Here is my first attempt at making these cables. Without all the great support and ideas from you all on this forum, I would not been able to do this. I used leftover 16 awg in-wall wire, 1/4" Techflex - Rattlesnake from Furryletters, KnuKonceptz 16 gauge cable pants and Sewell Silverback banana plugs.
The first set I created by cutting down the pants down to 5", 2nd set down to 4 1/2" and the final down to 4". I personally like the shorter pants and when I build my next set using 12 awg, I may cut the pants down to 3 1/2". Thanks again for your help! That inch worm technique noted for Techflex was key!