Saturday, October 04, 2008

Auburn Cane

I made this long 2 bight Turk's head knot while watching the Auburn vs Vanderbilt football game. Unfortunately, Auburn played a lousy game and lost.

I was going to follow Bud Brewer's tutorial for the Long 4 Bight Turks Head knot from the KHWW site, but I got sidetracked with the 2 bight Turk's head, which can easily be made in as long a length as you want, with enough cord, time, and room to tie it. But I didn't have enough paracord to make a really long one and just finished this one with around 30 feet of paracord for a finished length of close to one foot.

11 comments:

Velu said...

Sometimes you use those flourescent ones. They look really cool. We have Binoculars on the ships bridge and at night don't use any lights. It would be neat if we could do something on those binoculars. Would be great to find them at night.

Cheers,
Velu

daytribe said...

Very nicely done Stormdrane. I like the colour combination.

danielgreen said...

good job SD im a bama fan though but still good job anything to humor us bama fans?

Stormdrane said...

I've done a couple of bama flavored things in the past. My Uncle Larry and his son, Ben, host the TideCast, just for the bama fans.

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cliff said...

Hey man I was just glancing over your site and noticed this Blog. IM guessing you are an Auburn fan so I figured i would say WAR EAGLE! I went to AU for 5 years.

nhops said...

Hi Stormdrane,

You make some really fantastic stuff, I can't tell you how impressed I am...

I was wondering if you have much experience with the "pin and cylinder" method of tying turks heads. I may be wrong, but I think it's the only way to tie some of the more unusual configurations (like a 7Lx3B).

Any thoughts on them? I can't help but feel that it's cheating a little...

Stormdrane said...

No, I haven't tried any turks heads with the pin/cylinder method. I tend to stick with the easier ones that I can manage tying in hand around something.

I thought it seemed like cheating when I first saw them, but now I know they're really just another 'knot tool'. I think the more leads/bights would make the larger turks head knots exceedingly difficult to keep straight and orderly without using such tools.

Neil said...

Hi David,
I tried to make the 3strand turks head with the center strand in a different colour, but I couldn't figure out how do you get the other colour in. Do you finish the turks head once, cut and fuse in the second colour, chase the first strand, cut and fuse the first colour again and continue? Please help me.
Thanks,
Neil

Stormdrane said...

For a two color turks head, you make the knot doing two passes with the primary color first, then run the second color in-between the first two passes. Then tighten it up to finish.

Work the slack out of the first strand all the way through the knot 'till you reach the start, then leave that slack alone as you work the second color slack out, then you can work the remaining slack out of the cord and repeat if necessary.

The two colors are not attached/fused together like you'd see in a paracord lanyard or bracelet. The ends are trimmed and tucked to finish the turks head knot.

Hooty said...

War Damn Eagle!!!