Sunday, September 17, 2006

The end of every piece of rope we sell is “finished” by whipping the ends with a high strength nylon thread. We are famous for these ends. I just finished whipping the end of the LAST piece of Folsom stock. While a fairly simple process, the trick is to always apply constant tension to the thread while stitching the ends. One develops very strong forearms from doing this. Over the course of the last week, I’ve whipped something like 200 pieces of rope.

My arms now feel like someone has taken a sharp spoon and dug a trench from the tip of one thumb, up my arms, across my shoulders, and down the arm to the tip of the other thumb.