SM4 series serving machines | Domanoffs Workshop

Basic features

Serving machine is intended for:

  • serving ropes,
  • making beckets,
  • stropping blocks,
  • making eye-splices,
  • laying seizings,
  • making stay mouse (diamond knot),
  • other jobs where one rope is to be wound round the other.

Special design allows you to serve extra long ropes with or without "endless" option.

Motor option helps you to automate serving process.

New "rail" design allows you to move cheeks to any desired position along the length of the machine.

Series Members

  • SM4-H: hand operated. No motor. No "endless" option.
  • SM4-M: hand and motor operated. No "endless" option.
  • SM4-F: hand and motor operated. Includes "endless" option.

Package Contents

  • Serving machine.
  • Hooked wires for making beckets;
  • Alligator clips.
  • Wheels for making stay mouse.
  • Motor, control unit, power adaptor(only for SM4-H, SM4-F models.)
  • "Endless" option (only for SM4-F model)

Available options

  • "Endless rope" attachment (only for SM4-H, SM4-M models.)
  • Motor option (only for SM4-H model.)


SERVING is encircling a rope with line or spunyarn to keep it from rubbing and chafing.

To SERVE is to wind round spunyarn by means of a mallet, to prevent it from being rubbed. The materials used for the purpose are called service.

MOUSE. A large knob, in the shape of a pear, formed on stays; also a smaller one round messengers, by intertwisting a small rope round the strands.

Mainstay with stay collar:

  1. Stay eye at main masterhead;
  2. MOUSE;
  3. Spliced eye;
  4. Leather parceling;
  5. Stay;
  6. Upper heart;
  7. Lanyard;
  8. Lower heart;
  9. Stay collar from 18th centure, fully served

Model stay mouse:

  1. Basic shape built up from wood;
  2. Vertical threads;
  3. Horizontal "darning"

The design of the machine may differ from that shown.


SM4 series serving machines (wrapping machines). Part 1. Assembly

SM4 series serving machines (wrapping machines). Part 1. Assembly | Domanoffs Workshop

This video is about how to assemble SM4 series serving machines (wrapping machines). How to install power and "endless rope" options.

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