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Rope trick
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Lazy Al / Mich igan    Posted 08-25-2003 at 07:18:05       [Reply]  [No Email]

Put a picture in the photo gallery of some thing
I just learnt this weekend . Went to Blacksmith days at Hartwick pines State park and along with
all the blacksmithing people a guy was making rope . He was showing how to make rope and etc.
I have seen these halters / lead ropes but couldn't make one .Then he was showing people how to make them and it was real simple . Just hold the rope in your hands and twist your right one and kinda push in and it will twist out three little loops then you feed the end thru those and do it again down farther and you now have a lead rope. In less than a minute .
When your done just undo it and you have your rope back the way it was .
He also showed ( while making a rope ) how to put a loop in the end by unhooking and unraveling the end and folding it back . then continue making the rope and you have an eye at the end that you can't hardly see how it was formed .
I will try that later and maybe take some pictures of it

wheelman    Posted 08-25-2003 at 20:00:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey I learned that one in'75'in the navy. It 's a good one.
If you need to make a quick loop that will hold tight, just do the twist and run the end through

Check this out...    Posted 08-25-2003 at 17:58:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Found it...

I was off on the year of the book...It was first published in 1939...I have a third edition...

The name is:

'Encyclopedia Of Knots And Fancy Ropework' by Raoul Graumont and John Hensel, Cornell Maritime Press, New York...


Salmoneye    Posted 08-25-2003 at 07:30:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have an old book (ca 1920) that has about 7000 different knots, braids, nets, etc...Great book that was the 'bible' for sailors and fisherman for decades...

Wonder if this is in there?...Hmmm

ATW/WA    Posted 08-25-2003 at 09:48:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It sure is, look in the index under Seahorse. But if you want to see some really interesting knots look under mermaid.... :o )


Now...    Posted 08-25-2003 at 11:15:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I can just find that darn book...

Salmoneye The Excitable

Clipper    Posted 08-25-2003 at 12:14:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Be inneresting ta hear what else you find while lookin for that book.... :^)

Look by the    Posted 08-25-2003 at 13:25:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
rope!!! :o)

That's where I keep mine...


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