Video on how to make cables for your dog team.

Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by Murfylang, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Murfylang

    Murfylang Gypsy chicken whisperer

    Working with sled dogs you have to be able to patch and make your own cable I made this video a few years back and it's not professional by any means but here's an idea how to make your own cables for your dog team.

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  2. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Thanks for the video , good job.
    Your cable crimps are called Lugs and splices .
    And it is easier to do the crimping with the tools head is held in a vise .
    Before you crimp, if you use heat shrink tubing to cover the crimp when your done it is a much smoother surface.
    and Yes the snow chain tool is an indispensable piece of equipment.
    You might consider with length that you go longer rather than shorter/or same length, in the event you need to make a field repair . You may also consider a thimble for the loupe to save the chaffing on the cable wire .
    I am not a musher but I have built a few lines for sail boats and spliced cables for chair lifts, have some of the equipment my self.
    If your new cable was plastic coated you need to remove the plastic coating in the area being crimped to get a proper bite in the splices.
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  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Gotta get a big set of crimpers like that. Never know when they might come in handy! :D

    Good how too Vid!
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  4. Murfylang

    Murfylang Gypsy chicken whisperer

    It's an old video. And one of my first. Thank you

    I want to make a new video now but I have been out of mushing for some time now.
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  5. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Pretty cool.
  6. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    It would be nice to see some videos of mushing.
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