How To make Hemp rope

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by cooker06, Mar 3, 2010.

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    cooker06

    cooker06 Well-Known Member

    :peace:

    I was curious how you grow hemp and then turn it into rope- fuel- or other resources?

    I mean how do you get it from plant to rope?


    Thank you
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    cooker06

    cooker06 Well-Known Member

    Someone help!!!!!
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    That 5hit

    That 5hit Well-Known Member

    even better question would be how to make hemp paper

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    cooker06

    cooker06 Well-Known Member

    Why better?
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    cooker06

    cooker06 Well-Known Member

    also thanks for the reply
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    That 5hit

    That 5hit Well-Known Member

    because i like to smoke shit up
    not tie shit up
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    T.H.Cammo

    T.H.Cammo Well-Known Member

    Everything I remember about hemp (or, think I do!) is way back from many moons ago! I've really forgotten all the technical names, but I think I can paint you a picture with words.

    Don't remember much about how it's grown except that it's kind of crowded close together to make it stretch towards the sunlight.

    The stalks and branches are fed into a press (I think it's called a "Hempbrake") to crush the pulpy structure that holds the fiber together. This would be a lot like running celery through a "wringer", the sticks all come out limp and soft - but the "strings " are still loosely holding together.

    The next step is like a "Cotton Gin", a mechanical devise that strips away all the fibers and arranges them so that they are all aligned in the same direction.

    Next the fibers go into a "Spinning Machine" that turns out a real loose kind of twine about 1/8" thick (it's almost like a "yarn"). Several of these "twines" can be twisted tighter and wrapped around each other to make various sizes of rope.

    Canvass is made in a similar way. Except that instead of spinning the fiber into 1/8" twine, just a few fibers are spun into a "heavy thread". Which is then woven into the tough fabric. Canvass takes it's name from "Canabiss", I think it's Dutch or something! Fine Hemp cloth is also made in a similar way. Except only the smaller, finer, fibers are used and the resulting fabric is very soft and durable.

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