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deke

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Whipping
« on: June 05, 2018, 12:11:37 PM »
I was going to get something from classic marine to whip rope and wanted something to make a ditty bag as well. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thx. Oh, and a needle size would be good as well.

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Re: Whipping
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2018, 10:57:51 AM »
My personal favourite when it comes to whipping, is to use black tarred twisted line.

Are you asking about what cordage to use for making your ditty bag, or also what canvas etc?

deke

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Re: Whipping
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2018, 12:12:59 PM »
Actually sizes of small stuff for whipping and needle sizes for ditty bag... I'm probably overthinking it, heh... I'm a bit ocd w/ overthinking stuff.  I've always; to keep rope from unraveling, backspliced them; and so I'm a little apprehensive w/ whipping the ends. Ive a copy of the marlinspike sailor where he mentions to use #4 canvas for the bag (i think)  heh...
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Re: Whipping
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2018, 08:03:05 PM »
I bought a chafing kit at a marine supply store.  It comes with a sail needle, some leather pieces, and a spool of heavy thread.  The thread is a waxed nylon that is very strong, I can't break it in my hands.  This is a nice material for whipping, and the sail needle is a good tool for tucking in the ends.  I also have a palm thimble to help get the needle through tight spots.

Dan_Lehman

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Re: Whipping
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2018, 12:11:48 AM »
> to whip rope.

What size rope?
In what is often called "small stuff" (approx. 6 .. 15mm),
I've used monofilament fishing line & mason line.
Here's the image posted in another thread:
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2225.0;attach=3713;image
and the thread is
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=2225.0

> always ... backspliced, so I'm a little apprehensive w/whipping

You shouldn't be.  And backsplicing braided rope can't be
fun, if even done!

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Re: Whipping
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2018, 07:54:19 AM »
For one Ditty Bag I made, I used a sewing awl similar to this: https://amzn.to/2M8VwV4 the main reason was that I had never used one before and thought it would be fun.


deke

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Re: Whipping
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2018, 01:34:27 PM »
Cool...i was watching Ray Mears make a canoe w/ an algonquin type of awl and thought that would be neat.

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Re: Whipping
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2018, 07:25:02 AM »
Maybe some of these may be of interest, regarding the ditty bag: http://igkt-solent.co.uk/?s=ditty+bag&x=17&y=11 Sadly though I have not yet made a video on the ditty bag.