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neptune

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#21
G'day Dave, thanks for the charts they will come in real handy, I have just bought a few spools of this cotton from a local market, got ten spools for AUD $10, and have a lot in rigging draw already,

best regards John.
 

janos

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I also make my ropes myself. Mostly I use DMC Cordonnet material. I am a 'vertical' junkie and originally I built my own rope climb using a 3 head razor. As it gave up and could not be replaced with a new one due to voltage change in the razor I bought the Domanoff vertical machine and I am happy with it.
Back to the DMC material I started with Ecru for running rigging and stained with Jacobian for standing. Now i am experimenting with white material stained with Fruitwood for running rigging.
Janos
 

DocBlake

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#23
Janos: A lot of us would like to make our own rope, but there is no good source of information on procedures that work. For me it’s how to dye the line. Can you outline your procedure for dyeing? What dye. HOw long do you soak? Do you rinse? Etc. Thanks.