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    I believe the person in that video counts as a Wizard.

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    quite a decorative looking spike. I've got to make one soon for splicing, but I am partial to the design with the "groove" so I don't have to open the twist as much to feed the strand through. After seeing this video, I am now considering putting the weighted tommy bar in, as much for twisting leverage, and for the possibility of using it in this way.

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    I'd love to get my hands on a marlinspike like that. I do rope-making with my Scouts for Pioneering Merit Badge, and I try to show off as many methods as I can.

    I'm make one but I don't have access to a lathe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheElderBrother View Post
    I'd love to get my hands on a marlinspike like that. I do rope-making with my Scouts for Pioneering Merit Badge, and I try to show off as many methods as I can.

    I'm make one but I don't have access to a lathe.
    Got a drill and a file? Drill and angle grinder? A torch or even a fire pit and a chunk of iron you can use as an anvil? A file and some patience? Lots of ways to do what you want.

    The guys who made the original lathes used hammers, chisels, files, and their minds to make all the tools they needed to make the machines. You do not NEED machines to make basic tools, though it can definitely speed things up. A hand drill, hand cranked, even, can be used. An electric drill is a bit easier. A simple drill press can also become a lathe.

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    Fair play. I'll see what I can do. I have other resources I can apply to this, so I'll let you all know what I come up with...

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    Nice skill to know in case the government ever outlaws rope. That's a joke son. But... if you think about it the way some are thinking these days, rope, noose, bad. We need to ban rope.



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