Des Pawson was a retail manager for a large stationery firm based in Ipswich and also no mean knot craftsman. Geoffrey Budworth was a Metropolitan Police Inspector and knotting consultant. Des first wrote to Geoff on 8 October They met before the month was over, and if it was not mentioned then the idea of contacting other knotting enthusiasts was raised by Des in a letter dated July, , when he pressed for a suitable venue and suggested The Maritime Trust. Even then, went by without further development; and this is a source of regret to them both as it was the centenary of Clifford W.
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Many of the knots were new to me and were very interesting in their functions. Tying the knots as I went through the book, I was particularly excited to learn the icycle hitch, which can hold of a verticle spike with a declining side e.
However, I was slightly disappointed by the fact that in some of the pictures which were generally great , it was not clear which end was An excellent collection of knots, hitches, plaits, lashings and anything else you may want to do with a rope. However, I was slightly disappointed by the fact that in some of the pictures which were generally great , it was not clear which end was the working end - I think the ends should be visible and especially not obscured by hands, if possible.
One last thing that would have made the book better would be if variations of tying some of the knots were shown - e. I know a neater way of tying the bowline than shown in the book. Nov 22, Blake rated it really liked it This could also be named "The Ultimate Guide to Extreme Geekiness," but it is still a great reference book.
Ever wanted to make a pair of twine sandals? Baffled at how to keep that set of lb. Need a way to keep that kidnapped wildebeest restrained while preserving your living room from destruction? This book is the answer to your prayers. Everyone should own it, and the fact that it is always a tempting find on the Barnes and Nobles This could also be named "The Ultimate Guide to Extreme Geekiness," but it is still a great reference book.
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