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Cross wrap tie off question
Posted by: roger gleason (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: January 02, 2022 03:16PM

Hello, I finished a chevron cross wrap, and tied off the ends with size D thread. I should have used size A, but did not have the correct color. I am now attempting to wrap a decorative wrap over the tie off, and the threads are not packing well because they are finding the grooves of the underlying get a good overlying wrap?
Burnish the heck out of tie off wrap, and try again?
Apply a thin coat of Epoxy to the whole thing and wrap over that?
Apply a thin coat of color preserver, and wrap over that?

The decorative overlay wrap is very fiddly, with inserts, color changes, and an olive branch, so I don’t want to get 1/2 way into it and have to start over, which I’ve already done several time :(
In addition, the tie wrap is black and the overlying decorative wrap starts with black,so it is difficult to see if the threads are laying straight, probably should’ve used a contrasting color for the tie off, but it is what it is
Thanks



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/02/2022 03:20PM by roger gleason.

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Re: Cross wrap tie off question
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: January 02, 2022 04:08PM

Given where you are at this point, a coat of epoxy over the tie-off wrap might be the best option. Just enough to fill in the tunnels between the thread wraps.

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Re: Cross wrap tie off question
Posted by: roger gleason (8.38.210.---)
Date: January 02, 2022 05:48PM

Thanks Tom, that was my first thought too

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Re: Cross wrap tie off question
Posted by: Kendall Cikanek (---)
Date: January 03, 2022 12:07AM

Have you tried wrapping in the opposite direction to prevent falling in the grooves?

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Re: Cross wrap tie off question
Posted by: roger gleason (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: January 03, 2022 05:28PM

Might try that next time. Got the epoxy on it now

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