Macster wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:44 am
OzBungy wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:51 am
To my knowledge there is no such thing as a single or double brummel splice. There are two ways of doing a brummel splice (pass the loop through or pass the tail through) but the end result is the same.
You could measure the lines straight, then mark your brummel splices back from the cut ends and finish up with two lines the same length. That's not the same as making lines to a specific length, or making a new line to match an existing completed line.
I find that the slightest variation in inserting the fid or cutting the taper results in variations in completed length. It is much easier to simply slide a splice until it is the exact same length as its partner.
Look at locked brummel and also look at how people use a texter on the line to mark the precise loop size and line length. These are two solutions to your issues raised over the last two comments.
There is only one kind of brummel splice. There are two ways to do it. Brummel splices are locked. That is what makes them brummel splices. There is no such thing as a brummel splice that is not locked.
The use of texta pen is irrelevant. Yes you can measure and mark the two dots down from the cut ends of the line and make your brummel splice and end up with two lines the same length. But, if you are a little off on passing through each of the dots, and cut your taper a little differently you can end up with a fairly significant difference.
There is no way you can have a completed line with loops and make a brummel and get it to be exactly the same length as the existing line. There is no way you can make a line to a specific length. In theory you could work out the amount of length consumed in making a brummel and add that to your measurements and come fairly close. Good luck with that.
With a simple eye splice you can make a line and adjust it to precisely the length you want. A few hand or machine stitches and the job is done.
Yes there are applications for brummel splices but precision and accuracy is not one of them. No kite or paraglider bridle has ever come out of the factory with a brummel splice. I am amazed people would choose to mess around with brummel splices because they don't want to put a few stitches in some line.