Useful article on how to make soft shackles from high tech line such as Spectra or Dyneema . The article provides step by step instructions with photos detailed on how to splice and whip a variety of soft shackles. By Bob Pingel, Sailing - March 2014
Well-illustrated six-step instructions for splicing chain to laid rope.
A ropemaker's how-to for all kinds of splices in all kinds or rope. Good step-by-step photos.
Butane gas powered hot knife lets you cut synthetic line, leaving a neatly sealed end.
Over forty knots including some decorative ones, plus information and links for the knot and marlinspike enthusiast.