Safety Net for Snow Sledding

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We have fun sledding in our back yard but we have steep hill that ends at the street. So a safety net would be a good idea. I decided to see if I could make one.

I did some research on line. YouTube has many net making instruction video so I used a combination of some of them to make my net.

The rope I used was from the Dollar Store.
 

Step 1: How I Made the Shuttle.

I took the roll of rope and used some rubber bands to hold it together as I make the net. Worked very well just pull to release some rope. 

As for the mesh stick I used a piece of wood paneling I had and sanded the edges smooth. pic 5



Step 2: How I Made It

The diagram shows how to start the net with the shuttle and mesh stick. I used the free end of a wood clamp to hold the net as I made it I just moved the row up every time I completed about 4 to 5 rows.





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    guipozjim

    7 years ago on Introduction

    It's a really good idea. I have thought a lot of times....I would do "this" if I had a net. The finish net looks grat...but I do not really see how you have done it. I do not understand clearly how to do the knots...in the video your hands cover them.It would be fantastic if you include some more drawings.

    (Sorry for English mistakes...Big salutes from Spain!)

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    MartinMakesguipozjim

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Here is a video I found that shows the knot I used I hope it helps.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMxTGqy0Mzk&feature=related

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    prodchapin

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for the easy to follow instructional. I've been looking around for quite a while as to how to make a safety net. I've already started making my own net and is coming along quite nicely. Thank you again.