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Re: toggle rope hole
Posted by Mac on Sep 15, 2004
I went to a hobby shop and bought some copper or brass tubing with an inside diameter just a bit larger than the rope I used for my grab handles. Then I measured the outside diameter, selected the appropriate drill bit and drilled a hole about 1 1/2 inches down from the sheer and about 3/4 inch in. I epoxied little lengths of tubing in, let cure, and carefully sanded to the shape of the surrounding wood - use Dremel tools or whatever here. Once flush, I flared the inside edges of the tubes a bit and smoothed them to make sure that the metal wouldn't fray the rope.
I must say that the little gleam of brass or copper at the edges of the holes is also quite pleasing and looks very professional.
Ha! Fooled em again!
Have a ball!
In Response to: toggle rope hole by Peter on Sep 15, 2004
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