I thought I would post up some pics of the things I make at the shop.
I started splicing some more kinetic recovery ropes recently. Here are the raw materials.
They will end up looking like this.
With eyes like this.
Kinetic recovery ropes are available HERE.
Also repaired a winch line recentlythat broke. The winch stuck on and the line broke where it bent around the fairlead. This was not a Southeast Overland line. I cut off the broken piece that you see at the bottom and started splicing in heavy duty thimbles to make a long extension.
Here is a thimble and eye splice finished.
Repair of synthetic winch line is available HERE. We repair kinetic recovery ropes also.
Some tools of the trade.
Spliced a new hook onto a Southeast Overland line that was a couple years old and well used but still has tons of life left.
Had this line come in. It was a 'budget' winch line and only had two light pulls on it but looked a couple of years old. The thimble was easily crushed, much of the line coating was gone, the taper was improper, and the bury was dangerously short. We installed all new heady duty hardware.
A completed winch line with a powder coated tube thimble. This thimble is our best selling thimble. It only costs $10 than a heavy duty regular thimble and is captive (tubular), so the winch line slides through the thimble and can't fall out. On a regular thimble you can work the eye splice to make the thimble come out.
Synthetic winch lines available HERE.
A wholesale order going out. Truck winch lines and a snow plow line. These thimbles are the powder coated tube thimbles with a gusset welded in. The gusset gives the thimbles extra strength.
This double braid had seen better days. We cut off bad sections and added new eye splices.
And this is our splicing bench. We keep 12 strand Samson Amsteel Blue winch line in stock from 1/8" to 1/2". 3/8" is the most popular size for off road winches and has an average break strength of 19,600 lbs.