Step 11: Cut the tapered end at an angle and begin smoothing the covering line from the eye loop towards POINT 4. Use both hands
and body weight to burry the cut end into the rope.
Step 12: Both POINT 2 and POINT 3 should be at the same point in the eye loop. This will be where the lock stitching begins by passing the stitching through this point. Do not tie a knot in the stitching and leave half of the stitching so it remains from the first insertion point.
Step 13: Continue lock stitching until at least three complete stitches have been inserted to the rope. After three complete stitches, the rope should be rotated 90° and the remaining half of the stitching should be stitched in with the last stitch exiting the same spot as the prior.
Step 14: Using a square knot to tie off the remaining stitching and burry the knot into the braid.
– To follow each step of this process with the photos in order by step, check out the original publication of this article in the Summer 2009 issue of JPFreek Adventure Magazine by clicking here.
Related – T-Max Winch from Westin Automotive
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