Help (advice) with building a braiding machine?
All I want is something that I can build, a hand crank mechanical kind, that can braid 7-10 strands into a larger rope. It doesn't even have to go fast, in fact I'm fine with it being slow.
Can anyone provide plans for one?
Ok so I think I have plans, but now I could use some advice with how to go about fabricating the sprockets. One idea is to purchase a premade sprocket and modify it, then use it as a master for a mold to create more. I was thinking of either doing the whole dissolving styrofoam with Acetone then pouring the plastic in the mold thing, or possibly adapt the Oogoo instructable. Thoughts??
Update 2: My latest brainstorm leaves me thinking that I could use a bicycle sprocket (gear) as a master and then make a mold from it, then make duplicates from the mold. Thoughts???