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Hello everybody,

I hope it's ok to post this here. I recently did a tutorial on the technique I use to lace (stitch,
sew) the cables in my builds. I know there are other versions out there (I'm sure many of you
are familiar with Frank's method), but this is the version at which I arrived after doing some
research earlier this year. It's mostly based on a technique I've seen used to tie rectangular
cable bundles to ladder racks, modified to be usable in a free-floating scenario.

The audio is a bit on the low side (sorry about that), which I will fix in any possible future
vids. It should still be easy enough to follow though.
With Nylon thread, the final result will (can) look like this (see also this post in my build log
for more info).

(click for full res)
aw--helios--2013-06-21--01--cpu0-power.jpeg

Thanks for stopping by.
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So, a small update. a member on another forum asked me a while ago how I did the
knots on the double wire in ZEUS. I would have really liked to do a vid on this as well,
but at the moment time just doesn't permit that, so here it is in picture form. I hope it
is somewhat understandable nonetheless, otherwise feel free to ask for clarifications.

I didn't actually know what this knot was called until I did some digging and found
out that it's a sort of whipping knot, to be specific the common whipping if I have
understood things correctly.

It's not very complicated but not necessarily obvious just from looking at it.

Also, it's the same knot I'm using to make the sleeving ends on HELIOS' wires:
aw--helios--2013-06-16--13--unwanted-colour.jpeg


You can find a tutorial for a variation of this knot here. However, since I only found
that website after already having taken my pics I thought I might as well upload
them anyway.
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So, here we go:

A loop...
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aw--lacing--2013-10-05--01--whipping.jpeg


...and around the bundle which you wish to lace, over the original loop.
(click image for full res)
aw--lacing--2013-10-05--02--whipping.jpeg


Press down where the two ends cross and hold tight.
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aw--lacing--2013-10-05--03--whipping.jpeg


Then wind the red end around the bundle as many times as you deem
necessary. I usually do at least a dozen loops.
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aw--lacing--2013-10-05--04--whipping.jpeg


Thread the end which you have been looping around the bundle through
the loop from step one on the side towards which you were looping (it sounds
a lot more convoluted than it actually is, just put the end, now yellow, through
the original loop).
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aw--lacing--2013-10-05--05--whipping.jpeg


Pull on the other end...
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aw--lacing--2013-10-05--06--whipping.jpeg


...and tighten the original loop until it slips under all those loops
you did around the bundle. Then pull on both ends and tighten things down,
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aw--lacing--2013-10-05--07--whipping.jpeg


which should give you this result. Cut off the ends as close to the package
as possible and you have a clean looking knot.
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(click image for full res)
aw--lacing--2013-10-05--08--whipping.jpeg


I hope this is somewhat understandable together with the additional websites,
otherwise don't hesitate to ask for clarifications.
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It's really not a very complex knot, just a non-obvious one IME.

Happy lacing,
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So... sexy...
Haha, thanks mate!

Yeah, the potential for creating tech pr0n is almost endless with this, at least IMHO.
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I'm really quite happy with the results I've gotten in HELIOS. The only downside I have
found so far is that it takes such an enormous amount of time. But alas, we can't have
everything...
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