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Re: Cufflinks
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2008, 09:47:06 PM »
Here is an idea with a difference and very easy to make.

Use ca 3mm silk braid and tie a Chinese button knot with a loop of about 2".  Finish the ends either close to the button knot of leave them longer for effect.

In use, pass the loop through the shirt buttonholes to the outside of the cuff, then pass the button knot through the loop sticking out the outside of the shirt cuff, gently draw the loop slack back to the shirt cuff retaining the button knot against the cuff.

Easy to make, easy to use, very effective, and I bet you will not see the like anywhere else.

Derek

Another idea is to do a four pass monkeyfist and pass the line back thru the knot to make the loop.  Same effect with a different knot.  You can either varnish the knot itself (which will hold the looped line in place) or make a small overhand knot and work it back inside the monkeyfist to secure it.  DON'T varnish the loop or it will not be bendable.


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Re: Cufflinks
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2008, 12:03:32 AM »
Photos, you slackos.  ;D

I've been messing around with spectra-lookalike stuff, doubled knife lanyard knot for the "out" side and a single KLK for the "in" side, with the interlocked top loops kept very short and forming the shank.

Photo soon!

I don't know whether the single KNL will be too big for a standard cuff buttonhole, but my colleague will be here tomorrow (in a Thomas Pink shirt with french cuffs, no doubt!) so I'll, umm, buttonhole him for a test run.
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Re: Cufflinks
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2008, 02:13:48 AM »
Photos??? Where's your imagination, eh?

Will do!

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Re: Cufflinks
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2008, 04:10:50 AM »
A JPG paints a kiloword, shipmate.  ;)

The elastic ones m'learned friend was wearing measured 10mm diameter. My doubled KLK, coincidentally also of 10mm diameter, passes through the buttonhole and holds just fine but the single might not hold very well, so it looks like two doubled KLKs will work. This is possiby less fiddly than making the ones that Sweeney photographed but has the disadvantage that the ends of the knot are on the outside. If they're cut well flush, it should be OK.

Back to the work table tonight, photos tomorrow with any luck.


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Re: Cufflinks
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2008, 11:24:30 AM »
incredible! :D

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Re: Cufflinks
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2009, 09:03:17 PM »
OK:  As promised, here's a tutorial on doing the "ten x five"  point cufflinks. (It also makes a nice lapel pin as shown in the tutorial!)

http://www.frayedknotarts.com/tutorials/lapelpin.html


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Re: Cufflinks
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2009, 09:40:50 PM »
Happy new year Vince and All ;)

Nice Tutorial Vince, and a true gent giving away your trade secrets like that, they'll be sellin em' all over the place now  ;D

It's people and web sites like you and yours that are needed to get people stoked about tying knots and making beautifull things they can actually use.
Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Cufflinks
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2009, 07:23:59 PM »
Excellent tutorial Vince begins excellent New Year for us :D

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Re: Cufflinks
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2009, 02:48:18 AM »
OK:  As promised, here's a tutorial on doing the "ten x five"  point cufflinks. (It also makes a nice lapel pin as shown in the tutorial!)

http://www.frayedknotarts.com/tutorials/lapelpin.html



Aww, gee, shucks <blush>, me own little dedication and all.  :-*

Thank-ee, squire. I am slack in getting my own photos up here but plead CWBF/Hobart preparation as mitigating circumstances. I have a pair in road test at the moment - 10mm dia doubled KLKs back-to-back with very short interlocked loops in hot pink spectra look-a-like stuff (most of those elastic ones are fairly bright colours) c/w matching ID lanyard for that sophisticated coordinated look at the office.  ;D

Photos will follow In The Fullness Of Time.

HNY2all.

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Re: Cufflinks
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2009, 03:28:02 AM »
Here is an idea with a difference and very easy to make.

Use ca 3mm silk braid and tie a Chinese button knot with a loop of about 2".  Finish the ends either close to the button knot of leave them longer for effect.

In use, pass the loop through the shirt buttonholes to the outside of the cuff, then pass the button knot through the loop sticking out the outside of the shirt cuff, gently draw the loop slack back to the shirt cuff retaining the button knot against the cuff.

Easy to make, easy to use, very effective, and I bet you will not see the like anywhere else.

Derek

Just out of interest, Derek, and assuming I understand your description correctly, I did find a PDF somewhere on the Internet entitled summat like "Ye Compleat Guide to Cufflinks" and there was mention of such a thing in metal.

It is referred to as a stirrup cufflink, and, according to the august authority that produced said document, "is considered gaudy".  :o  ;D

I cannot imagine a knotted one such as you described being gaudy (unless you used my hot pink pseudo-spectra  :o) so maybe there is a whole new market opening out there for the Brotherhood of Sore Fingers to exploit. Businessmen the word over free at last to wear stirrup cufflinks without fear of being shunned in gentlemen's clubs ...
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