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TINYHULK

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On another note I’m very impressed with y’all’s prices. Some are industry standard and some are the cheapest I’ve seen. The dmm rigging played for example. $138 for the large is awesome!
 

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Hey Chris. Just doing a search on y’all’s website. I couldn’t find specs on that rope or it being available by the foot. A lot of us make our own slings. Personally I buy my tenex tec from Wesspur cause I can get it at around $1 a foot (best prices I’ve found overall). Would definitely be interested in buying some lengths of rope if y’all make them available
Please see the spec sheet and the product link below:


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Trains

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Hi Chaps,
spliced up a loopie out of 5mts sampson 12 strand tennex, and then with the other 5mts made an ultra sling with an arbpro ring using 3 brummels 6" eye spacing, ran out of room at the end, so just did 3 brummels and then buried the tail, quick whip lock and burnt the end strands, not pretty, but didnt want to loose the last eye of the sling.

It was the splicing forum that drew me here some years ago now, and have learned lots and have a never ending list of things to learn.

pics of the loopie.
Yes, I used some of the wifes knitting needles that were no longer needed, they make excellent fids. :)

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and the ultra sling with ring

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@Jonny I finally figured out what to do with all that 5/8 tenex you sent me.

I made a dead eye for my porty. Not pictured. The rest I cut in half, to make a loopie and an ultra sling. They can be set around a 2 foot diameter chunk when they are maxed out. Perfect size for canopy slings around her. Everyone always talks about how much they love their ultras, I figured I I better see what all the fuss is aboot!
 

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Trains

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@Mesquite

its an arbpro ring, I rekon its near the size of the notch no2 ring, see the pics for model number and specs.

Center will take a 16mm/ 5/8 rope, the inner dia is 25mm (edited for typo), going by memory, so 3/4 would get thru it, but I will use it for 5/8 or less as a redirect mainly.
Have the DMM pinto for smaller rigging, but interested in using it in place of the pinto.

Have my eye on a notch no3 thimble to make an ultra in the 3/4 tennex ive got, seems each time I save up for them, they go up in price, dont get me started on saving for the 3/4 rigging block like isc, dmm, notch.
Cant believe how cheap those things are on the other side of the pond, the recent jumps in inflation etc certainly haven't helped either.

I really like how simple the single braid is to splice up, but enjoy the tech side of the double braid process more.
Some 16mm with larger eyes made for small porty and block point in tree as per sampson class 1 vid.

yet to be lock stitched in the photos.

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closer pic, was yet to load it up, but shows the bury a bit better, camera angle dosent help with some pics, where it looks wrong or uneven, just waxed some twine to do a quick basic whip on the end too.

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@Mesquite

its an arbpro ring, I rekon its near the size of the notch no2 ring, see the pics for model number and specs.

Center will take a 16mm/ 5/8 rope, the inner dia is 22mm going by memory, so 3/4 would get thru it, but I will use it for 5/8 or less as a redirect mainly.
Have the DMM pinto for smaller rigging, but interested in using it in place of the pinto.

Have my eye on a notch no3 thimble to make an ultra in the 3/4 tennex ive got, seems each time I save up for them, they go up in price, dont get me started on saving for the 3/4 rigging block like isc, dmm, notch.
Cant believe how cheap those things are on the other side of the pond, the recent jumps in inflation etc certainly haven't helped either.

I really like how simple the single braid is to splice up, but enjoy the tech side of the double braid process more.
Some 16mm with larger eyes made for small porty and block point in tree as per sampson class 1 vid.

yet to be lock stitched in the photos.

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closer pic, was yet to load it up, but shows the bury a bit better, camera angle dosent help with some pics, where it looks wrong or uneven, just waxed some twine to do a quick basic whip on the end too.

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Check out rings from Elevation Canada, pretty good price and they’re pretty much the same as every other ring. 60$C so around 47$ US for the size 3.

