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  • HOW TO MAKE THE FLY FISHERMAN'S CLIP...!!

    26 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    ...to make this "basic" fly fisherman's clip i used Jimalax sidewall...(approx 2.5mm???+-) 5 strands....3x55" and 2x38" (the cords wound up about 8" too long but it is always nice to cut your cords longer than needed for your first knot and keep notes...

  • STAR KNOTS

    27 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    The first knot book I bought over 25 years ago was The Marlinspike Sailor by Hervey Garrett Smith. It had the directions for the Star Knot. I tried to tye it and after about a year I finally gave up. After another year I finally tyed my first Star Knot...

  • STAR KNOT KEY FOBS

    27 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    ~ Star Knot Key Fobs ~ Diagram 1To make the Star Knot Key Fob, you will need: A. notebook B. cord (3mm paracord) C. white index card D. bottle/bos'n mug E. dental floss (waxed) F. measuring tape G. 3mm paracord H. scissors I. "thimble/keyring/bead" J....

  • WEE LIGHT HOUSE KNOT

    27 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    ~ Wee Light House Knot ~ Diagram 2 The tools used to make the Wee Light House Knot are the same tools used to make the "Fishing Hat Pins". To make the WLHK, use 1.4mm venetian blind cord. Cut: 6 @ 28" 1 @ 28" (remove core on this one cord) (these 28"...

  • NANTUCKET SAILOR'S BRACELETS...Lesson 1

    27 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    Lesson 1 - "odd" lead turk's head knots ~ Nantucket Sailor's Bracelets ~ For years folks have been asking how I make the "Nantucket Sailor's Bracelets". These bracelets are simple "narrow" turk's head knots. *(mostly 4x11, 5x14, 6x17, 6x23), but there...

  • NANTUCKET SAILOR'S BRACELETS.... Lesson 2

    27 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    ~ Lesson 2 - "even" lead turk's head knots ~ Top: 6 lead/17 bight - #48 "hard-laid" cotton Bottom: 5 lead/14 bight - #72 "hard-laid" cotton 6 lead/23 bight - #24 "tarred" seine line In "Lesson 1", we learned how to make "odd" (3, 5, 7, etc.) lead turk's...

  • SQUARE TURK'S HEAD KNOTS...Lesson 3

    27 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    ~ Lesson 3 - "square" turk's head knots ~ "Square" turk's head knots have either one more or one less leads than bights. One of the most basic turk's head knots (even bights) is the "5 lead 4 bight" turk's head. (Also basic for square "odd" bights is...

  • LITTLE LUMP KNOT

    27 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    ~ Little Lump Knots ~ Hello Knot Tyers! ...I have received many requests to put the instructions for the Little Lump Knot on the internet. I have decided to attempt to give it a try!! It took me a year to learn to make this knot and another several years...

  • LITTLE LUMP KNOT SYNOPSIS

    27 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    ~ Synopsis ~ I learned to make the Little Lump Knot from Pieter van de Griend. It took me a year to figure it out and another couple of years to finally get it to where it looked nice! I hope that with these instructions you will be able to make one immediately!!!....

  • CUSTOM MANDRELS FOR MAKING BRACELETS

    28 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    hello knot tyers!... ...i like using pvc/abs pipe couplings for making bracelets but they only come in a few sizes...so i had these mandrels made and they work great for making bracelets!...(folks wrists come in sizes: xxx-small to xxx-large!!)... ...Dan-Alaska...

  • MONKEY FIST

    28 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    Citation: Just wondering if there is a rule of thumb for the size of the center ball when using certain size cord with so many turns on the monkeys fist? Or is it trial and error. Thanks Matt hello Matt... ...yes, it's mostly trial and error to find the...

  • TYPE 1 - 2 PASS PINEAPPLE KNOT (from a 5x4 turk's head knot)

    28 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    1. -----> U2 O1 U2 2. <----- O1 U2 3. -----> O1 U3 (splitting the pair) 4. <----- O1 U3 (splitting the pair) 5. -----> O1 U3 (splitting the pair) 6. <----- O2 (splitting the pair) U3 (splitting the pair) 7. -----> O2 (splitting the pair) U3 (splitting...

  • MAKING THE 7X6 TURK'S HEAD KNOT USING THE MULE !!

    28 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    (!...i make the 5x4 turk's head exactly as shown here: http://books.google.com/books?id=...=DPSySaHzIoTOlQT6_YGvDg#PPA150,M1 ...i usually make it on my finger and transfer it to the mandrel...after you have made a few it should only take a few seconds...

  • TYPE 1 - 2 PASS (from a 7x6 turk's head)

    28 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    ( ** = splitting the pairs (at the edge)) (*** = splitting the pairs (in the middle)) 1.) -----> U2 O1 U1 O1 U2 2.) <----- O1 U1 O1 U2 3.) -----> O1 U1 O1 U3** 4.) <----- O1 U1 O1 U3** 5.) -----> O1 U1 O1 U3** 6.) <----- O2*** U1 O1 U3** 7.) -----> O2***...

  • GRANT'S HEEL KNOT (in 3 colors)

    28 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    type 1 - 3 pass pineapple knot (3 colors) (from a 7x6 turk's head knot) adding the 3rd string (** = splitting the pair(on the edge)) (*** = splitting the pair(in the middle)) 1.) -----> U4 O2 U2 O2 U2 2.) <----- O2 U2 O2 U4 3.) -----> O2 U2 O2 U3** 4.)...

  • GRANT'S HEEL KNOT (one strand)

    28 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    type 1 - 3 pass pineapple knot (1 strand) (from a 7x6 turk's head knot) (** = splitting the pair(on the edge)) (*** = splitting the pair(in the middle)) (starting from a 7x6 turk's head knot) (...the working end enters the knot railroad tracking the standing...

  • TYPE 3 - 4 PASS PINEAPPLE KNOT (2nd string)

    28 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    2nd string: ( *** = splitting the pairs (in the middle)) 1.) -----> U2 O1 U1 O1 U1 O1 2.) <----- O1 U1 O1 U1 O2*** U2 3.) -----> O1 U1 O1 U1 O2 4.) <----- O1 U1 O1 U2*** O2*** U2 5.) -----> O1 U1 O1 U2*** O2 6.) <----- O1 U1 O2*** U2*** O2*** U2 7.) ----->...

  • TYPE 3 - 4 PASS PINEAPPLE KNOT (3rd string)

    28 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    3rd string ( *** = splitting the pairs (in the middle)) 1.) -----> U4 O2 U2 O2 U2 O2 2.) <----- O2 U2 O2 U2 O3*** U4 3.) -----> O2 U2 O2 U2 O3 4.) <----- O2 U2 O2 U3*** O3*** U4 5.) -----> O2 U2 O2 U3 O3 6.) <----- O2 U2 O3*** U3*** O3*** U4 7.) ----->...

  • TYPE 3 - 4 PASS PINEAPPLE KNOT (4th string)

    29 novembre 2011 ( #Dan's tutorials )

    4th string ( *** = splitting the pairs (in the middle)) 1.) -----> U6 O3 U3 O3 U3 O3 2.) <----- O3 U3 O3 U3 O4*** U6 3.) -----> O3 U3 O3 U3 O4 4.) <----- O3 U3 O3 U4*** O4*** U6 5.) -----> O3 U3 O3 U4 O4 6.) <----- O3 U3 O4*** U4*** O4*** u6 7.) ----->...