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General => Fancy and Decorative Knotwork => Topic started by: SS369 on January 01, 2011, 06:41:31 PM

Title: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 01, 2011, 06:41:31 PM
I just know that there are some people out there that are continuing to tie knots other than only practical ones. Hopefully you will join me and display your work.
I had this knife that the handle was odd shaped and uncomfortable so I used tarred seine and "decorated" it. It smacks of practical, but  thought it should go in this thread.

Scott
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Znex on January 03, 2011, 08:34:19 PM
Very nice work... both practical and decorative!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 03, 2011, 08:41:57 PM
Thank you Znex!
Got anything you would care to share?
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Znex on January 03, 2011, 09:28:02 PM
Here's a pair of small bottles with opposing colors that I had tied a few months ago. I haven't taken any pictures of my latest work so will need to dust off the ol' camera.  ;D
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 03, 2011, 10:38:18 PM
Nice neat work.
Yes, dust off the camera! Please.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on January 05, 2011, 02:39:32 AM
Recent Work.

(http://khww.net/images/photoalbum/album_1/100_1188-cropped-resizedalbum.jpg)

B...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 05, 2011, 02:59:09 AM
Love the flat braid! And the Pineapple came out nice and tight.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Znex on January 05, 2011, 03:00:54 AM
Nice work Brian. Is that from the new kangaroo hide that you just received?

Not too knotty... but here's a puzzle inspired by ABOK #2616

Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: aknotter on January 05, 2011, 03:12:51 AM
Brian, that braid and pineapple is a beautiful piece of work!!!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on January 05, 2011, 07:01:00 AM
Thanks for the kind comments all.

B...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on January 05, 2011, 07:02:11 AM
Nice work Brian. Is that from the new kangaroo hide that you just received?

Not too knotty... but here's a puzzle inspired by ABOK #2616



Pull middle through hole as far as it will go and then split the two. One going to the right and the other going to the left. My best guess.

B...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Essexman on January 05, 2011, 10:17:05 AM
Some ket fobs I made over New year...
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/essexman/Paracord%20stuff/DSCF3059.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 05, 2011, 04:33:07 PM
Nice fobs Essexman. What is your resource for the paracord?

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on January 05, 2011, 05:30:01 PM
Excellent.....................FANTASTIC I love posts like this as I get to see some wonderful craftsmanship!!! It also forces me to catalogue some of the work that I have done so far.

Here is a cat of nine tails that I made a little while ago.

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_Hh2Hu0qOVPk/TKtLMDVBvAI/AAAAAAAAAOc/sNh3vVCu6ps/s640/Cat%20O%20NineTails.JPG)

This is now my needle container, it was a container for test strips.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_Hh2Hu0qOVPk/TSSZ4VTgX6I/AAAAAAAAAQE/wrWjNYe0gdk/s640/Needle%20Tube.JPG)

This wonderful stainless steel and brass fid was made by PJ over the pond in the States, all I had to do was dress it.

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_Hh2Hu0qOVPk/TSSZ4qn247I/AAAAAAAAAQI/Xfe8iGbTi1o/s640/SS%20%26%20Brass%20Fid.JPG)

The grip fid was also made by PJ, I added the antler horn. I also incorporated two lock nuts so that I could adjust the way it sits in my hand when doing certain tight work.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_Hh2Hu0qOVPk/TSSZ5PZlY1I/AAAAAAAAAQQ/ScZqb2J5b00/s640/Grip%20Fid.JPG)

This was an old pot that was kicking around and destined for the tip. Now holds my pens in the office.

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_Hh2Hu0qOVPk/TJDvLBw0S_I/AAAAAAAAANA/Rfcs-Z0SuNE/s512/Turkhead%20Pot.JPG)

EVERYBODY beginners and experts post your stuff on here.........don't be shy!!!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 05, 2011, 05:45:51 PM
Great looking work Johnny. And such enthusiasm too!
I love when we get excited about our work and the work of others. What it is all about with decorative knotting I think.
Amazing how addictive it is.

PJ's tooling work is impressive. His knot work is as well.
If anyone has a custom tool idea and wants to tempt reality, he's the man.

And to repeat Johnny: "Don't be shy."
Please, your work just may inspire another's.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on January 05, 2011, 05:54:52 PM
Oh I just love it!!!

This is my first proper winter doing it - hell we were snowed in for a week and I loved it!! Spent a great deal of time knotting and wondering what all the fuss was about weather wise??

Now looking forward to the warmer weather and feeling the heat of the sun as I sit outside and knot.

The only thing is that as I am still a beginner, I need posts like this for inspiration and ideas!!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on January 05, 2011, 06:05:47 PM
Here is a clothes peg that I dressed up a little.

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_Hh2Hu0qOVPk/TSSkmvX2r0I/AAAAAAAAAQg/M5BjlRjqNIQ/s640/Clothes%20Peg.JPG)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Essexman on January 05, 2011, 10:24:25 PM
Nice fobs Essexman. What is your resource for the paracord?

SS

Cheers for the kind words.

There's a mix of cords in those pics.

Although I'm in the UK my last 1000ft came from the supplycaptain -http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.cfm?category=6

Great cord at a not bad price. But you need to buy a fair bit to make the shipping worth while. As a side note boxes from there always fly under the radar so no C&E fees to worry about (so far).

I've also used the bushcraftstore in Enfield , North London. Only a 20 mins drive. They have an online store and sell on eBay (UK). Really nice guys, great customer sevice, but I have found some of their cord to be a bit unround/flat so went back to the supply captain.

There's another major supplier in the UK called 5 star cord who has a large website, but I've not used them.

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 05, 2011, 11:48:02 PM
As I am in the U.S. the Supply Captain link is familiar to me, but you may have just helped some U.K. based brothers and sisters. Thank you for sharing that.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on January 06, 2011, 01:45:27 AM
Recent Work.

(http://khww.net/images/photoalbum/album_1/100_1188-cropped-resizedalbum.jpg)

B...
Whoo Hoo!!! I'm honored. I got to see this first after you!!!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on January 06, 2011, 02:08:39 AM
LOL...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: dewildeman on January 06, 2011, 06:36:25 AM
Cotton Covered Wine Bottle
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/dewildeman/Knots/KHWW/IMG_0985.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: dewildeman on January 06, 2011, 06:38:08 AM
Thump Mat made out of retired climbing rope.
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/dewildeman/Knots/KHWW/IMG_0982.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: dewildeman on January 06, 2011, 06:40:59 AM
ABOK #2275 out of retired climbing rope, oh, and a pineapple knot on my marlin spike.
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/dewildeman/Knots/KHWW/IMG_0980.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: dewildeman on January 06, 2011, 06:42:10 AM
At the other extreme, a pair of ear rings tied with .9 mm cord.

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/dewildeman/Knots/KHWW/HPIM2085.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 06, 2011, 03:57:31 PM
Wow, great looking stuff dewildeman! Thanks for sharing.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on January 06, 2011, 06:17:32 PM
dewildeman.

I love the bottle. I love the rest of the work also. But the bottle really caught my eye.

B...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Tatian on January 06, 2011, 09:19:33 PM
Here's a look at my earrings.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Essexman on January 06, 2011, 10:09:13 PM
Tatian - Nice work, what cord is that you have used?
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 06, 2011, 11:37:09 PM
Nice earrings Tatian!
I may have to try to make some like that for someone I know.

Did you use any kind of "stiffener agent" to help them keep their shape?

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 07, 2011, 05:28:22 PM
Here's a little something I did the other night. Using tarred seine I covered the handle end of a letter opener with a serving of the same cord to add some bulk and then added a grafting. Added a 5px3b tripled at the fore and 7px6b doubled aft to cover the ends of the grafting.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Essexman on January 07, 2011, 06:59:56 PM
dewildeman - I like those matts, they look great.  I wonder where a good source for old climbing rope is? 
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: wooly whiskers on January 08, 2011, 04:02:45 AM
Hi Scott. Looks like you got a two for one... A knife handle and letter opener handle... with one tarred line... Both look great. I like the grafting on the letter opener.

Curt
Wooly Whiskers.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: wooly whiskers on January 08, 2011, 04:23:15 AM
Made this thump mat using 1/2 inch rope 4 pass , making it 15 inches in dia. Also made the bowl from a burl wood stump.

Curt
Wooly Whiskers

(http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac359/woolywhiskers/Knotted%20Rope%20Matts/thumpmat10.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 08, 2011, 05:44:42 AM
Wow Curt, a wood worker and a tyer! Like em both!
We share some things for sure!
Might have to have a tool time talk.  ;-)
SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: squarerigger on January 08, 2011, 06:29:13 AM
REALLY nice Curt!  I like the even loops and gaps on your work - great going!

SR
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD~TIAT on January 08, 2011, 06:00:48 PM
A few recent creations...
____________________________________________

Thorn Branch Sinnet
(http://www.fusionknots.com/graphics/gallery/knots/Thorn%20Branch%20Sinnet.jpg)

Hole in Your Heart Knot
(http://www.fusionknots.com/graphics/gallery/knots/Hole%20in%20Your%20Heart%20Knot.jpg)

Paracord Acorn Baskets
(http://www.fusionknots.com/graphics/gallery/knots/Parcord%20Acorn%20Baskets.jpg)

Fusion Turtle Knot
(http://www.fusionknots.com/graphics/gallery/knots/Turtle%20Knot.jpg)

Angel Wings
(http://www.fusionknots.com/graphics/gallery/knots/Paracord%20Angel%20Wings.jpg)
____________________________________________

JD ~ TIAT
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Tatian on January 08, 2011, 10:29:28 PM
Hello!

Please Excuse my tardiness in answering your questions. Thank you for your compliments my knots.

1.  I'm weaving my knots out of the flat cable with two cores. Its cross-section resembles a figure lying eight or dumbbell. I do not know its English name. We call it soutache.

2.  To preserve the shape of my knots, I apply glue (on the tip of the needle). I usually glue weaving on the outer contour and inner openings my knot.

Forgive me my English.

Tatian
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 08, 2011, 11:45:03 PM
Tatian,
your English works for me, so far.  ;)

Looks like piping that seamstresses use to accentuate their creations.

May I ask what type of glue you use?

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 08, 2011, 11:47:45 PM
JD,
I love those little acorn baskets!
I'll have to make some for each of my fingertips. *Smile*

I wonder how one could make the heart shape and have the cord exit on the same side?

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD~TIAT on January 09, 2011, 01:39:55 AM
JD ~  :)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Tatian on January 09, 2011, 02:22:59 PM
SS
I use two types of glue.

1. Colorless glue "Moment" (Henkel), I glued interlacing lines.

2. Glue "Contact" (etiltsianakrilat) I put on the ends of cord slice, so as not to disheveled winding.

T
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 09, 2011, 04:56:26 PM
Thank you Tatian.

Looks like the types we use and know about.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 09, 2011, 09:46:39 PM
Making tools and decorating them is always fun.
Here is a pricker handle for fine line tied up with two different cords.
Very comfortable.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD~TIAT on January 10, 2011, 01:08:57 AM
@SS369: I really like your color choice!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 10, 2011, 02:10:48 AM
Thank you JD.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Rrok007 on January 10, 2011, 03:14:44 PM
JD,
I love those little acorn baskets!
I'll have to make some for each of my fingertips. *Smile*

SS


See I keep thinking that I need to make a pair out of 3-strand layed rope and then coat the inside with beeswax... Pair of those acorn baskets in the right size and colors would make a really cool set of shot glasses.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on January 10, 2011, 03:21:24 PM
All the work shown here is fantastic!!

I am at the moment particularly interested in ditty bags, anyone got some of them to show here?
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 10, 2011, 04:39:33 PM
Hello Johnny,

if you would like a diagram of the cut sheet for a ditty bag there is a picture posted at this site  > http://pineapple.myfunforum.org/about1549.html&highlight= (http://pineapple.myfunforum.org/about1549.html&highlight=)

And at least one of the members here has site that he offers them for sale and inspiration. >http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/ropeandcanvas/page3.html (http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/ropeandcanvas/page3.html)

Enjoy.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 10, 2011, 10:56:22 PM
Here's two single lead pineapple knots. One in purple paracord another in some stretchy glow in the dark round lace.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: dewildeman on January 11, 2011, 08:58:06 AM
dewildeman - I like those matts, they look great.  I wonder where a good source for old climbing rope is?  

I got mine from a local climbing gym.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on January 11, 2011, 09:21:41 AM
Here's two single lead pineapple knots. One in purple paracord another in some stretchy glow in the dark round lace.

SS

Nice purple PK Scott.

B...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 11, 2011, 04:33:15 PM
Thanks Brian!
It covered nicely considering I left the core inside the paracord. Next one with paracord I will remove the strands.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Frayed Knot Arts on January 11, 2011, 10:24:46 PM
(http://www.frayedknotarts.com/images/Mine/runninglites/starsL.jpg)

10-point starknot earrings of 1.4mm blind cord.  No glue, no core.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 11, 2011, 11:00:51 PM
Those are gorgeous little gems Vince!

No core? No glue? What then, magic? ;-)
Going to share a tutorial?

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Essexman on January 11, 2011, 11:06:57 PM
I got my from a local climbing gym.

Cheers, you just made me remember that my wifes friend climbs at a club in the next town! I ask and see what they have.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SlipJig on January 12, 2011, 02:21:11 AM
My very first attempt at a ditty bag ...

I used a purchased canvas bucket with the bolt rope removed for the bag (I have already hand-sewn a lifetime's quota of miles of seam  ;) ) and used a couple of tricks learned from wydonknot for the lanyard and bag-closer thingie.

Red and black are the colours of my gaff cutter's 1889 racing flag.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 12, 2011, 02:24:01 AM
Attempt? You did it just fine SlipJig!
Too pretty for use. Now you'll have to make another for working.
;-)

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: squarerigger on January 12, 2011, 02:24:51 AM
Hi SlipJig,

Great looking ditty-bag!  I love the idea of using the Star Knot for a gathering of the strands - great job!

SR
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SlipJig on January 12, 2011, 02:41:11 AM
Awww, geee, shucks, thanks SS & SR.  ;D

Full credit to wydonknot for the star knot idea.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Rrok007 on January 12, 2011, 03:19:47 PM
How did you do the handle so that it looks like the red and black are slightly raised from the white? Or is that some kind of opi-titi-cal ill-looo-shun?
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: wydonknot on January 12, 2011, 10:39:34 PM
Hi Slipjig

Thanks for the accreditation - is that the same ditty bag you showed us when we met?   If so, the pictures don't do it justice. it really seems a lifetime ago, doesn't it.

Looking forward to your visit when you get to the UK.

I hope that our members in Queensland stay safe, we met some of them during our Big Trip.

Jeff
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on January 14, 2011, 02:56:48 AM
Recent Work.

(http://khww.net/images/photoalbum/album_1/100_1188-cropped-resizedalbum.jpg)

B...

Whoo Hoo!!!

UPS tracking info says:
Scheduled Delivery: Friday, 01/14/2011, By End of Day

Gonna be one long ... day till they show up but it'll be worth it.

(http://www.khww.net/images/smiley/happyasLarry.gif)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on January 14, 2011, 03:12:10 AM
Recent Work again. This one is for a friend of mine just down the road from the KHWW HQ. She don't know anything about this type of braiding. LOL... But she does enjoy the art from a spectators view.

6 Strand half round braid pressed out with a 4 pass heel knot that started from a 7part 6bight casa knot.

(http://khww.net/images/JFergusonKeyFob-Cropped-Resized.JPG)

B...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 14, 2011, 03:29:43 AM
Good looking small stuff Brian. Thanks for sharing.

Does it have a .5 inch core?

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on January 14, 2011, 03:43:40 AM
It has a 19.36mm or 0.762.5 inch core.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 14, 2011, 04:04:26 AM
Thanks for the info!

