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Making Rope with a Hand Drill - Part 2
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 10:56 am  Reply with quote
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This method does not have the space requirements of the long set up but does require more time to set up.  You will need 3 "S hooks in addition to the hook at the fixed point (left picture) and the hook in the hand drill.  Place the hand drill about about 25% farther from the fixed point than the finished rope will be (experience will guide you).  Place a moveable upright support (right photo) near the finished point.

1.  Tie 3 (or 2, 4 . . .) loops EXACTLY the same size.  One loop should be placed through the others.

2.  Place all 3 loops over the fixed hook (unknotted end).  

3.  Take your first "S" hook and place it on the hook of the hand drill.  Put the knotted end of the first loop over the other end of the "S" hook and turn the handle CLOCKWISE.  Keep track of the number of turns you make.  When a kink develops when tension is released put the "S" hook on the upright support.  Repeat with second and third loop.

4.  Put hook of hand drill through all 3 "S" hooks. See A below.

5.  Turn the drill handle COUNTER-CLOCKWISE.  Over-twist this a little.  Sieze the end with the 3 "S" hooks (clove hitch, constrictor knot  .  .  .) There is no need to sieze the other end.

Changing the colors and thickness  and number of the loops will produce attractive variations.  You can also combine already twisted strands with untwisted strands.  Experiment.  Tony


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 6:12 pm Reply with quote
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You can twist fine thread with this method.  Here is some nylon sewing thread.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 10:33 am Reply with quote
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Outside - 1/2" diameter jute - 3 strand jute
Inside - 2, 3, and 4 strands.  The red and yellow and blue and white are 2 strands, one solid and one 2 color previously twisted.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:20 am Reply with quote
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Thanks for posting this tutorial!!

I needed to make a 6m length of dyed silk cord for a friend, and had no idea how I was going to find the space to do it until I came across your space-saving method.

I've attached pictures of a nylon mock-up I made to test things out, and the actual silk cord - both of which turned out great! (Both use 3 strands; for the silk cord I wrapped each loop 5 times to give 10 yarns/strand.)



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:37 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks for the photos and welcome to the forum.  I am glad that the tutorial was useful.  I enjoy making cordage using the hand drill.  Tony

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