Braiding Rope

I worked at a factory that produced nylon, polyester, and dissolving suture (stitches) strands. The process was just like this and when you're in a room of 100 machines, it's pretty damn loud.

you can dance if you want to, you can leave your friends behind.

There's a whole world of braiding machine videos on YouTube. Seriously, a bunch.

Kernmantle is fucking art

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This is oddly mesmerising

So much work for something so simple, machinery is amazing.

At first I thought it was making those old Chinese “handcuffs”