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Model Builder's Den => Wood, Fibreglass, Plastics & Other Building Materials => : romanov August 27, 2016, 00:13:30

: Ropewolk
: romanov August 27, 2016, 00:13:30
Welcome to your needs I made a machine for twisting wire modeling.
Twister ropewolk is made of aluminum and is driven by an electric motor. It has a full speed control from 40-900 rpm / min. I put photos and video of how it works
Romanov


(http://www.rcmodel.com.pl/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/rope-alu3.jpg)
(http://www.rcmodel.com.pl/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/rope-alu2.jpg)
(http://www.rcmodel.com.pl/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/rope-alu1.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LcntwcStso
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQMLiZAN_iQ


Here the older version to show the principle of operation of Ropewalk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YInmPm-oLHI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YInmPm-oLHI
: Re: Ropewolk
: 2tugboats August 27, 2016, 16:39:04
Excellent Romanov. . .your twisting machine works like a charm and makes perfect woven line.
And, I am impressed with your taking the time to make the "twisters" look good with different
colored parts.

I would have liked to have one 50 years ago when I made the twisted wire roping for an all
metal "Dutch Merchant" I built. I had to put the ends of 1/16 inch wire in the vice, clamp
a pair of "Vice Grips" on the other end and twist away for hours to achieve the same results.

(http://www.twotugboats.com/images/2e468af81c77dc380df2010fa4c481db.jpg)

Thank you for sharing - new tools are tops around the Forum here.

Michael