90 Degree Side Splice or T Splice
There are a number of ways of side splicing a rope, in this particular video I will show how to side as splice a rope at right angles. This process is not too dissimilar from making a simple back splice in rope. However, prior to back splicing the three strands of the rope are firstly woven into another rope at 90 degrees.
When normally splicing a rope, if the rope is synthetic then a minimum of 5 tucks is recommended and 3 tucks for natural fibre rope. Obviously if the splice is going to be load critical, then the more splices the added security. I am not sure of the exact security of this splice, and you will have to do your own test.
How to Side Splice a Rope
Swedish Fid for Splicing
Often when splicing a rope, as Swedish fid is used to assist in the process: