Ocean Plait Mat – How to Tie the Ocean Plait Mat – Sailors Mat Tutorial

Ocean Plait Mat

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Make an Ocean Plait Mat

Ocean Plait Mat – A great way of protecting your deck or if you just want a decorative mat and if using smaller cord this makes a great coaster.

The actual way of creating a rope mat such as the Ocean Plait is not too difficult. If you follow the video below you will find that it is relatively easy to create the basic shape of the rope mat. More time should be spent gently going around your mat and pulling out all the slack rope. Do not be tempted into trying to do it in one pass!!!

How to Tie the Ocean Plait Mat

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Transom Knot for Seizing and Lashing Poles etc at Right Angles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transom Knot

Have you ever wanted to say tie a round object like a torch to a pole, or one pole to another pole at right angles securely? Well, then this is a real nifty knot to know!! So #LetsGetKnotting

The Transom Knot is not too far removed from the Constrictor Knot. It also has great gripping qualities and can also be rather difficult to untie.

ABoK 1255. The Transom Knot (see also #1182) was originally made to hold together the two cross sticks of my daughter’s kite. It will also serve well in rope but does not untie easily. If more strength is required another knot of the same kind may be tied on the back at right angles to the first.

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Rope Cord Supplies from Mikko Snellman Ropeworks- Belfast Cord, Polished, Hemp Cotton Rope – Review

Mikko Snellman Ropeworks

Mikko Snellman Ropeworks

Rope Cord Supplies Review.

Basically in this video you will be staring at a box and watching me open it. For most viewers you will want to slash your wrists after about a minute 😉 However, for those of you that are interested in obtaining “Belfast Cord” quality then this is the video to watch. In the box is some of the finest rope that I have ever had the privilege to handle! For those of you that do traditional knotting, then this is the rope that you really do want to use. All the cords are natural ranging from cotton to good old polished hemp. With this rope you will be able to make beautiful crafted knots such as the Turks Head or Star Knot.

Can You Still get Belfast Cord?

I very much doubt that you will be able to get hold of Belfast Cord, but you will find that the cordage that Mikko Snellman produces certainly matches the quality of Belfast Cordage. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy using Mikko Snellman’s cordage!!

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Sailors Whisk Knot – Sailors Swab Knot – How to Tie

In today’s world the Sailors Whisk makes a good crumb sweeper for a table or as a scouring brush for cleaning pots and pans.

In this little knotting project I will be showing how to make a sailors whisk using a footrope knot (also known as a diamond knot or lanyard knot) This is a fairly simple knotting tutorial, the hardest part is the time it takes to separate the fibres of the rope.

 

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The taut-line hitch is an adjustable loop knot for use on lines under tension. It is useful when the length of a line will need to be periodically adjusted in order to maintain tension. It is made by tying a rolling hitch around the standing part after passing around an anchor object. Tension is maintained by sliding the hitch to adjust size of the loop, thus changing the effective length of the standing part without retying the knot.

It is typically used for securing tent lines in outdoor activities involving camping, by arborists when climbing trees,[1] for tying down aircraft,[2] for creating adjustable moorings in tidal areas,[3] and to secure loads on vehicles. A versatile knot, the taut-line hitch was even used by astronauts during STS-82, the second Space Shuttle mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.[4]

The Farrimond friction hitch is a quick release adjustable friction hitch for use on lines under tension. It is useful when the length of a line will need to be periodically adjusted in order to maintain or adjust tension whilst remaining quick and easy to untie; such as when hanging the ridge line for a Basha. It can be used in very effective conjunction with the Siberian hitch for this purpose.

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Anchor Bend or Nilsson Knot How to Tie

Anchor BendAnchor Bend or Nilsson Knot How to Tie This knot is more commonly known as the anchor bend, however, many Anglers know this knot as the Nilsson Knot. after the Canadian Angling author, and use it for attaching fishing hooks lures and swivels.

This particular ring hitch works exceptionally well when ropes and cords are wet and slimy. When ropes are wet or slimy then quite often a round turn on two half hitches is not suitable knot to secure an object.

This particular knot should not be confused wit the Fisherman’s Bend, as there is a subtle difference in the tying of the two knots.

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Anchor Bend

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Chinese Crown Knot Paracord Lanyard How to Tie

Chinese Crown Knot Lanyard

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Tie the Chinese Crown Knot

Chinese Crown Knot Paracord Lanyard How to Tie.This is a nice simple and easy knot to tie. This knot is great for tying short lanyard to a knife. This Chinese Crown Knot Lanyard could also be used for other things such as a neck lanyard or a decorative piece of cord to secure something. Please note that although I used Paracord, it can also be made with other cords, natural or synthetic.

Chinese Crown Knot, Japanese Crown Knot, Japanese Success Knot, Rustler’s Knot, Friendship Knot, cross knot, and square knot. It is knot #808 in the ‘Ashley Book of Knots'(ABoK).

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