Step 9: Insert the fid and the rope into the other portion of the rope at POINT 2 and exit the rope at POINT 3. Continue to pull the rope out of POINT 3 until POINT 2 matches POINT 2 of the other rope.
Step 10: Switch the fid to the other rope and insert at POINT 2 and exit at point 3. Burry both of the ropes, working your way from POINT 2 to POINT 3 on each rope. In order to completely burry, tie the tapered end and use both hands. Body weight may be necessary.
Step 11: Smooth out the crossover point by pulling on both tapered ends.
Step 12: Cut tails on an angle (give them a point) and give the rope a final smoothing by stroking the rope firmly, burying both of the cuts inside the rope.
Step 13: From the crossover point (POINT2), count eight picks and begin the lock stitch by inserting the stitching twine.
Step 14: Stitch back and forth so that minimums of three complete stitches are on both sides of POINT 2. End the stitching with an overhand knot.
The eye splice is used to place a permanent loop at the end of the winch line most commonly used to replace the hook or anchoring point. In this example, we will be replacing the hook on the KJ with a Safety Thimble. Much of the procedures are the same as the end-to-end splicing procedure.
Step 1: The end of the winch line should be taped as this will prevent it from fraying.
Step 2: Measure one fid length from the taped end and mark. This will be POINT 1.
Step 3: From POINT 1, measure two fids from POINT 1 and mark on both lines. This will be POINT 2. (NOTE: A common mistake here is to mark one fid length from POINT 1 though it should be two fid lengths.)
Step 4: From POINT 2 mark desired length of loop. If reinstalling a thimble, mark the distance by installing the thimble. This will be
Step 5: From POINT 3, measure 3-1/2 fids from POINT 3 and mark on both lines. This will be POINT 4.
Step 6: To make the splice, the ends need to be tapered. Begin at POINT 1 and on the side towards the taped end, mark every other
left and right strand for three strands.
Step 7: Cut each marked strand and remove from the line. This will cause the line to taper to a point, typically leaving six strands remaining. During this, the taped end may cause resistance to removing the cut strands and may have to be removed to pull out the cut strands.
Step 8: If installing a hook, eye, or thimble, feed rope through or leave desired eye opening and install fid at the tapered end of the line. Step 9: Feed the fid and tapered end through POINT 3, exiting POINT 4. Use caution to not let the winch line twist during this process.
Step 10: Remove fid and begin burrying rope by pulling on the tapered end with one hand while smoothing bunched line with the
other hand until POINT 2 and POINT 3 meet.