I just wanted to display some excellent work done by Steven Le Say on FaceBook.
“After yesterday’s massive fishing hook I thought I would make one that I could definitely use. I’m going to make a few different styles of hooks and toggles then go and try them all out.
Penny for size reference”
I personally love this as it is really going back to basics. Hopefully I will shortly be able to give you an update on how well they worked – Is Steven a bitter fatter or starving hungry?
Paracord Bracelet Mad Max Style for Girls No Buckles – How to Tie. Not really, it was just the colours that dictated the title. This is a simple tutorial on how to make a Paracord Bracelet using the Portuguese Sinnet and the Lanyard or Diamond knot. This is probably the simplest decorative bracelet to make.
The other day I went into the woods and cut myself a Thumb Stick or Hiking Stick. I thought it would be good to cover the handle with a Two Bight Multi Lead Turks Head covering knot. So here is what I did for the Turks Head
Eye Splicing or Eye Splice a Rope, a short tutorial on how to put an eye splice into a rope. Splice: a method interweaving strands to rope so was to join them or strands of two parts the same rope so as to form an eye.
The efficiency or relative breaking strength normally to be expected for an eye splice is 95%.
الربط العين أو لصق العين حبل، قصيرة تعليمي على كيفية وضع لصق العين إلى حبل. لصق: كان وسيلة تتشابك خيوط لحبل ذلك للانضمام اليهم أو خيوط من جزأين نفس الحبل وذلك لتشكيل العين.
How to Back Splice Rope. Splice – describes the act of joining the ends, or the end and a standing part, by interweaving strands. The Back Splice is used to stop the end of a stranded rope from unlaying.
Marlin Spike Hitch – One Knot Turns into Slip, Loop, Stopper Knot and can also be used to join two ropes together. I am sure that Bowline purists will object to this knot, but I have to say that one knot that can turn into so many other knots, gets my vote.
This is a fairly easy knot to tie and is most useful for attaching a bottle to your belt or other object. So if you are sick of carrying your water bottle, then just use the adjustable jug/bottle sling not.
The Thump Mat is not only decorative but also practical. On-board ships it was used to protect the decks in areas of heavy work and to deaden sound if something was dropped on the deck. Smaller versions of the thump mat also make decorative coasters for pots or cups.
Completed Decorative Knotting Projects That May Inspire You! I thought I would do a video on some of the projects that I have already completed. This includes; cat of nine tails, ditty bags, Turks head, star knot, Lanyard knot, wall knot, Crown knot and globe knots.
A very quick short video on how to tie the clove hitch knot. A fast and easy way to secure a line to a stanchion or pole. This knot is often used to temporarily secure a fender over the side of a boat. Unfortunately this knot is not totally secure and the knot can come undone if the loaded end is in motion. A more reliable knot in this case would be a round turn and two half hitches. However, for short term use the Clove Hitch is adequate.
How to tie the figure of eight knot. From the Knot Book, written by Geoffrey Budworth and Nic Compton……”The essential knot to prevent a sheet of halyard running through a block, the figure-of-eight also forms the basis of many other fancier knots. It differs from an overhand knot in that the ends emerge from the knot parallel to each other, rather that at angles. It is so much less likely to seize up when tightened.