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Old 18-03-2019, 18:09   #1
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Looking for recommendations for splicing kit (and instructions) for beginner to learn splicing(Various diameters/ material)....

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Get a book called “The Rigger’s Apprentice” by Brion Toss.

Also, there are lots of YouTube videos of splicing.
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I second the Brion Toss recommendation. If you are going to do more than a little bit of splicing, I think the extra money for his Splicing Wand is well worth the money.
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Re: Splicing Kit

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Get a book called “The Rigger’s Apprentice” by Brion Toss.

Also, there are lots of YouTube videos of splicing.
The Riggers Apprentice is good, but there is a lot more detailed splicing info in Toss' spiral bound book Working Rope Book 5.
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Re: Splicing Kit

Selma fids are a nice kit but instructions are basic, for tips and techniques riggers apprentice as mentioned above, also Sampson ropes put out some good videos online
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Re: Splicing Kit

here is a link to a recent thread with a similar topic
Douvle braid eye splice
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The Brian Toss splicing wand is easy to use and perfect for beginners.
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Re: Splicing Kit

I just use one of these.... https://www.ropesdirect.co.uk/small-swedish-fid.html ... cheap and cheerful.

I also have one of these for sealing rope ends... https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rope-Cut...IAAOSwjXNaYVjq

And recently discovered these... Products — Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl

You will also want a palm https://shop.classicmarine.co.uk/too...ing-palms.html

and some needles https://shop.classicmarine.co.uk/too...s-needles.html

and some beeswax.... https://shop.classicmarine.co.uk/cat...ult/?q=beeswax

But for starters in three stranded rope all you need is the swedish fid and some whipping twine....
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