I forgot how sore a long intense scene can leave you afterwards. Pleasantly tired today.
Archive for July, 2008
Another interesting educational class.
I recieved a 3′ tall stuffed moose in the mail today. Other than that, pretty much a normal Monday.
I had a nice long talk today with a friend who is the SO of another friend that I’ve been playing with a little and hope to play with more in the future. I’m a big fan of communication in any kind of relationship, but perticularly when more than one person is involved.
Today was good. Started at the club at 4 in the afternoon for a crafters SIG meeting where we made a strap that I’ll probably be doing a craft segment on shortly, then dinner there, followed by a class on quick and dirty rope for sex.
It’s been a long week work and personal life wise, so I’m happy Saturday is almost here.
Went to a local munch tonight, good time hanging out and socializing.
Went to the monthly Eat & Beat at the Crucible. Good diner and conversation. Got to talk with a fellow who was checking things out coming from the swinger scene.
Interesting class tonight on tickling, also missed work to to a rather painful sprained hip.
It’s finally here. Today I talk about my first nylon singletail project. While I included pictures of the various stages of completion, I decided that a detailed explanation of the round braiding process would be hard to show without video, and there are several good videos available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=UT6u-uetGNY, http://youtube.com/watch?v=PxmLq9Wv1Tk, and http://youtube.com/user/bernie46. I used about 160 ft. of black nylon 550 cord or parachute cord, available on-line or from your local military surplus store for about $80 per 1200 ft. spool, with the core strands pulled out so that it lays flat. For the weighted core, I stuffed a 60″ section of 550 cord with lead shot, available from your local gun or hunting store, and folded it over at the 20″ mark. This resulted in 20″ of doubled weighted line and 20″ of single weighted line. I then braided 8 strands at 20″, followed by 12 strands at 40″, then 16 strands at 80″, each time dropping a pair of strands into the core every 12″ or so, finishing with four or six strands at the end of each pass. For the fall on the end I used a 10″ piece of 550 cord with the core still in it. I doubled the fall over, laid it over the ends of the last set of strands with the bight on the braided side, and then tied each of the strands over all the other strands and the fall. This process is shown in one of the videos for replacing a fall. Once this was done I tied one side of the fall over all the strands and pulled the other side taught. The cracker was made with a few strands of the core material from the 550 cord as described in one of the videos.
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Had a great day today, learning a lot more about rope.
I just finished watching the new Batman movie. Really enjoyed it.
Despite today’s adversity, I managed to finish the nylon whip project I was working on. The craft segment on it should be up tomorrow night.
The nylon whip project is coming along, and I’m staying busy.