There is an excellent book on bone carving by Stephen Myhre that covers the figure eight lashings, and the carving away of the areas below them to create a flush effect.
Here's a link to the book on Amazon...
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> Hello everyone, I Have been a member here for a while but never posted before, I am interested in making Hawaiian or Maori Fish Hook necklaces and was wondering if anyone is familiar with the type of lashing that is used, seems to me to be lashed to the necklace using a figure eight pattern, also was wondering if anyone knows what is the typical type of cording that is used?, and also cording size?, Actual fish hook makers probably use 1mm that is twisted or twined for the necklace and.05 mm for the actual lashing, I have a pic of what one looks like in "Photos" then click "Don's Pics"
> Any help is greatly appreciated.