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Offline John A

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Twists in ratchet straps
« on: April 30, 2021, 07:02:13 AM »
Twisted straps testing
https://youtu.be/ifyJjQXOttE
Nice shop, I especially like the band saw
https://youtu.be/Li3boD9A8b0
« Last Edit: April 30, 2021, 07:04:03 AM by John A »
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Re: Twists in ratchet straps
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2021, 07:27:33 AM »
WOW! That band saw rebuild is something else.
Thanks for posting..

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Re: Twists in ratchet straps
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2021, 07:49:30 AM »
Thanks, very interesting. If you put in a twist it reduces vibrations, who'd a thunk that?
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Re: Twists in ratchet straps
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2021, 07:56:55 AM »
No knots! Got it. Very interesting. Thanks for posting! :thumb:
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Re: Twists in ratchet straps
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Re: Twists in ratchet straps
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2021, 09:40:24 AM »
I've been putting twists in Ancra tie down straps and ratchet straps for years, good to know it doesn't lessen load capacity. I've done it to keep them from loosening from all the vibration caused by the wind. I have thought that vibration in Ancras might loosen the non ratcheting type gripping mechanism. Thanks for posting this!

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Re: Twists in ratchet straps
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2021, 10:29:09 AM »
Interesting and informative.  :thumb:

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Re: Twists in ratchet straps
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2021, 10:31:12 AM »
Thanks John,                                                                                                    4-30-21

The tie down video was revealing...one or two twists to reduce vibrations.
The band saw video was amazing.  I enjoy watching talented machinists, the perfect blend of exactitude, power and art.

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Re: Twists in ratchet straps
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2021, 12:17:45 PM »
Thanks, very interesting. If you put in a twist it reduces vibrations, who'd a thunk that?
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Re: Twists in ratchet straps
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2021, 01:59:16 PM »
Nice shop, I especially like the band saw
https://youtu.be/Li3boD9A8b0

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Re: Twists in ratchet straps
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2021, 07:13:28 PM »
A truck driver who worked for the business I worked for taught me that 50 years ago. He also told me that if you move your coffee cup in a circular motion coffee won't slosh out.
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Re: Twists in ratchet straps
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2021, 07:52:26 AM »
That bandsaw rebuild is very impressive, the person clearly has skills, BUT all that work and no blade guard?????  I would never run any of my bandsaws with all that blade exposed.
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