Greg Davis has been making twist-style rope since 1999. He was given a Meyer rope machine in exchange for putting a rope-operated hay hoist back into operation in a restored barn. The notes collected along the path to learning how to make rope became the basis of the book Making Rope With a Hand Operated Rope Machine. Greg Davis began to make new rope machines based on the Meyer design once the wood on his original Meyer began to degrade.
Greg Davis was a master ropemaker in the American Ropemakers Guild—an organization dedicated to maintaining the art and craft of rope making (while it was in operation, now defunct).