- --- In knottyers@y..., "battleship_62" <knottyer77@l...> wrote:
> Hi Knotters: Has anyone else had the rare oppurtunity to make 4
> strand turksheads and put them on canvas covered lifelines ofDid not make them for a Battleship, but was on the USS ELDORADO AGC-11
> U.S. Navy Battleships as I did. If so perhaps we can swap sea
which was a Flagship, therefore, all spit and polish. Was a BM
striker, and did all kinds of fancy work for the deck departments
areas. Put turks heads on stantions, railings, and other things.
- The reference by T J Bartruff in responce to Jerry Chan's post is
a revelation to anyone interested in turkshead knots. He gives you a
table and graph that can be used to construct any size or shape knot.
I generally try any new knot on a wooden mandrel with removable pins.
I have discovered that I can crop a section of his mat grid to
correspond to the desired knot and print it at the top of a page. Then
I can take a highlighter or colored pencil and "run in" the leads. by
numbering the mandrel pins and the bight turns on the grid in a
corresponding manner, I can start by any pin and "tie the knot" with
the pencil. By noting the pin you start at, and each following pin,
you find the path around the knot, and by writing the crossings
between pins as they are encountered, (with o(ver, or u(nder), I
generate a running list, or formula, that allows me to do the knot on
the mandrel directly. Just remember that when you come to the edge of
the grid, you have to jump to the other side to continue.
- Hello everybody.
Just got back from summercamp and finally got the hang of making large
Turksheads. You can find my pictures at:
André: Im still working on the other project, but forgot to take it with me
on summercamp to end it So it may take a while longer than I thought.
Already working on it for a year
Is there more information on the October meeting in Den Helder?
Scouting Holendrecht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
PS if you would like to see the photos of our summercamp, go to
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- Hi Letty,
Hope you had a great camp. Nice knotwork you have there.
it's also good to see that the scouts are taking interest in tying
knots...keep them going.
About that bow fender, well "wat in het vat zit verzuurt niet" i am
sure you will finish it one day.
--- In email@example.com, Letty Lechner <letty.lechner@p...>
> Hello everybody.large
> Just got back from summercamp and finally got the hang of making
> Turksheads. You can find my pictures at:with me
> André: I'm still working on the other project, but forgot to take it
> on summercamp to end it So it may take a while longer than Ithought.
> Already working on it for a year
> Is there more information on the October meeting in Den Helder?
> Letty Lechner
> Scouting Holendrecht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
> PS if you would like to see the photo's of our summercamp, go to
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