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Offline Love Rhino

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3 twists per inch
« on: December 30, 2019, 10:53:21 AM »
Having fun putting this together!  When twisting the wire to the 3 twists per inch, I feel like I’m getting too much unraveling when I remove them from the vise, taking it down closer to 2 twists per inch.  How important is the twist?  Is it crucial for all the wires to be equal in their twists per square inch?

Am I just a mega noob completely overthinking this, or is this super important?

Offline Paul Birkeland

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Re: 3 twists per inch
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2019, 10:57:36 AM »
It's not all that critical.  They do unwind a little bit as you're building the cord, before you finish the braiding. 
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Offline Love Rhino

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Re: 3 twists per inch
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 12:22:41 PM »
Am I crazy with how good this sounds?

It looks like I’ll be eating my words for every time I told someone that cables of any type don’t matter.  Thanks Bottlehead!

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Re: 3 twists per inch
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2020, 10:38:05 AM »
If the wire unwinds a little compensate by overwinding a bit, like 3.5 turns per inch. That way when it eases off it should be closer to 3 turns per inch.   
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