Almost figured it out - 5 tuck Navy Splice
I spent some time studying the diagram in the old Brimm and Boges book, trying to understand the process. I had the general idea, but it still seemed intimidating.
Luckily, Paul Dougherty took a few minutes to show me how to weave one during my visit to the Golden Age Air Museum this summer. Voila! That seemed easy! All I had to do was run home and weave my own, right?
Well, it wasn't that easy. As you can see below, it took a few tries. But, the last one I made was pretty close to the one Paul made for me. I think with a little more practice, I'll be ready to make the first cable for the Jenny.
When I get better at this, I'll post a step by step method of making the splice. Perhaps this will make it less intimidating to people like me out there.