||question about knots for binding, which do you use, whats a good resource?
Joined: Sep 29, 2003
From: near Atlanta, Georgia
|Posted: 2006-01-18 10:11 am  Permalink|
I ran a search and only came up with knots in regards to floats. Great thread and info. Here I am hoping to get into other roping issues.
I have run into binding some stuff with the lamps and furniture i have made. The one or two knots i can do are not the best, and in some cases i cheated by using glue on a weak knot. Lets talk about knots: knots for tying off a binding around a bamboo pole, or like on the bottom of some of Gecko's carvings, for that matter correct binding, any useful knots for tying off more natural ropes used in lampmaking, etc. My guess is BambooBen is the man on these techniques, can you help a brother out?
Joined: Jun 18, 2003
From: Burbank, CA
|Posted: 2006-01-18 10:33 am  Permalink|
Joined: Nov 26, 2005
|Posted: 2006-01-18 12:13 pm  Permalink|
I would not use glue to hold rope/knots. Instead I use a 50/50 mix of zinsser bulls eye shellac, half amber half clear shellac. The knot will not come out once you do this so make sure you like your configuration before you paint. This method will help hold rope together, plus it gives the rope an old amber look. I also use this mixture on my bamboo/ratan stuff for that old look, And you get the added bouns of sealing your bamboo/ratan.
Joined: Nov 26, 2005
|Posted: 2006-01-18 2:04 pm  Permalink|
See this is how it looks when you paint with shellac. The hat on the right has shellac. I do not recommend shellacking antique furniture. This may make the resale value of antiques go down.
Joined: Mar 24, 2002
From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
|Posted: 2006-01-19 01:08 am  Permalink|
Sailing web sites often contain a lot of information about knots. This one features animated clips explaining how to tie each knot:
Joined: Jan 29, 2004
From: San Pedro, CA
|Posted: 2006-01-22 11:39 am  Permalink|
Des Pawson is the guru of knots. Here's a link to two of his books - the second link is one that I own and reference frequently:
They're also available at your local Borders and are ususally found on the bargain tables for $5
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
From: Huntikington Beach
|Posted: 2006-01-23 09:51 am  Permalink|
My guess is BambooBen is the man on these techniques, can you help a brother out?
I just do what works the best at the time. (You learn through trial and error.) Tiki has no rules. It's always different. Absorb everything and use what you need when the time is right.
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Joined: Jul 27, 2002
From: D.C. / Virginia
|Posted: 2006-10-23 4:11 pm  Permalink|
Here is another knot-tying website that is highly recommended, that may provide help someday - lots of pages of animated knot-tying sequences, provided by a guy named Grog (I don't think he is related to Tiki Central's Grog)