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taproot

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cutting twine with twine
« on: July 12, 2017, 05:12:55 AM »
First off I'm new here, hope I'm in the right place.
Many years ago my friend showed me how to cut twine with twine.
He once worked at Sears wrapping packages for mail order.
They didn't use sizzors or blades. They used a form of knot/binding???
to cut the twine. It was effortless, by friction I think. I've tried and looked and can't figure it out. This seems the place to ask.
Thanks for any help
Pat

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Re: cutting twine with twine
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 09:56:58 AM »
Welcome to the forum taproot. There are several videos on cutting cord with cord - usually paracord so a search using the word paracord will give several results. Here is a quick video which demonstrates the principle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOaJyqlQ3Es

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taproot

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Re: cutting twine with twine
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 06:45:50 PM »
Thanks sweeny, but thats not it.  He just wrapped the twine around it's self some how and jerked it and the spool end broke.

asemery

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Re: cutting twine with twine
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 10:55:11 PM »
This sounds like what you are describing.
A general store owner taught me this method years ago.  It really works.  I just found this link,
Snap a length of string with your bare hands
Tony
« Last Edit: July 14, 2017, 05:03:47 AM by asemery »

taproot

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Re: cutting twine with twine
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 03:40:14 PM »
asemery
thank you a thousand times. I
've been thinking about this for twenty years.
Your a gentle man and a scholar.
Pat

taproot

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Re: cutting twine with twine
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 07:34:29 PM »
and another with twine-doubled

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Re: cutting twine with twine
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 01:22:47 AM »
What these videos do NOT show (or not clearly)
is >> what << breaks.  The one with the guy
sawing through red line with itself, now, clearly
does show this, but IIRC when I tried the other
method more or less w/string it was the MOVING
part that parted --not the one that one might
think would be *sawed* through by it !

And I recall some rockclimbing discussion where someone
stood in loops of a kernmantle rope trying to see-saw through
some 1" tubular(?) webbing and it was the rope that ultimately
broke --and IIRC there were some others saying that this
COULD happen, at least --contrary what one would expect!

--dl*
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taproot

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Re: cutting twine with twine
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 04:55:26 AM »
the question was breaking twine/string W/O cutting, as the last vid stated it wont work with  man made  fiber.