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> Hi All,
> I'm Just putting the finishing touches to My version of Nick's S&G. I
> can't believe its taken so long to build (almost 2 years), though I did
> get engaged and married in that time. And oh boy! doesn't that sort of
> thing lead to the worlds largest Honey dew patch :-)
> Anyway, I'm having a bit of trouble with fraying shock cord. As soon as I
> cut it, it looks like a mess. I've left all the ends of my bungie about
> 6" too long so that I can trim them later, as soon as I can work out
> how to stop them fraying. I've got an idea or two that I want to try-out,
> But in the mean time does anyone have any clever ideas to keep the ends
> Thanks in advance,
wrap the area about to be cut with masking tape, cut with a knife then melt the end into a nice mass (mess).
A heat knife works best it cuts and seals in one operation but a match is sufficient.
remove the tape.
Don't try to use heat shrink tubing - the tubing just slipps off over time.
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