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A few links
« on: December 13, 2009, 05:18:22 PM »
Here are a few links that I had in my personal bookmarks.  I added a few lines from each website as I proofed them today.  I wanted to make sure I didn't share any dead links.  In some cases, the purpose of the link isn't clear, but I figured it might help someone.  If we are going to build upon the links section of this page, please consider some of these for inclusion.
Matt


http://www.chineseknotting.org/   Chinese knots are, for the most part, two cord lanyard type arrangements where 2 cords enter from the top of the knot and 2 cords leave from the bottom. The knots are usually double-layered and symmetrical.

http://www.layhands.com/knots/Index.htm   The Most Useful Rope Knots for the Average Person to Know

http://www.khww.net/news.php   Knotheads World Wide.net 


http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13510  Knots, Splices and Rope Work by A. Hyatt Verrill

http://www.gr8-knots.com/    Welcome to the web site of "Phil The Rope"  Whilst there are numerous experts in the fields of sailing, climbing, crime (yes, forensic science includes knots), magic and many other aspects of knot tying, this site deals with decorative stuff. To learn more about other areas of knot tying, visit the Links page.

http://www.floatingbear.ca/RopeFender.HTM  Many people, including myself, have wanted to make their own rope fenders.  One day I may even get around to doing it.  Some time ago, I found these instructions on the web and saved them.  The original author has since removed the page but with the permission of the BYYB Association and the original author - Brightwood Boat Company, I am posting the page here.

http://www.animatedknots.com/  Animated Knots by Grog.  Each section indexed at the top is devoted to the knots usually needed in that environment. Select the section that you need from the index above or from the pictures below. Alternatively, select an individual knot on the Knot List page.

http://charles.hamel.free.fr/knots-and-cordages/ropes_cordages.html  Nautile aka Charles Hamel's personal pages All that is observed in rope making is in order to get the strongest end-product, cordage,  possible. After cordage has been made the safe way to use it is to understand the why and how of its fabrication.


http://www.frayedknotarts.com/  Vince Brennan:  I have been doing fancy-work on-and-off for over fifty-five years, ever since I was initially taught it by an old sailor who lived quite close to me.  I used the knowledge through my Navy days and have now taken it up again as a full-time business.


http://www.filmbaby.com/films/2752  DVD-Rope Walk    Rope ties together prehistoric tools, Ben Franklin, trust busting, railroads, drug laws, plastics, nanotubes and space travel. Discover the unexpected twists that join these threads in Ropewalk, a film about ropemaking's effects on agriculture and industry in Xenia, Ohio from the Civil War to the present. Ropewalk explores rope's ancient beginnings, world history and future possibilities.Narrated by Bill Hagenbuch, former president and chief engineer of Hooven & Allison, one of the last natural fiber ropemaking companies in America.


http://www.realknots.com/knots/index.htm  Ropers Knots Page, instructions on practical knots

http://www.realknots.com/links/A.htm  HUGE collection of knot tying instruction links

http://www.folsoms.net/knots/  I'm hoping to add various resources for knot tying, particularly oriented at the scouts. In my time as a scout leader, I was surprised at how little ability not only my troop, but most of them in the area, had in knotting. With luck, these pages will be one step in helping to encourage them, and others, to expand their skills.


http://www.elainecraft.com/instructions/instructions.html  This page contains an introduction to the craft of macram? and links to my pages showing instructions for macram? knots.

http://www.olgasmacrame.com/index.html  Hello, welcome to my web site! My name is Olga. I would like to introduce you to my favorite and lifelong hobby - Macram?. It is a beautiful, easy, and amusing handicraft for everyone to enjoy.

http://www.2020site.org/knots/index.html  All about knots: This website contains descriptions and illustrations on tying over 35 knots, including: bowline knots, half hitch knot, overhand knot, hitch knot and many more!


http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/knotlink.htm  LINKS LINKS LINKS My major sections are on Knot Tying, Knot Theory, and Knot Art. But knot lovers will understand that these distinctions are artificial. For example, a good practical knot is both a nugget of hard-won technology and a thing of beauty. Decorative knotting can be useful, and in any case requires uncommon dexterity and practical tying ability. Software developed to help mathematical knot theorists has produced some of the most beautiful knot images ever seen. So look at all three sections even if you think your interests are narrow. You might become happily entangled.

http://www.crestcapital.com/tax/knots.html  Practical Knots:  Knots are used for a variety of reasons, especially in nautical areas. In fact when some people look into equipment leasing, they decide to learn about knot tying to protect their investment. The only way to keep their new boat safe is by learning the best way to tie it down. Scout groups and other younger kids are also nterested in learning more about the following knots.


http://www.my-best-kite.com/knot-tying-instructions.html  Knots for kiting  These knot tying instructions supplement the knot tying illustration page. The bigger the kite, the more important to use the right knots. All of these have been used on the MBK series of kites, particularly the large Dowel designs.



