Humorous Rope Barometer




I was inspired to build my own Rope Barometer after seeing one at a golf course. 

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Step 1: Getting Started

I went to the store and bought some wood but any wood you have around can work. I also bought some rope, I wanted to use natural-fibre rope instead of nylon rope only because I thought it would look better. 

Step 2: Screen Printing the Graphics

I could have used a variety of methods to print on the graphics but I decided to screen print them on. I understand that it is probably the most difficult way but I think it looks the best. Basically I wanted to learn how to screen print too. I bought a screen printing kit from a local art supply store. After reading about the different ways to screen print I decided to use the Photo Emulation method

Step 3: Add the Rope

Simply drill a hole, slip the rope through, and tie a not at both ends. 

Step 4: Clear Coat

I added a clear coat to protect the silkscreen ink from the elements.  

Step 5: Final Project

And here is the final project! I hope you enjoyed this instructable! 

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    38 Discussions


    7 years ago on Step 5

    This looks great, your version looks far better than the version that inspired you in the first place.

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Hey thank you! I was fun to make. I am thinking of making another one and shipping it to the golf course we saw it at in Augusta, GA. The Patch


    7 years ago on Introduction

    This is great! I saw something like this using a rock, but this is so much fun since you can customize it to fit a friend for a gift. Wonderful instructable!

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Hey thanks! That's exactly what I was thinking too. With the space where I put the golfer you can put anything you want, you can write a title, draw something, or stick on sticker. Any theme works. Thanks again for the nice comment!


    6 years ago on Introduction

    This is really great! I think I will make one for my uncle, he is a golfer and a sailor so he would like this alot. Thanks for the share!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I decided to make two other designs; a hunter and a fisherman. I am also selling them at a local farmers market and on Esty


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thank You! Yeah not that I know how to screen print I want to do it more.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Its something I definitely have to try in the future! It would be neat to screen print shirts and things like this


    7 years ago on Introduction

    My Mom & Dad had a similiar sign, but with two walnuts hanging down.
    It read:
    If your nuts are warm, its hot.
    If your nuts are wet, its rainy.
    If you can't see your nuts, its foggy.
    If your nuts get red, its sunny.
    If your nuts are white, its snowing.

    Same thing, just different. Very funny! ;)

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