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: 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.
My apologies. Somehow I did not follow this post.
As I wrote before I started with DMC Ecru for running rigging without staining. Now I like the stained one better but the stained Ecru came out too dark so I use white DMC now.
The stain is Minwax Fruitwood for the running rigging and Minwax Jacobian for the standing rigging.
My procedure is crude but the results are quite consistent so I did not have to change it. There are simple staining gears which others use - rollers attached to the box of the stain etc. but I just go the simple way. I let the rope sinking into the stain, pull it out after a few seconds and then pull int trough a piece of rug between my fingers. Then I let it hang to dry overnight.
G'day Zoly, I normally make my own ropes but things have been a bit hectic and I decided after seeing your post about these ropes to buy some for my 1/48 Royal William, I filled out the order list of the ropes that I needed but as you said I could not go any further so I sent them an email to which they replied very quickly, cut a long story short, I ended up putting in the shopping cart all the items I needed, then I saved the list and sent it by email to them, I will attach the list so you can see what I've bought, because it was over 45 euro's there was free shipping and no VAT or GST as we call it here in Australia, I am waiting for the package to arrive and will post close up pics of the ropes, which they make in right and left hand lay,
The total order with the free shipping came to AUD 160,
Many thanks for sharing this, your positive experience with this supplier.
The ropes are looking great, real superb quality and service....I will try them also ...... and many thanks to Zoly for this hint.
It is one great advantage of this forum, with sharing the infos and experiences.....