Author Topic: Knots to keep someone busy  (Read 1771 times)

iwillinvent

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Knots to keep someone busy
« on: July 15, 2015, 02:24:41 AM »
Hello.  I would like to create something to keep someone busy while I
work.  I'm thinking of a piece of cord with a number of knots in it
that he can work on untying.  I don't want him to be frustrated, just
challenged by this.  I am a knots novice:  Which knots would be good
for this?  Which material?
Any help you will give me on this diversion will be appreciated.

Amy

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Re: Knots to keep someone busy
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2015, 08:54:34 AM »
Does the person have some handicap?  If not, I'd recommend a book.  A story book or a text book, math even.  But if he must fiddle, and since this is a knotting forum, then maybe a knot book, and an untied rope.  Then instead of mindlessly pulling the end of a rope out of the last tuck it went through over and over, he could instead at least learn some knots. 

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Re: Knots to keep someone busy
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2015, 10:15:01 PM »
* 2 ft of 1/4" soft nylon braid with the ends finished (i.e. tape or shrink tubing)
* 1 or 2 practice tools (3/4" dia x 4-5" long dowel with a 3/4" dia eyebolt or similiar size hook in one end),
* A list of fishing and outdoors knots like one of the ProKnots cards or the BSA 40 knot chart.