We place a piece of leather on each mimi bar as the ropes are applied. The ropes are wrapped up the left side of the mimi bar, across, and then down the right. Ropes are wrapped first all the way around. Then we come back and tighten around each mimi prior to tieing the half hitch knot at the end. Then we place the bachi and give them a few half turns prior to starting the stretching with the jacks.