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General => Chit Chat => Topic started by: Lasse_C on January 28, 2010, 09:18:54 AM

Title: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: Lasse_C on January 28, 2010, 09:18:54 AM
Several times I have raised the issue of adapting knotting to modern uses. I have even made a few things which have in part been what you might call nodo-political or nodo-philosophical statements - in other words things that have been made partly in order to illustrate that very point, since I consider it very important. One example is the lanyard/ear phone combo for MP3-players I came up with some years ago:
(http://archive.pixbox.se/arkivet/synligt_24/17420000-17429999/500x375/17426070.jpg) (http://www.pixbox.se/pic17426070) (http://archive.pixbox.se/arkivet/synligt_24/23170000-23179999/500x375/23172172.jpg) (http://www.pixbox.se/pic23172172)

We definitely need to carry along the traditional knowledge, but I think it is equally important to find modern applications, to show people that knotting has a place in the everyday world of today.
To put it a little blunt: If knotting is to survive as a "living" art, and not reduced to being be some kind of museum activity done by dinosaurs like me (I am 52 years old and have been knotting for about 40 years), we have to find ways to get youngsters to consider knotting as cool and hip!

Take this as a challenge: Who will be the first to come up with knotting applied to mobile phones or laptops?

I have an idea or two myself, but they are still pretty much on the drawing board.

Lasse C
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: capt larry on January 28, 2010, 04:01:29 PM
Lasse,

Nice work on the lanyards.

Check out KHWW for cell phone holders done with cord.

CL
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: Justin on February 25, 2010, 09:01:21 PM
I so want one of those  :o  In the spirit of this post I will endeavor to learn to make it and should the opportunity arise pass on the knowledge
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: Lasse_C on March 02, 2010, 04:32:21 PM
I so want one of those  :o  In the spirit of this post I will endeavor to learn to make it and should the opportunity arise pass on the knowledge
Mail me and I might give you a hint on how to make it.
There are a couple of tricks you have to know in the layout of the cables in order to get it right.

Lasse C
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: skyout on March 02, 2010, 06:04:20 PM
Here's one from JustKnot out of rope. The next page of the link below he talks about he lost one to kinked wires and another to theft.
http://www.khww.net/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=305&rowstart=160 (http://www.khww.net/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=305&rowstart=160)
(http://www.khww.net/forum/attachments/imgp0127rs.jpg)


Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: skyout on March 02, 2010, 06:16:15 PM
...
Take this as a challenge: Who will be the first to come up with knotting applied to mobile phones or laptops?

I have an idea or two myself, but they are still pretty much on the drawing board.

Lasse C


Hi Lasse, check out this cool cell phone case with an interlaced belt loop that JP made:
http://khww.net/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=713 (http://khww.net/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=713)
(http://www.khww.net/images/photoalbum/album_95/dscn2626.jpg)

Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: JustKnot on March 03, 2010, 03:01:51 PM
Here's one from JustKnot out of rope.

Heya, I just wanted to add that I only borrowed Lasse's idea almost 3 (?) years ago. Hope it's not copyrighted :D
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: Lasse_C on March 03, 2010, 03:52:45 PM
Heya, I just wanted to add that I only borrowed Lasse's idea almost 3 (?) years ago. Hope it's not copyrighted :D
Do not worry, it is not copyrighted. After all, how could I copyright it when anyone who has the skill to make it would be able to figure out how by looking closely at it? (Well, there is the point of how to lay out the cables inside, of course...)

As long as you do not make any to sell around here I have no problem with it...  ;)

Lasse C
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: Lasse_C on March 03, 2010, 03:58:27 PM
Hi Lasse, check out this cool cell phone case with an interlaced belt loop that JP made:
Yep! Traditional techniques in modern materials and applications! Nice, strict design, very precisely executed. That case can be carried in the belt of a grey business-style suit as well as on a pair of jeans.That is exactly what I am talking about!

