This man showed the kids how ropes were made back then. Lengths of twine were tied to a stake at one end, then looped around three pegs at the other end and twisted by rotating this metal crank over and over and over.
After the three strands were all twisted separately, this wooden block was used to help twist them together.
I'm the wife of a Marine, mom to two beautiful kids, and a full time volunteer. Most of my time goes to either the kids' school or the the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society where I help out in their Thrift Shop. I'm also a stamper and a photographer. I would also love to be a horseback rider (again) but have no time!