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on January 14, 2011, 04:05:11 AM
Beautiful work as usual Brian.

Can't wait to get mine!

Thanks so much again for my fob and everything else! You're incredible contribution to the knotting community is one that I and many others appreciate greatly. Your honorable and  sincere desire to preserve and promote this fine art seems never ending, with countless hours spent on improving KHWW as well as always unselfishly sharing and encouraging others with sound knowledgeable advice of both old and new skills. We're all lucky and I'm proud to call you a friend and sincerely honored you've sent me one of your pieces of art. Thanks again. Did I tell you it arrives tomorrow??? LOL Whoo Hoo!!!

 
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on January 14, 2011, 07:38:30 AM
Ah! Rick your words are too kind. I am sure there are others now and in the past that do just as much if not more than I do. I want to say how much I appreciate the forefathers or the pioneers of this art and craft for setting the foundations for all of us to enjoy this art.

B...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Tatian on January 14, 2011, 06:58:09 PM
One of my weaved  hearts.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on January 14, 2011, 08:29:05 PM
Recent Work.

(http://khww.net/images/photoalbum/album_1/100_1188-cropped-resizedalbum.jpg)

B...

Whoo Hoo!!!

UPS tracking info says:
Scheduled Delivery: Friday, 01/14/2011, By End of Day

Gonna be one long ... day till they show up but it'll be worth it.

(http://www.khww.net/images/smiley/happyasLarry.gif)

Whoo Hoo! It arrived today. I can tell you guys and girls this is much, much nicer in hand than any picture you'll see of this awesome piece of art. Thanks so much again Brian, it's beautiful!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 14, 2011, 08:54:32 PM
Beautiful woven heart Tatian!
I like the asymmetrical look of it.
If I had it I would give as a gift to someone special without delay.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on January 15, 2011, 05:50:25 PM
This is a lanyard that I made for PJ. I have been holding off on posting it until Rick got his package also.

(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv79/peejaynel/IMG_0334a.jpg)
(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv79/peejaynel/IMG_0329.jpg)
(http://i671.photobucket.com/albums/vv79/peejaynel/IMG_0328.jpg)

4 different braiding techniques were used in this project. The pineapples are 3 pass type 1. Some fid work and a Split T Braid.

B...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 15, 2011, 06:03:24 PM
Good looking braid and knot work Brian! PJ is very fortunate for a friend like you.

Is the leather treated to shine like that?

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on January 15, 2011, 06:09:52 PM
Good looking braid and knot work Brian! PJ is very fortunate for a friend like you.

Is the leather treated to shine like that?

SS

Yes. I treated the lighter colors with a leather lacquer. and the big braid was treated with saddle soap while braiding.

B...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 15, 2011, 06:30:58 PM
Good info, thanks.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SlipJig on January 18, 2011, 03:18:31 AM
Hi Slipjig

Thanks for the accreditation - is that the same ditty bag you showed us when we met?   If so, the pictures don't do it justice. it really seems a lifetime ago, doesn't it.

Looking forward to your visit when you get to the UK.

I hope that our members in Queensland stay safe, we met some of them during our Big Trip.

Jeff

'Tis the very one, yeay e'en unto the button loops being still unfinished.  ;)

I take that as high praise from you!

AFAIK all QLD-ers are OK. One's town was flooded and another had to evacuate but neither's properties were damaged.

Looking forward to very much to visiting you and Lesley, and hopefully also catching up with David & Penny and Colin & Jane at some stage. Your visit does seem ages ago, as we prepare for the next AWBF.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SlipJig on January 18, 2011, 03:29:30 AM
How did you do the handle so that it looks like the red and black are slightly raised from the white? Or is that some kind of opi-titi-cal ill-looo-shun?

Hiya Rrok!

It is a bit of an opi-titi-cal ill-looo-shun - have a look at Andre's tutorial here:

http://home.tiscali.nl/knotsandknottying/spiraal.html

You can also use two outer stands that are already in the bundle instead of the separate blue cord here, if you don't want to introduce a separate strand/another colour.

You can make it flat and straight, spiral in either direction, or do all three within one piece of work, depending on how you fold the tails on the blue part over.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: wooly whiskers on January 19, 2011, 01:03:31 AM
This Prolong Mat was made using , THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF DECORATIVE KNOTS , by Linsey Philpott , page 58 and 1/4 inch rope with 5 passes . Making it 15 inches long and 8 inches wide. The Birch Wood cup was turned on the wood lathe.

Curt
Wooly Whiskers

(http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac359/woolywhiskers/Knotted%20Rope%20Matts/prolongmat2-1.jpg)
(http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac359/woolywhiskers/Knotted%20Rope%20Matts/prolongmat3-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 19, 2011, 01:06:45 AM
I like it Curt!
Nothing like the combo of knotting and woodwork.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: squarerigger on January 19, 2011, 01:29:07 AM
Great job Curt and I echo Scott's call re: the wood/rope combo - outstanding!   ;D

Lindsey
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: CSchffr on January 23, 2011, 03:32:18 AM
Not work that I did (that will be posted soon), but work I had done.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/cruisebyu/chucktat.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: squarerigger on January 23, 2011, 03:51:30 AM
Hello CSchffr,

Thanks for posting and welcome to the forum.  An interesting shape for a Granny knot or a Buntline Knot with a loop!  How long ago was this done - it looks great having been made with left-laid rope, BTW. 

SR
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: wooly whiskers on January 23, 2011, 06:57:58 AM
I tied this River Bar bracelet , as shown on JD Tiat's video tutorial.
 Curt
Wooly Whiskers

(http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac359/woolywhiskers/Bracelets/knots017.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Essexman on January 23, 2011, 11:19:57 AM
I tied this River Bar bracelet , as shown on JD Tiat's video tutorial.
 Curt
Wooly Whiskers

(http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac359/woolywhiskers/Bracelets/knots017.jpg)

 

That looks great, nice work
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 23, 2011, 03:34:26 PM
Looks good, looks comfortable.
Nice gift to someone Curt!

Did you remove the core?

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: wooly whiskers on January 23, 2011, 06:05:02 PM
Hi Scott.  No the seven strand core is still there. Looking at the picture , it does look that way , doesn't it .

Curt
Wooly Whiskers
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: aknotter on January 23, 2011, 09:37:05 PM
Here's mine. Pic taken a couple of days after it was done in 2006. (& I did tie the Turk's Head she used for a pattern{3Lx7Bx2}.)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: CSchffr on January 23, 2011, 10:53:13 PM
Nice, aknotter!  That picture of mine was about 2 hours after is was done.  That was only a week ago.

Here's some goodies I've been working on.  I've been learning most from Stormdrane and JD.  JD's new book has me experimenting and expanding on what I know.  I'm struggling with long turks head knots, but I keep trying.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/cruisebyu/SAM_0121.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/cruisebyu/SAM_0120.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/cruisebyu/SAM_0117.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/cruisebyu/SAM_0122.jpg)
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Post by: Knot Head on January 23, 2011, 11:24:49 PM
A 3 pass PK(Heel) knot key fob. The braid is a 4 strand round braid pressed out flat. All Kangaroo.  The knots core is a wood bead.

(http://khww.net/images/01-3passType1PK.JPG)

B...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 24, 2011, 04:50:05 AM
Hi Curt. Yes it does look a tad deflated. I was betting the cores were missing. ;-)


Hi CSchffr, You're off to a good start it looks like. So many knots to tie!


Brian, that is going to make some friend very happy. The two colors of roo lace really compliment each other. It snugged up so tight and neat.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Sweeney on January 24, 2011, 09:20:15 AM
I'm going to have to stop looking at this thread I'm afraid - I'm getting an inferiority complex! Beautiful work people.

Barry
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 24, 2011, 04:40:59 PM
Hello Barry.

Please, oh please don't stop looking !

Jump right in and share your work. We all have something we can inspire others with.

From my own perspective it gets the "old want to tie something" juices flowing.  ;-)

It raises the question: What should I tie?

Good question for us > What inspired your last project?

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: aknotter on January 24, 2011, 06:27:39 PM
Hey CSchffr , you do nice work - keep it up!
   
And Brian - That PK in Kangaroo is beautiful.   
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on January 24, 2011, 06:35:56 PM
Hey CSchffr , you do nice work - keep it up!
   
And Brian - That PK in Kangaroo is beautiful.   

Thanks Jimmy & Scott.

B...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: dewildeman on January 26, 2011, 10:49:50 AM
Here's a mat I made out of the left over retired climbing rope from the other mat I posted.  I knew I wouldn't have enough to make 3 passes so I decided to keep the same size and leave the weave open with only 2 passes.
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii204/dewildeman/Knots/KHWW/IMG_1005.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 26, 2011, 03:16:34 PM
I like the open weave look. Still if you find more rope of a complimentary color you could weave it in. Might look pretty good with blue stripes.
How are you using it?

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: dewildeman on January 30, 2011, 05:54:35 AM
I may give it to a friend to for her to put potted plants on or my daughter in law has dropped a hint that she likes it.  Maybe a door mat.  It's a bit to big and clunky for a table pad.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: wooly whiskers on February 04, 2011, 09:10:43 PM
Made this bracelet with 6 strands of 1.4mm cord , used a 5x4 THK for the loop , and a 8 point star knot for the end..

Curt
Wooly Whiskers

(http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac359/woolywhiskers/Bracelets/8SB1-1.jpg)

(http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac359/woolywhiskers/Bracelets/8SB2-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on February 04, 2011, 09:43:09 PM
That's great looking Curt!
Now I am going to have to make one. ;-)
That's the way it goes sometimes.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: CreditonJules on February 04, 2011, 11:41:00 PM
I guess most of my "knotting time" is taken up tying survival bracelets. 

They are not as well known here in the UK as they are in the US so I did a good bit of trade leading up to Christmas!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with survival bracelets they are made from approx. 6m/20ft or 2x 3m/10ft(for 2 colours) of a continuous length of paracord using the King Cobra stitch.  They are designed to be unpicked so should you be in a situation where you need a decent length of cord i.e. boot lace brakes or tent guy rope snaps you have it to hand.  Built into the orange buckle is a small but shrill whistle.  When I was showing (probably boring) my friends with my bracelets one of them said to me that it would be a good idea, if it were a proper survival bracelet, to put some sort of torch(flash light) on it as well - so that is what I did!

(http://d200fahol9mbkt.cloudfront.net/item/9541877/100_1945.jpg)

Does anyone here make horse fly fringes?  It's my latest project which I plan to start tomorrow - I just wondered if anyone else if anyone else had tried making one from scratch?

CreditonJules

Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on February 05, 2011, 12:02:26 AM
I've never made one, but I am eager to see what you construct.
Nice looking bracelets! The whistle/buckle/light helps survival. I hope!

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: KenY on February 05, 2011, 11:31:32 AM
CreditonJules,

Thank you, you have got me hook, line and sinker with your Survival Bracelets. I shall set them as a project for the Solent Branch  this comming Tuesday. Just a couple of questions.

What is your source of the whistle buckles ( I am very impressed with those, it must be a boys with toys thing ) and as we have some very good knot tyers, who have never even sat at a PC, the 'find it on line' option, is not part of the dialogue. Can you tell me also please the source for the lights.

Yours Aye

Ken.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: CreditonJules on February 05, 2011, 02:26:38 PM
CreditonJules,

Thank you, you have got me hook, line and sinker with your Survival Bracelets. I shall set them as a project for the Solent Branch  this comming Tuesday. Just a couple of questions.

What is your source of the whistle buckles ( I am very impressed with those, it must be a boys with toys thing ) and as we have some very good knot tyers, who have never even sat at a PC, the 'find it on line' option, is not part of the dialogue. Can you tell me also please the source for the lights.

Yours Aye

Ken.

Hi Ken

Thank you for your interest!

I actually came across these when I was doing some "Internet Assessor" freelance work.  I work full time as a legal secretary but when the recession hit bad a couple of years ago and I was under threat of having my hours reduced I set myself up as a freelance secretary/virtual assistant.  I picked up a job from a company, part of which was putting in an item in Google image search and seeing if the correct image came up.  The item was "survival bracelets".  Not knowing what these were - so not knowing in essence if the image matched the query - I dug a little deeper and found out some more information on them.  I haven't knotted for many years, not since I was a Girl Guide, but my first reaction was "Wow I love these - I bet I can make one"! 

My usual first port of call with anything is eBay.  I actually found a kit - and got totally hooked!  I actually use two suppliers for my paracord and buckles and both are as good as each other and always very helpful if I have queries.

http://www.fivestarcord.co.uk/index.php (http://www.fivestarcord.co.uk/index.php)

Joe @ Five Star Paracord has fantastic tutorials on his website and is who I basically learned my craft from.  I think I may have adapted the style slightly to meet my way of working but I prefer having the ability to "unpick" it.

http://www.thebushcraftstore.co.uk/550-gsa-compliant-paracord-85-c.asp (http://www.thebushcraftstore.co.uk/550-gsa-compliant-paracord-85-c.asp)

Jim and Andy @ The Bushcraft Store are also very good.  They have a slightly different way of making their survival bracelets whereby they ends are melted and used as a seal to stop it unravelling.  I guess this is an easier method if you don't have any tools like forceps to tuck the ends in.

The paracord (parachute cord) which I mostly use is imported from the US.  The UK does have paracord, though it is a little different texture, only comes in one colour (military green) and is the one in the middle of the photo.  There are quite a number of people selling these on eBay.

The torches re a little more difficult to source.  The main person I get them from is Chris on eBay: -

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/gadget-shack-uk (http://stores.ebay.co.uk/gadget-shack-uk)

Occasionally I can pick them up in bulk from Kathyrn who imports them from China -

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/rifrafkaf/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686 (http://shop.ebay.co.uk/rifrafkaf/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686)

I've got some with white beams in black housing if you only wanted a few for a meeting to save you having to buy any.

The rest, as they say is history and I am very happy in my new hobby!

Let me know how you get on at your meeting!

Now off to see if I can make a horse fly fringe! LOL!!

CreditonJules
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Wed on February 05, 2011, 02:52:39 PM
Am I off the rocker here? I thought the "survival" part was being able to untie the bracelet to get one long string for essential tasks. The clasps and dual colours wouldn't facilitate that very well. I am perfectly happy to be wrong though.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: CreditonJules on February 05, 2011, 03:59:06 PM
Am I off the rocker here? I thought the "survival" part was being able to untie the bracelet to get one long string for essential tasks. The clasps and dual colours wouldn't facilitate that very well. I am perfectly happy to be wrong though.

Hi Wed

You're thinking of "emergency" as opposed to "survival".  The emergency bracelets like JD's Ripcord Sinnet bracelet are designed to be released quickly. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r_GTbMBaoM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r_GTbMBaoM)

My survival bracelets are basically a neat way of carrying around 20ft of single colour or 2 x 10ft dual colour with a whistle buckle and torch.  I think the Bushcraft Store ones would be more difficult to undo as the ends are fused - but not impossible. 

I guess it's a bit horses for courses and what situation you are likely to be in and how quickly you will need the paracord.

I hope this answers your question - if not, just let me know.

CreditonJules

Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Wed on February 05, 2011, 07:44:54 PM
It's quite enough for me. Thanks!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: dewildeman on February 08, 2011, 08:17:14 AM
Am I off the rocker here? I thought the "survival" part was being able to untie the bracelet to get one long string for essential tasks. The clasps and dual colours wouldn't facilitate that very well. I am perfectly happy to be wrong though.

