Step 3: Begin Wrapping the Cables

Lay the "U" parallel with your cables and begin wrapping the extra wire as neatly as possible around the cables. You will want to keep this as tight (for strength) and as neat (so you can take pride in your work) as possible. 
Okay. Great... I see a length of wire. What's it's total length? Is it a cut section to be incorporated into the wrap or, just the first section &gt;&gt;&gt; the lead of the wrap wire around the bundling? <br>Thanks
anyone other then myself remember 12 twine and a double chicago stitch..
Yup, cable lacing is almost a lost art, but is actually seeing a resurgence amongst many companies. I learned how from an senior telephone tech and use it whenever the opportunity presents itself...
Would either of you be interested in making an 'ible on it? I'm fascinated by ropework/knots, as are many other makers. A quick google search only turned up this page :-/
Very nice, this seems like it can be used with regular twine as well.
This is very similar to the way wire bundles in aircraft used to be fastened together. While restoring a WWII aircraft my boss at the time did all the wiring like this; for gearheads it truly was close to artwork.
A &quot;packer's knot&quot; works very well for this as well.
This, to me, looks related to the art of <a href="http://www.animatedknots.com/westcountry/index.php">whipping</a>- tying a thin thread around the end of a thick rope to stop it fraying or unbundling. &nbsp;You can find more techniques of this type by Googling for &quot;whipping rope&quot;. &nbsp;Certainly useful to know that this one works with wire, though.<br>

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