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making the 7x6 turk's head knot using the mule!!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:58 am  Reply with quote
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(!...i make the 5x4 turk's head exactly as shown here:

 http://books.google.com/books?id=...=DPSySaHzIoTOlQT6_YGvDg#PPA150,M1

...i usually make it on my finger and transfer it to the
mandrel...after you have made a few it should only take a
few seconds to make one!!)

...as you learn about pineapple type knots you
will find that quite a few of these knots start out
with the 7x6 turk's head knot...some folks simply
memorize the 7x6 and can easily make them, but
i find that i can make them very fast by simply
expanding a 5x4 turk's head knot to a 7x6 using
the "mule"...the "mule" is just a short piece of cord
used to keep your place while expanding turk's
head knots...it is called a "clue" in ABOK...(expanding
turk's head knots via the "mule" is Tom Hall's "enlargement
process #1 (Tom Hall doesn't use the "mule" but the process
is the same!))

...to start to make the 7x6 turk's head knot you
start out with a 5x4 on a mandrel and a mule!...

...the 5x4 turk's head is in most knot books...i make
the 5x4 turk's head exactly as shown in these two books:

 

...you can get these books almost anywhere! (amazon.com...etc)

...(i make the 5x4 on my fingers and then
i put it on the mandrel...they are not hard to
make once you have made a few!!!...it only takes
a few seconds!...i know one knot tyer who makes
these with his eyes closed!!)



...the working end follows the standing end for
one width of the knot...this is called "making
railroad tracks" or "making parallels"...*(you
only go one width of the knot!...one big mistake
that some folks make here is to continue on
making the railroad tracks and then thinking
that the "mule" will automatically split them
and it doesn't work that way!!.....it works like
this!: the working end goes one width...then
the "mule" takes it's turn and goes one width!!!
( --- then the working end goes one width...
then the mule....etc)...



...now the mule "splits the railroad tracks".....
(! just one width --and then it's the working
end's turn!!)...



...now the working end will go under the mule...
then over, under....etc...(the width of the knot)...
((!!...can you see where the mule will now go?!))



...the mule now goes under, over, etc...(the width
of the knot!)...



...shown here is that now the working end will
simply take the place of the mule!!...(keep in
mind it will go under the last working end of
the mule!!)...



...shown here is after you have replaced the
mule (one width of the knot)...



...shown getting ready to replace the last width
of the mule....



...taking it's place!...



...you have now finished and you have a 7x6
turk's head knot and are ready to make dozens
of different pineapple type knots!!....

NOTE:....you can now expand the 7x6 to a 9x8
exactly the same way you just expanded the
5x4 to a 7x6.....i am not going to show that!!
...i think you know how to do it!!!....

...the 7x6 and 9x8 are both foundation knots
for dozens (hundreds!) of these pineapple type
knots....and all you have to remember to make
them is the 5x4!!!...

below you'll see why mules are the good guys!!!
...the cat was looking to make the dogs his dinner....














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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:23 pm Reply with quote
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Wooooow, really nice, thank you Dan.


pd. The dogs were like.. ¿Should we help THE CAT?

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