Mike, I am glad YOU said that about the handles because after all the stunning work on your engine and the trolly and everything else you have done, the handles were leaving a spot on your sheet. !
The key to making perfect cotton ones like in my album is a pin vice.
There is some weight to a PV and you put the end of the cotton threads into the jaws and tighten the jaws on the cotton.
The cotton should be no longer than 12 inches, then smear the pva all down the length, get it really wet with the stuff, then, holding the other ends with both pieces of cotton at even lengths, let the pin vice hang down like a plumb bob and then spin the PV between your fingers like you spin a top until you see a "barbers pole' appear, then when you have all your twists done, you then set the whole thing aside in a straight line under tension to prevent it unwinding while it is all twisted up and let it dry long enough to handle.
In the sun is best.
when it is dry enough to touch, release it from the holding devices you may have used to keep it from unwinding while it was drying and you will see it gently start to 'untwist' a bit.
when all the 'untwisting' has stopped, cut a length off, drill a small hole where you cut the plastic one from your ejection seat, big enough to take the tip of the newly made cotton twist, dab the end of the cut length in some super glue and put it into the hole you drilled and repeat the same process for the other end of the "loop".
As simple as that. DOH !!!
05. December at 07:04:51