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Stefanos FANIDIS

CAVEAT (valid for ALL tutorials -except my own- in this web
site) : all tutorials are provided " as their author wants them to be", I did
not edit any of  them, I did not proof any of them in the cordage, and they reflect their author personal realisation and stance in explaining things.


IMPORTANT NOTE : All the content of this web site is copyrighted material that you
may use freely for non-commercial usage provided you make a CLEAR attribution BUT
you MAY NOT post on forums any invented grid/diagram, code,as it is the
CORDAGE ROUTE AND THE CODING that is copyrighted.
Even if you draw by your own means the diagram this will be infringing the copyright
as you would be using the cordage route and the code to be represented.

You MAY use an invented grid/diagram freely for a PRIVATE, PERSONAL AND NON-PUBLIC IN ANY WAY usage, you MAY post where you like the knotting you made from it but not its diagram.

To post an;invented grid/diagram you will need to politely ask for a written permission to do so also give clear attribution of the sources




Added 2012 Feb 27th

This pdf shows how Stefanos putto use on a mandrel of his invention/fabrication the
grids made using ARIANE

About the mandrel making just look at the topic immediately under


Added 2011 September 26th

A contribution  showing how to make "special" mandrel for jobs such as some of Nono's bracelet.

A PICASA slideshow

For more details contactStefanos FANIDIS on the Facebook group MATELOTEURS.

Here is verbatim what he told me in his mail :
[open quote]
After a hard week for me today was a day off and i had the time to try something that I had in my mind all these days.
First I took  a toilet paper and i fill it with polyurethane foam.
I was wondering how much will be its dilation and if the cardboard of the t.p will keep its shape.
After 10 hours that it dried nothing bad happens to the shape of the cylinder.It has kept its shape!
I cut everything that overflowing and i tried to put some pins on it.
It holds tight the pins right in their place and if you pull out a pin and try to push it back you will feel like its the first time you trying to puncture it.
Trying to clear the parts of the polyurethane foam spray found that with solvent fluid
 everything cleans so well and you can use it again
Then i made a big mandrel 130 cm perimeter with the extended version of ABOK1389
(Nono's pattern)
Filled also  with polyurethane and now i am waiting for it to dry till tomorrow.
This all cost me 4 euros and the construction is very stable and light weight.
I will sent you photo with the finished one.
[end quote]


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