Rope-making Setup and Steps



At the far end:

3 fixed hooks, which can be parallel

or in a triangular configuration

The mobile unit

3 hooks fixed to a small board.

Another board is nailed perpendicular to it so it can receive a heavy counterweight (bricks, bottle crates, etc.)

The ropemaking technique presented here is rather simple and requires minimal tools:

  1. a hand drill

  2. 6 metallic hooks

  3. a few bricks or something compact and heavy

  4. a few pieces of wood

  5. some space: 12 m long and at least 1.5 m wide for one ropemaking “lane”

To go back to “Ropemaking Home”, click here

Short Cut to the Next Step: twisting the strands, click here

Preliminary Step 2: choosing the strand structure, see here

Preliminary Step 3: choosing the length of lay, see here

Preliminary Step 4: choosing the direction of the lay, see here

Preliminary Step 1: choosing the fibre, see here