 

Trains

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Thanks Jonny,

went to put one in cart, but they cant calculate shipping to AU, so have sent them a message, and will wait to hear back from them, thanks for the link, appreciate it.

T
 

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I had bought these heavy-duty Thimbles months ago, finally figured might as well make something out of them and I needed a friction saver. I made it with 3/8 tenex tec, I gave it the straight bury treatment, the buries over lap in the middle by a good amount. I still need to finalize with some whipping of some sort.

How do you finish the whipping so it doesnt come loose after abuse? Do you use a knot? Or just a lil melt and stick action? Epoxy?
 

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Whipping might be considered sacrificial. Just tucked and pulled down underneath the wraps is a solid finish. If it gets ragged or loose, just redo it. Mostly, it'll last a long time.

Those thimbles are galvanized, yes? I think you might find they are not as smooth as could be desired and may wear on a running rope. Perhaps a really easy and careful hand with a round file might knock off any rough bits. Of course, that'll impact rust resistance if you do. In your climate, probably not a problem :). But that's something I'd look at.

Otherwise, looks great.
 
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Thanks for the info Mr Burns. i think they are hdg, i was just messing around about it being a friction saver but after looking at them i think they will do the job. Like you said there is a couple of places that isnt the smoothest so i will smooth it out and give it a shot. Im going to try them for riggin. You never know they could be the new $1 rigging ring. I figured just some light fun. I was also planning to use it as a rigging prusik, and an anchor. Multi use is the name of the game.
 

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In the first picture, This is an end of my newest piece of hitch cord. I put a eye on one end and seizing method 2 in samsons terms on the other. I did not measure out the lenght the old fashion way. i tied a friction hitch extremely longer than practical and then tied an anchor knot and gave it a few more inches and i figured it would be long enough. I made it to try kyles helical hitch. If i can set and dress it correctly it is a very nice riding friction hitch! The second pic is the eye on my extremely to long hitch cord.

Third pic is the tether for my cmi pulley rope wrench, it is 8 inches long and you cant tell what splices where used but on one end i have locking brummel and on the other i have one side passing through itself 3 or 4 times. That is one reason why all the whipping the other is to make the tether stiffer. Also In the third pic the friction hitch is my extremely longer than practicle set up in a 5-7 vt and still has about 7-10 inches after knot.

I also have had issues with my whipping coming lose and i dont know exact reasons, it could be the thread i used streached or i have thought that maybe it has something to do with the rope streaching or doing something funny. What i have started to do is coat the whipping with clead guerilla glue. the clear stuff which is actually fantastic stuff. Its Not the white stuff. It stays clear after hardening and doesnt expand like
The original stuff. I believe the in the first pic i had already coated the seizing. I had covered the exposed rope pase the seizing and when i made the cut it i kept the end on both sides of the cut nice and clean and there has been no fraying yet.
 

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They use big diameter heat shrink on the tethers you buy, so head to the electrical department to see if they got something super thick. A chunk of hose would probably work too in a pinch.
 

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I was wondering if anyone has spliced 12 strand hollow braid like this. What i did was made a whoopie splice how the cord runs inside itself and then the tail got tucked after i had made the eye. With the tail tuck i went down a couple of picks before tucking i didnt think i could fit it in the same hole.
 

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They use big diameter heat shrink on the tethers you buy, so head to the electrical department to see if they got something super thick. A chunk of hose would probably work too in a pinch.
Super thick heat shrink and layed with hotglue inside. With just the bare tube, it will slide on the rope, even if well shrinked.
 

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I was wondering if anyone has spliced 12 strand hollow braid like this. What i did was made a whoopie splice how the cord runs inside itself and then the tail got tucked after i had made the eye. With the tail tuck i went down a couple of picks before tucking i didnt think i could fit it in the same hole.
Shouldn’t be any problems doing it that way, probably makes the eye four times the strength of the line itself.
 
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