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Old 07-18-2005, 07:29 AM   #11
Mike Yukish
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I have climbing gear, so a no brainer for me. But in general, a nice fat locking biner and a 24" long loop of webbing or rope will let you hang it around a tree limb, playground equipment, or anything else. The sinnet/rope naturally has a loop at the top due to how it is constructed.
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:47 AM   #12
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sounds good. thanks for the tips!
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Old 07-26-2005, 12:16 PM   #13
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Any ideas on how to finish the bottom off?
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Old 07-27-2005, 04:26 AM   #14
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"Any ideas on how to finish the bottom off?"

Duct tape or electrical tape would work but a better solution would be to use a whipping. A whipping uses small strong twine to finish the end of rope to keep it from coming unlaid. In this case you would use the whipping to keep the sinnet from coming undone.

Do a search on google for "knots whipping". (Don't just search for "whipping", you'll get some strange results)

Depending on the rope you might be able to melt the very ends of the strands together after the whipping is finished. This isn't neccessary if the whipping is good and tight and you should try it with a couple small pieces of the rope first to see if they'll melt or burn (do it outside). Be careful.
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Old 07-27-2005, 04:35 AM   #15
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Oh I forgot.

Quickest, simplest, ugliest way to finish is just tie an overhand knot in the end of the sinnet.
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Old 07-28-2005, 11:36 AM   #16
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I finished my climbing rope last night. I will try it this weekend!

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Old 07-30-2005, 09:47 PM   #17
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Mike, I tried this out with a rope scrap at work that was about 1/2 to 5/8" thick and the result was perfecto. The resulting rope is the perfect size and has excellent 'featuring' for a no-slip grip. Kudos on the post.
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Old 07-31-2005, 07:48 AM   #18
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I did this once with an 8-braid for an even thicker rope. Came out well, with a slightly square shape. I got the directions from a book by Geoffrey Budworth, who has many excellent books out on knots and ropes.
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Old 08-03-2005, 07:13 AM   #19
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Any ideas on how to finish the bottom off?

Whipping works great, as mentioned. Whip it good, then trim ends close to whipping. A little dab of glue never hurts to hold things together.

http://www.inquiry.net/images/whip.jpg

You can also take one strand, and tie a double fisherman's knot around the 4 lines. I took more than two loops, to make more like a triple or quadruple fisherman's. Look at pictures 1-4 at this site.

http://www.aqvi55.dsl.pipex.com/knot.../fisherman.htm
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Old 08-04-2005, 06:30 AM   #20
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I am bumping this, because I think everyone should see it. I'm going to be going to Home depot next week and building two or three of these guys. Should I know anything about specific types of rope to use? Also, what is the best thing to use for whipping? Thanks for the awesome guide.
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