Well there was the opportunity to attend the ‘Rigging and Wire Splicing’ course last week so I jumped at the chance. During the 3 day course we covered the different types of wire rope and their uses. The same for the different splices and fittings. I very much enjoyed this course, the use of patterns and sequences really appealed to me and I felt I took to it quite well.
Our first splice was the ‘Liverpool Splice’, as seen in the picture above. Then we moved onto constructing a ‘grommet’ that was then turned into a kind of link/swivel. To end we then constructed the very difficult ‘Board of Trade’ splice.
During the splicing we were also taught and appiled the process of worming, parcelling, serving and seizing. This was a great course, very interesting and informative. Loads of hands on experience and plenty of notes to take away. Another skill in my back pocket to take away and apply in the future.