Let us see more of that kind!  ;D

Lasse C
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: Rrok007 on March 03, 2010, 05:16:33 PM
So I gotta admit, nodo-political in the subject line prevented me from looking at this thread... however, looking at it... I'm sorely tempted to try this with my new phone and the included headphones....
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: Justin on March 03, 2010, 06:58:22 PM
that cell phone pouch could be adapted to a Nintendo DS or PSP use the belt loop piece to create a closure combined with a button knot.  Am I making sense or just rambling?
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: skyout on March 03, 2010, 07:58:17 PM
I followed your thoughts just fine!
Here's something along those lines, a beautiful knife case by Vince:
http://www.khww.net/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=710&rowstart=0 (http://www.khww.net/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=710&rowstart=0)
(http://www.frayedknotarts.com/images/knives/cases/nynylon/myerchin300size/001overallL.jpg)
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: JustKnot on March 04, 2010, 03:55:34 PM
This reminded me one crazy idea I had some time ago - external turk's head PC radiator.
Generally it'd be a copper tube wowen into TH or any other woven knot. You can fit it around cold water pipe or fit a fan inside for better cooling. Just imagine your PC and a big shiny copper TH or gaucho fan knot popped out on top of it.
Wonder if there's anyone crazy and/or skillful enough to take this challenge ;)

(The even crazier idea was to make it 2 stage cooling - hot liquid/gas flow from CPU heatsink to TH which is interwoven with another tube which is the 2nd stage)

Make this look cool and knotty!
(http://www.itechnews.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Thermaltake-PW880i-Liquid-Cooling-System-outside.jpg)
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: Justin on March 04, 2010, 09:00:06 PM
Justknot

I am sure there are some steam punk guys that would be willing to take on that one they love to play with copper
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: Rrok007 on March 08, 2010, 08:01:11 PM
So I tell the person next to me at work that my next project is an adult novelty item.....

A yo-yo made of rope....


Not the answer she was expecting.
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: Justin on March 08, 2010, 09:26:33 PM
 if she expected a rope phallus I ran across a company that sells them.  I was tempted to buy it just for the novelty. 

I'm not sure if it would violate forum rules so no link.
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: Rrok007 on March 08, 2010, 11:09:09 PM
Probably a good call on that one. Save that for the private message requests I'm thinking.

Yeah, I thought about that idea when I was making the rope flogger, the way it's constructed, could easily be made into one.

Never thought I'd have one of those joke moments, where you have a child playnig with adult toys, totally oblivious to what it's intended for. Then this weekend I had a 12-year old in the car holding up the flogger with the tails hanging down saying "It kinda looks like an octopus!" Thank god it's appropriate for renfair!
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: Justin on March 09, 2010, 03:40:59 PM
Quote
Never thought I'd have one of those joke moments, where you have a child playnig with adult toys, totally oblivious to what it's intended for.

I have a 4 year old we have definitely had those moments
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: Lasse_C on March 31, 2010, 06:17:44 AM
Oh, by the way: The cat climbing/clawing tower on the middle pages of the latest issue of KM is also one of my nodo-political statements - but I suppose you have already realized that...  ;)

Lasse C

(http://archive.pixbox.se/arkivet/synligt_24/30750000-30759999/640x480/30755117.jpg) (http://www.pixbox.se/pic30755117)
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: SpitfireTriple on April 14, 2010, 11:39:32 AM
@Lasse

I hate to put on a Health'n'Safety hat - no really, it wouldn't suit me at all.

But

does your lanyard have a break point anywhere?  Because if it doesn't, it's an accident waiting to happen.  If enough people walk around for long enough with a garotte round their neck, sooner or later someone will get caught on a branch or railing or something, and garotte himself.
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: Lasse_C on April 14, 2010, 05:20:15 PM
@Lasse

I hate to put on a Health'n'Safety hat - no really, it wouldn't suit me at all.
But does your lanyard have a break point anywhere?  Because if it doesn't, it's an accident waiting to happen.  If enough people walk around for long enough with a garotte round their neck, sooner or later someone will get caught on a branch or railing or something, and garotte himself.

Actually, yes. It was not designed as a safety point, but there are a couple of weak spots that will break before anybody gets hurt. The thin leather and cables are not that strong, either.

Lasse
Title: Re: Nodo-political statements...
Post by: Transminator on June 04, 2010, 01:56:19 PM
If enough people walk around for long enough with a garotte round their neck, sooner or later someone will get caught on a branch or railing or something, and garotte himself.

The above is not a noose, though, but that is exactly what people do by running around with ties all the time. Its the same as having a Jack Ketch's knot around your throat - NOT a good idea.  ;D