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Old 09-28-2020, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default Hemping Basics - Securing when done

Sorry for such a basic question, but how does one tie the half hitches to secure the hemp once done wrapping?

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Old 09-28-2020, 05:16 PM   #2
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Sorry for such a basic question, but how does one tie the half hitches to secure the hemp once done wrapping?

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I havenít and still donít for years. If itís a good tight friction fit...rubbing a good bit of bees wax on at the tail and burnishing it in with multiple quick spins of the joint by hand will pretty much set it without further issue. Try to always spin in one direction.
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Old 09-28-2020, 06:47 PM   #3
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I hate when people tie the ends. Drives me nuts trying to find the end! Completely unnecessary.
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Old 09-28-2020, 07:11 PM   #4
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If you are using unwaxed hempóI personally donítóthen you have to tie off. Waxed hemp, generally, you can get by without doing so.

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Old 09-29-2020, 06:31 AM   #5
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Form a loop that keeps on running in the same direction as the wound-on hemp, pop it over the end and draw tight. I usually do a second one, and if you do the hemp right the first time it'll never need to come off
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Form a loop that keeps on running in the same direction as the wound-on hemp, pop it over the end and draw tight. I usually do a second one, and if you do the hemp right the first time it'll never need to come off
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Old 09-29-2020, 11:34 AM   #7
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Yep, basically a half hitch with the wood of the joint in the middle of the loop.

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Old 09-29-2020, 12:01 PM   #8
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Waxed hemp, never tie a knot. As long as it is the hemp has been applied reasonably tight and the fit is secure there is no need.

My technique (if you can call it that) is to finish the hemp at the end of the tenon/joint i.e. not towards the projecting mount, then when the tenor top or whatever is put on the friction created by the tight fit adequately secures the hemp. I usually cut the tail about 2/3 the way down the hemped area after testing for fit.

I don't think there is actually a right/wrong answer to this TBH.
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Old 09-29-2020, 03:57 PM   #9
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For the last couple years I have done a pull through the same as you do when tying in a bag.

Whatever material you are using to hemp (I use a waxed, flat braided synthetic thread- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MY6ZUHY..._6p6CFbS73VA04) have a simple bit of it looped that you lay under your second to last, or last, full wind of hemp. Leave a bit extra when you cut off the end, put that through the loop and pull through. This pulls the end of the hemp under the last few tight winds you just did and secures things very well.



The other recommendations are great too. Especially clover, constrictor, and half, hitches. I just suck at these and pull throughs are relatively easy yet one of the most secure. I find "cobbler's" wax is excellent for beginning and ending where needed.
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Old 09-29-2020, 05:34 PM   #10
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Wow, thanks for all of the helpful replies! I've got it, I think, hemped most of my new, first set of pipes.

So, Vaseline or cork grease, or spit, or what on the hemp?

(I know this may be tedious and repetitive for many, I apologize!)
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