I've made single and 2 color surivial bracelets.  At best, depending on wrist size, my single strand bracelets have 9-10 feet of cord and my 2 strands bracelets have 6-7 feet of each color.  I make mine with the buckles.  It may not be much but it's better than nothing.  If I'm out in the woods I always pack 50-100 ft of paracord.  I've only heard of one person using a bracelet in an emergency.  He had dropped his keys between the cab and bed of a pickup truck and gotten them stuck.  He was able to tie a hook on the end of the line and "fish" his keys out.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: CreditonJules on February 08, 2011, 03:08:12 PM
I usually clip my survival bracelet to my rucksack when I'm off hiking.

Even if I made it to fit my wrist I would find it a bit bulky to wear.

I am really pleased how my horse fly fringe came out!  Photos to follow soon...

CreditonJules
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD~TIAT on February 11, 2011, 04:44:19 PM
A few more recent creations...
____________________________________________

Ripcord Sinnet Bracelet
(http://www.fusionknots.com/graphics/gallery/knots/Ripcord%20Sinnet%20Bracelet.jpg)

Olias Knot
(http://www.fusionknots.com/graphics/gallery/knots/Olias%20Knot.jpg)

Diamond Waterfall Fob
(http://www.fusionknots.com/graphics/gallery/knots/Diamond%20Waterfall%20Fob.jpg)

Fusion Knot Necklace
(http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/0be/e40/0bee4068-17b6-4919-895f-6521dab68259)

Rune Stone Knot
(http://www.fusionknots.com/graphics/gallery/knots/Rune%20Stone%20Knot.jpg)
____________________________________________

JD ~ TIAT
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: aknotter on February 11, 2011, 06:02:51 PM
@JD - - -DUDE! I'm still waiting on your "turtle knot" video!  I think the stuff you do is AMAZING!!!!!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Rrok007 on February 11, 2011, 07:02:18 PM
@JD - - -DUDE! I'm still waiting on your "turtle knot" video!  I think the stuff you do is AMAZING!!!!!

You're not the only one! I've been looking forward to that one since his site went live.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD~TIAT on February 11, 2011, 08:01:09 PM
It'll happen... *smile*

I blocked the shots for the video, and I'm practice the tie now.
Once I feel confident my moves are smooth, I'll shoot, edit
and post.

JD ~ TIAT
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on February 11, 2011, 10:51:05 PM
Awesome set JD!
Time to retail with your creations. ;-)

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: CreditonJules on February 12, 2011, 12:28:26 AM
Here's the photo of the horse fly fringe I made.  It's the first time I've ever designed an item and I'm pretty pleased the way it came out...

(http://d200fahol9mbkt.cloudfront.net/howto/6037/100_2146.jpg)

Headband is King Cobra made with British Paracord and the fringes are secured with a Clove Hitch with an extra turn to make it even more secure (not sure if this has a proper knot name) and made with gutted US Paracord.

Hardest part really was securing the velcro,  I decided on whipping and superglue (!)

The fly fringe is currently with a friend who is testing it in "real" conditions with her horse Noah.  It's all very good looking pretty but is of no use if it isn't practical!!

I love this hobby!!

Next project - a dog lead!

Happy knotting!

CreditonJules
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: aknotter on February 12, 2011, 07:01:45 PM
Here is JD wowing some folks at the Summer Sailstice on Treasure Island last year.  He had 4 to 8 folks at his table almost all day long!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Essexman on February 16, 2011, 11:43:13 PM

Nice work CreditonJules, paracord is fun isn't it?  Do you sell your barcelets in the UK?


Next project - a dog lead!

Here's one I made............

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/essexman/Paracord%20stuff/DSCF2636.jpg)

Learn from my mistake, don't buy cheap snap clips off eBay. They break after a while. Not good. Buy big strong types as shown above.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: CreditonJules on February 17, 2011, 10:20:02 PM

Nice work CreditonJules, paracord is fun isn't it?  Do you sell your barcelets in the UK?


Next project - a dog lead!

Here's one I made............


Thanks for your kind comments Essexman - I never realised that this hobby would give me so much enjoyment!

I do sell my survival bracelets in the UK and because they are different and out of the ordinary they are selling pretty well.  (If you want to have a look at my shop please click on the icon by my name).

I'm starting to promote them in local schools that are involved in the Ten Tors Challenge which happens on Dartmoor every year.

I love your dog lead.  What knot have you used - I don't think I've seen that one before.

I've made mine in cobra, mainly because it's a knot I'm familiar and comfortable with and secondly because it will match the dog collars that I make. 

It does look a bit plain and boring so I want to teach myself how to make turks heads to make it look a bit more attractive.  Is that a lanyard knot on your lead?  I've got those on my list to learn too!

Now off to YouTube to watch JD's videos!

Happy Knotting!  ;D

Julie
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on February 28, 2011, 01:07:39 AM
A recent work.

Kangaroo Steam Punk Necklace
18 inches
Brass Steam Punk Wheel
Black Kangaroo Leather
12 Strand Rectangular Braid
.925 Sterling Silver Magnetic Clasp

(http://khww.net/images/photoalbum/album_1/100_1307_t2.jpg)
(http://khww.net/images/photoalbum/album_1/100_1308_t2.jpg)

B...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD~TIAT on March 02, 2011, 06:15:54 PM
The Fractal Sinnets
_________________________________________________________________________________

Tight Fractal
(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg615/scaled.php?tn=0&server=615&filename=qwhyg.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)

(Very) Loose Fractal
(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg640/scaled.php?tn=0&server=640&filename=qxdz.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)

They can also be tied, round, in star patterns and (even) box formations.

Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on March 06, 2011, 01:54:53 AM
The necklace SOLD straight off my neck today. WOW! I only had this thing done for a week or so.

B...

A recent work.

Kangaroo Steam Punk Necklace
18 inches
Brass Steam Punk Wheel
Black Kangaroo Leather
12 Strand Rectangular Braid
.925 Sterling Silver Magnetic Clasp

(http://khww.net/images/photoalbum/album_1/100_1307_t2.jpg)
(http://khww.net/images/photoalbum/album_1/100_1308_t2.jpg)

B...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: CreditonJules on March 06, 2011, 06:31:14 PM
Brilliant!  Well done you!!

CreditonJules
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on March 14, 2011, 05:07:06 AM
The 7p x 45b 2 pass Headhunter Knot. It's definitely the most bights in any knot I've tied. lol

Using Tim's amazing Grid Maker, coding is \\//\\, I sized the grid's strand width for the navy blue Cross Lace cord I used. I also set the Strand Gap Size the same size to accommodate the kelly green line. I just put a piece of line on the pc screen while changing the strand width and gap sizes until they were the same. To get the approximate 10" circumference I wanted,  I increased or decreased the # of bights until the grid on the screen equaled 10". This was to cut down on dressing the knot. Next I printed and taped it to a thin homemade cardboard tube filled w/plastic grocery bags and inserted the 90 pins.
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/6273/dsc04852medium.jpg)

9 1/2' of Navy blue line completed by following the half cycle list.
(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/4706/dsc04866medium.jpg)

Followed with 9 1/2' of Kelly Green line to complete the bracelet.
This is straight off the grid without doing any dressing of the knot that has almost 2' of line per inch.
(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/8086/dsc04875medium.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: wooly whiskers on March 14, 2011, 01:39:11 PM
Great looking bracelet , Rick . Really like the way you explained the GM and pictures .

Curt
Wooly Whiskers
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on March 14, 2011, 03:04:08 PM
Thanks Curt. The cross lace cord is so stiff that the bracelet is huge on my wrist and won't close up any at all, much different than my Nantucket Sailor bracelet tied out of 1/8" white braided nylon from Wally World which closes up completely by squeezing it from all angles once it's on. I suppose I could get some plastic buckles and cauterize the bracelet to the right size with a wood burning tool to save the work in this one.

Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: bsimmons on March 15, 2011, 04:48:06 AM
Picture frame, 7 sennits, 5 prolongs, hundreds of hours, 10 tired fingers!!!  :D
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on March 15, 2011, 04:59:05 AM
Hi bsimmons and welcome to the forum.
What a great first post. Your frame is beautiful!
Where in the world are you?
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on March 15, 2011, 08:08:56 AM
Wow!!!

OK so  here is something else I do not know how to do. Please advise where I can find information about this?

Sore fingers???? It is a wonder you have any left!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on March 15, 2011, 02:33:05 PM
Hello bsimmons and welcome to the forum.

What a marvelous undertaking that turned out so beautiful!
A few of us can commiserate with the aching fingers. Take a break and let them heal. You've earned it!
Tell us a bit about the construction, cord, frame core, etc.

But, don't rest too long, there are knots waiting. LOL

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on March 15, 2011, 03:21:04 PM
Johnny, there's one being built right now at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/knottyers/ (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/knottyers/)
It's free to join, then click on "Photos" and look for the photo album named "Frame lessons".

Peejay explained his frames over at KHWW.net as well.
His 2nd and 3rd are listed on this page, the first further on another page:
http://www.khww.net/forum/viewforum.php?forum_id=42&rowstart=20 (http://www.khww.net/forum/viewforum.php?forum_id=42&rowstart=20)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on March 15, 2011, 03:30:56 PM
bsimmons, what was the cordage you used?

skyout, many thanks for the link. I love seeing PJ's work!!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on March 15, 2011, 03:34:34 PM
Nice work simmons. The cord looks a lot like bonded seine cord.

Just wait till you see PJ's 4th frame. ehehehe...

B...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on March 15, 2011, 06:45:46 PM
skyout, many thanks for the link. I love seeing PJ's work!!

I do, too, Johnny! Here's his first frame.
http://www.khww.net/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=869&highlight=frame&pid=8571#post_8571 (http://www.khww.net/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=869&highlight=frame&pid=8571#post_8571)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: bsimmons on March 16, 2011, 05:36:10 AM
Hi All, Thanks for all the kind words. Little about me. I'm located in north Alabama. True I'm land locked but still got some salt in the vains. Picked up the knot bug while serving in the Coast Guard and never shook it. Ha. Any way now a little on the frame. Cord is #18 nylon picked up at Hobby Lobby. Starting from the inside edge out is a 8 strand twill sinnet, face is comprised of a 14 strand twill sinnet doubled, 4 strand square sinnet, 4 strand round sinnet doubled, outside edge is a 18 strand twill sinnet, 3 strand english sinnet doubled and a 4 strand round sinnet on bottom edge. Corners are covered with prolong knots with three extensions and 4 passes and one prolong on top outside edge just fer the fun of it. Imho the twill is one of the most interesting sinnets as the strand count really changes the look of the sinnet more than any other sinnet I know. Overall frame size is 12.5"x11.5" with 9"x9.75" inside. Piece is actually a test piece for frame to hold a photo of shipreck schooner 'Pride' run aground and coated in ice at Washington Harbor early 1900's. Frame for that one will have to be 23"x19".
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on March 16, 2011, 08:01:10 AM
bsimmons - what would be really interesting would be to see photos of half completed sections i.e. a lovely pattern and then a mess of strands hanging.

I like to see half finished projects, just to see just how complex they really are.

I also notice that the term "#18 nylon" we do not call it this in the UK, or do we? 
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD~TIAT on March 25, 2011, 05:17:29 PM
A fusion tie I created on the train I take to work...
__________________________________________________________________________________

"Heart Sprouting Flowers"

(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg620/scaled.php?tn=0&server=620&filename=ldovs.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)
__________________________________________________________________________________

JD ~ TIAT
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Rrok007 on March 26, 2011, 02:34:35 AM
Okay, now that's just way too cool.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on March 27, 2011, 08:40:40 AM
Edge Braiding, or(Lacing). Single strand of Kangaroo lace at 1.3mm wide with a 45 degree bevel. The Fob itself is all Kangaroo.

(http://khww.net/forum/attachments/100_1500.jpg)
(http://khww.net/forum/attachments/100_1503.jpg)
(http://khww.net/forum/attachments/100_1499.jpg)

B...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Rrok007 on March 30, 2011, 04:13:28 PM
Posted once before, but I'll post again with some new ones...

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j189/Rrok007/Ropework/First%20Flogger/IMG_0069.jpg)

Here's a second one I did. Construction of the handle was completely different, and was kind of interesting. I need to try making it again in a different kind of rope.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j189/Rrok007/Ropework/Second%20FLogger/2010-09-23124753.jpg)

Here's the current one. Pretty much the same as the first, but made from sisal instead of nylon. It's effectively finished once I decide what to do with the tails. They got kind of goofed when I tried a technique for softening the material. I'm also thinking of adding "thumper" knots into it, and then trimming the tails to length. somewhere between 18-22 inches.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j189/Rrok007/Ropework/Third%20Flogger/555f54c679a42bcca59fcb30ba7d95ee_20110326002854_720.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on March 31, 2011, 11:29:27 PM
Really nice work all.

This is a water bottle lanyard used to carry H2O while keeping your hands free. Here in FL it's nice to have water due to the heat. I first saw this concept at a corvette show in Lakeland, FL. A bank was giving them away for advertising, but instead of a rope lanyard, it was sewn cloth ribbon that had their name in it.

My splice didn't come out as planned, so I tied a Spanish Ring knot at the spliced area first and then covered that with a Pineapple Knot. Line is from Wally World, 5/32" in gator colors; 24' for the 4 strand braid and close to 40' total including the fancy knots. The loop is 3' long and there is a 2" braid below the PK. With this lanyard length, you can reach right down and get a drink w/o removing the lanyard from your shoulder. At the bottom of the braid, I looped 2 lines around the split key ring and re-braided them back to the splice, using the other two lines at the bottom as a mule. A small clip holds the # 18 O-Ring (1 3/16" O.D. x 15/16" I.D. x 1/8" ). The O-Ring stretches/slips right over the neck of the water bottle but holds really well. I believe you could skip the split key ring with clip and just loop the two lines around the O-Ring.

(http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/4738/1004286medium.jpg)

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/780/1004290medium.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on April 01, 2011, 01:52:36 AM
Great job Rick !!
A bit too Practical for the Fancy and Decorative section.  LOL
Nah.
O-ring is smart thinking.
Thanks for sharing!

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on April 01, 2011, 02:14:59 AM
Thanks Scott. This is something I've wanted to tie for "myself" for a long time. Just about everything I tie is for others it seems. It will be great whenever we're out antiquing or w/the grandkids at the zoo, etc.
Title: Just to keep people going:
Post by: Frayed Knot Arts on April 08, 2011, 03:37:44 AM
The new owner was like a kid with a bicycle and all the roads were downhills....




(http://www.frayedknotarts.com/images/bellropes/CaptMoser2011
/MOSER-Side-brite-no-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on April 08, 2011, 03:56:24 AM
Beautiful job Vince!!!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on April 08, 2011, 07:05:00 AM
frayedknotarts - superb work!!!

#15B line - is this a US type of measurement for cord, what does that translate to in everyday terms?
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD~TIAT on April 08, 2011, 06:54:41 PM
"Flourished" Solomon Bar
(http://a.yfrog.com/img620/3918/o3gfw.jpg)

DNA Sinnet
(http://a.yfrog.com/img620/291/bg1fn.jpg)

JD ~ TIAT
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on April 10, 2011, 05:51:39 AM
Really cool JD, you never cease to amaze me!

I just finished another 16p x 16b, 2 pass, Type 1 PK key fob in Univ. of FL Gators colors. I used Cross Lace cord throughout. I started with the 4 strand round braid that is joined together at the base with a constrictor knot. Then I passed the ends through a 5/16" drilled hole in a 20 mm round wooden bead and tied an 8 strand Mathew Walker knot. The ends of the cords have a sort of half round ball on their ends from burning with a lighter.

This PK is dressed extremely hard and tight. It feels like a rock and almost everyone that holds it comments on how hard it is; one co-worker even asked how rope can be so hard. lol

Hope you guys don't mind the notebook style explanation but I will be copying it into my Fancy Knots notebook and am hoping it helps someone along their journey.

