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bondage instructions for glass floats?
dogbytes
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-04-23 5:56 pm   Permalink

i've got a lead on some old glass floats, but they are ropeless.

i've been googling around, maybe not using the right words, to find instructions to do the netting around a float ~ but no luck.

anyone have instructions & diagrams for the nautical knots used to surround a glass float?


 
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badmojo
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Posted: 2004-04-23 6:25 pm   Permalink

Can't remember who posted orignally, but I kept the link:
http://www.olypen.com/elgato/ballnets.htm

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Atomic Cocktail
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Joined: Jun 25, 2002
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From: Land O' The Next Big One-L.A.
Posted: 2004-04-23 7:34 pm   Permalink

My grandfather was a fisherman and made all his own nets and tools (which of course were dumped days after he died.) He used a bone tool called a "shuttle" attached to the end of the line to facilitate handling it and guiding it in the right direction while weaving nets.

You can make yourself one by getting a sewing tool called a Point
Turner and creaser. The cost maybe $2.00 and are available in your local fabric store. they are made from both bamboo or plastic.

Run the end of the rope through the hole. Use it like you would a big needle to weave the net. It should be much easier than just holding the end of the line in your hand. If it's too big you can cut it down (probably easier in bamboo than plastic.) Good Luck and lets us know how it turns out.


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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-04-23 9:20 pm   Permalink

I can tie net floats! I posted that link a little while ago(thanks badmojo), and taught myself. You need quite a bit of rope to do it, and no tools other than your hands. If you want the correct version with 12 pairs, you will need over 70 feet to do a 5" float. I used that much, but with a smaller float the spaces between knots get too small, so I reduced it to 6 pairs(that's 35 feet or so) It will probably only take you an evening to get it right. I tried it with thick jute the first time but that stuff is ruff on your hands and doesn't hold a knot.

Here's an offer: you send me two ropeless floats, I'll tie netting around one and send it back, and I get to keep the other. I'm in need of a float, but have the skills to tie the net.

You have to have the float there to tie it properly. You have to un-tie at least half of it to get the float out.

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dogbytes
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Posted: 2004-04-23 9:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-04-23 21:20, Tikiwahine wrote:
Here's an offer: you send me two ropeless floats, I'll tie netting around one and send it back, and I get to keep the other. I'm in need of a float, but have the skills to tie the net.



hey..sent you a personal messsage... we'll get a deal as soon as i hear back from the seller!


 
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Mashuka
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Posted: 2006-06-05 11:47 am   Permalink

Someone may find this useful.

http://www.olypen.com/elgato/ballnets.htm

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Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2006-06-05 6:38 pm   Permalink

Thanks! I think I'll be using this information some day!

 
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finkdaddy
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2006-06-05 7:15 pm   Permalink

Thanks! I think if I tried to do it though that my swearing might wake up the neighbors. I wander if it's hard to find the glass floats for the inside?
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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2006-06-05 7:27 pm   Permalink

Already over here:
Weave your own fishing float net!

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hanford_lemoore
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Posted: 2006-06-06 1:06 pm   Permalink

Topics merged.

 
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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2006-06-06 1:49 pm   Permalink

With bondage in the title, I'd like to see some floats tied up with leather too. anyone? anyone?
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2006-06-27 07:24 am   Permalink

This is my first try at weaving a float. Now I need to find out how to weather the nylon rope.


 
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chisel slinger
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Joined: Feb 23, 2004
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From: columbus,ohio
Posted: 2006-06-27 07:40 am   Permalink

nice job skip. now just throw it in your pond for a couple years.

 
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rugbymatt
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From: Sacramento
Posted: 2006-06-27 08:18 am   Permalink

You had me at "bondage"!

But seriously.....good ropecraft always comes in handy, especially for the crafty types!


 
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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-06-27 10:12 am   Permalink

Try tea dying it, I found cotton rope to take the colour better, but nylon should at least change it slightly. You could also maybe water down some acrylic paint.

 
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