First cables made
Here's a trick I learned from Paul Dougherty. Start wrapping the cable about an inch or two below the thimble - right where the two cables touch together without interference. Then, with a needle nosed pliers and a tack hammer, push the wrapping to the top. It creates a nice tight wrap under the turned up end of the thimble and pulls everything together.
Above - the wrap after pushing to the top.
Do the "7 to 1" method to calculate your cable wraps. With 1/8 in. cable, the wrap should be 7/8 in. long with a 1/8 in. gap between them.
Trying to cut this cable makes me like the piano wire! It's a pain. But once again, Paul recommended that I use the grinding wheel to cut off the end. While you are there, grind the cable until you have a nice tapered end. Be careful and cut the right cable - they are together at this point.
Here's the finished end out of Chet's jig.
Here's an end fully soldered.
And here's the first two cables in place.
Till tomorrow, enjoy!