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bondage instructions for glass floats?
Monkeyman
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Posted: 2006-06-27 10:21 am   Permalink

damn fine knot tying and great consistency....

Nice


 
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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2006-06-27 1:41 pm   Permalink

great knot work Skip - that float is a beauty!

As far as weathering....I would suggest not using nylon rope next time. Use a (preferrably used) manilla type rope and wet it for up to 24 hours to get it nice and flexable (depending on the type of rope you use, becuase some are already very flexable)) and keep it wet while you're tying your knots. Then stick it outside for a while. It will "weather up" nicely.

I'm very impressed with all of your creations. they look very vintage, even though they are recently created.
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FLOUNDERart
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Posted: 2006-06-27 8:10 pm   Permalink

you had me at bondage!


 
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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2006-06-27 8:38 pm   Permalink


This is the first float I tied, using a cotton rope. I used only 6 pairs of rope instead of 12 to make it easier. It needs to have a soaking to toighten it up a bit. I dyed the formerly white rope with tea. It's a little crooked in this picture because I haven't got it hanging correctly.


Float tied with jute or hemp(hurts the hands, but comes in a nice natural colour) I can't tie with this stuff, it hurts my hands too much. Splinters and all.
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2006-06-27 9:16 pm   Permalink

That green one is great! I dyed my ropes with shoe polish. Worked fine.

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2006-07-09 09:00 am   Permalink

This is how I keep my rope/knots even. Start on a styrofoam ball And pin down your knots. This way you can see if its even or not and make adjustments. When you are half way done take out styrofoam ball and put in glass ball. Then tie rest of float.




 
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