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  1. Hello Pete, thank you for your appreciation of my work. A few days ago I received the linen yarn from Bockens NeL 120/2 and Goldschild NeL 100/3 and immediately struck a rope with 2 threads per hook. For the linen yarn of Goldschild NeL 100/3, this resulted in a rope with ø 0.75 mm (on the right in the picture) and for the linen yarn of Bockens NeL 120/2 a rope with ø 0.55 mm (left in the picture). These yarns are a lot thinner, like those already presented. This makes it possible to make even the thinnest ropes I need in the upper rigging for the La Crèole. Of course, practice is still required. It gets better from rope to rope; the experience is steadily increasing and it's even fun. Surely it will be even better, but for now from my point of view as good. Here are some more Experiments (left to right): DMC Ecru No. 100 6 x 3 rope diameter 1.40 mm; cotton DMC Ecru No. 80 6 x 3 rope diameter 1.50 mm; cotton DMC Ecru No. 80 8 x 3 rope diameter 1.65 mm; cotton DMC Ecru No. 100 1 x 2 rope diameter 0.45 mm; cotton Alterfil No. 120 2 x 3 rope diameter 0.58 mm; polyester Bock's No. 470 NeL 120/2 8 x 3 rope diameter 1.25 mm; linen
  2. Hello, thanks for the positive comments and the reference to a source of linen yarn. @Ferit KUTLU The ropes for the bouys are clothed. Therefore, I will leave this. But the other ropes will be replaced.
  3. Hello Mark, thanks for the tip. I practice a lot, here are my modest results.
  4. Hello aviaamator, Thanks for the hints, but I'm still learning rope making. I will try to twist the strands closer and stronger at the next tests. Hi Richmond, Thank you for your interest and your nice comment.
  5. Hello, after further tests, the following results are to be shown. The lower rope is made of polyester. All others are made of linen. Here is a short explanation: NeL 100 means 100 x 300 yards / 1 UK pound = 100 x 0.604772 g / m = 60.04772 g / m, that means 60 meters of this yarn weigh 1g. With each further attempt, the result is a little better. However, in the case of linen yarn, since it is a natural fiber, irregularities in the yarn are sometimes also unpleasant on the finished rope. I hope that this becomes less visible with the now ordered at the company Goldschild and even thinner linen yarn in the strengths NeL 120/2 or 100/3. Sequel follows …
  6. Hello Karl, Ozark and aviaamator, thank you for your interest and nice comments. Also thank you for the LIKES. In the meantime, I have started a first attempt to make ropes. The left rope is my attempt, the right one is a purchased rope. For this experiment, I simply used polyester yarn. For each hook I pulled 6 threads, that is 3 x 6. As can be seen in the picture, the strands of my rope is not strong enough. In addition, I will make many attempts to collect even with linen yarn many experiences. The ropewalk has to be motorized at the "looper". With thinner strands, the twist may not be enough to form the rope.
  7. Hello Albert, I am enthusiastic about your work!
  8. Hello, that must show a try. Currently I am still looking for a suitable power supply to to be able to run the transmission for the ropewalk.
  9. Hello Ed, this linen yarn comes from Sweden, and is called "Bockens Lingarn". Here LINK are more information.
  10. Hello Ed, I would like to say once again that you are a fantastic model maker. Class pictures! Since I do not want to overload your construction report, please follow the LINK. There you can see pictures of the linen yarn that has arrived today, in comparison with that of DMC. I would be very interested in your opinion.

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