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I wasn't really sure where to post this but I guess this is the best fit.
I have a very hefty double braided rope and want to make loops on the ends without weakening the rope. I was wondering what the best and strongest way to do this was. I didn't know if I could whip the rope together or if there were other options.

I will be using this to pull logs and other semi heavy objects
 

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Back in the day, WWII Jeeps had a 1" tow rope wrapped around their front bumpers. Here is a pic of how they made the loops in the ends. Hope this helps.



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If your rope is double braid (one braid inside of another braided casing) the previous post in not how to splice it. It can be spilced, you will need a fiduciary for the size rope you have and a good tutorial. There are plenty of good video tutorials on the web, or if you can get your hands on a copy of "The Marlinespike Sailor" it has a good tutorial in it.
 

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Whipping is done to lock (keep from pulling out), finish and protect a braid like the one pictured above. Without a braid/splice, you are relying on the whipping line to hold the eye. Might be OK for light loads, but I would not trust it to hold for pulling heavy logs. You can certainly try stitch-whipping an eye without splicing the eye in the rope itself, but I wouldn't expect too much from it.

I think this double braid eye splice might do the trick. I haven't tried it myself, but it looks pretty straighforward to do, and has pics with the instructions.

There's also this PDF that addresses different splices: New England Ropes splicing guide
 

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look at a climbing knot called a double figure 8.... it's easy to tie and works well for most applications needing a solid loop....

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I actually found some 3/4 regular twist rope and did the eye splice. How strong could this be?, could it be used for more than logs
 

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A proper splice in twist rope is as strong as the rope itself.
 
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