Intro: DIY Audio or Video Looms (Snakes)
Ever had a long run of multiple cables and felt it was far too messy, I have, I needed a way to get Power, Audio and a footswitch cable to my effect board without mess and this is how I made a Durable loom to keep them safe and tidy.
Step 1: What You Need
A Cable Tidy kit (I got mine from a pound Shop)
Lots of electrical tape (Pound shop too...)
Some cables to loom up.
Step 2: Get Your Cables
Prepare your cables by removing any knots.
Since I have already made my loom, here are 2 example cables.
Step 3: Tape Them Together
Tape them together with a small amount of tape to keep them in place, the ends don't need to be together, some wiring scenarios may require them to be staggered apart to fit nice with equipment.
Step 4: Continue Taping
Do the same along the entire length.
For those inclined this would be the right time to add a foil shield if needed.
Step 5: Use the Cable Tidy Kit
Use the cable tody kit to go along the length you want to loom up.
Step 6: Tape It Up
Tape along the entire length to keep the cable tidy closed around the cables and to keep it from sliding.
Step 7: Done!
Once you have finished taping you will have a Very durable loom that is still pretty flexible!