I made a tutorial for this PK and Brian was kind enough to post it over at KHWW:
http://khww.net/articles.php?article_id=145 (http://khww.net/articles.php?article_id=145)

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/9730/gatorpkfob.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: CreditonJules on April 14, 2011, 11:56:43 PM
Wow!  There are just so many wonderful items here - you've all been very busy since I last popped into the forum!

JD - I hope we see some videos of your new creations soon!

I couple of months ago I made a fly fringe - it was my first piece of work I did entirely of my own creation.  It's been well trialled by friends who have horses (and it is still in one piece)!  I've now been set a photo of Kyser who is modelling it!  It's amazing the sense of satisfaction when you know you've made something you are proud of!

(http://d200fahol9mbkt.cloudfront.net/item/13039753/Fly_fringe__1.jpg)

I'm currently working on knots that are less practical and more pretty - I'm having a go at knotted jewellery!

Happy knotting!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on April 16, 2011, 12:51:44 AM
This is my rendition of the original Christmas Bell by Tom Hall.

The body of the casa knot contains 18 parts by 16 bights with a 4 part 3 bight loop.

My addition is a type 1 pineapple interweave with the appearance of a type 4 pineapple interweave. Nothing was done to achieve this appearance. The interwoven part is of a 7 part casa knot with 11 bights.

(http://khww.net/images/photoalbum/album_1/christmasbell-briankidd.jpg)

Best regards,
Brian
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on April 21, 2011, 07:57:06 AM
Here is a kit bag that I decorated.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_Hh2Hu0qOVPk/Ta_UJllvw-I/AAAAAAAAAXo/41I8PsV-Lg0/s640/KitBag%202.JPG)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: KenY on April 21, 2011, 02:42:11 PM
Nice touch Johnny,

That can have pride of place on YOUR TABLE, on the lower gun deck in HMS Victory.

Ken.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Frayed Knot Arts on April 22, 2011, 03:43:58 AM
Tiller for a "Mellonseed" sailing skiff.   Owner wanted the coxcomb on the BOTTOM of the tiller instead of the top.  Who am I to argue?

(http://www.frayedknotarts.com/images/tillers/GeorgeMelonseed/ribbed-up.jpg)

(http://www.frayedknotarts.com/images/tillers/GeorgeMelonseed/smooth-side.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Mal Deeley on April 26, 2011, 01:21:10 PM
Hi all, I am pretty new to all of this so fogive me if I get it wrong, I tend to just get creative as the mood takes me, not in to covering large items as of yet, but I am sure it will happen.

just 2 of the items I have made in the past, a solitaire board game using 2mm rattail cord with a small dice in the middle to give it shape, and my poppy


(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i336/deeleym/KNOT%20ART/DSCF13542.jpg)
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i336/deeleym/KNOT%20ART/poppy.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: CreditonJules on April 26, 2011, 03:54:11 PM
Hi Mat and welcome!!

Many thanks for sharing your work with us. 

I just love this hobby and be warned - it is quite addictive!!   ;D

Happy knotting!

Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Essexman on April 26, 2011, 06:13:27 PM
Wow I love this thread, so much quality work going on.

Here's a couple of bracelets I made for a customer,

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/essexman/Paracord%20stuff/DSCF3210.jpg)

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/essexman/Paracord%20stuff/DSCF3211.jpg)

Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on April 27, 2011, 03:41:47 AM
Hi Mal and welcome to the forum. Nice work there. Same for all the other photos, great job all!

Well, I've been really busy with a new grandson arriving Easter afternoon but I've been planning this one for a while. Red, white and blue gutted Cross Lace 16p x 16b, 3 pass, type 1 with a pattern variation. The second and third passes are only 4 bights each and don't follow the PK "rules" of splitting pairs. This is to correct the uneven leg lengths created from using two colors. When sticking with the "rules", one leg of the ^ is 2 cord widths long and the other is 3 cord widths long and creates a lopsided look to the ^. The ^'s still have different lengths, 2 cord widths for the white line and 3 for the red line but the ^'s are even, or consistant sizes for each color now.

I used a 3 strand alternate crown sennit of gutted Cross Lace set into a 3/8" SS thimble with six strand Mathew Walkers on top and bottom. It has a 3/4" wooden core that I drilled a 1/4" hole through to accomodate the 6 strands passing through it.

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/5433/rwbf.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: squarerigger on April 27, 2011, 04:55:47 PM
Congratulations on the arrival of your new grandchild Rick and great work also on the latest cord creation!

SR
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on April 27, 2011, 08:53:35 PM
Thanks Lindsey, that means a lot to me coming from you!!!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Rrok007 on April 28, 2011, 05:29:34 AM
Had a costume party this weekend and made a few items for me and the roomie. She wanted another collar and lead lfor her costume but done in yellow instead of white llike last time.

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/218137_179565375428427_100001248970257_478320_3629888_n.jpg)

The collar part is a split of a design JD shows in one of his books. I made two separate halves and then joined them in the middle and went from there for the rest of the lead as all one piece.

For myself, I was supposed to be doing this whole Apollo Sun God thing and modified some $1 flip-flops from Family Dollar.

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/221635_179566592094972_100001248970257_478332_3707922_n.jpg)

Gotta say that the dye job on all the rop used over the weekend came out far better than expected, even the ropes that didn't die as completely as desired.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD~TIAT on April 28, 2011, 05:12:26 PM
Well done Rrok007!  :)

Here's a sneak peek at my most recent TIAT project.

The Paracord iPod Case...the result of my explorations into a "Backbone Bar Basket".

(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg615/scaled.php?tn=0&server=615&filename=rajdf.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: CreditonJules on April 30, 2011, 09:32:43 PM
WOW!

I'm looking forward to see the video on this one JD!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Sweeney on May 01, 2011, 01:44:20 PM
With thanks to Don Burrhus for the Globe Knot Cookbook - the ball is about 1.5 inches in (covered) diameter.

Barry
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD~TIAT on May 01, 2011, 02:00:34 PM
@Barry

Love it!  :)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Sweeney on May 01, 2011, 03:35:58 PM
Many thanks JD - I've been keeping up with your YouTube videos the standard of them really is superb.

Barry
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Essexman on May 03, 2011, 07:42:08 AM

A small lanyard for my Swiss army knife....

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/essexman/Paracord%20stuff/DSCF3385.jpg)
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Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD~TIAT on May 03, 2011, 01:44:56 PM
I really like that lanyard Essexman!  :)

Is there a name for it?

JD ~ TIAT
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Essexman on May 03, 2011, 06:34:56 PM
I really like that lanyard Essexman!  :)

Is there a name for it?

JD ~ TIAT

Thanks JD, that really means a lot to me.

You know I just made it on a whim, added the skull and added the slipknot. The pefect size for a small pocket knife.

The main knot is a Two Bight Turks Head lanyard knot. ABOK 595, on page 100. The slip knot/noose is ABOK 1120 page 204.

Skulls were from eBay (UK), smaller than I thought, but nice. Cord is std 550 Paraacord
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Drcline on May 09, 2011, 08:55:43 AM
My best piece (so far)
Rope: Poly 6.35mm diameter  30.5m length


Knots:
eight lead manrope knot (tripled) ABOK 847
Round crown sinnet (two sets of four strands) ABOK 2936
4B 4L Turks head (doubled) ABOK 1283
Diamond knot (8 strands) ABOK 737

Ends are whipped

I particularly like the way the round sinnet makes the piece look like laid rope while actively holding the piece together.
 
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD~TIAT on May 10, 2011, 05:28:06 PM
The Ohlone Bar Belt

Earlier this morning, on my way to work (making the most of my train rides), I came up with the following:

(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg620/scaled.php?tn=0&server=620&filename=mlzpxz.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)

Best to you all,

JD ~ TIAT
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Rrok007 on May 10, 2011, 05:57:27 PM
Mind if I take a wild stab at guessing it's construction before you post the video?
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD~TIAT on May 10, 2011, 08:06:13 PM
Do I mind...? No, I don't mind.

That's my goal!  :)

Please post what you create!    

JD ~ TIAT
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Essexman on May 11, 2011, 01:16:18 PM
The Ohlone Bar Belt

Earlier this morning, on my way to work (making the most of my train rides), I came up with the following:

(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg620/scaled.php?tn=0&server=620&filename=mlzpxz.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)

Best to you all,

JD ~ TIAT

That looks fun.

Do you ever get asked questions about what you are making whilst on the train?
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD~TIAT on May 11, 2011, 03:05:24 PM
Quote
That looks fun.

Do you ever get asked questions about what you are making whilst on the train?

Very rarely... Mostly I just get nods and smiles.

JD ~ TIAT
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Rrok007 on May 11, 2011, 06:38:17 PM
Cool.

Well, the easy part is quessing the beginning.
You take three green cords and make a cow hitch around the brown cord. These three green cords form the spine that the whole belt is made of.
The brown cord is then brought down, and weaves between the three separate pairs of green cords. That's done three times.
The fourth & fifth row is where it gets interesting.
It looks like you made a square knot AROUND the outer pairs of green cords. This forms the whole in the center of the formation. Then you go back to the patern of weaving the brown cord around the three pairs of the green cords.

If I had to guess... I'd say that the wide soloman bar was floating around your brain like a magic carpet with no pilot and you decided to put afew holes in it.

It's a nice belt... paired with a buckle, and tied tightly enough to prevent exssesive stretching, it alread has holes for the buckle hook/latch.

Wow... you never cease to amaze me m?inteoir.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on May 15, 2011, 10:26:12 PM
Earlier at post# 155 on the previous page I posted a PK pattern variation that bypassed the "split the pairs" rule for tying PKs. The one on the left follows the split the pair rule while the one on the right ignores this rule.

(http://imageshack.us/m/19/5611/1004585medium.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/m/708/3559/rwbshipmedium.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: KnottyPhoenix on May 16, 2011, 09:08:12 PM
Howdy y'all :)

My name's Phoenix and this is my first post here on the IGKT forums. Thought a good way to start out would be to post a few pictures of things I've tied. :)

Although I change them out from time to time, here's a couple pictures each of my current bracelets ...
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/AgentPnakotus/Knotwork/Left1.png)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/AgentPnakotus/Knotwork/Left2.png)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/AgentPnakotus/Knotwork/Right1.png)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/AgentPnakotus/Knotwork/Right2.png)

Still trying to figure out a good way to finish the bracelets so that the knot connecting the ends doesn't show.
And the strap for my goggles that I tied ...
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/AgentPnakotus/Knotwork/GoggleStrap1.jpg)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/AgentPnakotus/Knotwork/GoggleStrap2.png)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/AgentPnakotus/Knotwork/GoggleStrap3.png)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/AgentPnakotus/Knotwork/GoggleStrap4.png)

Hope you enjoy! :)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD~TIAT on May 19, 2011, 03:43:30 AM
Mated Snake Knots: An idea I've been thinking about for sometime, but haven't tried/tied
until now.

(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg620/scaled.php?tn=0&server=620&filename=2odoe.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)

Back-to-Back Solomon Bar: A rather simple way to spruce up an otherwise standard
Solomon Bar.

(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg619/scaled.php?tn=0&server=619&filename=2t9lf.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)

Mosaic Weave: A deceivingly simple way to incorporate a tight, seemingly random array of
interwoven cords/colors.

(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg610/scaled.php?tn=0&server=610&filename=irkmw.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)

Tire Tread Bar: A firm two cord/color bar that not only looks like the treads of a tire, but also
feels great against the skin.
 
(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg615/scaled.php?tn=0&server=615&filename=7egkp.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)

JD ~TIAT

Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Walter Seltzer on May 22, 2011, 05:22:46 PM
Thanks Lindsey, that means a lot to me coming from you!!!


Rick:

Congrats on the new grandchild.  Between me and my wife, we have over 20, with a few greats thrown.  If you think you are a proud grandfather now, just wait until you post pictures of the first knotted item made by your grandchild.  The heart goed thumpity thump.

Walter
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: BronzeStar on May 27, 2011, 03:00:31 AM
Ok so I'm new to the site so I figured I would post a couple examples of the work I have done so far. I'm a newbie to this art and started out as most Marines do making award paddles for going aways. I have only recently started to try and work with actual rope and included is my first attempt at a bell rope with rope and another one in 550 (because I have so much and need the practice) based off of plans from Tim Whitten's site  I am waiting on some rope from Martin Combs. I learned a lot both times.

Shows the turks head and an up close of the Grafting
(http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/pp38/bronzestar_bucket/IMG_3812-1.jpg)

Overall this is what it looked like
(http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/pp38/bronzestar_bucket/IMG_3811-1.jpg)

My first two bell rope attempts the one on the right is with the Tim Whitten kit and the second is that design in green 550 cord so I could work on my knots
(http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/pp38/bronzestar_bucket/IMG_3810.jpg)

A couple braclets I made for my son using JD's site




Overall the more I tie some of the knots the better I get at ensuring a constant pull and such but once I get a quality rope that should help identify my weaknesses.

(http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/pp38/bronzestar_bucket/IMG_3808-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: ray robson on June 03, 2011, 04:13:26 PM


  I am not particularly computer literate but I get by. I would like to post potographs of my work but to date have been unable to work out how to do this. Please can someone assist me by telling me how ithis is done?

  Ray Robson
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Wed on June 03, 2011, 05:00:31 PM
Click on "Additional Options, below the text field. There you can "Attach" your pictures. Make sure they are of an allowed file type and within the file size limit of 100kB.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: KnottyPhoenix on June 03, 2011, 06:58:39 PM
I am not particularly computer literate but I get by. I would like to post potographs of my work but to date have been unable to work out how to do this. Please can someone assist me by telling me how this is done?
Howdy Ray :)

Sign up for an account with Photobucket (http://photobucket.com/). It's a free place where you can upload your photos. Once you have your photo uploaded there, your photobucket gallery will have direct links available to the photos. Copy the link for the photo you wish to display in your post. When posting on the forum, on the screen where you are typing the post, click the "Insert image" button (it's on the left, just above the row of smileys, and just below the Bold button). Clicking that will put an image tag in your post, like so ...
Code: [Select]
[img][/img]... position the cursor between the two brackets ][ and paste the url of your photo ...
Code: [Select]
[img]http://www.photobucket.com/example.jpg[/img]When you preview/post the posting your image should appear in your post now.
For more information on tags that can be used in posts, and see more examples, please see The Help Page (http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?action=help;page=post#bbcref)

I hope this helps! :)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on June 04, 2011, 04:47:11 PM
Really nice work everyone.

Here's my 1st dragonfly. I'm still not sure about the Lotus knot. lol

(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/8721/dragonflymedium.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Knot Head on June 05, 2011, 10:47:30 PM
How about a Pineapple Christmas Bell.

In the photo you will see Tom Hall's bell and my variation of Tom's bell.

(http://khww.net/images/photoalbum/album_1/sidebysidebells_t2.jpg)

B...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Transminator on June 06, 2011, 10:43:07 PM
Here is some recent work

Some mixed items:
Floating keyfobs (following Andre's tutorial)
Little Lump Knot keyfobs with colored cotton twine.
A dog lead (Des Pawson's Knotcraft)
A belt with JD's Wide Solomon Bar
Juggling Balls  with pool ball core (made with Don's globe knot cookbook kit)
and finally:
my very first dreamcatcher. It kinda grew organically. I was browsing through Budworth's decorative knot book for inspiration to try some ring coverings.
Once I covered it I wondered what to do with it. It was only supposed to be a test piece. I thought: "I might as well dry that dreamcatcher weave, its just half-hitches after all". I had never tried it though. Looked ok. Today I came by an arts and crafts store and found some feathers and bought that heart shaped bead, with my 10 year old step-daughter in mind (she is a very girly girl) and this is the final result. It hangs on the window over her bed now.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: KnottyPhoenix on June 10, 2011, 12:18:56 AM
Redid my left bracelet this last weekend. :)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/AgentPnakotus/Knotwork/Armband1.png)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/AgentPnakotus/Knotwork/Armband2.png)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Haruhi on June 11, 2011, 08:33:08 AM
cool thread, seeing pictures like those in this thread inspire me to continue learning.  here are a few pictures of stuff I've done.
(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/6052/017lw.jpg)
(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/945/014wr.jpg)
(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/9457/013nml.jpg)
(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8959/003qtk.jpg)
(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8011/006yra.jpg)
(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1886/007nh.jpg)
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/7897/014xx.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on June 11, 2011, 02:25:28 PM
Awesome Haruhi! Welcome to the forum.

