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Old 10-23-2018, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default Hemping Firesides

I was reading about the Gibson Firesides on the Gibson web site. The company suggests that you avoid using waxed hemp on joints; instead, they suggest using unwaxed cotton thread. How do you keep the thread from unraveling. I use waxed hemp on my practice chanter reeds and the wax keeps the hemp from unraveling.
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:20 AM   #2
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I was reading about the Gibson Firesides on the Gibson web site. The company suggests that you avoid using waxed hemp on joints; instead, they suggest using unwaxed cotton thread. How do you keep the thread from unraveling. I use waxed hemp on my practice chanter reeds and the wax keeps the hemp from unraveling.
Finish off with a granny knot or two...like if you were tieing a Bridle.
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Old 10-24-2018, 12:21 PM   #3
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A couple of clove hitches.
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:22 AM   #4
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A couple of clove hitches.
… or if you have fly-tying or rope-splicing skills, you can "whip" it.


two clove hitches is usually enough though.
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…you can "whip" it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_QLzthSkfM


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Old 10-29-2018, 01:01 PM   #6
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Not That "whip it", Steve.
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:34 PM   #7
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The single-ply real hemp thread is far better than cotton thread. Henderson's sell it.
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