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Rope Maker
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Jim (MO)    Posted 05-21-2001 at 12:09:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Aways down there was a question about how to make ropes. Just ran across this item in eBay that may be of interest. It's getting a little expensive but there are some good pictures for ideas.

magpie    Posted 05-21-2001 at 21:06:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your right Jim gettin kind of pricey, hard to outbid all those antique guys. Thanks for the picture.

Fogey    Posted 05-21-2001 at 16:35:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We used one that slid down over the back of a chair. It was mostly wood, with 3 crank-shaped hooks that went thru the back plate and thru the
rotary handle. Worked real well with binder twine.

One person straddled the chair and and cranked, and the other person used a 4-fingered "slingshot" to align & pack the developing rope.

Then once the length is made and spliced into whatever, you grab both ends, loop and rub it around a tree to smooth the rope down & get rid of the "feathers". (Or you could singe off the stubborn ones)

If you're interested, i'll draw a sketch and post it........

magpie    Posted 05-21-2001 at 21:03:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep! Im interested Fogey, could you post that sketch? Also some detail on how to use it, thanks lots.

Larry    Posted 05-21-2001 at 17:46:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]

We made rope makers in shop class,many years ago. If I remember right we made them out of wood and coat hangers. I wish I could remember how to thread the twine on. I can remember the rest alright.

Frick and Frack on the Farm    Posted 05-21-2001 at 17:18:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I sure would like one of those drawings. Where you park your truck in Missouri?

Higginsville here.

Jim(MO)    Posted 05-22-2001 at 09:38:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you meant me, Monday afternoon thru Friday Morning the Dakota is parked in Kansas City, The rest of the time it's in Salisbury or on our property 15 miles north of Salisbury. Hopefuly full time north of Salisbury shortly.

Fogey    Posted 05-22-2001 at 00:08:49       [Reply]  [No Email]

Actually, I'm in central Mn, but I do know where St Joe, Mo is :)

Here's the sketch - it's rough & will load a little slow. See if it makes any sense.

Larry    Posted 05-22-2001 at 16:40:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Could you email that drawing to me? I can't make it out on the screen.

Dilyn McNeill    Posted 04-22-2002 at 13:39:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am teacher in Iowa and we have a 3 day campout. We have had rope making in the past and we want to look at different designs of rope makers. I could not get your picture. I realize it is over a year since you posted it but I would be intersted in your drawing.


Fogey    Posted 05-22-2001 at 21:33:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's not real clear - I should have done it in bold fonts. But if you download it from the address in "properties" and open it in Paint, you can zoom in...........

Hogman    Posted 05-21-2001 at 16:33:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats one of the contraptions I mentioned . The one Grand dad had was not base mounted as this one is but used the planitary gears. Yep, the center hook is for a core wire or(?) and would guess the grooved item mentioned is the same thing as paddle guide.

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