Looks like you've had a few moments of knotting time on your hands.
Great stuff!
Tell us about the ship (if you can), the knotting and the materials used.

SS369
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Haruhi on June 11, 2011, 03:06:28 PM
Awesome Haruhi! Welcome to the forum.

Looks like you've had a few moments of knotting time on your hands.
Great stuff!
Tell us about the ship (if you can), the knotting and the materials used.

SS369

Hi, I started knotting 2 months ago.  I'm stationed on the USCGC Elderberry, a 65' buoy tender.  first four images all use #60 cotton line and everything is coated with spar urethane except the bellrope which I used varnish on.

first image is 3x5 turkshead, ringbolt hitching, 5x4 turkshead, over under graft alternating wefts after 3 passes, 5x4 again, ringbolt again, and another 3x5.

second image is the grafting tutorial I found on frayed knot arts by Vince Brennan.

third image is the over two crown hitching I found on frayed knot arts also.

four image is my second bellrope, used Martin Combs video on youtube to learn how to make them.

fifth and six image is a table leg for my ships messdeck.  just a huge over 2 crown hitch using black paracord.  turksheads are 6x5.

last image is an outdoor handrail done with tarred seine twine, I think.  I don't particularly like the line, I used it on the ships jack and flag staff but want to redo them with a larger cotton line.  I will probably cut them off, I'm currently  redoing the ships helm which was previously that nasty tarred line.  this time around I have ringbolt hitching all the way around the wheel and put a few coats of spar urethane on it but still working on the turksheads for the spokes.  here is a close of the bellrope and what the wheel used to look like. 

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1671/005yqq.jpg)
(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/3500/010ek.jpg)
(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/5862/012wbi.jpg)
here are some of the older fancywork I cut off, origin unknown but couldnt stand how they looked.
(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/9653/001drj.jpg)
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8445/002eux.jpg)
(http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/4473/003pn.jpg)
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/6398/004hst.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on June 13, 2011, 08:46:31 AM
Superb work there!! Are you able to upload a picture of the USCGC Elderberry?

Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Haruhi on June 13, 2011, 10:56:00 PM
Superb work there!! Are you able to upload a picture of the USCGC Elderberry?

Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4581358824_3a6c75886a_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: ray robson on June 14, 2011, 04:03:33 PM
Hi Wed and KnottyPhoenix,

Thank you for your advice on posting photographs. Sorry about my delay in responding but my computer has been down for some time now.

I am still having problems with posting photographs as all my pictures are much larger than the 100KB allowed, and even reducing them down iI cannot get them down small enough.
However, I will keep trying.

Regards Ray
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Wed on June 14, 2011, 07:40:40 PM
There is a chance that you are using Windows of some sort. If so, I recommend Irfanview to process your pictures: www.irfanview.com (http://www.irfanview.com)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: KnottyPhoenix on June 14, 2011, 09:30:59 PM
I am still having problems with posting photographs as all my pictures are much larger than the 100KB allowed, and even reducing them down iI cannot get them down small enough.
100kb max? Sounds like you're trying to upload to the forum directly or something. Photobucket's max file size per image is 5Mb.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Rrok007 on June 15, 2011, 06:25:16 PM
Redid my left bracelet this last weekend. :)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/AgentPnakotus/Knotwork/Armband1.png)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq197/AgentPnakotus/Knotwork/Armband2.png)


Nice! How long did it take you to tie that? How many bights/leads, and how much rope... I've thought about doing similar for some of the local parties here in Tampa, but alas, Turks Heads are one of the banes of my existance.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: KnottyPhoenix on June 18, 2011, 01:55:43 AM
That's 5 bights by 27 leads. It took me a few hours (and several false starts) to tie the knot on a knot tool I made. It's only my second turks head with the tool, and is the biggest turks head I've ever done. :) The next day I spent a couple of hours putting it on my wrist, working it a fit, and then tripling it. The next day I took a shower and found that although it fit good dry, it didn't fit so well wet, so I removed a circuit from it and did some more working it to fit. It's finally fitting nicely now.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: aknotter on June 18, 2011, 02:25:21 AM
Your TH is made with paracord, right?  When using paracord, always 'pre-shrink' it.  I once made a hatband for a friend and a couple of months later, when I visited again, his hat was crushed - the TH has shrunk that much!  So - now I pour almost boiling water in a tin can with the cord in it and let it soak for an hour or two.  Then I let it dry completely.    :-\
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Rrok007 on June 18, 2011, 07:17:23 AM
That's 5 bights by 27 leads. It took me a few hours (and several false starts) to tie the knot on a knot tool I made. It's only my second turks head with the tool, and is the biggest turks head I've ever done. :) The next day I spent a couple of hours putting it on my wrist, working it a fit, and then tripling it. The next day I took a shower and found that although it fit good dry, it didn't fit so well wet, so I removed a circuit from it and did some more working it to fit. It's finally fitting nicely now.

Are you able to take it on and off relatively easy?
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: KnottyPhoenix on June 18, 2011, 08:13:44 AM
Are you able to take it on and off relatively easy?
No. It's not gonna come off unless it gets untied.
Your TH is made with paracord, right?  When using paracord, always 'pre-shrink' it.  I once made a hatband for a friend and a couple of months later, when I visited again, his hat was crushed - the TH has shrunk that much!  So - now I pour almost boiling water in a tin can with the cord in it and let it soak for an hour or two.  Then I let it dry completely.    :-\
I thought about that afterwards and will keep that in mind for the future.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Rrok007 on June 21, 2011, 06:10:27 PM
Hmmm... kind of figured as much...

I'm wondering about something similar with a bit of stiffener and then including a bit of slack line. Slack line would allow you to loosen it like a bracer and slip it off. Use stiffener, like mod podge to help prevent it from collapsing completely when you take it off. Although, that would probably require the tool you used to be coated in something like mold release so that the stiffener doesn't end up on the tool.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Atomic on July 31, 2011, 03:53:15 PM
Here is a keyfob that I whipped up last night. The pattern for the knob is under one, over three and under one. A star shaped crown tops it. (Looks better in the hand than it does on the picture. I hate it when that happens lol.)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-QrY4ad0tY0w/TjVp8TE-xJI/AAAAAAAAAnY/FakjsE3Jhog/s400/IMG_20110731_015824.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/atomicpc/Public?authuser=0&feat=directlink)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VLlBz7TNUTU/TjUODG4uYtI/AAAAAAAAAnc/EDxGS6z3uno/s400/IMG_20110731_015514.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/atomicpc/Public?authuser=0&feat=directlink)
Title: Two bellropes
Post by: Frayed Knot Arts on August 15, 2011, 08:06:36 PM
The larger is 11" overall,  appx 2.5" across the bottom turkshead and all #15b cotton construction except core which is made from scraps of #60, #45 and #24 cotton from other jobs.

Turksheads (from top:) 5x4, 3x5, 7x6, 3x9, 9x8 and an 11x10 lapping the bottom and imitating a globe knot.   All over a double crown hitched cover with a thimble and Spanish Coxcomb bail.

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa295/frayedknots/fancywork/overallL.jpg)


End showing "lap" of 11x10 turks:

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa295/frayedknots/fancywork/end-L.jpg)


Same idea, just a little smaller: about 2/5 size:

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa295/frayedknots/fancywork/5inches-smartass.jpg)


Less the ruler:

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa295/frayedknots/fancywork/doneinhandL.jpg)

Again, all cotton on a pudding of scrap lines, Spanish coxcomb bail and (3) 3x5 turksheads above a 9x8 turkshead, lapped to cover bottom edges, and finished off with a 5-point starknot,


"Different strokes fer different folks...."
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Essexman on August 16, 2011, 12:19:34 AM
Wow that's fantastic work, looking at your work really does inspire me.

One the 3rd photo I can see a beracelet on your wrist, have you and photos of it? It looks really nice.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Frayed Knot Arts on August 16, 2011, 12:49:54 AM

In the 3rd photo I can see a bracelet on your wrist, have you any photos of it? It looks really nice.


Here's how to make 'em!:

http://www.frayedknotarts.com/tutorials/chesapeake/chesa.html (http://www.frayedknotarts.com/tutorials/chesapeake/chesa.html)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Frayed Knot Arts on August 22, 2011, 06:06:58 AM
If there is A N Y Knowledge I have that I can give anyone, please let me know and I'll try to do so ASAP.\\

(content deleted. Blatant cry for self-pity.)

Get it now before it goes away.

Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Frayed Knot Arts on August 22, 2011, 06:14:29 AM
Just another little personal kudo.... guess who just sent me an email regarding a made-up bellrope for their quarterdeck??   


How about CVN75 (Harry S Truman)??



I could not be more pleased if someone had gilded one of my items and put it in the Smithsonian.


Success and
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: aknotter on August 22, 2011, 06:42:21 PM
If there is A N Y Knowledge I have that I can give anyone, please let me know and I'll try to do so ASAP.\\
   
Vince, can I have the winning lotto numbers for Wednesday night?   (California lotto that is.)    ;D
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Rrok007 on August 23, 2011, 02:23:27 PM
I'm looking for a left-handed strand feeder. Supposed to be about an inch to three inches long and with a tip.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Essexman on August 24, 2011, 08:23:40 AM

Here's how to make 'em!:

http://www.frayedknotarts.com/tutorials/chesapeake/chesa.html (http://www.frayedknotarts.com/tutorials/chesapeake/chesa.html)

Wow what a great link!  Many thanks for that.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Frayed Knot Arts on August 24, 2011, 05:26:54 PM
If there is A N Y Knowledge I have that I can give anyone, please let me know and I'll try to do so ASAP.\\
   
Vince, can I have the winning lotto numbers for Wednesday night?   (California lotto that is.)    ;D

Ahhhh.  If I told ya I'd have to.......
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Frayed Knot Arts on August 24, 2011, 05:28:27 PM
I'm looking for a left-handed strand feeder. Supposed to be about an inch to three inches long and with a tip.

 (whazzah?)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Rrok007 on August 25, 2011, 02:49:41 PM
I'm looking for a left-handed strand feeder. Supposed to be about an inch to three inches long and with a tip.

 (whazzah?)

A needle... I'm looking for a left-handed needle.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: aknotter on August 26, 2011, 05:45:37 AM
Ah well, I would have shared the winnings with you!   ::)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Frayed Knot Arts on August 26, 2011, 05:45:38 PM
I'm looking for a left-handed strand feeder. Supposed to be about an inch to three inches long and with a tip.

 (whazzah?)

A needle... I'm looking for a left-handed needle.

Ahhh... OK.   I hadn't realized that needles were "handed".   How does this differ from a "right-handed" needle, and why do I think I'm about to hear the answer to "What's a henway?"
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Rrok007 on August 26, 2011, 06:03:46 PM
Left-handed needles are specialized. Anyone can use a right-handed needle.  :P

As for the other question, about 4-5 lbs depending on diet.  :P
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Essexman on August 29, 2011, 09:24:25 PM
Well I had a go at a bracelet. There were a few problems.  ::)

The cord was just some odd stuff lying around, not the best option. I forgot to write down the knot numbers from ABOK, so guessed which knots were used and looked them up. The ABOK is not too clear on the star knot making, or maybe I just need to practice a bit.

I really enjoyed making this bracelet, and will make some more when I have time.

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/essexman/Paracord%20stuff/DSCF3796.jpg)

Thanks for the help





Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Atomic on September 18, 2011, 04:31:49 AM
Here is a compass key fob that was tied by middling 3 strands and tying a MWK tucking 2 of the strands in and leaving one out for a loop. Now with 6 strands to work with I made three over two crowns and then formed a kellem grip of sorts. Basically I turned the knot where the strands hung down and tied a wall. Over two and under one. Next I put in the compass and tightened it down. Tied another MWK and tightened the kellem and MWK up. I ran the finished knot under a cold tap and let it dry. Paracord shrinks a little when you get it wet so it makes your knots tighter if you shrink it.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xjksrkEKU0A/TnVVr0Nv3lI/AAAAAAAAA1Q/MKW4-szBcwM/s640/IMG_20110917_204006.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-h2YNXfqQiN4/TnVVr5sBGwI/AAAAAAAAA1Q/d9Hg6NfTP-g/s640/IMG_20110917_204031.jpg)

Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Frayed Knot Arts on October 09, 2011, 01:37:52 PM
Just another little personal kudo.... guess who just sent me an email regarding a made-up bellrope for their quarterdeck??   


How about CVN75 (Harry S Truman)??



I could not be more pleased if someone had gilded one of my items and put it in the Smithsonian.



So, here they are.  (1) 20" and (2) 11".


(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa295/frayedknots/fancywork/threefullfaceL.jpg)

(The big one is a duplicate of the "Tamaroa" bellrope.)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on November 08, 2011, 05:37:30 AM
Very nice work everyone.

Boy, Vince, you are one hard act to follow. lol Those are beautiful.

Thanks Don for the 'Sailor's Cross" tutorial. Everyone can see it on Don's Knottool.com (http://Knottool.com) site. Whoo Hoo

This Sailor's Cross is in Afghanistan, given to our nephew who says he is only doing his job
when in fact he's considered a hero by all that know him there and back home.
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/3056/small3w.jpg)

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/4254/small4t.jpg)

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1914/small1l.jpg) (http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/4324/small2w.jpg)

Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: glennpowell1 on November 16, 2011, 06:03:56 PM
a lanyard/fob for the jumpdrive
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Takler on November 17, 2011, 11:42:25 AM
This is very nice. Simple and beautifull

brgds

Marcin
TAKLER
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on November 17, 2011, 12:04:58 PM
Yes rather beautiful.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: glennpowell1 on November 17, 2011, 07:34:45 PM
ABOK 2217 tied around a big washer.  Thought it would be interesting to work it flat instead of the usual sphere. I use it as a card cover when I play poker.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on November 18, 2011, 08:15:14 AM
Loving it! What is the finish, is it painted?
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: glennpowell1 on November 18, 2011, 03:49:26 PM
I painted it with white semi gloss to prevent any unravel and to help the detail 'pop' a bit on the saturated colored felt used on poker tables.  Glad you like it!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: dewildeman on November 19, 2011, 07:27:13 AM
a lanyard/fob for the jumpdrive

It makes me smile when I see modern high tech items tied with tradition materials.  Nice work!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: glennpowell1 on December 14, 2011, 03:44:57 AM
Someone is getting a lil bellrope for Christmas.  My thanks to the www.frayedknotarts.com (http://www.frayedknotarts.com) tutorials for the amazing instructions.
~G
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on December 14, 2011, 09:12:26 AM
Lovely bell rope!!! I hope the lucky person that gets this appreciates all the hours and aches that went into this present?
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Darkknight0667 on December 14, 2011, 06:50:21 PM
Very nice work!  A bell rope like that is on my short list of upcoming projects.  And then, I'd need to get a bell to go with it.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on December 15, 2011, 07:26:08 AM
Getting the right bell is a massive issue for me. All the ones that I like are very large, old and expensive!!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: glennpowell1 on December 15, 2011, 07:29:40 AM
I have no bell either but could not resist the challenge.  someday...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on December 22, 2011, 11:40:25 PM
Here's another shark tooth trophy key fob.

