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Author:  tx river rat [ Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:09 pm ]
Post subject:  The way I build my rope handles

This is the way I do my handles,very fast ,easy and adjustable. Start by making a loop with 3 ft extending past it on the short side.

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Then take the short end of the rope and make a loop beside your original loop

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grasp the end of the last loop and start wrapping all the ropes 6 or 7 inches from the top of the last loop. Wrapping back to the closed end.

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I like about 9 wraps but you can very this to the width of your hand.

Author:  tx river rat [ Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The way I build my rope handles

When you have the right number of wraps bring the end of the rope threw the loop and grasping the rope on the oposite end pull tight.

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You now have this

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by pulling on the remaining rope you can adjust the size.

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After getting the loop to the desired size trim off ends and and burn. I like this method because of the adjustability factor ,its easy to tie just takes a minute are so.
If you want to leave the other end long for a drag rope just put a knot to keep it in place.
Ron

PS this was just an old piece of rope so disregard the knot tied in it :D

Author:  LEE SCHNEIDERMANN [ Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The way I build my rope handles

This is another example of why this site is the best builder's site available! Thanks Ron!

Lee :wink:

Author:  goanywhere [ Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The way I build my rope handles

Sorry to get personal tx river rat but how many hits with a sledgehammer did it take to get your thumb to be so flexible? :lol: :lol:

Author:  tx river rat [ Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The way I build my rope handles

You should have seen it before I hit it with a hammer :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ron
But it is handy for hitch hiking

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