- - -This
bell rope is actually in
service at sea on France
last trois mâts barque : BELEM.
My friend Jean-Louis
ROBIC ( Igkt member -
FRANCE ) a breton
in the South of France (Mediterranean seaport) made
it for the
big bell that was missing
is an harbour of very,
very old standing :
Boasting (they are quite apt to do a bit of that,' les Marseillais '
be the oldest town in France.
A -600 BC Greek creation.
They were of the Phocean tribe ( it is in today Turquia :
Foça ) and
Marseille is still said to be
phocéenne", the phocean city.
Do not know why Jimbo feels that I helped in any way : idea is
Believe me he does not need any one to help him think!
NO Jimbo this not boasting this is sharing !
Many thanks for the
CONSTRICTOR ONE HANDED : METHOD FROM ROY CHAPMAN
This manner of knotting the constrictor
was given 'over the phone' ( !) by Roy Chapman, one of the past
to Jimbo who shot this sequence of photographies to show how to make it
with one hand only.
ANOTHER TRICK FOR THE CONSTRICTOR : METHOD AND
[open quote] I gathered some knot
new knot!! Okay, it's actually a
"splice". Or maybe a
"bend"... I'm calling it
the Murrell's Inlet Pile Splice. It's so easy to
all going to stop using any other bend forever more. The picture,
attached, is worth a thousand words in any
However, just to be thorough, here's how you put in a
Pile Splice: 1: hold one end
against the pile (piling, post, tree, vertical piece of
wood) 2: nail it in place 3: repeat with the
other end. Carve your name in
the top of the piling to show off your handiwork!
Welcome to my
world! :^/ [end quote]
A REALLY FOXY IDEA FOR EXIBITING KNOTS IN
This is unashamedly stolen, err ... borrowed, from Igkt-PAB
member Clint FUNK.
JOE SCHMIDBAUER ( EditorKnot News ) gift to me : BELL ROPE Added 2007 Oct 20th
Some time ago not long) I asked Joe if he would
be kind enough to sent me some photographies of his work for this page.
Well no photography BUT the work in person : a
magnificent bell rope that is now in my glass showcase
( that is where I put my little treasures ).
With the rope was a letter explaining the story
behind the work.
Thank you from the "bottom of my heart" as they say in French for this
very friendly gesture.
Next trip to Brittany I will have to steal, borrow, buy a bell
( for my balcony ?)
Will probably put it near my kitchen
door. ( Frenches have joke : "how many rope can you find on an old sail
Correct answer is "only one, on the cook's bell ; all the rest
have special names")