The core is a 3/4" wooden ball for the 16 part x 16 bright 2 pass Type 1 Pineapple Knot in the back of the 1st picture. The 8 strands coming from the Matthew Walker knot are fed thru 8 different 1/8" holes drilled thru the top of the ball and out the sides. I pulled them as tight as I could, cut and then burned the ends of them slightly larger than the holes to keep them from pulling back thru. There is a 5/16" hole drilled for the 8 strands in the top but the bottom by the shark tooth has a slightly larger 3/8" hole. l used some epoxy to lock the tooth in place before tightening up the PK around the core. This is tied really tight in black and red Cross Lace cord and is hard as a rock.

(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/7117/small2.jpg)

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/6026/small1dw.jpg)

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/5981/small3f.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: squarerigger on December 22, 2011, 11:46:02 PM
Beautiful work Rick!  Thanks for posting,

SR   8)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on December 23, 2011, 01:28:51 AM
Thanks SR.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on January 08, 2012, 11:25:42 PM
I got inspired because of a request.

Got a request for a key fob and broke out some materials.

45 facet Globe knot, 4 strand Crown, Mathew Walker knot, 4 strand round braid eye loop with Pineapple knot over backsplice.
1" glass marble core.
2.3mm Neon green and pink Cross-lace cord

SS
Title: Macrame Purse
Post by: Ta2dsalr on February 22, 2012, 01:34:06 AM
Did this purse a few years ago, took forever!
(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww14/Ta2dsalr/Purse1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Sweeney on February 22, 2012, 09:33:50 AM
It was worth it though wasn't it - a beautiful piece of work! Welcome to the \Forum.

Barry
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on February 22, 2012, 10:20:04 AM
Yeah I agree fantastic work. Imagine how much this bag would cost if you added up all the hours of work that went into it? More than a Gucci I reckon!!
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: kozhedub on February 24, 2012, 11:54:55 AM
Hello, everyone! My name is Vladimir (Vlada for short) from Serbia. Obviously, I'm beginner in knotwork but with strong desire to learn and I think this is the right place for that! Here's some of my work. Basic stuff really, but i hope you're gonna like it...

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3/whipping.jpg)

(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/2759/img0631ub.jpg)

(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/5526/img0619ah.jpg)

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/1378/img0618gs.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on February 24, 2012, 12:01:21 PM
Hello Vlad and welcome to the forum.

Looking at your work, you are by no means a beginner!! Some excellent work you have produced.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Linden on February 24, 2012, 11:20:51 PM
Here's my latest lanyard
Thanks to Frayed Knot Arts for general inspiration, and a link to the excellent pinapple knot tutorial by Bud Brewer

The neck band is a short section of doubled 4 strand round sennit, ABOK #2980 8 strand flat sennit, the seam separated by a small PK

https://picasaweb.google.com/113340156550950654951/BlueAndWhiteLanyard#

I tried to attatch the files, but the images are too big, and im too tired to sort it out right now...
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: kozhedub on February 26, 2012, 09:33:20 AM
Hello Vlad and welcome to the forum.

Looking at your work, you are by no means a beginner!! Some excellent work you have produced.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Thank you very much for your kind words JohnnyDebt, I'm trying to do my best. Still a long way in front of me...  :)
Here's some more of my knotwork:

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/9820/privesci.jpg)

(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/3566/manrope.jpg)

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/2623/img0626p.jpg)

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/9439/img0621ta.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on February 27, 2012, 02:35:44 PM
More excellent work!!!

The photographs are also well presented.

I notice that you use natural looking rope, I have to say that it is my favorite stuff to use. I love the feel and texture, plus the end result is so pleasing to me.

Do you  buy your rope new or salvage bits where you can?
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: kozhedub on February 29, 2012, 07:51:57 AM
Thanks!
I prefer natural materials but it's not easy to find a good quality rope here in Serbia, and if you do, it's jute and hemp almost exclusively. Cotton is reserved for cords and twines and things like sisal and manila is nowhere to be found. So, I buy pretty much anything that's worth buying and salvage whatever I can... My wish is making my own rope someday but that is just a wishful thinking right now...

Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: kozhedub on February 29, 2012, 12:56:38 PM
Tassel, cotton and wool, based on ABOK #3588. Instead of sugessted figure eight as stopper knot, I've used #545 TH 4Bx3L . Needlework is plain half hitching and Turk's Head is 4Lx5B...

(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/7441/kicanka.jpg)

detail

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/1333/kicankadetalj.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: JD on February 29, 2012, 01:35:39 PM
Thanks!
I prefer natural materials but it's not easy to find a good quality rope here in Serbia, and if you do, it's jute and hemp almost exclusively. Cotton is reserved for cords and twines and things like sisal and manila is nowhere to be found. So, I buy pretty much anything that's worth buying and salvage whatever I can... My wish is making my own rope someday but that is just a wishful thinking right now...

The good thing that when you salvage a piece of rope, it has some other history belonging to it.

Some nice work in the post above too.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: skyout on May 19, 2012, 05:03:12 AM
Really nice work everyone.
 
Here's a little Sailor's Cross out of VB cord with an elastic hair tie integrated thru the arms of the cross that I made for our granddaughter, Sydney.

Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: gman3555 on August 04, 2012, 12:06:55 AM
Hello all.   New member of IGKT and the forum.  Here is were I keep all of my tools.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on August 04, 2012, 12:33:08 AM
Hi gman3555 and welcome.

Nice ditty bag, maybe too nice to use. ;-) Tell us about the construction, materials and what tools you keep in it.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: gman3555 on August 04, 2012, 12:58:57 AM
Thanks!  The bag is from #8 cotton canvas and the construction is based on Louie Bartos book, although larger than he recommends (9inx14in).  All seams and grommets are hand sewn.  The lanyard is a tarred nylon base with needle hitching and ringbolt hitching from 2mm braided nylon.  I made the sketch on the front from a photo that I came across on the internet.  Since I'm just an armchair sailor/rigger it wont see much in the way of hard use.  I had to make it 'nice' so the wife would let me hang it in the living room for easy access.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Mathpro73 on September 29, 2012, 07:46:07 PM
Monkey Fist holding some peppermint.  I got this idea from someone else on the web and now I can't remember where.  I would like to give them credit.
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/266704_413542865372685_1988983629_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: MatejKesan on November 17, 2012, 02:15:09 PM
Hello knotters ! I need help finding what type of knot or how to do this weave at the handle of this paddle BronzStar made, which you can see in the picture he provided in blue cords.

Thx !

Ok so I'm new to the site so I figured I would post a couple examples of the work I have done so far. I'm a newbie to this art and started out as most Marines do making award paddles for going aways. I have only recently started to try and work with actual rope and included is my first attempt at a bell rope with rope and another one in 550 (because I have so much and need the practice) based off of plans from Tim Whitten's site  I am waiting on some rope from Martin Combs. I learned a lot both times.

Shows the turks head and an up close of the Grafting
(http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/pp38/bronzestar_bucket/IMG_3812-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: kd8eeh on November 17, 2012, 08:20:04 PM
The yellow part is a three lead turk's head.  You should be able to find several instructions online.  The part in blue is more tricky, but it looks to me like there is one strand wrapped around the paddle to create the horizontal bars, then another strand is thread over three then under three, and then several similar strands are added.  It's difficult to say exactly what was done because the turks head on top is blocking the other strands.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on November 17, 2012, 09:08:20 PM
The blue covering is a grafting as it shows being called in the original post.

A simple instruction for this can be seen at http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Grafting-In-Cord/ (http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Grafting-In-Cord/) .

Another suggestion is to try coach whipping for another look that accomplishes a great looking covering. http://www.surreyknots.org.uk/52-coach-whipping.htm (http://www.surreyknots.org.uk/52-coach-whipping.htm)
The parent page is here http://www.surreyknots.org.uk/igkt-knot-charts.htm (http://www.surreyknots.org.uk/igkt-knot-charts.htm) and it will help with other knots.

Just use the cord(s) of choice and make the coverage as tight or loose as desired.
You can then cover the grafting's ends with any of the numerous decorative knots.

If you need additional help just ask.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: rogerbx on November 26, 2012, 07:17:34 PM
Hello everyone,

First I would like to introduce me. In French (sorry for my english), I came to knot tying via another passion : sailing. After I learned the basic useful knots I rapidly tied my first turks head and other monkey fist. I also like to study rigging solutions on sailboats with modern or old fashion ropes, in place of expensive stainless iron rigging.

Il would lile to present my last work. A small sailor bag made with an old jeans. It's here : http://roger.frebault.fr/sac-de-matelotage/ (http://roger.frebault.fr/sac-de-matelotage/). yes texts are i  french but the pictures are in english.

Best regards

Roger
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: SS369 on November 27, 2012, 01:18:00 AM
Hello Roger and welcome.

Such a nifty idea, the recycling of the jean's material. Nice rope work too.
I look forward to more of your work in the future.
If you have any questions that we can help with, please ask away.

SS
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: Mathpro73 on November 27, 2012, 01:21:59 AM
Welcome!  I visited the link you provided.  Nice work.  The hemp gives the work a nice rustic look.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: kd8eeh on November 27, 2012, 04:41:48 AM
So, i'm not sure if this goes here, but i'm trying to make a key chain lanyard/decroration, and before i start cutting strings, does anyone have any suggestions as to some nice looking knots to use?  So far, I have found crown sinnets tend to work well for these, but i still don't have a final plan.  What i have so far worked with is tied in two strands, each passed through the loop on the end of a short chain, so as to yield 4 strands to play with.  Firstly, for attaching the ropes, I want some knot to cover that, without looking like two strand passed through the chain.  The first picture is just what i am starting with.  Here's some things i liked so far:
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Post by: kd8eeh on November 27, 2012, 04:44:06 AM
also, although i couldn't fit it in the attachments, i wanted to use this knot somewhere in the final product, and somewhere it would be nice to have a loop or a few loops to attach other things sticking off the final lanyard.
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Post by: rogerbx on November 27, 2012, 08:17:20 AM
Such a nifty idea, the recycling of the jean's material. Nice rope work too.
I look forward to more of your work in the future.
If you have any questions that we can help with, please ask away.

SS
Welcome!  I visited the link you provided.  Nice work.  The hemp gives the work a nice rustic look.

I thnak you for your encouragement.
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Post by: Capt. Hellenthal on December 13, 2012, 10:50:58 PM
Hello Dear All,

here are some of my modest works. Some of them are already pretty old.
I'm not doing a lot of them, still have to learn a lot.
But I will do much more in future.

I'm very glad that I found the Guild of Knot Tyers, I'm very impressed
of all the works I could find here. I'm honered to be a part of it now.

Unfortunately I will not be able to go online for a while, in about one hour I will start to
heave up my anchor and proceed from Australia to China. The passage will take about 2 weeks, if weather permits.

Will try to get another modem there to go online again.

Nice greetings to all of you.

Sincerely Yours,
Capt. B.Hellenthal
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Post by: SS369 on December 13, 2012, 11:00:52 PM
Nice work Capt.
Hopefully you'll find some time to engage in some more.
Smooth sailing!

SS
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Post by: Takler on December 14, 2012, 01:04:53 PM
Well done, Cpt.
I hope to see more picture soon.
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Post by: kd8eeh on December 16, 2012, 05:59:31 AM
These are beautiful works.  Your ship must look amazing.
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Post by: SS369 on December 28, 2012, 01:32:43 AM
The Holidays usually provide additional incentives to tie decorative knots. I made a "head bopper" key fob.

The name was coined by the recipient who promptly bopped his better half on the head with it. Very lightly!!!

It is a single lead 7part x 6 bight pineapple knot, then continuing with a double slip knot braid with loop termination.

SS
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Post by: Mathpro73 on December 29, 2012, 11:42:13 AM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/528669_448266298567008_10436308_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/557434_448266291900342_154942079_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/156471_448266295233675_191125378_n.jpg)
7X7 Turks
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Post by: Mathpro73 on December 29, 2012, 11:47:04 AM
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/64033_447373155322989_455449848_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/10071_447373151989656_848059965_n.jpg)
Becket Hitch on the left, Fiador in the middle and a Hackamore on the right.
Thanks Wikipedia
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Post by: Mathpro73 on December 29, 2012, 11:53:43 AM
And no cracks about my photography.  Just puttin it out there.
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Post by: Mathpro73 on January 02, 2013, 04:17:03 AM
Bell Rope. 18" long.  Learned a lot!
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Post by: Capt. Hellenthal on January 04, 2013, 04:48:25 PM
Hello Eveybody,

I'm back online. We've had a quite rough voyage from Australia to China.
The Pacific Ocean was not so calm, got about 5 meter swell with strong wind
of gale force. The vessel was rolling very heavily.

But nevertheless I found some time to make some new stuff.
See attached.

Will be online for the next few days during our stay in China.

Cheers,
Capt. B.Hellenthal

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Post by: squarerigger on January 04, 2013, 06:40:36 PM
Well done Captain!

Some nice looking work there - was all that done on this last voyage?  Quite the handsome achievement!

SR
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Post by: Capt. Hellenthal on January 05, 2013, 10:52:54 AM
Hello again,

yes I've done thos two ditty bags on the last voyage. Wasn't so easy to do it during that heavy rolling on the ocean passage.
The white one was the first one, not so nice material, but I did my best.
And it was the first time I made the pinapple knot.

Now we are at anchor near Hong Kong, waiting for our berth to be free.
So I have some more time to make some more nice things.

Cheers,
Capt. B.Hellenthal
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Post by: TMCD on January 06, 2013, 10:56:31 PM
Nice ditty bags Captain, your work is very impressive.
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Post by: Capt. Hellenthal on January 07, 2013, 06:57:36 AM
Many thanks for your kind words.

But when I see some works here in the gallery or in the posts I'm feeling very
small. I'm so impressed and I still have to learn a lot.

I've never thought that there are so many people sharing the same love to knots.
I've seen here and there some works on my voyages, but nerver that much like
here in the IGKT.
You must know, it's very rare that I'm online. I'm in sea-service since I'm 16, startet
as a Cadet. My contracts were always very long, minimum 6-8 sometimes up
to 10 months on board and then just 1.5 to 2 months vacation.
On board there was no internet, and still today, not so many companies have
installed internet on board. The only chance is to go to seamens mission,
when there's shore leave, or to rent or buy a local wireless modem, or stick, like I'm using  now.

I'm so glad that I found the IGKT, I'm very honered to be part of it now.

Will post some more of my works in future.

Cheers,
Capt. B.Hellenthal
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Post by: Capt. Hellenthal on January 07, 2013, 07:19:13 AM
Hi again,

my father visited the IGKT and was very impressed.

He mailed me some pictures of knots I?ve done about 10 years ago,
or even more, can't remember.

Those Keychains )or how to call it, I made for my parents just the time I
bought the ABOK and tried it out.

I've just a little problem, I don't know all the names of the knots in english.
I'm from Germany and have learned all about knots in german.
Also my ABOK is in german translation.
So please excuse if I can't tell you any about names etc.
Will learn in futer by means of the IGKT webpage.

The red one is a heart, it suffered a bit ofer the years.

Cheers,
Capt. B.Hellenthal
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Post by: Capt. Hellenthal on January 07, 2013, 07:23:09 AM
Here are mz recent works I?ve done just zesterdaz during
our staz at anchorage.

Unfortunatelz the program allows me onlz attachments up to 100Kb max
per post, so I?ve splited them into 3 .

Hope that?s ok.

Cheers,
Capt. B.Hellenthal
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Post by: Capt. Hellenthal on January 07, 2013, 07:24:18 AM
no 2
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Post by: Capt. Hellenthal on January 07, 2013, 07:25:18 AM
no. 3
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Post by: Capt. Hellenthal on January 07, 2013, 09:43:44 AM
Please excuse the typing failures in my last messages, I'm using a german computer and a english keyboard, forgot to switch over the configuration. Sorry.
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Post by: Capt. Hellenthal on January 12, 2013, 01:36:59 PM
Hello again,

I hope I'm not starting to annoy.
I'm just so happy that I found a possibility to share the love
to knot tying with someone, never had this chance before.

