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Forum topic by builtinbkyn posted 07-18-2017 04:23 PM 543 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-18-2017 04:23 PM

The cord on my ryoba became frayed and basically just fell off. I picked up some bamboo twine I think is suitable, but I’m not sure how to proceed so the loose ends are tucked under the wrap. Does anyone know of a good tutorial on how to wrap the handle?

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)


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#1 posted 07-18-2017 04:24 PM

I don’t know how to wrap a handle
but I think with bamboo you soak
it in water and it becomes more
pliable. Tightens and stiffens up
when dry.

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#2 posted 07-18-2017 04:31 PM

If it were me, I would skip the bamboo and use good quality twine and wrap tight and then a coat of shellac. I have used this on several tool handles and works for me.

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#3 posted 07-18-2017 04:33 PM


I don t know how to wrap a handle
but I think with bamboo you soak
it in water and it becomes more
pliable. Tightens and stiffens up
when dry.

- Loren


Hey Loren. Thanks. However the twine is actually like traditional twine (like a string), but made from bamboo fiber I guess. One is already waxed and the other is “raw”.

I know there’s a way to wrap so there are no loose ends exposed. I think the end is also used to pull everything tight once the wrap is complete. I’m just not sure how to proceed.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#4 posted 07-18-2017 04:38 PM

This is the handle on my dozuki. As you can see there are no ends exposed. The brass ferrules are there to protect the ends of the handle.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#5 posted 07-18-2017 06:41 PM

Maybe this sort of thing:

https://youtu.be/O0CswybvtoQ

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#6 posted 07-18-2017 06:52 PM

Which saws you got there Bill. They look fancy and I’m due for a new blade in my dozuki which casts about what I paid for the saw I have. A fancy one would be cool.

Can’t help with wrapping. I figure if I ever need it I’ll send it to you once you figure it out.

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#7 posted 07-18-2017 06:55 PM

2 words: Duct Tape

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#8 posted 07-18-2017 07:41 PM

You can cut yourself on duct tape. Maybe duck tape?

I hate how everyone is confused by the two.

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#9 posted 07-18-2017 07:57 PM

Soak the bamboo wrap in water w/glycerin, wrap, let dry and shrink. Done.
Same as weaving a seat. finish is optional.
Bill

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#10 posted 07-18-2017 08:19 PM


Maybe this sort of thing:

https://youtu.be/O0CswybvtoQ

- Loren


:) I found that video when searching and have been at it since my last post lol This twine takes a heck of a lot of wraps since it’s so narrow. Thanks Loren. Just finished. Man that took longer than I thought it would lol

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#11 posted 07-18-2017 08:59 PM

What brand saws are those Bill or are you trying to keep that top secret?

Link?

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#12 posted 07-18-2017 09:54 PM



What brand saws are those Bill or are you trying to keep that top secret?

Link?

- ki7hy


LOL no secret. I picked them up off of Ebay last year. They came from an estate sale if I remember. Made by Bridge City Tool Works. I think these particular saws were a special issue. I don’t see them on their site any longer.

The cord on the Ryoba was in poor condition when I received it and thru use, just got worse.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#13 posted 07-18-2017 09:58 PM


2 words: Duct Tape

- HokieKen


LOL Man that would be something Rob Cosman would do. Well he’d use hockey tape though :O

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#14 posted 07-18-2017 10:05 PM



You can cut yourself on duct tape. Maybe duck tape?

I hate how everyone is confused by the two.

- ki7hy

LOL they’re the same thing. Actually it was first referred to as “duck” tape and then it became “duct” tape. The US Army enlisted Johnson and Johnson to come up with a waterproof tape to seal up ammunition cases. It earned the nickname duck tape during the war. Then it was used in the housing industry after the war, on HVAC ductwork. So it then became “duct” tape.

True story. It’s all explained here :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#15 posted 07-18-2017 10:10 PM

Now I thought duct tape was the thin metal tape used for ducting and the grey waterproof stuff was the duck tape. They aren’t made of the same stuff at least not the stuff I’m referring to.

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