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 Post subject: Knot Video
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:21 pm 
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The new video that is out on how to tie knots is excellent.
The theme song will get to you pretty fast, but the method used to teach the knots is excellent.
We are using the DVD version. Being able to pause/rewind and show it over and over is great.


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 Post subject: Rope making
PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 10:07 pm 
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Talked to a friend tonight and she was having trouble with the ropemaking requirement. She has a plan for a rope making machine, but it takes too many tools to make easily. The web has machines plans and ones available to purchase. This could take either a lot of time or money. It looks like you could hand twist rope. (It may not be the best rope but...)
If you have taught this honor, have you just had the Pathfinders hand twist the rope?
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 Post subject: Making Rope requirement.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:32 am 
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The spirit of the requirement is to make the rope by hand as people did prior to the industrial revolution. You can do this simply by making a three strand twist from store bought twine (keep to natural fiber twine not any kind of kern/mantl rope or poly "office supply store" shipping twine) or you can use the opportunity to work on your Indian Lore (1, 2, 10) honor or Pioneering (7. a.) honor and discover what native material in your area was used to make rope and go that route.

To make the rope from twin you will tie an appropriate knot to bind all three together make the rope an appropriate twist (you can compare this to twisted pair in the store) and tie off the finished end. All twisted fiber ropes have a tendancy to untwist themselves, so even store bought versions must be tied or taped or waxed to keep them from unfurling themselves. The rope should coil and be tieable when you are finished.

If I were teaching the honor, I would not accept machine made rope for this requirement. Although that may fulfill a vocational honor.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:02 am 
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One of the secrets for making the rope is to twist the three strands it in the opposite direction from the twist in the individual stran. We have used hay bale twine several times to make rope. If the twine is twisted to the right, then the rope you make from it should be twisted to the left. The opposite twist will tend to keep the rope from unwinding.

You can take three ropes made from the twine and twist them in the opposite direction to make a larger rope. I have one home made rope that we use for tug-a-war that was made that way.

To finish off a hay bale twine rope, quickly pull the through a campfire to burn off all the little twine hairs that stick out. Makes a nice smooth rope.

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