Recently, while watching me splice a thimble for the 2nd time, a friend of mine made the observation that a trapeze bar is made entirely of work… and a little bit of rope. Indeed. Sewing the covers on is even worse. I put off the last part for a couple of months because I knew it was going to be a painstaking process. I was not wrong. Cover stitching has to be done by hand, and it takes about 4 hours to do one side. Not including pattern making and wrapping the padding.