Splicing-A page describing splicing topics covered in Rope Works.

Splicing-A page describing splicing topics covered in Rope Works.

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1. Unlay more than sufficient to make the splice and spread the strands evenly. 2. Make a crown knot by bending each end over its neighbor i...

1. Unlay more than sufficient to make the splice and spread the strands evenly. 2. Make a crown knot by bending each end over its neighbor i...

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For any seafarer, splicing rope is an essential skill. But the traditional 3-strand rope is fast disappearing. So how do you splice braided rope? This is the definitive guide to this crucial skill. Most of the techniques are quite easy to master – and also fun to do. See why splices are better – and stronger – than knots or shackles for joining or shortening rope, and follow the step-by-step photographs and clear instructions to find out how to splice efficiently. #splicingbook

For any seafarer, splicing rope is an essential skill. But the traditional 3-strand rope is fast disappearing. So how do you splice braided rope? This is the definitive guide to this crucial skill. Most of the techniques are quite easy to master – and also fun to do. See why splices are better – and stronger – than knots or shackles for joining or shortening rope, and follow the step-by-step photographs and clear instructions to find out how to splice efficiently. #splicingbook

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ARTICLE OF THE MONTH- A page that displays a new HOW TO Article related to ropes, knots, splices, or lashings.

ARTICLE OF THE MONTH- A page that displays a new HOW TO Article related to ropes, knots, splices, or lashings.

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Tony Nield makes his own fids from copper pipe and the cork from a bottle of port

Tony Nield makes his own fids from copper pipe and the cork from a bottle of port

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The following text is by Adolph E. Peschke as presented in the 1998 printing of the 1993 edition of the Pioneering Merit Badge Pamphlet: Making the proper splices in the proper places on your ropes…

The following text is by Adolph E. Peschke as presented in the 1998 printing of the 1993 edition of the Pioneering Merit Badge Pamphlet: Making the proper splices in the proper places on your ropes…

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