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Rope Making

Discussion in 'Creative, Hobby and Skills Forum' started by InTheWind, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. InTheWind

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    Been doing a little rope making using baler twine. I had a small original rope machine but it wasn`t up too what i wanted to make so out came the plazy cutter and some 1/2 inch steel.
    The first method we used for a swivel and tensioner didn`t work out, the garage door spring got too stiff the further it pulled and the swivel would stop working. Next was the electric motor which works perfect for the swivel, we set it on some ten foot boards thinking that would be long enough for the distant the motor travels when twisting the rope but not so. Next we mounted the motor on a old lawn mower base and with a cement block tied to the back to act as a drag it worked perfect.

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  2. Jessie

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    thats really cool. plus I had no clue as to how it was made as well.
     
  3. CoreIssue

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    The art of creativity. :tiphat:
     
  4. Willy

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    Well done Wind ..!! :D:D
     
  5. xhacker

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    I think I will just echo Jessie's comments, that is just so cool +I don't know if it's just a girl thing but I have no idea that's how rope was made - I guess it makes more sense than a rope tree or something ..:eek:
     
  6. InTheWind

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    Thanks guys and Gals :):
    Made this little gem today, it`s a auto seperator that goes down the strings all by itself making rope behind it. :yowza:

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  7. CoreIssue

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    Just keeps getting better!
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  8. Jessie

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    interesting..
     
  9. InTheWind

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    Check out the video,click on picture.


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  10. CoreIssue

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    That runs smooth and easy. Sweet. :p

    Going to make rope bridges or what out of it?
     
  11. InTheWind

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    Here`s a big un, 16 strands per line, 48 total. The finished rope is 50 feet long and 1 1/2 inch in diameter.

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  12. xhacker

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    That is serious rope! - Can you calculate how much weight the rope can hold?
     
  13. InTheWind

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    Sorry I don`t have a clue, a lot i would think but what the rope is made of will effect its strength tremendously,
    They make dandy old fashion swings.
     
  14. CoreIssue

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    What are you going to do, anchor ships to docks! :eek:
     
  15. Willy

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    That's a stout rope Wind..!!

    I find lengths of nylon rope along the river I walk and it must be 4 - 5" through. I was going to bring some home but 20' was too heavy and full of sand. :D

    Might be better than a lock on my bike if I could lift it. ;)
     
  16. Riley/MN

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    Been a while since I checked in I guess.... Nice work Bro! You'd make a heckuva Boy Scout!
     

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