Damn, he makes doing that look easy.
He sure does! (Finally watched it.) Thanks for the video , knothead.
Another question: On the front page of the New England Ropes Splicing Guide (it doesn't appear they show this part on-line) they talk about whipping. They describe two methods: The 1st is the method I already know how to do (make a long, narrow loop; bind toward the end of the loop; stick the end of the whipping through the loop; pull on the loop and bury.) The other method they call cross-stitching. The description and drawing don't make sense to me. Anybody have a pointer toward a better description, hopefully with good drawings or pictures? I've got the whipping material, needles and a palm, and I like to try that method.