Pretty proud of myself right now...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by TomFL, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

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    My first splices! :)

    3 to stainless thimbles, last one just a 12" loop. All came out pretty danged good if I must say so myself.

    Have a few more custom length ropes to make for some neat ideas on the boat, another nights' project.

    -T
     
  2. cvilt

    cvilt I Love microskiff.com!

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    Very nice Tom you should be proud of yourself :)
     

  3. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Bravo [smiley=1-thumbsup1.gif]
     
  4. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    Never really thought about doing splices, where did you find the information?
     
  5. backwaterbandits

    backwaterbandits Well-Known Member

    Nice work Tom! [smiley=cool2.gif]
    Way back in the day I worked for a rope
    manufacturer and spliced anchor and dock
    lines on the side for them for extra $...All
    twisted nylon though, no braid. WTG.
     
  6. tom_in_orl

    tom_in_orl Founder of Microskiff, Member of the Gheenoe Army

    Good stuff. [smiley=1-thumbsup3.gif]
     
  7. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Mighty clean work Tom...

    On the intardnet, where else?  ;)


    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UghIS9xdiDw[/media]
     
  8. oysterbreath

    oysterbreath Well-Known Member

  9. aaronshore

    aaronshore Well-Known Member

    Im pretty good at splicing the twist, but never tried the other. Looks good.
     
  10. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    All the info I used is available on New England Rope's website.

    Here is the link to double-braid splicing:
    http://www.neropes.com/spl_doubleeyesplice.aspx

    Over the next few evenings I'm going to be making up some custom-length lines for specific things on the boat and save myself from having all the extra rope laying on deck when those items are in use.

    I always looked at splicing as some form of black magic, so to attempt it and have it come out good was pretty cool.

    I'll have to find the name of the fid I used, which was pretty inexpensive and works darned good. I'll post when I find it...
     
  11. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!

    very nice work there tom [smiley=bravo.gif]
     
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