Bracelet Made With A Prolong Knot Of 7 Bights Per Side And 3 Passes


Bracelet_Prolong Knot of 3 Passes 7 Bights Per Side

Bracelet_Prolong Knot of 3 Passes 7 Bights Per Side

Bracelet Prolong Mat With Toggle Closure

Bracelet Prolong Mat With Toggle Closure

This item was made for my love — no not my love of tying knots, the lady who lights my life up. She needed a theme accessory for a party. What would be better than a one-of-a-kind bracelet from The House Of William Knot Collection? This one is a Prolong Mat that has been prolonged to 7 bights on each long edge, then raised to 3 passes. Ashley might say doubled twice — but then I ain’t Ashley. The toggle bead isn’t pierced, but is held very tightly in the tender clutches of a Turk’s Head knot worked to the point of nearly destroying both toggle and knot. Finish with a couple of square knots with the tails fished through the Prolong knot to the other end. After a concealed knot at that end to control any pressure that might tend to spread the Prolong’s end bight, add a loop for the toggle to latch into. This loop is closed by a Sailors Lanyard knot (you may choose any of its other 13 names if you desire) with the tails left long for looks and to provide a handhold in the latch / unlatch with one hand game. After you get it on, you can dress the knot so that none of the black paracord shows from the top. I have been told that is compliment bait as well as a spreader of great confusion about how one could tie such things. No glue, no sewing, no wire and nothing up my sleeve, nor any smoke or mirrors.

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William

Published in: on May 31, 2009 at 4:37 PM  Leave a Comment  
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Medicine Bottle #09 With E-Z Grip Knot


Medicine Bottle #09 With PPP EZ Grip

Medicine Bottle #09 With PPP EZ Grip

This is knot #09 in the collection of prescription medicine bottles covered in knots. This one sports my PPP E-Z Grip Knot. (PPP = Phony Patent Pending) The white knot providing the under layer is some unspecified Turk’s Head knot that I can’t recall right now. It is only there to add hand filling bulk anyway. The unconventional spread of the parts of the black Turk’s Head knot provide a high friction grip. The combination is quite functional. I would not, however, recommend this for a high torque application, as it would take the skin off your palm in one spin.

As always I am interested in your thoughts and thankful for your visit:
William

Published in: on May 31, 2009 at 5:38 AM  Leave a Comment  
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Medicine Bottle #08 With Lone Star Knot


Medicine Bottle #08 With Lone Star Knot

Medicine Bottle #08 With Lone Star Knot

I wouldn’t keep putting up pictures of prescription medicine bottles — except that late at night they gang up and threaten me until I promise to put one up. One day I’ll trick them and put up another hot sauce bottle instead. This was a learning knot, tied so I could test the holding power of the Lone Star knot. It was a sucess, and thus went on to star on the earlier “Hot Sauce Bottle In Black And Green Turks Head Variants”. I then tricked them all and didn’t use this bottle for anything else. It isn’t like I’m going to run out of them any time soon.

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William

Published in: on May 30, 2009 at 4:44 AM  Leave a Comment  
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Medicine Bottle #07 — Black & Green Gaucho Knot With Lightning Bolt


Bottle With Gaucho Knot_Green & Black Lightning  Bolt

Bottle With Gaucho Knot_Green & Black Lightning Bolt

This is a variation on the Gaucho knot that I puzzled out one day while trying to make individual prescription bottles easier to distinguish in dim light. I also think this is one of my better knots, and use it a lot. This particular one is a Gaucho knot of 3 passes. As an added advantage, it makes those {insert explicative of choice} child-proof tops easier to open again after I put the cap on upside down at 3-O-Dark-Thirty in the morning.

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William

Hot Sauce Bottle In Black & Green Turk’s Head Variants


Hot Sauce Bottle In Black & Green Turk's Head Variants

Hot Sauce Bottle In Black & Green Turk's Head Variants

They just keep on coming. On this one the main idea was to test Bruce Grant’s Lone Star Knot as a concept for defeating a knot’s tendency to slide down the sloped shoulders of a bottle as you tighten it. I got the knot fairly snug and in place, then cranked down on the green interweave before working the black Turk’s Head down. It works great, and the idea is a problem solver for other situations with similar difficulties.

A hot sauce bottle covered in paracord is starting to seem the usual thing to me. I just opened a new bottle and the bare glass felt strange. On the other hand I now have a new victim for my affliction. Any suggestions for how to treat it would be welcomed. I can probably resist starting for a couple of days anyway — what do you think would look good?

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William

Published in: on May 29, 2009 at 3:01 AM  Leave a Comment  
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Hot Sauce Bottle Covered in Turk’s Head Variants With Button Knot


Hot Sauce Bottle With Turk's Head Variants & Button

Hot Sauce Bottle With Turk's Head Variants & Button

I use a lot of hot sauce; I tie a lot of knots; the outcome is easily foreseen. Yet another piece in the “Hot Sauce Bottle With Knots” collection. I do enjoy tying knots on hot sauce bottles. They provide a wide spectrum of choices for knots with changing diameters and slopes. They are also nice thick glass and will take great amounts of pressure. The theme for this bottle was even edges and tight fit. Turk’s Head knots and their kin give a wide choice of options.

My dilemma is that I quite naturally like the work I do. I need outside input from others to improve my skills. You do not have to be a knot tier to have an opinion on how good/bad they look. How-to advice from knotters is very welcome — but so are the opinions of people who judge only by how they like/dislike the looks.

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William

Published in: on May 29, 2009 at 12:45 AM  Leave a Comment  
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Medicine Bottle #06 With Turk’s Heads Variants


Medicine Bottle With Turk's Heads Variants #06

Medicine Bottle With Turk's Heads Variants #06

This time around the medicine bottle is a different type — it’s a glass bottle with an eye drop cap, measuring about 1 1/8″ in diameter and 4″ tall. It was nice to work on a bottle that I didn’t have to worry about crushing. The regular prescription bottle are made as inexpensively as possible, so trying to work the knots as tightly as I prefer to is always on the verge of crushing the thin plastic. The main knot is a Herringbone knot done on a base 9 Lead X 8 Bight Turk’s Head knot. Above that is a white Spanish Ring knot. The black knot covering the shoulders is a Headhunter knot of 3 passes.

I would really like to have your thoughts on any improvements that I could make.

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William

Published in: on May 28, 2009 at 12:56 AM  Leave a Comment  
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