The Easy Way to Make Rope

With the simple rope-making machine, you can quickly twist twine into a sturdy rope.



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The rope machine in action on a ranch in Oregon.
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PHOTO 1: Side view of the Incredible Rope-Making Machine shows how the "throw" of each crank fits between two boards of machine. PHOTO 2: Here's how you "thread 'er up" before cranking out a rope. Distance between machine and Y-shaped holder can be as great as you want to make it (more than 100 feet, if you desire). PHOTO 3: Another view of rope-maker from the other side and the Y-holder
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Assembly of the rope-making machine.
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PHOTO 4: The first rope was made of old bale twines square knotted together. The strings in second rope were braided together. Third rope was made of new binder twine and fourth rope is two strands of the third rope twisted together.
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The finished rope-making machine.
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