I recently scrapped the web server that was hosting some of links to my posts on this forum. Now switched to photobucket which seems easier to use anyway.
Anyway, I've had a request to repost my instructions on how to make a soft eye on the end of a braid on braid rope.
So here it is again - sorry, I've had to convert the instructions into JPGs - the origional was a PDF file but photobucket doesnt handle it and I couldnt be bothered to find some spare web space.
I origionally put this technique together because every other one I tried didnt seem to work.
However, I will have to make some excuses here. The technique DOES work but when I demonstrated it to the Wokingham forum group in the pub last year, I failed miserably.
Every time that I've done it at home it has worked well but at the pub, I asked djefabs to bring some braid on braid along and none of us could make it work - Derek, I think it was your rope that was to blame. They say it is a bad workman who blames his tools but, seriously though, I think that you have to have the correct rope for this to work well. It also doesnt work for old or used rope. So get the correct stuff or get an expert to do it for you. That said, it is very rewarding if you can master it.
Here are the notes:-
BTW - no comments from the Wokingham lot - as if....