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Rope Tree Swing FS

How to Build a Rope Tree Swing

This project shows how to build a rope tree swing with details for selecting the proper type of rope, tying the specialized knots required for safety and to prevent damage to the tree limb. This swing can be tied to a high tree limb while keeping your feet on the ground, there’s no need for […]

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Tree Swing

How to Build a Rope Tree Swing – Part 2

How to Build a Rope Tree Swing – attach the seat and tie the specialized knots for the seat and steel quick links. This project is continued from How to Build a Rope Tree Swing – Part 1 Stopper Knots for the Rope Swing Seat Measure a 10 feet length of rope and push each […]

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Double Running Bowline Knot - Tree Limb

How to Tie a Double Running Bowline Knot

The Double Running Bowline Knot is used in the Rope Tree Swing project to hang the tree swing from a high branch that can’t be reached by a ladder. The Double Running Bowline is durable, strong and won’t strangle the branch as the tree grows. The rope used in this example is 5/8 inch diameter […]

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Buntline Hitch with Extra Half-Hitch Knot

How to Tie a Buntline Hitch Knot

The Buntline Hitch is a knot is used in the Rope Tree Swing project to fasten the rope from the tree branch to the chain link. This is a very secure knot that is not easily undone. The rope used in this example is 5/8 inch diameter braided polypropylene. How to Tie a Buntline Hitch […]

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Ashley's Stopper Knot

How to Tie an Ashley’s Stopper Knot

Ashley’s Stopper Knot is used in the Rope Tree Swing project to mount the seat. The knot was invented by Clifford Ashley and is documented in The Ashley Book of Knots. The Ashley Stopper Knot is bulky and symmetrical with a large load bearing area for the seat of the rope swing to rest upon. […]

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Granite Rip Rap Drainage Swale

How to Build a Rock Drainage Swale

This projects explains how to build a rock drainage swale to prevent rain water soil erosion. The swale was necessary because storm water was cutting gullies across the backyard. How to Build a Rock Drainage Swale Drain Swale Requirements: Several constraints had to be satisfied in the construction of the swale: The Home Owner’s Association […]

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Grassy Drainage Swale

How to Build a Grassy Drainage Swale

A grassy drainage swale can solve standing water, flooding and yard drainage problems. The advantages of a grassy swale are: Nice appearance Inexpensive to install Easy maintenance Can run the lawn mower across the swale Effectively drains the water Drainage Swale Construction Planning Before installing a drainage swale, consider the following factors: Where is the […]

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Slide Hammer Manual Log Splitter by Harbor Freight Tools

Oregon PowerSharp and Slide Hammer Log Splitter

In this project I saw up an oak tree with the Oregon PowerSharp chainsaw system and split logs for firewood with a slide hammer log splitter. Also see the Oregon PowerSharp Review for more information. Saw a Dead Oak Tree and Split Firewood This oak tree died last summer giving me another opportunity to put […]

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