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Boy Scout Troop 485 Jax, FL -
"Delivering the Promise"


EYE SPLICE                                                                                                                                                        Rope Topics             

              An eye splice is formed by unlaying the end of a rope for a short distance, then turning the end back to form an eye, and tucking the separated strands into the standing part. Let the strands lie across the standing part approximately at right-angles to the lay of the standing part. Have two strands on top and one underneath. Lift a strand of the standing part with a spike, and tuck No. 2 strand under it (Fig. a). Lift the next strand and tuck No. 1 strand under it, going in where No 2 comes out (Fig b).                                                                                                                                                                 


         Turn the loop over and lift the only strand of the standing part which has no other under it, and insert No. 3. Notice its direction (c). Pull all the strands tight. This completes the first tuck. Take each strand in turn and "go over and under one;" as No. 2 in Fig d. Taper off by halving the strands before tucking the third time, and again halve them before the fourth tuck.