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post #8 of Old 08-23-2009
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Attached is a link that I found that has three different methods to make an eye splice with a double braid rope. I tried the Sampson instructions and became overwhelmed with the [pull the core thru mark X then thread thru mark T and insert core Z into mark II. . . ] . I managed to complete the "Norson" splice twice, but it requires a lot of muscle to milk all the spliced core into the cover. Mr. Norson also has some good tips that Sampson does not mention in their instructions with regards to the core/cover start-up lengths that was a big help.

The "Norson Double" Eye Splice

If anyone knows of a better way or can prove that the Norson Splice is not a good method -- please let me know. The self satisfaction and taste of the beer after completing a splice is well worth the sweet and strain, but I really want to know that my work is sound and secure.
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