The Ship in a Bottle – Toggle Rope Straps

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  1. Ellis Delahoy says:

    I wonder if you could make this with Amsteel?

    • Derek says:

      I thought about that too. However, Amsteel has such a great weight-to-strength ratio that it sort of defeats the purpose. If you use smaller Amsteel, like Zing-it or even Dynaglide, the diameter is so small that to braid/weave to an appropriate thickness to distribute the weight around the tree, you’d end up using a lot of cord.

      Another line I was looking at is Dacron. This polyester line doesn’t stretch, it’s UV-resistant, and is rated at 250+ lbs (113+ kg).

      Doing a 4-strand weave with Dacron would be a great alternative to 550 cord.

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