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Any advice on what fid set to buy? About to start learning to splice trex hollow braid of all diameters. 
 

I have seen Selma fid set. Is that any good?

 

also what needle and thread do I need to lock stitch? Thanks

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Any advice on what fid set to buy? About to start learning to splice trex hollow braid of all diameters. 

 

I have seen Selma fid set. Is that any good?

 

also what needle and thread do I need to lock stitch? Thanks

T rex is great to splice, i found the approx 16mm and 18mm really easy. I used a metal coat hanger as a fid, there's so much room inside it passing a fid up is dead simple.

 

I uses Marlow whipping twine no 4 and smith and son sail makers needles. Cost about £13 for both.

 

Tommy_b is the main man on here for splicing info.

 

J.

 

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Hiya. Thanks for the promt @Mark Bolam

 

T rex can be spliced with a biro or a bent coat hanger as stated but a Selma fid would work well too. The trick is tapering the ends to a kind of bullet and taping it really well. 

 

You can get any sail makers needles from ebay or a local chandlers. Most important thing to go with them is a sail makers palm and a pair of flat pliers for pulling the needle through. Most whipping twine is fine although if you're splicing big fat hollow braids, you could probably get away with using throwline

 

There are some pictures and a thread here

 

 

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