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Gerald L Findley
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Rope Works is a book of knots, hitches, splices, lashings and rope making. Rope Works presents a series of intructions illustrated in a knotboard format. The instructions are especially helpful for individuals or groups intrested in learning to tie knots with confidence. In addition, Rope Works contains plans for several different hand operated rope machines.
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ROPE WORKS PLUS is a sequel to and an expansion of the author's original book, ROPE WORKS. ROPE WORKS PLUS is a more detailed work that provides a description of each knot, the knot's uses, other names when available, and informative comments. The step by step graphics of each knotboard are enhanced by a narration describing each step. As well as the knots, hitches, splices, and lashings, ROPE WORKS PLUS also includes chapters on netting, rope making, making and using simple pioneering tools, and pioneering models.
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Fingerweaving is the art of producing useful textiles without the use of a loom. Various forms of fingerweaving are found throughout the world. This book, however, will deal only with two forms of fingerweaving commonly found among the people of the first nations of North America: warpface weaving and openface weaving.
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The Cherokee double wall basket is a wicker plaited basket. The design was created by the Oklahoma (Western) Cherokees when they were removed from North Carolina to Oklahoma. The traditional basket is woven of honeysuckle or buckbrush. For a contemporary look, many weavers use round reed for their baskets.
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DVD by

Gerald L Findley

Rope Works Lashings DVD is a two disk set that presents 19 different lashings in an animated format.
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CD by

Gerald L Findley

The purpose of this CD is to provide a consistant, repeatable animated presentaton of selected knots, hitches, and etc. In addition to being consistant and repeatable, the presentations are from the point of view of the person tying the knot. These factors should make it easier to learn the included knots. CONTENT: This CD contains both animated GIFs and QuickTime movies. There is a total of 192 GIFs and movies presenting 48 animated illustrations of knots, hitches, and whippings.
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