I'm working off a reel, but a tailor's ruler isn't a bad idea.
I did cut an extreme sharp angle and I did try to push it with needle nose. It was too soft, but all in all, it was my hotheadedness that made me try the awl again and popped the string on the outside of the grommet. all it took was a wrong angle pinch.
I've never heard of using lip balm before, but i'm really gonna get it done right today...
Newest entry into the Racketholic Anonymous. July 11th, 2012 :)
Classified: We can't list the names of all the rackets we own in our signature. Lol