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Old 07-29-2010, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, it looks easy, but I can't figure out how to make a half hitch when I need to secure my thread before using the rotary function of the vice. I'm sick of grabbing my whip finisher before I want to rotate some wire or hackle in. Does anyone have any pics or video of making this knot with the thread hand? Thanks!
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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simple, with the thread in a straight line, place two fingers across the thread and rotate your wrist, making a simple loop knot, place the loop over the eye, remove fingers, and tighten.
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simple, with the thread in a straight line, place two fingers across the thread and rotate your wrist, making a simple loop knot, place the loop over the eye, remove fingers, and tighten.
X2, except I find using just one finger can be more precise. Try both ways and see what you like better.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You can use the 'half hitch tool' end of your bodkin too, if you have fingers that hold onto thread. (i.e. really dry hands with cracked skin)

I have run into issues with half hitches being 'not quite enough' and frequently use my whip finisher and do about 2 turns to secure the thread before spinning on dubbing, etc. Easier for me. I have an easier time placing the thread with the whip finisher.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm with shutupandfish on this one... one finger is fine for a single quick half hitch...but I couldn't find a video of it... Hard to explain in words.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Video with a half hitch tool-or tip of an ink pen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjZo7WFkS-Q

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