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MARTIN SPAINK
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One comes across very elaborate methods of making a string loop. These methods can involve helpers, clamps etc. I have developed a very simple, easy and effective way to do it. This involves a wooden dowel with a hook, the diameter of which should be a little bigger than the hitchpins. First of all, the wire should never be kinked or torqued. I use a clothes-peg to clamp the string on to the side of the reel and lay it on the floor. The important thing is to bisect the angle of the string and the short end with the hook while turning it, and get an even grip on both ends. With a bit of practice, this technique allows you to make perfect loops in a short time. As this kind of work is repetitive, efficiency is a big advantage. See how it is done:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ybzx99hfhfnvybx/MOV02424.MPG
How to make a stringloop
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