PERSONAL
FANCYWORK I I
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June 29 2011
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About two years ago I got an email from Adam Tassin, a civilian sailor who works for the US Navy's material transport command.  
Adam's an all-seas sailor and also works the "mothball fleets" on the west coast when not at sea.  He ran across my site and
wanted some tips on doing fancywork to "pass the time" while at sea.     I think I created a monster!

Adam's smiling face with THIS bellrope.....



















                                                                                                                     His fancywork spike and sheath        A  NICE piece of grafting!




                                                                                                                      A 17 strand double-braided lanyard
                                                                                                                      in orange shot-line.  (
See TUTORIAL)

                                                                                                                                                A VERY NICE square knot belt
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See TUTORIAL)
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A friend of Adam's, Nathan Power, is a ship's navigator for the US Navy's Materiel Transport Command, which shuttles stuff back and
forth between the US and several warm sandy places whre loud things go "BOOM!".  Nathan is also a "knot-knut" like the rest of us
and here we have some of his work:
















































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OK... There will be more when YOU send me YOUR pictures!   Send to
this address:
Three belts:  the first is a "plain" squareknot belt (no patterns or designs) of 550
paracord in olive witha  black edging.   
Next, a blue belt made for a friend's lady, of blue "rosary cord" with diamonds and a
"solomon bar" detail in the centre... VERY nice!
Last, A really nice belt with a well-done pattern and contrasting colours of blue and
white.  The "D"-ring buckles are an example of "making lemons into lemonade!"  No
material being available, Nathan made the buckes of of line and then ringbolt
hitched them for strength.  A job well done, that!
To the left, a 17" knitting needle case built
up on a bamboo section.

34 Strand fender-hitching for the grafted
body, a 3x9 turkshead at the bottom and a
MOST unusual stopper knot, consisting
of a stacked set (10-pt, 8-pt, 6-pt, and
4-pt) of star knots and a
"wrought" plug to
close the case all made in one piece!
(
DO click on the full case to see it in some
detail!
)
Finally (for now), to the LEFT*, a smaller needle-case with an
interesting design from spacing white lines among the
majority black field, and another stacked starknot stopper.

To the RIGHT*, a very nice lanyard of shot-line:  
17 strand
french sennit neckpiece, mirrored construction, a large and
complicated collector knot of fender hitching to a
Matthew-Walker knot and then to a doubled 4-vraid to the
carrying loop, with turksheads thrown about liberally!

VERY nice work!
*  Right:  ever since the page was made, the "right"
and "left" above were reversed.   IGKT member
Terry Baldridge finally picked up on it in 2011!  For
his "eagle-eyed" participation, he wins a severe
drubbing the very next time we meet, as well as a
supply of plasters for the wounds.