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    Question Sewing Rope To Webbing?

    This is just a random thought and I probably already know the answer but I thought I would ask anyways.

    Has anyone ever tried sewing a rope and webbing together?

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    No....I can't imagine it would work too well, though. I assume you're talking about load-bearing rope and webbing like in a suspension system? I don't think you could get adequate stitching through the rope to hold a decent load. Plus, the way rope is woven wouldn't really hold stitches very well.

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    You could probably tie a knot in the end of the rope, then wrap the webbiing around it lengthwise and whip it (whip it good).

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    Whip it...into shape.

    Or sew a loop in the webbing, then tie the cord through the loop.
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    Going forward... It's not to late.

    If you could get the thread through the rope, the limiting factor will be the strength of the thread. I think that it would be the first thing to go.

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    Like I said, I already knew the answer to that question. I just wanted to get some EXPERT opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    This is just a random thought and I probably already know the answer but I thought I would ask anyways.

    Has anyone ever tried sewing a rope and webbing together?
    What rope, what webbing, what purpose?

    I have seen some beautiful splices between rope and webbing that involved unraveling a few inches of 3 strand rope, mashing them with a hammer and then sewing that to a piece of webbing. The whole thing was hidden by a piece of cloth sewn over the splice. I think this might have been for a sailboat application. I also think that I have seen webbing divided and braided so that it will go through a hole - kayak application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Whip it...into shape.

    Or sew a loop in the webbing, then tie the cord through the loop.
    This is the best suggestion, but I would add that the knot should be a double sheet bend. Then whip the working end to the standing rope. It will be ultra strong and will never come apart (unless you want it to!).
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    My experience

    I once had an application where I inserted a shock cord into a piece of tubular nylon webbing and used a Speedy Stitcher on it. Worked OK, but I had reservations about it's strength.

    A similar app with line and tubular MIGHT work, but I don't like the idea of weight bearing.

    Jim

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    I was thinking a load bearing knot might be the better way to go-(sheet bend, double sheet bend?) or is the stitching required for some reason? KM

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