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Nice cable!! Where did you get the split from ?
Everything you see aside from the heat shrink was from Cosmic Cables in the UK. That Y-Splitter is the Viablue small seen in this link. Should be easy to find in the US too.

However, it's worth pointing out that it's actually just got a solid bore without two holes at the top. I chose it because the cable is kinda chunky, but the larger splitters were just too big and bulky, so this was a better solution for me. What I then did was use heat shrink on the core 8 wire, plus two smaller bits of heat shrink around each 4-wire split (left/right), all of which is hidden by the splitter. It wasn't absolutely necessary to use the heat shrink on the left and right once I'd finished the braiding, but I just wanted to keep things solid and neat, but it would work perfectly well with just the main core wrapped in shrink.
 
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Hello Friends, hope you are well. Just a newbie learning how to play:
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The conductors are taken from Canare L-2B2AT. I enjoy braiding so much, will certainly do more 😀
 
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I did a thing a while ago.....

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now thinking of building some more things, perhaps woven, or at least with para-cord this time.......discovered Cosmic Cables and available y splits opens up all kinds of possibilities.....
 
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20awg Silver-plated OFC copper, silver-plated connectors, white techflex jacket.... crooked heat shrink 🤣😅
 

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Holy crap I underestimated how much of a pain this would be. Sleaving these cables took forever and straight up hurt my fingers.

In any case, here's my first go at making some aux cables to match the keyboard cables I'd bought for a couple of my setups.



I didn't do matching tech flex on them since that would pick up noise from rubbing against my shirt and pants. Also it turns out there's no way that would all have still fit with the 3.5mm plugs I picked.
 
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Holy crap I underestimated how much of a pain this would be. Sleaving these cables took forever and straight up hurt my fingers.

In any case, here's my first go at making some aux cables to match the keyboard cables I'd bought for a couple of my setups.



I didn't do matching tech flex on them since that would pick up noise from rubbing against my shirt and pants. Also it turns out there's no way that would all have still fit with the 3.5mm plugs I picked.
You think sleeving is bad? Try braiding an 8 wire cable. I swear I developed arthritis from doing this.
 

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You think sleeving is bad? Try braiding an 8 wire cable. I swear I developed arthritis from doing this.
For real. I unbraided the 4 braid wire I'd ordered and rebraided it as 3 wire in order to make sleeving easier and that was a huge pain. I can't imagine an 8 wire braid.
 
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For real. I unbraided the 4 braid wire I'd ordered and rebraided it as 3 wire in order to make sleeving easier and that was a huge pain. I can't imagine an 8 wire braid.
Dude, at some point, I remembered that I had that helping hands thing and used that to hold the wires. Slow af but at least most of it was uniform
 
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By crossing the individual strands instead of twisting them :relaxed:

I don't think I properly understand what exactly you mean by "crossing the individual strands..." and how that would keep then locked in place.
 
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