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http://www.getknotted.co.uk/   "Get Knotted" is a family run business situated by the side of the Grand Union canal in Warwick. Get Knotted has increased it's client base and product range over the past 15 years to what it is today. In addition, Alan Ewins, owner of Get Knotted, has been accredited as a master craftsmen from the Waterways Craft Guild and is a member of the Guild of Knot Tyers

http://www.marlinespike.com/  Welcome to Marlinespike.com, a source for traditional bellropes, decorative knotwork, and knot tying tools such as fids and prickers. Here you will find ships bell lanyards, sea chests, and sea chest beckets made by Tim Whitten.

http://www.ropeworks.biz/  This site was originally created to encourage the safe use of rope. It also provided details about the author, Gerald L Findley's book "Rope Works".

http://knotunique.com/  For over 10 years, Owners Jason and Carmen Hendrix have been sailing and tying knots. We are committed to providing quality service to the boating and leisure community.

http://www.frayedknotarts.com/  Vince Brennan:  I have been doing fancy-work on-and-off for over fifty-five years, ever since I was initially taught it by an old sailor who lived quite close to me.  I used the knowledge through my Navy days and have now taken it up again as a full-time business.  (Listed here as well. He has great tutorials, but makes his money through creating fine work)

http://sailorcraftknots.com/  Keith Hudson  Hancrafted sailor knots including lamps, mats, dog leashes and monkey fists.

http://www.angelfire.com/ak/skateworld/index.html  BOOKS ON KNOTS AND TALL SHIPS AND A FEW CORDS AND THIMBLES

http://www.rwrope.com/traditional_rigging/traditional_rigging.htm  R&W ENTERPRISES is a family owned and operated distributor of rope and cordage. Started in 1985 as a ?one man? operation out of the trunk of a hand-me-down car, we?ve grown into one of the most diverse stocking warehouses in the industry. We?ve got rope - whether it?s small 50 lb test braided line for ice fishing, brightly colored rope for trying your hand at tying a rope halter or a fancy knot, a safety line for a school?s challenge course, or a full set of custom spliced docklines, chances are we have it and have it in stock. We know rope ? both the technical side of how its made and the application side of how its used, and enjoy helping you find just the right product for your needs. And we sell our rope at some of the best prices you?ll find anywhere. QUALITY, VALUE, & SERVICE - it?s what we expect and its what you can expect from us.

http://www.twevans.com/default.asp  . W. Evans Cordage Co., Inc is a wholesale supplier of rope and hardware products. We carry a full line of twisted and braided rope, natural and synthetic fiber rope, splicing and fabrication, door mats, twines, snap hardware, tarps, and more. We supply the hardware and industrial supply customer and drop ship through Ace, Tru-Serv, Orgill, Do It Best and others.

http://www.wellingtoninc.com/  Please follow the Hooven Allison, LLC link for your commercial and industrial cordage needs  Follow the Lehigh link for your consumer,  marine  and Wellington branded cordage needs 

http://www.memphisnet.net/   Memphis Net & Twine Co. Inc.  We stock a large selection of netting and supplies, which allows us to custom build and ship your net quickly.


http://www.brettunsvillage.com/leather/sides.htm  This is where we sell our large cow sides, full hides, and other leathers. We have a separate page for lightweight leathers (less than 3 oz or under 1/16" or 1.5 mm  thick) We also have a separate web page for our suede hides.  You can get to these using the menu below. Because we sell excess leathers from manufacturers of leather goods we never know what to expect from week to week.

http://www.langmanrope.com/langman-en/home  The development, manufacturing and processing of ropes has been our profession and our passion since 1638. Centuries of knowledge and techniques are now combined with the most effective production methods of today. This is reflected in the quality and diversity of our products.

 
http://Http://www.mysticknotwork.com I learned to tie decorative knotwork from my grandfather, grandmother, uncle and father.  The entire family has a tradition of decorative and practical knotwork.  When I met my wife, she was already crafting.  Her beadwork and dabbling has led to an interesting blend of traditional maritime knotwork and some well produced pieces that blend in her beadwork and other styles.  My wife and I make the original turk's head (sailor) bracelet that has been enjoyed for generations. Carrying on the tradition of quality in workmanship and materials that my grandfather started back in the 1960's.
been knotworking since before I could ride a bike, but still can't get it right.

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Re: A few links
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2009, 05:31:33 PM »
couple more:

tools

http://www.yagersflies.com/knottyingtools.html  Flyfishing tools

http://knottool.com/  The turkshead tool, globe knot tool, custom fids and lacing points

http://www.clanbadge.com/knots.htm  an interesting approach to designing rope mats, if you look at Celtic knots that way

http://www.layhands.com/KnotMaker/  Softward to design knots (CAD)
been knotworking since before I could ride a bike, but still can't get it right.

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Re: A few links
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2009, 06:24:03 AM »
Don't forget Dennis Armstrong's site, which is in the selling category:


http://www.theknottedline.com/