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    Kevlar string

    So I bought some kevlar string and since you can't melt the stuff, I have a question.

    How do you keep it from fraying?

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    Tie a knot in it. Or put a glob of glue on the end.
    “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” -Augustine

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    Dip the ends in superglue or an epoxy resin.
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    Adhesive-lined heat-shrink tubing. Whipping first for thicker cord and rope.
    Last edited by Disciple; 11-10-23 at 15:56.
    "We must all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disciple View Post
    Adhesive-lined heat-shrink tubing. Whipping first for thicker cord and rope.
    I like these ideas!
    “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” -Augustine

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgeib View Post
    I like these ideas!
    I cannot take credit. It's a professional method to finish aramid line, but machine stitching is used in place of whipping by most.

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    When we used kevlar suspension line we would finger-trap and stitch it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sinister View Post
    When we used kevlar suspension line we would finger-trap and stitch it.
    I cannot quite see what that shows. The top one looks like it's just folded and flat stitched? On the bottom one is the tail partially buried? Why not taper a fully bury it before stitching?

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    Muted color and cheap heat shrink.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/electr...ing-66766.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbhike View Post
    The adhesive-lined variety really does work better. It's worth the extra.

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