And in any case, I will be not able to be online for a while now.
Our voyage back to Australia has been canceled. Presently we are in Taiwan
for loading, our destination is Romania in the black sea.
The voyage will take about a month.
Unfortunately we have to pass the Gulf of Aden, the area with all the pirates.

So below please find my recent works (the last once for a while).
Many thanks again to Barry who showed me a Link to learn how to tie
the spiral sinnet.

Hopefully I'll be able to be back online somewhen in February.
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Post by: Capt. Hellenthal on January 12, 2013, 01:39:07 PM
4 strand sinnet and mathew walker knot (right? just learn the english words)
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Post by: Capt. Hellenthal on January 12, 2013, 01:40:28 PM
wall and crowning from ABOK
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Post by: Capt. Hellenthal on January 12, 2013, 01:41:30 PM
Cheers to everybody.

Capt. B.Hellenthal
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Post by: SS369 on January 12, 2013, 02:16:04 PM
Very nice work Capt. ! Thank you for sharing.

I hope your voyage goes smooth and uneventful (the pirates!). Maybe you'll find some time to do therapy. ;-)

SS
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Post by: James Petersen on January 22, 2013, 06:25:43 PM
Hello again,



And in any case, I will be not able to be online for a while now.
Our voyage back to Australia has been canceled. Presently we are in Taiwan
for loading, our destination is Romania in the black sea.
The voyage will take about a month.
Unfortunately we have to pass the Gulf of Aden, the area with all the pirates.



Hello, Capt. H. Where are you in Taiwan. I live in Chang Hua, which is about half an hour from Taichung.
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Post by: Capt. Hellenthal on February 17, 2013, 10:03:29 PM
Hello Dear Mr. Petersen,

how sad that I?ve missed your mail. We have been in Taipei in the very North-West of Taiwan. That day I could use the Computer of the Foreman there, kind of port Captain. But I was only about two hours online. We've been there for 12 hours only, loading Containers. Quite unusual for our vessel, but presently we grap everything we can get.

Our voyage through the pirate area went well. I got a armed security team on board. I took them on roads when passing Sri-Lanka.

But even with double outlook and pirate watch etc. I could find some time to make some new knots.

(see attached)

The girdle has started as a bracelet, but It was to big, so I continued and made it a girdle (belt).

The gold strings within the sailors cross I took from an old chinese pillow I found.

Best Regards,
Capt. B.Hellenthal
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Post by: Capt. Hellenthal on February 17, 2013, 10:08:56 PM
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Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: BronzeStar on March 24, 2013, 01:54:22 AM
Stuck here in Okinawa for a year, and wouldn't you know it I forgot my beer coozie. Nothing a little needle hitching can't fix. Sorry the pics are bad don't have my camera here all I have is my phone.

(http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/pp38/bronzestar_bucket/Knot%20work/IMG_20130301_190943.jpg)

Bottom
(http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/pp38/bronzestar_bucket/Knot%20work/IMG_20130301_191015.jpg)
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Post by: Capt. Hellenthal on April 17, 2013, 12:22:14 PM
Hello Again Dear All,

finally on vacation after 7 month at sea.
Will be online more frequently now.

See below my latest works on board.
Had to install new cable for our radar.
So we went through the ceiling and used a pipe
to hide the cable.
But it looked quite ugly, so I made some nice decoration for it.

Best Regards,
Capt. B.Hellenthal
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Post by: Capt. Hellenthal on April 17, 2013, 12:23:00 PM
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Post by: All Things Knotical on May 20, 2013, 01:34:29 AM
Lanyard for one of my fellow BM1's

(http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q787/Brady_Westberry/null_zpsce9cf0c3.jpg)
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Post by: Olegan67 on July 10, 2016, 09:49:54 AM
Turk's  Head 5*4.Key-Fob.
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Post by: KnottyNick on July 10, 2016, 07:08:10 PM
My latest chest Becket 2mm cotton and hemp braided cord

Nick
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Post by: Olegan67 on July 22, 2016, 05:30:59 AM
Keyfob for keys - pineapple. I have taken knot as a basis the red colored Turkish head 7p*6b, the interweave other yellow colored thread, for creation of the Pineapple knot, with one pass is farther.
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Post by: Olegan67 on July 26, 2016, 07:11:01 PM
I was visited by inspiration, and I decided to make the long Turkish head. Object for a braiding, I selected small steel claw-bar. Here that turned out,Long Turk's Head 4B*57P.
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Post by: asemery on July 26, 2016, 07:27:30 PM
Zipper pulls/key fobs/luggage ID

(http://i.imgur.com/FE4xOCU.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/EkNap7S.jpg)
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Post by: Olegan67 on July 26, 2016, 08:37:27 PM
Zipper pulls/key fobs/luggage ID


Good idea! :) :)
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Post by: ParLeijonhufvud on July 31, 2016, 04:54:08 AM
It is common practice -- at least in some circles -- to add a  loop of paracord, with one or two overhand knots) to extend zipper pulls. That is eminently functional, but a bit boring, so I have started replacing them with something nicer.

(http://www.leijonhufvud.org/images/_data/i/upload/2016/07/30/20160730104900-43fb265a-me.jpg)

Knife lanyard knot and double knife lanyard knot (?787 & #788).
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Post by: asemery on August 01, 2016, 10:41:14 PM
Solomon Bar Fish Zipper Pull/Luggage ID
(http://i.imgur.com/VGqxN0R.jpg?1)
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Post by: Olegan67 on August 02, 2016, 06:43:12 AM
Weaving  of rings :)
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Post by: ParLeijonhufvud on August 06, 2016, 08:01:40 PM
Key lanyard. 

(http://www.leijonhufvud.org/images/_data/i/upload/2016/08/06/20160806195436-bc09ddea-me.jpg)

(http://www.leijonhufvud.org/images/_data/i/upload/2016/08/06/20160806195442-a00b6b79-me.jpg)
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Post by: ParLeijonhufvud on August 28, 2016, 06:13:12 AM
Tried Des Pawson's fancy lanyard last night. Turned out ok.

(http://www.hunter-gatherer.org/pix/lanyard-900.jpg)
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Post by: ParLeijonhufvud on September 11, 2016, 12:27:58 PM
Solution to a wrist style lanyard on a pocket knife; a three strand Matthew Walker tied in one strand. I  actually made my life easy, and tied it in a bight with a third cord, and then replaced the third cord by one of the ends looping back "from the top". Since this is utility first I burned the ends rather than cutting them away totally.  I *think* I could have ignored this precaution if I hade made a double matthew walker instead

(http://www.leijonhufvud.org/images/_data/i/upload/2016/09/11/20160911121922-a1bd3ae0-me.jpg)
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Post by: Olegan67 on October 27, 2016, 11:33:54 AM
Lanyard for general purpose.
Contents from:-Spanich Ring Knot.
- Fan Knot -4p3b as a base.
- 8 round plait.
- Gaucho knot - 5*4 TH as a base.
- Splice. :)
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Post by: asemery on November 03, 2016, 10:12:24 PM
key ring fob
As part of my nephew's 16th birthday present I made him a couple of 16 face globe knots  tied over a marble.  He is looking forward to driving his family's car and can use one as a key ring fob and the other as a zipper pull or whatever. 
(http://i.imgur.com/LMcKA1A.jpg)
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Post by: struktor on November 05, 2016, 08:49:15 PM
Imagination
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Post by: capellagroup on November 08, 2016, 11:02:18 PM
Here's a little something I did the other night. Using tarred seine I covered the handle end of a letter opener with a serving of the same cord to add some bulk and then added a grafting. Added a 5px3b tripled at the fore and 7px6b doubled aft to cover the ends of the grafting.

SS
That sure is the Business.  Well done.
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Post by: KnottyNick on November 12, 2016, 06:54:27 PM
Hi All,

Another Bellrope except this time done with cotton, hemp and linen cord.
Never been one to use different shades of cord before but it certainly works well
I'm bringing the knot to life.

KnottyNick
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Post by: knot rigger on December 09, 2016, 06:19:41 PM
I came up with the same 3 strand MWK with 2 strands as a knife lanyard as ParLeijonhufvud

http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=2653.msg39072#msg39072

I tied it in a similar fashion, using a "mule" and following the final returning loop strand back through replacing the mule.

And while I'm at it, a pic of the more elaborate lanyard on my flashlight.

cheers
andy
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Post by: Olegan67 on December 10, 2016, 08:08:21 PM
Hi All,

Another Bellrope except this time done with cotton, hemp and linen cord.
Never been one to use different shades of cord before but it certainly works well
I'm bringing the knot to life.

KnottyNick
Very nice Bellrope. :)
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Post by: Olegan67 on December 10, 2016, 08:25:38 PM
Eye splice ,8 strands mooring rope :)
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Post by: KnottyNick on December 16, 2016, 10:59:05 PM
Great eye splice in the morning Rope there very interested in how you done it Olegan67 ?
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Post by: Olegan67 on December 26, 2016, 02:51:32 PM
Great eye splice in the morning Rope there very interested in how you done it Olegan67 ?
Thanks.It is not difficulty.You can find it on Y Tube " Oogsplit 8 " ,in that movie shown instruction,how is start eyesplise lock :)
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Post by: asemery on December 26, 2016, 10:46:07 PM
Anchor Knot
Made in 1973 from "The Book of Ornamental Knots" by Hensel and Graumont.  Please excuse the age and  other stains (it was glued to a board).  When it fell off the board many years ago it was shoved in a plastic bag which caused the twisting.  I still like it.  Tony

(http://i.imgur.com/Str5wYN.jpg)
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Post by: Olegan67 on December 27, 2016, 08:16:09 AM
Anchor Knot
Made in 1973 from "The Book of Ornamental Knots" by Hensel and Graumont.  Please excuse the age and  other stains (it was glued to a board).  When it fell off the board many years ago it was shoved in a plastic bag which caused the twisting.  I still like it.  Tony

(http://i.imgur.com/Str5wYN.jpg)
Cool, :) it already a curiosity. And you a case do not know?, where on Internet open spaces 8) it is possible to load this book free of charge.
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Post by: asemery on December 28, 2016, 11:37:55 PM

Cool, :) it already a curiosity. And you a case do not know?, where on Internet open spaces 8) it is possible to load this book free of charge.

I no longer have my copy of the book. I was not able to find it on google books or other free sites.  Good luck.  Tony
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Post by: PatDucey on January 05, 2017, 08:01:46 AM
I made some paracord reins for my daughter.  I will try to post another photo later, when they are attached to her horse.

Pat
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Post by: JimmyD on March 31, 2017, 09:03:31 AM
Hi guys and gals, first post here. truly inspirational work being put up here by you all, great stuff. I'm from Cairns Australia and been tying here and there a few years.
The Red and green bell rope was tied around fifteen years ago and still hasn't seen a bell unfortunately.
I just finished the hemp Bell Rope the other day, I stumbled upon Frayed Knot arts page and used his Pudding method for inspiration as well as the boxed end. Very very good tutorial thanks mate if you see this.
all the rope was hand made two strand and four strand and twisted under my house with a home made twister bizzo. looking forward to chatting with you all and learning lots. Peace.
Jimmy
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Post by: PatDucey on April 10, 2017, 06:10:39 AM
Finally got a photo of the reigns in use, much nicer shot than coiled up on a table, as was posted on this thread on Jan 4.
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Post by: struktor on April 13, 2017, 09:04:31 PM
Egg
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Post by: captainbeardcannon on April 27, 2017, 03:51:24 PM
Hi everyone,

Currently working on some functional and decorative fancy work aboard a 26 meter brigantine. Here is one of the stainless steel lifelines I laid up some 12mm posh line around with some Turks heads using small stuff.

Alex
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Post by: asemery on May 01, 2017, 07:50:54 PM
At yard sale last fall I found a stack of 50 small ceramic magnets for a dollar.  I had no immediate plans for them but could not pass up the price.  My wife suggested that I take the clip of some of my zipper pulls and glue them to make refrigerator magnets.  Here is the first batch.  The knots are - single strand star knot and tribolite knot.   Please excuse the blurry photo.

​​​​(http://i.imgur.com/XAcecgT.jpg)
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Post by: Olegan67 on May 30, 2017, 06:40:35 AM
Bellrope for vessel"Max Winner" :)
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Post by: Sweeney on May 30, 2017, 11:48:40 AM
Nice work!
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Post by: Celo_11 on June 26, 2017, 03:15:27 PM
Key fobs from crowned 0.6mm single stranded (solid core, for stiffness) electrical wire.

Pretty tricky to start and need a good bit of tightening down to get a real nice solid finish but they look and feel good. Pretty durable too. I've had that blue and white one on my car keys for 20 years or so. Not a stunning collection in the photo as I gave away all the nicest ones I made and haven't made any more for a while. Not a very good photo either, I apologise but you can see what they're like.

The wire mentioned will produce a fob of between 12 and 15mm diameter, depending how much you tighten each layer and also on your wire source. Colours and insulation thickness vary across suppliers. You can see the different quality yellows and greens in the photo. I also found white to be usually always thinly insulated, sometimes blue as well. Make sure you know what you're getting if you buy wire.

You'll need 8 strands x 36" to make aprox 2" of fob. Group them all parallel, twist them together tightly at the midpoint and bend in half to form the loop. Separate the wires into 8 pairs then start straight off with crowning and carefully tighten down the first layer. Tricky as its coming off the twist. Doesn't have to be absolutely perfect though as you can dress the neck and loop later with a bit of 1/4" dowell or similar tool. The wire allows you some leeway there as you can press it into shape to a degree.

The crowning tightens better in one particular direction. From the photo the tightening order would be - white, yellow, red, black. To get a really nice solid fob, you'll need to tighten each layer a few times. The long blue and white fob in the photo was made less tight so is slightly fatter and it has a bit of flex to it. Not much though. The short ones in the photo you can hardly bend at all.

Ends are just tucked down the centre of the fob to finish. Being solid core wire, they stay put nicely.
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Post by: alanleeknots on June 26, 2017, 06:33:29 PM
      Beautiful works, I like it.   謝謝 alanlee
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Post by: asemery on June 26, 2017, 07:36:51 PM
Breast cancer awareness fobs/pulls
 The small pulls are made from the ends left over after  tightening the single strand star knots.

(http://i.imgur.com/NQZhJd1.jpg)
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Post by: JimmyD on June 29, 2017, 03:03:32 AM
Captain Morgans Rum bottle needle hitched in hemp rope.
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Post by: JohnC on June 29, 2017, 04:39:56 AM
Captain Morgans Rum bottle needle hitched in hemp rope.

Nice ... unless you have to unstitch it to take a drink then stitch it up again.
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Post by: deckhandiana on June 29, 2017, 09:00:18 AM
What an excellent way of using up short ends.  Diana.   oh help, this was supposed to be a comment on asemery 's post ....! Sorry!
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Post by: Olegan67 on June 30, 2017, 05:26:29 AM
Captain Morgans Rum bottle needle hitched in hemp rope.
Very nice stitching job. 8) Now nobody learns that in a bottle inside. :o
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Post by: JimmyD on July 01, 2017, 12:40:41 PM
would be a major hassle that one, luckily smarter people than me engineered cap. cheers fellas.
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Post by: asemery on July 19, 2017, 04:37:34 PM
At a flea marked I recently found paracord in our local school colors.  I made these key ring fobs/zipper pulls.  I have my favorites and a couple I don't like at all.   I will see how friends and neighbors feel and make more of the popular ones to give away.  Tony

(http://i.imgur.com/MTIMvzr.jpg)
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Post by: asemery on July 31, 2017, 10:36:12 PM
John Deere
I made the key ring fob (large ring) and the zipper pulls for a neighbor who loves his John Deere garden tractor. 

