Lots of people know that melting the ends of synthetic rope stops fraying, but things can frazzle badly right after a cut. This is especially true with braided nylon rope, which unravels faster than picnic plans in a thunderstorm.
- The trick is to wrap masking tape where you want to make the cut.
- Snip the rope in the middle of the tape.
- Then melt the ends and let them cool before peeling the tape off. Nothing could be neater.
Nobody buys a cottage because of the chores, but getting them done offers a kind of satisfaction that’s hard to match in the city!