the securing of the the bury. This is very easy. Get an ordinary needle and substantial thread---I've used dental floss for this. Thread the needle and tie the thread around a couple of the cord's strands to secure it. Make this knot at one end or the other of the section of cord that contains the buried portion of the eye-splice. Now imagine that the buried portion is like a line of traffic cones, and weave in and out. That is, push the needle through the center of the cord (thus through both the outer and inner cords) and pull the thread all the way through. Now repeat this same motion, going back the direction you came, but first moving the point where the needle enters the cord down a little bit, maybe 1/8". Back and forth and back and forth and back and forth until you reach the other end of the bury. Now make the next insertion at right angles to what you were doing before. That is, if the first line of inserts was north-to-south, south-to-north, north-to-south, etc, then at the end, start the needle in east-to-west. Then make your way back to the beginning, east-to-west, west-to-east, east-to-west, etc. Finally tie it off on a couple of the strands of the cord.

    What you're doing---all you're doing---is making it hard for the buried end to pull out of the constriction when it is not being squeezed.

    Grizz

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    Yea its the process of making hte dead eye or fixed eye that gets me.
    I start with 6", 12" and 18" measurements. Then, for the dead eye, I insert my needle about 4" past the 18" mark...


    But since you are pulling a dead eye apart, this step doesnt matter. Just keep in mind, your dead eye bury wont be as long as it was before you pulled it out. Unless you have some distance between the end of your dead eye bury and the start of your adjustable bury.

    Here... You see I have run my needle the length of my bury.


    What youll want to do, is start your needled as far down towards the adjustable bury as possible. That will allow you to gets as much re-buried in your dead eye. Make marks on your sling now at the throat of your current eye. This will give you something to line back up as you pull the bury through.

    Taped and ready to pull through...


    And pulled through....



    At this point, youll want to get those 2 marks back as close together as possible. You may have to go with a smaller eye in order to keep a good bury. Then again, you may not.

    I have some spare amsteel that I have seperated and use that as my locking thread. Really, anything would work. Use something like polyester thread. Stay away from cotton threads. The lock doesnt carry any of the load, it just keeps the eye from being pulled out.
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    Since you are pulling one apart, the end should already be tapered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post

    ...I have some spare amsteel that I have seperated and use that as my locking thread....

    I REALLY like that idea, Opie.
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    Here my needle is pointing to the "throat" of the dead eye. Mark each line here so you can get it lined back up...



    Here, the needle is pointing at the spot youll want to insert your needle to re-bury the dead eye.

    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sulman View Post
    I REALLY like that idea, Opie.
    Thanks. I started out using some poly thread. Then got to looking at scraps of Amsteel I had laying around...
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