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 Splice a Rope at 90 Degrees
Swedish Fid for Splicing
Often when splicing a rope, as Swedish fid is used to assist in the process. Whenever you buy a Swedish Fid, just run your fingers along the edges. I often find that a new Swedish Fid can have rather sharp edges, which can damage your work. So, I always give a new Fid a good rubdown with a fine sandpaper, to get rid of any sharp edges.
|When splicing rope, these are great tools to help you get your strands under the lay of the rope.|