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    Hemp cord and nut drilling?

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    Post by fester Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:21 am

    What's the best diameter hemp cord for binding on the prod and is it best waxed before binding on or after?
    What is a good method of finding the center of a delrin nut for drilling? This seems such a simple thing but I'm finding  it difficult in practice and i want to avoid creating a cam affect if the nut pin was drilled off center?
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    Post by Geezer Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:34 am

    Hemp cord: I get mine from Hemp Basics or Global Hemp, both shops online.  I get their heaviest twine.. usually called 140 lb. or something like that. It's easier to was your cord before applying it.
    Center-finding your roller-nut.  I bought a simple plastic center-finder device from the local hardware store.  It's a clear plastic trapezoid with 'V' cuts in the middle. Fit your stock in the 'V', mark it from several directions with a sharp pencil.  start the hole with an awl, then drill thru... preferably on a dril press but it can be done by hand.  Keep at it.  Geezer.
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    Post by fester Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:22 am

    Thanks again Geezer. i've got access to a drill press.
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    Post by fester Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:12 am

    Do you ever varnish  a completed bridle? I watched a tutorial on youtube were it looked like a varnish was applied to finished binding. I cant be sure it was actually varnish as the commentary was in German.
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    Post by kenh Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:10 pm

    I would not think varnish, which hardens -- it might be an oil like lanolin

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