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Karl_Derrick

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Netting for Glass Bottles
« on: June 02, 2008, 02:18:56 AM »
Does anyone know the process/technique of wrapping a glass bottle in a netting to prevent breakage should the bottle hit an object?  Thank you.

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Re: Netting for Glass Bottles
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 08:20:05 PM »
Karl,

I have tied Macreme square knotting to bottles, and Chinese Priest Cord knots.  The traditional method used by sailors of old was Half Hitching.  Any method that covers the bottle with cord will work as a padding to prevent breakage.

You can start at the neck and add lines where the bottle widens, or start at the bottom, and delete lines as you get up to the neck.  I find the most difficult part is how to finish the bottle to hide the ends.  I typically start at the bottom, and work my way up.  At the top I tie a Turks Head to hide the ends, and it also makes a nice handle on the neck.

There is not set proceedure to tie a bottle, like many aspects of our craft, "anything goes."  The only thing that matters is whether or not you like the product when it is done.

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Re: Netting for Glass Bottles
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2008, 05:38:56 PM »
http://svenska.yle.fi/matochfritid/hobbyartikel.php?id=810

It is in swedish but the pictures show how you stitch the bottle with half hitches.
They use a flag-line, braided, and recommend about 15meters for a 1 litre bottle.
The good thing about this one is they show how you finish the bottle.

I?m currently trying to learn how to do this with thinner lines. About 1.2mm and the biggest problem is changing lines(without making it look ugly) I find using 15 meters of 1.2mm line very unpractical. :P

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Re: Netting for Glass Bottles
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008, 07:26:41 PM »
Nice link SFC1620. Thanks for sharing.

Here's a free translation site that does Swedish to English. Sorry, to do the whole web page itself at one time costs $.
http://free.translated.net/

The first paragraph:
Henrik Huld?n, f d Str?ms?medarbetare och nuvarande kulturchef p? Hanaholmens kulturcentrum, g?stade Str?ms? och passade p? att visa hur man tr?nsar flaskor, d v s kl?r en flaska eller n?got annat med lina. Att kl? en flaska med t?gvirke ?r ett roligt s?tt att kombinera nytta med n?je: flaskan blir b?de snygg och mer o?m.

Translates to:

Henrik Huld?n, f d Str?ms?medarbetare and current culture manager on Hanasaari's culture centers, g?stade Str?ms? and fitted on showing how one tr?nsar bottles, d v s dresses a bottle or something else with rope. To dress a bottle with stamina timber is a funny way to combine good with entertainment: the bottle becomes both good-looking and more o?m.

I've been admiring fellow member Lasse C's bottle/jug work in rope and leather.
http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a167/LasseC/

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Re: Netting for Glass Bottles
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008, 12:29:49 AM »
There's a good tutorial here for the Jug Sling knot.
http://www.knotworkn.com/knots_Lashings.html
And another:
http://www.khww.net/readarticle.php?article_id=55
And a video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18jr4UY0CKs

Hope these help.

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Re: Netting for Glass Bottles
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2008, 03:50:10 AM »
Hi,

I live on a boat, and we've covered a few bottles with rope to reduce the clinking/clanking while underway (and they also look nice).

One was done with a round plait for the bottom 'coaster' portion, and then a series of Crown knots for the bulk of the covering, finishing with a Crown and Wall and a Turk's head at the neck.

The other was done in Crochet.

But, as mentioned in an earlier post, there's no rules at all - be creative with it!

Here's a link to our web page that shows some photos of how they were covered.

http://www.selfmadesailor.com/rope-bottle.htm

Included is a rum punch recipie we like to use when away from the dock to put the covered bottles to good use :)

I hope this give you some ideas.

Dave.