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Whipping is the tying of several turns of twine around the end of a rope to prevent it from unravelling. It is not to be confused with splicing, which is a method of joining two ropes together, or joining one rope to itself, usually to form an eye or loop. Twine is a strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together, and used for various purposes, as for binding small parcels, making nets, and the like; a small cord or string. ... Coils of rope used for long-line fishing A rope (IPA: ) is a length of fibers, twisted or braided together to improve strength for pulling and connecting. ... Rope splicing is the forming of a semi-permanent join between two ropes or two parts of the same rope by partly untwisting and then interweaving their strands. ...

## Whipping natural fiber rope GA_googleFillSlot("encyclopedia_square");

Whipping usually starts inside and works towards the end of the rope. The twine is first laid along the rope end in the form of an elongated double S that lies along the valley between one strand and the next. As the binding progesses a length of twine is left protruding at the inner end of the whipping. A loop is left protruding at the outer end of the rope. The term loop, in its general sense, refers to something that closes back on itself (such as a circle or ring). ...

When the turns are complete, the end of the twine is passed through the loop and the free end of twine at the start of the whipping is used to tug the free end of the twine securely below the turns. The inner tail is cut off by inserting a sharp knife through the whipping at about the third turn. The severed end of twine is then pulled out. The result is neatly whipped rope with no visible twine ends. (The whipping tightens up when wet, because cotton twine shrinks more than hemp.) Traditional Finnish puukko knife A knife is a sharp-edged hand tool used for cutting. ... A High-altitude Electromagnetic Pulse, or HEMP, is emanated from the detonation of a single nuclear warhead several kilometers into the atmosphere. ...

## Whipping plastic fiber rope

Dacron and other man-made fiber ropes require binding two or three turns of plastic tape tightly around the point where the end is to be cut. Slice through the rope in the center of the tape. Melt the ends in a flame so that all the fibers are fused together. The term plastics covers a range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic condensation or polymerization products that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or fibers. ... Fiber (American English) or fibre (Commonwealth English) is a class of materials that are continuous filaments or are in discrete elongated pieces, similar to lengths of thread. ... Plastic is a term that covers a range of synthetic or semisynthetic polymerization products. ... Tape could refer to any of these : Adhesive tape Sticky tape Gaffer tape Duct tape Masking tape Magnetic tape Cassette tape Punched tape Tape drive Tape measure Tape (movie) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Fire. ... Fusion typically refers to the merging of two or more entities into a single one: In physics and technology nuclear fusion is the combination of two atomic nuclei into a single nucleus, usually the isotopes of hydrogen, Deuterium and Tritium. ...

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 Traditional Rope Company | Finishing the rope ends (353 words) I use a Common whipping which is fine in most cases but if you are looking for something that will be a bit more robust then I can apply a more complex and secure whipping. Whilst there are probably hundreds of different splices the most common type used on a natural fibre rope is the eye-splice which creates a neat, secure, permanent eye in the end. We really would need to chat about exactly what you are trying to do before you order a spliced rope as we need to allow for things like the size of the eye.
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