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#1031114 - 11/15/10 07:37 PM Tying rexlace...
WintersSong Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
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Loc: NY
I'm trying to use up some of the rexlace I have laying around, and am having a ridiculous time getting a secure knot.

I know many of you make hanging toy bins using rexlace (and of course other items) -- how do you get the knot secure enough to hold the bin???
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#1031124 - 11/15/10 08:06 PM Re: Tying rexlace... [Re: WintersSong]
fox0r Offline
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Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 1061
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I would try using 2-3 strands and knotting them all at the same time, if that makes sense. I'm not sure what other people do, though.
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#1031205 - 11/15/10 10:00 PM Re: Tying rexlace... [Re: WintersSong]
Meg_n_Von Offline
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Registered: 05/15/09
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I have a hard time trying to get that tied too! So, you're not alone, lol... wink
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#1031206 - 11/15/10 10:01 PM Re: Tying rexlace... [Re: WintersSong]
nancy1202 Offline
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Registered: 05/21/08
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Try using a square knot... left over right, tightening so it stretches a little, right over left, then repeat. thumb
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#1031222 - 11/15/10 10:29 PM Re: Tying rexlace... [Re: WintersSong]
WintersSong Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
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I think I'm just incapable of making a proper square knot... mine never seem to stay!
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#1031229 - 11/15/10 11:05 PM Re: Tying rexlace... [Re: WintersSong]
BelladonnasMom
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I feed the end of mine through a pony bead several times, stretching the lace before each pass through the bead. After a few minutes the lacing will "fatten" back up and make it stick in there pretty darn tight! I have even had to start over a few times when I miscounted beads, but couldn't get the lace back out of the bead to add to the toy. LOL

Another thing to do, once you have your rexlace knotted a few times, pulling it tight between each knot, wave the knot over a flame real fast a few times and pull GENTLY on it. If you get it too hot it will melt, and if you pull too hard while it is hot the lace will snap. It takes a few tries, but works like a charm once you get it down.

I have sold many many MANY toys that I used these methods on and have never had a customer say their toys have come apart, and none of the toys I made that I use in my own cages are coming apart. So yep, tested methods thumb

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#1031247 - 11/16/10 12:08 AM Re: Tying rexlace... [Re: WintersSong]
Gizmogirl Offline
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Registered: 07/31/09
Posts: 13454
Loc: South Africa
You should try to use the fisherman's knot, that is what I use and I promise you it wont' come loose. thumb
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#1031248 - 11/16/10 12:10 AM Re: Tying rexlace... [Re: WintersSong]
Gizmogirl Offline
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Registered: 07/31/09
Posts: 13454
Loc: South Africa
Oops, sorry, just search google for "how to make a fisherman's knot" and you will get plenty videos showing you how to. thumb
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#1031333 - 11/16/10 08:41 AM Re: Tying rexlace... [Re: WintersSong]
SugarCrazy Offline
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Registered: 08/11/10
Posts: 614
Loc: Central Illinois
I've also heard that if you put the knot in really hot water it helps secure it. I haven't tried it myself since I heard that but you could try it.
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