Ever wondered how rope was made? Now you can find out for yourself with this rope-making machine! Learn how to make rope from twine, string, or yarn. You can make plain or hawser-laid rope from three strands or shroud-laid rope from four strands.
Rope Making Machine
The gears and frame are composed of multiple sheets that you glue together to build up each sub-assembly. We use up to 4 sheets of 3-layer European Birch hardwood to make up each assembly. The shafts are 1″ diameter hardwood and the hooks are heavy gauge steel. It is best assembled using clamps, a brayer, and glue — sold separately.
111⁄2″W × 12″H × 53⁄4″D Body Only
111⁄2″W × 12″ H × 13″D Overall
Craftsman Skill — 5 to 8 hours assembly
Made in USA
The spreader is a simple device to keep the strands separated as the rope is being twisted. You move it toward the rope machine as the rope forms or is laid up behind it.
11½”W × 12”H × ½”D
Journeyman Skill — 1 hour assembly
Made in USA
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