 (http://i.imgur.com/6xrOwGx.jpg)
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Post by: Olegan67 on August 01, 2017, 05:39:58 AM
One more keyfob for keys: the Turkish head 7p*6b, and a tail part Diamond knot.
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Post by: Olegan67 on August 24, 2017, 09:05:25 AM
Keyfob 5*4.Cotton cord.
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Post by: Edward on September 20, 2017, 01:10:23 PM
Hey,

I am new here.
I used to work in inland shipping and have learned on school-based knotting.
The big bell rope hangs in Egypt on a diving yacht.
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Post by: asemery on September 25, 2017, 03:04:07 AM
Breast cancer awareness ribbon

(https://i.imgur.com/Md3JOvO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uAgJG4O.png)
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Post by: struktor on September 28, 2017, 03:24:52 PM
'Doubled' single strand mat.
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Post by: asemery on October 01, 2017, 10:54:10 PM
zipper pull

(https://i.imgur.com/1V8wz6S.jpg)
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Post by: struktor on October 05, 2017, 12:25:22 PM
Astounding symmetry
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Post by: Sweeney on October 05, 2017, 12:37:35 PM
Astounding symmetry

Beautiful too! Must try these.
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Post by: asemery on October 06, 2017, 07:45:10 PM
belt lanyard
can also be hung from pack

(https://i.imgur.com/p6B6LGe.jpg)
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Post by: asemery on November 26, 2017, 11:44:09 PM
Key ring fobs

(https://i.imgur.com/qyVPpZf.jpg)
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Post by: struktor on December 18, 2017, 10:16:19 PM
Bilum or Hourglass
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Post by: asemery on December 26, 2017, 06:41:05 PM
I discovered some cotton twine - just enough to make a few zipper pulls

(https://i.imgur.com/6lcwUTb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hPKL9KY.jpg)
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Post by: Olegan67 on January 02, 2018, 08:58:43 AM
Wooden box for pencils. On each side it is issued by flat knots-floor-mats, and the Weaved bracelets.
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Post by: asemery on January 22, 2018, 11:06:22 PM
I generally use one of these ending knots in my four strand projects.

(https://i.imgur.com/uFMbWBc.jpg)
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Post by: asemery on February 02, 2018, 11:50:32 PM
JD has a very clear tutorial for tying this attractive knot
diamond sennit knot (http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=6077.msg40875#new)

ABOK 757
ABOK 757, the "diamond sinnet knot" is a easy knot to tie.  Makes a nice start for a zipper pull.

(https://i.imgur.com/hUH6SBT.jpg?2)
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Post by: Sweeney on February 11, 2018, 06:22:55 PM
I have just finished this piece for a local museum. It is a Swan's Neck hung from the back of a horse drawn narrow boat (canal boat) between the top of the rudderstock (the Ram's Head) and the top of the rudder blade. Purely decorative. Not to be confused with the Swan's Neck on a powered boat whch is part of the tiller (and made of tubular steel in a Z shape). The piece measures just over 2 feet in length from the base of the loop at the top (ignoring the tails used to fit it).

Made from 6mm unbleached cotton by crowning 6 strands over a core which is thicker at the middle - in this case the core is a piece of 8mm rope with a folded triangle of calico rolled around it.

Sweeney
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Post by: struktor on March 22, 2018, 03:58:27 PM
Two shapes.
Cord 3mm.
The same grid.
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Post by: ParLeijonhufvud on April 08, 2018, 09:28:53 AM
A zipper pull on a new "work" backpack. I used reflective tent guy line (Sea to Summit), with a Matthew walker, some crown sinnet and a manrope knot to finish it of. Tripling  rather than doubling made it somewhat crowded, and it ended up a bit untidy when I cut the ends off (need to sharpen that knife, methinks).

(http://borealbushcraft.se/bilder/zipper-pull-refective.jpg)
(http://borealbushcraft.se/bilder/zipper-pull-refective2.jpg)

For another couple of zippers on the same pack I wanted them more discreet:
(http://borealbushcraft.se/bilder/zipper-pull-refective3.jpg)
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Post by: ParLeijonhufvud on April 16, 2018, 08:10:49 PM
Reflective tent guyline. Intended to hang on the back of my work backpack.

Loop of three strand sinnet, mathew walker, six strand sinnet, and a five-sided star knot. About 20 cm long in totalt.

(http://borealbushcraft.se/bilder/reflecing-knot.jpg)
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Post by: asemery on April 19, 2018, 08:57:03 PM
ABOK 784

Becomes much more tedious to tighten as you make it longer.  Makes a nice small zipper pull.

 (https://i.imgur.com/5Duvq2H.jpg)

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Post by: asemery on April 25, 2018, 04:29:03 PM
Extended diamond/lanyard knot
It took four feet of 1/4" cotton cord to set op this doubled knot.  7" were left over after tightening.
(https://i.imgur.com/cNaZzwV.jpg)


extended diamond knot tutorial (https://www.instructables.com/id/Extended-Lanyarddiamond-Knot/)

single diamond and extended diamond knots
(https://i.imgur.com/UCPPVgQ.jpg)
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Post by: asemery on May 03, 2018, 12:01:36 AM
Single frame star knot as frame for six strand star knot.  See

single strand star knot tutorial (https://www.instructables.com/id/Single-Strand-Star-Knot/)


(https://i.imgur.com/17kPvqL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/R1jbbmr.jpg)
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Post by: PatDucey on May 03, 2018, 02:08:47 AM
Turks Head cross tied with some very stiff 1/8" tarred hemp.
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Post by: Olegan67 on May 03, 2018, 06:44:06 AM
Turks Head cross tied with some very stiff 1/8" tarred hemp.
Nice job :)
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Post by: asemery on May 09, 2018, 09:32:21 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/jpWH8uh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gc2D7bS.jpg)

To see how I finished off these knots go to the tutorial section "hide the cord ends"l
added May 10 - part 2 method  in tutorial section

(https://i.imgur.com/lYypkOx.jpg)

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Post by: asemery on May 20, 2018, 10:15:14 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Huk4zOP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/J1PF6Wx.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: asemery on June 20, 2018, 11:49:45 PM
royal navy monkey fist knot zipper pulls

(https://i.imgur.com/VjDgOKJ.jpg)

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Post by: ParLeijonhufvud on June 22, 2018, 01:42:48 PM
Ocean mat, inspired by the loose sheet in the latest Knotting Matters.

8 mm sisal, the knife is 105 mm long

(http://borealbushcraft.se/bilder/ocean-mat-sisal.jpg)
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Post by: asemery on June 25, 2018, 10:31:02 PM
Chinese crown knot cross

Single strand doubled in half
(https://i.imgur.com/vpaRHIS.jpg)



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Post by: asemery on June 28, 2018, 03:16:02 PM
Floating key ring fob
2" diameter, yellow day-glo paracord, 7 passes
(https://i.imgur.com/qhpN19b.jpg)

same specs, different color
(https://i.imgur.com/3wlA1KD.jpg)
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Post by: asemery on July 01, 2018, 08:13:01 PM
Swivel snap hook fob
Monkey fist tied around marble
(https://i.imgur.com/FfVj5ol.jpg)
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Post by: asemery on July 09, 2018, 10:18:47 PM
Snake Knot Project
The snake knot combined with the overhand, overhnand stopper knot makes a nice zipper pull,  lanyard or key ring fob.  The ends can be trimmed close even when using natural matetial. 

(https://i.imgur.com/PsVy7iB.jpg)

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Post by: asemery on July 24, 2018, 08:38:40 PM
Cow hnitch variation as start to zipper pull or lanyard

(https://i.imgur.com/biTm3Jv.jpg?1)
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Post by: struktor on July 31, 2018, 03:39:54 PM
Gutted 550 cord.

90 degrees

(http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2653.0;attach=22843;image)
(http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2653.0;attach=22841;image)
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: asemery on August 04, 2018, 07:00:52 PM
4 strand braiding
Proof of concept experiment

(https://i.imgur.com/Ar5vZvi.jpg)
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Post by: asemery on August 07, 2018, 08:50:22 PM
String trimmer cord
I found a half spool of string trimmer cord in the free box at a yard sale.  Tuened out it was too heavy for my string trimmer so i re-purposed the cord.

(https://i.imgur.com/3SwiAkP.jpg)
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Post by: asemery on August 08, 2018, 10:03:24 PM
Matthew Walker Knot Brush/Comb Holder
1/2"  manila rope
I tied this circa 1966.  I was on board my first US Navy ship.  I admired the knot work of a boatswain's mate and he introduced me to knot tying.  My wife recently discovered it in an old storage box. 

(https://i.imgur.com/ri8oojB.jpg)

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Post by: struktor on August 15, 2018, 10:27:03 PM
Handle
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Post by: Olegan67 on August 17, 2018, 06:53:02 AM
Leather keyfob Ball/ Base -Turk"s Head 7p*6b,and one pass additional Leather string for forming Pineapple Knot.
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Post by: SS369 on August 17, 2018, 02:09:17 PM
Nice, thanks for sharing.

I tied one as well some time ago out of single color leather lace.

SS
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Post by: Olegan67 on August 17, 2018, 03:18:43 PM
Nice, thanks for sharing.

I tied one as well some time ago out of single color leather lace.

SS
Excellent PK,if I not mistake,it's 3 passes?
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Post by: SS369 on August 17, 2018, 06:41:02 PM
Thank you.

Yes, it is three passes (single line) of a 7 x 6.

SS
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Post by: Olegan67 on August 19, 2018, 12:50:11 PM
From early job. :)
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Post by: Olegan67 on September 03, 2018, 11:09:32 AM
Barber Pole knot/Base 7*6 Turks head.Material-Leather Strips.
Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: asemery on September 05, 2018, 05:02:58 AM
zipper pulls
four strand braid

(https://i.imgur.com/llYAZmp.jpg)
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Post by: Sweeney on September 05, 2018, 08:18:35 AM
They're nice Tony - must have a go.

Sweeney
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Post by: struktor on October 26, 2018, 05:00:28 PM
Paracord 550.
V-shaped.
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Post by: Olegan67 on November 02, 2018, 10:16:32 AM
Leather keyfob ---start 4plait,continue Gaucho and Pineapple knot,and completed with Star knot.
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Post by: PatDucey on November 24, 2018, 08:25:33 AM
A handle for my garden gate.  A 6 bight x 11 lead Turks Head with both ends closed to 3 bights,  Each handle was tied in hand with a single shroud line from a retired parachute.
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Post by: Olegan67 on November 25, 2018, 05:49:36 PM
PatDucey--Nice project for your garden.(http://www.toyota-club.com.ua/forum/Smileys/bigcollection/emot58.gif)
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Post by: asemery on November 26, 2018, 11:18:32 PM
Bookmark
Made from #95 paracord

(https://i.imgur.com/j2dM7P0.jpg)
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Post by: PolymathArtisan on December 20, 2018, 01:22:35 AM
As a long time lurker of this wonderful thread on this wonderful forum, thought I should post some of my work. As you can probably guess, a lot of this is inspired to a greater or lesser extent by the stuf over at Frayed Knot Arts...

Credit to my dad for all the pictures

This is the earliest piece of decorative work I ever made which I still have. My mum got me doing some macrame and I made this belt. It doens't fit anymore, but I've still got it.
(https://i.imgur.com/Qm9s9Qh.jpg)

Much more recent belt. Slatt's survival belt with a survival tool-type buckle. This one does fit me!
(https://i.imgur.com/NnnrrfM.jpg)

This is my fountain pen, used all day, every day (I'm a philsophy student, so really does see a lot of use) and consequently now looks a lot less new and shiny... It was my first piece of grafting, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I had lots of advice and emails from Vince on this one, so credit to him.
(https://i.imgur.com/nzsxkvw.jpg)

Some thimbles with a turk's head and a gaucho knot
(https://i.imgur.com/CXe4QRj.jpg)

Stitching too/thimble/sailmaker's palm-type-thing. Made for the times when you need a palm for a really heavy stitch, but only for one or two stitches. Putting the actual palm on and then taking it off again is all a bit of a hassle, so instead just pick this up. The domed cork top fits into your palm as you push the needle with the ten pence piece tied into the bottom of the turk's head. Eventually I'll have a custom dimpled piece of metal machined to fit just right into another one. One day... (see bottom of post)
(https://i.imgur.com/RIexMVs.jpg)

This is my pricker, made up around a big sailmaker's needle, for REALLY big sewing.
(https://i.imgur.com/6trsVkv.jpg)

And for actually doing the sewing, this is my needle case. plg's are based on Vince's, with turk's heads around them.
(https://i.imgur.com/OEHDegt.jpg)

This is probably the piece I'm proudest of so far. It's a case for pins (again, for actually doing sewing), containing no less than seven star knots. It was meant to be part of a 'series' of tools and cases/pouches, each thing wih a loop or gromet etc. on it so it could be clipped onto a ditty bag that I'm eventually going to make (SBOP), but unfortunately I lost it. So I've designed another one, which is a work in progress at the moment (SBOP).

The lid can be removed, and then reversed and replaced, with a pin cusion embedded inside it (so that the pins point 'up' when it's closed). This way, the pins don't rattle around when the case is moved.
(https://i.imgur.com/tAYWO73.jpg)

My little sister gave me this tool for small work. Originally it was for putting dots of varnish on your nails, but it's a really great fid for tiny black line (which you may have noticed, I use a lot of!). Since taking this picture, I've lost this one, so splashed out on these (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5Pcs-2-Way-Wooden-Dotting-Pen-Marbleizing-Tool-Nail-Art-Manicure-Beauty-Tools-FS/401432872264?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)
(https://i.imgur.com/cCHll9f.jpg)

Finally, here is a wooden fid which my grandmother gave me, with a herringbone knot around the groove. Really lovely tool, but sadly this one (and the nail-dotter fid, along with the stitiching cork tool) were lost on a train journey. But that just gioves me a good excuse to buy more tools...
(https://i.imgur.com/LWrOZSZ.jpg)


And work to come...

I have a huge list of projects to do, tools to buy (or make) things to plan. So to come soon:

Blue skies everyone
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Post by: whiteson on January 11, 2019, 06:48:21 PM
Hello Everyone,I wanted to share with you My gallery (https://www.instagram.com/eran_whiteson/).

I been knot tying for a while,mostly decorative knots.
 there is always new stuff for me to learn and improve and
I wanted to show some of my stuff I made.
 

Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: struktor on January 21, 2019, 05:48:39 PM
Turk's head knot 8L15B
550 Paracord
Styrofoam ring core
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Post by: asemery on February 15, 2019, 09:07:02 PM

finishing off knots
My go-to methods of finishing a 4 strand project.  Cut the ends close and hide them in the knot  - or leave the ends alone or comb them out in a fringe.  All knots shown started with 2 strands of 3' long cord.

(https://i.imgur.com/irIP17u.jpg)

Top 2 knots
diamond/herringbone tutorial (https://www.instructables.com/id/Diamondherringbone-hide-the-Ends/)
Bottom knots
crown and wall tutorial (https://www.instructables.com/id/Crown-and-Wall-Knot-Hide-the-Ends-Part-2/)


Title: Re: Post your work
Post by: struktor on February 17, 2019, 05:26:25 PM
Heart 88 crossings.
Paracord 550 gutted.
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Post by: SS369 on February 17, 2019, 07:50:20 PM
Very nice Struktor!

Now, if only the strands can be arranged to come out of the top.  ?

I believe that Groundline was looking for this. Do you have a method to share?

SS
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Post by: struktor on February 17, 2019, 08:58:32 PM
Thank you!
I invented yesterday.
There will be a tutorial.