[open quote] Just finished this
one tonight and said I would post a pic when done.
Fist one tied in a long,
long time. Now I remember why I don't do them
very often now. Time consuming and hard
on the hands with the 12
strands. The next one is always better. Have two more ready for
final overlay and still don't have my Paracord yet.
....... I will be in
touch. [end quote]
[open quote] Paracord Whip
I think the core started out with a piece of 1/8 inch nylon starter
with a flat nylon
braided cord of four strands for the first overlay.
The second overlay is made of 440 paracord, with center removed, using
8 strand U2-O2
Third and final overlay is also 440 paracord with the center removed.
Started out with 12 strand U1-O1 braid for about 6 or 7 inches and then
a U3-O3 chevron braid for the remainder, dropping from 12-10, 10-8,
8-6, and finishing
with 4 strand for the final 10 or 12
The fall is 440 paracord pulled into itself for an 18 inches piece with
a loop at the end and
the cracker is made from the 7 inside cores of 550 paracord.
2010 Nov 5th Barry BROWN :
Bracelet made after Nono's grid
Barry is the second guy, after Nono the inventor of the single-strand
trick for this knot, to
have been able to do it and with a minimum of tipping about it.
grid by Nono that inspired Barry . A
faces spherical cover. Barry is the sixth person having done it with at twist
(the core used ) that you will learn
about on Barry own site Do not
visit this page only, there are marvels in each of the page over there.
2010 Nov 17th (received 15th)
Barry is the only guy I know having made two of these 360
covering in less than two
I used 1.5 -1.6mm
cord with the core stripped out, I get a very smooth finish without the
core. The cord tends to
loose its colour as you work it; so it looks a little
variegated. again I used a Beoding Iron Ball
for the core so the
finished diameter is about 50mm. I put it on my web site with the first
Here is this second 360 faces spherical covering
2010 Oct 23rd Jan
VOS (from The Netherlands, IGKT member, Friend of Claude
Builder fame. Jan VOS is the translator for the Dutch and German
language in that
SPHERICAL COVERING WITH A HOLE
IMO any " dog with an hairdo" can do a Herringbone-Pineapple if knowing
how to make
a Turk's Head K and having a book.
It is no great feat and I have only a huge
tolerant smile to offer to those supposed knots
experts who believe the epitome of a difficult knot is a Pineapple.
that making a Herringbone-Pineapple without a table of the
Half-Period, 'off the cuff' so to speak AND IN A
SINGLE COLOUR is really a
a watercolourist to painting a landscape lying under heavy snow
Not only one need to really know one's way around such knots to make it
in such manner
but adding to that neatness and cleanliness in the
fashion and over that keeping the work
immaculately pure is just another Herculean task.
was sent to me in the course of a friendly mail exchange and not to be
shown but this one is something to see and be inspired by.
2010 Sept 19th Frank
A trio of the latest creations of FCB aka Bowline from Tasmania
Well Philippe MICHEL did " little man in knots. Another
PS : Philippe was a professional firefighter,retired 2 years
bars on the shoulder
- What we call here 'les
soldats du feu' (Fire's Soldiers)
Our firemen are S .P. twice = Sapeur-Pompier
and their motto Sauver
où Périr - Save
Not for the faint hearted either to be a fireman and that all over the
world in the
intimidating league, intimidating by their dedication, of helpers
are the benevolent guys of
Le Secours en Mer or Le Sauvetage en Mer : Help at Sea, both corps know
As so often promised... at last here is the Kbar
knife and sheath. The blade
engraving is yet to be done and
the big day
is MONDAY!! I am very happy with how it
I bit off a bit
more than I could chew as drying time for shellac and varnish
the total days into a rush order. The hours wasn't too bad,
outside the bid price. Also the sheath was
with silicone wax by Kbar so shellac
"bedding" was very difficult.
Wait until you see the next sheath. The
knife is a custom
retirement presentation Bowie Pattern. Quite large.
I am going to get
some Kydex and
hitch, graft or squareknot the whole sheath as well as a
belt hanger. .... [end quote] Here
is the work.
Bravo again Roy, and may your business continues to be satisfying. June 10th
: better photographies were sent by Roy and I have modified the
Roy added some words : The wood worker sent
me his photos.
The chest was built of
red oak and lined with
made by Robert York, a Coupeville wood worker.
The client is
retiring Navy man.
The glass shadow box top will display his
memorabilia and the glass front will
display his "cover" (hat).