In addition to thickness, Vos has constructed long ropes.
“If you want to make the rope bigger, you can expand the stands. I made one a couple of years ago that was 478 feet long,” Vos said.
Once the ropes are made, they will last.
“Back then, a rope would last quite a while if it was properly taken care of and even the ropes today will last for longer periods,” Vos said.
He also said in order to preserve the ropes, one must avoid leaving them in the rain.
“It is also important to ensure that too much dirt, water, and debris don’t built up in the rope. This will cause the fibers to wear out,” Vos said.
Toward the final stages of the rope-making process, he demonstrated that one needs to cut the ends off the rope.
“The ends are typically access. So you knot the end of it and make it into a hook by cutting the ends off,” Vos said.
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