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Toggle rope

Postby richardtl » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:58 pm

With the stupid prices of toggle ropes, once shipped to SA, I decided to try make my own.

I had some 20mm thick hessian type rope. I took an 8foot length. I had a 25mm thick wood stave and I cut off a 150mm length which I then tapered in the lathe. A non tapered one could be easily fabricated using a drill press and file to slot the centre.

I then spliced both ends. I had not done a splice in about 30 years, and last as a Boy Scout.

Here are the raw materials and a finished toggle
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A close up of the toggle
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The finished splices
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Out of interest here is my Rhodesian Armoury issue compass (same as the WWII items), for which I had to turn out some new breass screws, that were missing. Didn't use the lathe here, but a drill, small files, fine sand paper and a small die set. The black screw seen is one of the new ones I hand fabricated.
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Re: Toggle rope

Postby richardtl » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:51 pm

Since I was making them, here are a whole lot I turned out for the lads here in SA


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Re: Toggle rope

Postby Special Department. » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:46 pm

Just what you need to cross a river Comrade, nice work.

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