When you guys make rope out of twine do you make it into small rope then into a thick rope or do you go right from twine to thick rope? another question what is the difference between 3 and 4 strand rope? well not really what the difference is but what difference it makes. for a big rope like that do you use the entire thing of twine? I have been looking at this stuff and i think im going to make a rope machine out of cast aluminum this summer.