I wanted to make a rope mat so i googled how to make one. There were plenty of templates to draw to show where the rope cross and such, and using nails on a board to hold it in place while you get it started.  I decided to make a peg board loom that would allow for making different sizes of mats with various numbers of Leads and Bights.  The pegs are glued in place on the left and top side. The bottom and right side are left open to allow for free placement of the pegs to set the desired size.

Here is the main link I looked at to figure out how this works and gave me the inspiration for the peg board.

Step 1: Draw the grid

I used a 2x4 foot piece of pegboard for this project.
Using a sharpie I drew a diamond grid that teh rope will follow while creating a mat.
In order to fit larger size rope as well as small I made the diamond grid 3 holes on each side.
I drew a border around the outside to remind myself to leave room for screws and such.
Very nice! I have a thick dowel (a section of staircase handrail) with headless nails for doing turk's head knots, but you have given me some great ideas for improving it. Thanks!
Very nice tutorial and very nice mat. Well done!
Thank you!
Oh this is perfect! I was just thinking about making a rope mat, I made one before with a retired rope I had but the prospect of doing it again was daunting. This makes it look much easier!
Thanks, It is much easier with this board. The initial first pass layout is the hard part which is what this helps with most. Everything else is following the first pass and tightening it up.
This is so fancy! I'd love to know the finished size too! Would this work on a larger scale? Or would it make more sense to make a bunch this size and attach them together?
Thank you! This finished size is 8"x18" . The finished size depends on the size of rope you use, and how many passes you make.
What diameter was the glow in the dark rope you used? I have a 50 mm long 8 mm thick climbing rope that can't be used for climbing anymore.
The glow in the dark rope is 1/4&quot; The nice thing about this board is you can scale it down to work with almost any length of rope you have. At the very least you could make a coaster. :-) <br>A lot of people are using old climbing rope for these types of projects.
Very cool! Makes me think I might be able to make my logo into a jewelry piece.<br> <br> The 'tightening' process is what stopped me before, metal isn't quite as forgiving of being worked around corners as is rope. :-)
If you're anywhere near where he's touring, try to sign up for a class with Loren Damewood (http://www.golden-knots.com/). If you're not anywhere near, you can order a DVD and a jig. He is mostly about tying knots in precious metal wire. I highly recommend his classes and your logo looks like it would be fairly straightforward to do...
That would be some tedious work for sure! Go for it! and good luck!
This would make a great, durable rug for my front porch on a little larger scale! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for the instructions and pics!
It looks like if you use 1/2&quot; line with 4 passes and do the full board you will get a pretty big mat. 3 passes should be about a welcome mat size.
Great idea! I have tried some of the Turks Head knots, and failed miserably (mostly trying to tie them in hand). This great because it keeps you on track visually too.
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This is the next one I did, 4 bight by 6 lead using 1/2&quot; rope, 4 passes. About 15x8&quot; <br>This thing certainly makes it easy to get going!
beautiful work. what size is your finished mat?
Roughly 8x18.

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