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Jul 27th, 2009 at 9:33pm
 
I thought most of you probably already know how to do this, and either do it or choose not to because its unnecessary. But then I reckoned that some might not have figured this out yet so I took pictures while building my newest sling. This sling is made from scraps or trimmings of hemp from my other slings, spliced together. Splicing is also a good way to hide trimmed strings in tapered cords, or hide string ends in introduced cords. It won't work with cordage that is braided around a core such as nylon cord. Here's how:

To splice two strings within a braid together, untwist the ends for at least an inch and grab and pull apart the fibers:
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Place the unraveled ends together, press them together in the middle and twist them together. It helps to hold down the ends a bit if you can. If you do it right the transition will be very smooth:
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Continue braiding, making sure the spliced portion remains twisted.
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Reply #1 - Jul 27th, 2009 at 9:37pm
 
Hiding a trimmed end within the braid, or adding a new cord to a plait is very simple. Start by fraying the end of the cord you wish to add or hide. Then untwist its partner cord in the plait:
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Put them together and twist back:
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Continue the braid.
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Reply #2 - Jul 27th, 2009 at 9:41pm
 
As a bonus, to make a whipped end, or if you like tying a half hitch at the end but don't want a bulky knot, fray out the strings at the end of your sling. Trim the fibers at an angle so that when you twist them back together they are also tapered:
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Continue the braid until you can go no further and tie the knot. (Note: I had to go back and redo this. You will have to make the frayed and tapered ends at least twice as long as I have here.)

The finished sling:
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Reply #3 - Jul 27th, 2009 at 10:28pm
 
Great info.  Thanks.
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Reply #4 - Jul 27th, 2009 at 10:41pm
 
That should be in the how to section. Thanks for that.
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Reply #5 - Jul 28th, 2009 at 11:30pm
 
Excellent tutorial! Thanks for sharing.
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Reply #6 - Jul 29th, 2009 at 12:11am
 
Great tutorial!  Smiley
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Reply #7 - Jul 29th, 2009 at 3:03am
 

I can definitely see that being used for tapering neatly. Thanks!
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Reply #8 - Jul 29th, 2009 at 1:23pm
 
Thanks.  Good idea.  I will try it.
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Reply #9 - Jul 29th, 2009 at 1:56pm
 
I use this kind of splicing quite a bit. I've used it with wool, linen, and jute, and It works well for all of them. It's the best way of hiding a splice in weaving that I know of.

Thanks for posting the instructions!

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Reply #10 - Jul 29th, 2009 at 3:21pm
 
No problem! I'm glad this was helpful to some of you guys.
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Reply #11 - Jul 30th, 2009 at 1:52pm
 
I made a sling today so I could try tapering it the_warrior_yeti way.  I am happy with the result.  The only visible sign is a small amount of fuzz some places.
I will propably use this method on more slings in the future, it was rather elegant.
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Reply #12 - Jul 30th, 2009 at 2:14pm
 
great tutrorial, this will come in handy.. thanks for posting!
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Reply #13 - Jul 31st, 2009 at 2:53am
 
Great sling Timann! The fuzz can be avoided with practice and persistence, but I got it in a few places on my sling as well.
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Reply #14 - Jul 31st, 2009 at 3:21am
 
Oh man, if only I thought of doing this with my tapered release cord on my "Baleric" sling, it would be much prettier. (And save me some stitching for reenforcement...Tongue )
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