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Rope-maker's Eye (Hawser-laid rope.)
Figured p 241. fig 1. except that the
part forming the eye is thinner in pro-
portion to the rope.
To Make: Unlay the rope about
6 turns more than the length required
to go round the intended eye, (fig 1.) which will
be measured by the size of the thimble
usually inserted in this eye. (A thim-
ble is a metal ring with a concave
edge such as, on a small scale, is
put in the lace-holes of boots. ^See fig 4. Mark
two of the three strands
-say[Deleted: s] nos 1 & 3- to the length, measured
from their roots required to go round
the thimble ^(fig 2.); parcel them to the same
extent & tar the parcelling. ^(fig 3.) Cut 2 off
short two or three inches from it's root.
Stop the marked & parcelled strands in pos-
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