Avoid the sheer stupidity of unnecessarily showing utter ignorance even
if you are one of
the acclaimed ex-spurts : If someone makes a primary THK x
BIGHT DO NOT DARE TO STATE with much unfounded assurance " you will get
a (x) (x-2) LEAD y+y BIGHT
NO! NO! NO! read turksheads-16 please for a full easy
Say you have a primary THK of x
then you can have, with just ONE INTERWOVEN THK, 2*1 ways of
making your PINEAPPLE KNOT (even number of LEADs so not a
true Standard Herringbone- Pineapple which demand odd number of LEADs
(with 5 THK instead of 2 you get 120
DIFFERENT MANNERS OF
MAKING THE PAK (SAME TYPE OF COURSE) ( 5*4*3*2*1= 120 )
ONE will leads to a (
x ) +(x-2)
LEADS y+y BIGHTS that is
every one can think but
THERE IS A SECOND ONE, (x)
LEADS y+y BIGHTS
that is a point so-called EX-SPURTS always miss it seems.
Example with number for the concrete-minded ones/
say you have
L 4 B as primary
knot then you have the choice between TWO
one interwoven INSIDE,
leading to 802L
one interwoven OUTSIDE,
L 4B leading to a 806L
and both would be type 1 !
I hope this is painfully clear now !
2009 September 9th DON WRIGHTAGAIN : BLUE
WHALE* THK for
* this is the largest animal living on this planet photo
Quite extra-ordinary it is !
2009 August 27th Don is keeping with
this time he did one 144 L 4B 2 PASS TYPE with a
73L 4B primary THK see
the result ( with good company ! )
Not content with doing clean knot tying Don also know how to make his
own cylinders for
turk's head cordage route (make standard THK but also a wealth of
other knots using
a coding different from O1 - U1 ( U1 - O1 ) using the THK cordage route)
2009 August 25th
Don made a new STAIRCASE like the one he send to me as a gift with
quite a lot of his
knots ; some of those knots ( egg covering and a spherical covering :
made on NONO's
grids ) are in the glass showcase where I keep items that are important
to me ( they date
from my early childhood to now ) and made
PINEAPPLE using LONG turk's heads
as primary knot.
Each time I am astounded at how clean the cordage
stay and how neat is the fairing and
Very humbling believe me. Not to forget an always
of colours. Here
are those knots.
Jim Long wrote:
It seems these
aren't exactly the "robbins" I recall, and looking
through ABoOK I'm having a hard time finding anything that reminds me
of this, nor any reason to ever tie one. This may seem silly,
finding uses for them slowly. The camera-bag "bail" was
supposed to be
"flexible", so I could use it as a "bail" or as a "lanyard" by bending
the ends together.
Eye, buried as long as you want it to be. When you have
enough "double-braid" made, you "pierce the veil" (the back end of a
tubular splicing needle works VERY well here) and lead the buried end
the ends don't match. I thought about trimming them, but
I found if I make the "Two-Strand MWK"-style "wrap within a wrap"
trick, sending the shorter one around the inside leaves both ends
together when done. If you want the ends even, start not in
middle, but off-center enough so that when the buried shorter end
causes the cover to shorten, they match when faired and done.
Obviously when I find a permanent home for it, I'll Brion Toss the ends
as is appropriate. But for now it's fun to play with ...
well. It's a "Jimbo trick". The same eye and a
shorter bury (say,
the width of your hand or the length of a finger) make for a dandy
start to a lanyard or key fob. LMK what you think.
Also, the biggest
room in Jimbo's world is the room for improvement, so please hold forth
at your convenience!
About the "blue one" : Here's a new
Second picture of the blue one : Notice the end
of the buried part is melted into a point.
Butane-Backsplice Foster Grant. Melt & mash, boys,
melt and mash.
Blisters will heal, but I can't think of any other way to make a
hollow-braid cord go through itself. Notice the other end was
blow-torched. If you have a splicing needle of the right
only need to melt-point one end.
Third photo of the "blue one" Here's where
the bury exits the cover. To lock this end, fair the
buried part then tuck the cover back through the emerging end.
Copyright 2005 Sept - Charles
Hamel / Nautile -
Overall rewriting in August 2006 . Copyright renewed. 2007-2012 -(each year of existence)