I used an end of very thin piano wire. An old E guitar string ( metal for an
acoustic guitar is fine to ) I cut of about 1 meter and bent it right in the
middel, just with my hands. You can youse small pliers to make the bow a bit
smaller but when you punch it to much the wire will break. Its better to make the
bend so that the curve of the two ends are on the same side. I seal the ends of
the sleeve with a sigaret lighter while the sleeve is on the wire. In that way
the sleeve always stays open.
> I use a large blunt needle. I have used one with a point but it is more
> difficult to keep it inside the sleeving. Seal the ends of the sleeving and
> insert the needle through the sleeving just past the sealed end. Feed the
> sleeving onto the needle and spectra.
> If you or a friend play guitar. An easier way, I suspect, is to bend a small
> "E" string so that you have a long loop. Feed the solid end thru the
> sleeving, stick the spectra through the loop and pull it through the sleeving.
> Good luck.
> > Whoo, another question...
> > Is there any simple way to get sleeving onto spectra lines without a
> > sleeving kit? I have the small "end sleeves" where the larks heads go. (Or
> > does anyone have any plans so I can make my own sleeving kit ? (c; )
> > Ta, Andy Savidge