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The uses for baling twine

Post by Sydney on Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:37 pm

Oh theres sooo many uses. What has everyone used it for?

I use it to tie loops on tools so I can hang them. I made a pair of barrel reins out of blue twine when I was young which I then passed on to my friends daughter who was totally in love with them.
I've made a halter for a random loose horse and walked it home, a belt for myself, a necklace, a "holy shit" handle for my english saddle, a whisp, haynet (which I found instructions for now! I'm going to make one from their patterns http://www.ultimatehorsesite.com/info/howto/makeahaynetfrombailingtwine.html)

Anyway, theres a million uses for twine.

Also, I forgot. Does anyone know how to weave a wisp out of hay/baling twine. I have always seen them and tried to make a few but they never quite look right. I've never found instructions. They have been around for so long someone has to know how to make them.
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Post by bohohorse on Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:33 am

Holy sh*t handle... lmao!

I used some yesterday to tie the ends of my long reins together. It does mean that if you drop one rein then you drop both... but it means you can long rein with one hand for a few seconds if need be and actually end up dropping them less often. I also used a bit to tie his stirrups under his belly as I run the long reins through the stirrups. Rather dull uses but very handy!

I remember reading about how to make a wisp out of hay... twisting the hay into long ropes and then making them into a fat plait. I suppose you'd need lots of long pieces of twine to make a thick rope then plait it. I haven't tried either though I admit... I'm sure if I did it with hay I'd just end up with a large messy snack for Zeno Laughing
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Re: The uses for baling twine

Post by Sydney on Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:43 am

I have soooooo much baling twine. especially when you go through one round bale a week.
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Post by lightertouch on Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:37 am

Baler twine rocks! cheers

Have seen haynets made of it, have made plaited leadropes of it, use it as breakable 'safety loops' when longlining as both bridle and reins are synthetic. Have tied stirrups when longlining, and of course use as breakable tying-up loops. Have used as temporary leading string. Also use as hanging handles for tools - makes it harder to lose your hoofpick if you've got a bloody great big neon orange/yellow/pink bit of string on it! Rolling Eyes Very Happy Have seen halters and rugs temporarily mended with it. Tying gates closed, have seen used as gate hinges ( Exclamation ). Think I'm done... sunny
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Post by armargo on Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:41 pm

Oh I LOVE bailing twine too Very Happy

Aside of some of the things already mentioned I use it for tying back gates or trailer doors when they are open so they don't keep banging in the wind or bang anything against me if I'm standing near them. Also use it for tying timber, etc onto the car trailer or keeping the boot lid steady if I have an over-hanging load in my boot. Handy for tying off water pipes too if connections break so you don't end up with a flooded patch in your field or yard, etc.

It is also great for mending holes in the net on my son's goal posts, I am actually contemplating making a full goal net over the dark winter evenings alien

I use it for so many jobs but my mind has obviously gone to bed before my body as I can't think of anything else off the top of my head What a Face


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Post by Sydney on Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:13 pm

I made a wall yesterday out of old wooden gates so the one mare would stop eating straw (Shes a draft mix and the only one who can reach) I used baling twine to hold it together and they haven't touched a bale since.

I also made one of those hay nets and it turned out pretty good.
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Post by fin on Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:41 pm

Last week I tied up a bag of rock salt like a parcel using baling string then I added a long loop so I could drag it. Then I punched holes in the bag and dragged it over the ice. It was much easier than barrowing the stuff and spreading with a spade. As the hill down from my house is very steep the barrow kept sliding away from me and I kept slipping. When the bag was empty I only had an empty bag to take back up the hill instead of a barrow. I used the same piece of string for three bags' worth and it didn't wear out.
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