Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts [PDF]

Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts [PDF]
Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts: A Step-by-Step Guide to Tying Classic Sailor's Knots to Create, Adorn, and Show Off by Barbara Merry
2013 | PDF | ISBN: 9780071789981 | 22.29MB

Discover the dozens of nautically flavored craft projects you can make with rope!

You will be surprised by the fancy projects you can make with a square knot, a double-French hitching, or four-strand braids (a dog collar, a tool grip, and a decorated picture frame, respectively)! You can also tie the sailor's Turk's Head knot into a bracelet and morph a monkey's fist knot into a doorstop or a fun toy for your dog. Marine artisan Barbara Merry, an expert in artistic marlinspike seamanship skills, shows you how with Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts. With the help of her expert guidance, you can create more than 30 ropework projects that will add a nautical touch to your boat, RV, camp, or home.

Here are just a few projects you can create with Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts:

Companionway treads * Gear hammock for your bunk * Decorated carafe * Canvas ditty bag * Water bottle carrier * Manila doormat * Zipper pull * Swing hammock for your backyard * Key fob * Checkerboard * Reusable net shopping bag * Eyeglass case * Ring toss * and more

Don’t worry if you have never worked with rope in this way before--Barbara will take you step-by-step through the process, from choosing and measuring materials to putting the final touches on your nautical project. Projects are suitable for scout troops or afterschool activities as well!

Electric Fencing Handbook [EPUB]

Electric Fencing Handbook [EPUB]
The Electric Fencing Handbook: How to Choose and Install the Best Fence to Protect Your Crops and Livestock by Ann Larkin Hansen
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781612128917 | 9.9MB

Use electric fencing to protect your livestock, poultry, beehives, and garden. Portable electric fencing is key to successful rotational grazing, while permanent electric fencing effectively protects gardens and orchards and secures large pastures.

Through clear instructions accessible to everyone, you’ll learn when to use these methods or a combination of the two, plus how to plan for, build, and maintain your electric fencing. This crucial tool is cost effective and versatile, but veteran farmer and author Ann Larkin Hansen also explains what not to do with an electric fence.

Modern Leatherwork for Makers: Traditional Craft Techniques Meet CNC and 3D Printing [EPUB]

Modern Leatherwork for Makers: Traditional Craft Techniques Meet CNC and 3D Printing [EPUB]
Modern Leatherwork for Makers: Traditional Craft Techniques Meet CNC and 3D Printing by Tim Deagan
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781680453201 | 109.67MB

Take leather crafting into the 21st century with this complete guide that marries traditional skills to the latest CNC and 3D printing technologies. Learn how to start making your own leather creations with traditional tools, and then take them to incredible new levels with digital design techniques. Leatherworking is one of humankind's oldest skills and remains a fun and exciting way to make great-looking wearables, accessories, and cosplay items. 3D printers and even hobbyist-class CNC machines have created fantastic new opportunities for new directions in this popular hobby. The book is perfect for makers new to leatherworking, as well as experienced leatherworkers who want to understand how to integrate new digital fabrication tools into their workbench. Written by an experienced leatherworker and programmer, this is a resource that makers will turn to again and again.


  • First comprehensive reference on applying digital design techniques to leatherwork
  • Provides both a reference manual and a project guide
  • Includes traditional techniques like cutting, stamping, tooling and dyeing leather
  • Introduces novices and experienced leatherworkers to cutting-edge digital tools
  • Every project has been real-world tested
  • Opens up exciting new project areas for makers

This book provides valuable reference and how-to information for makers interested in leatherworking but who have no prior experience, for experienced leatherworkers who want to extend their knowledge to include new digital tools, and for 3D printing and CNC enthusiasts who want to include a new material in their repertoire. Leatherworking is a hobby that is enjoyed by a wide range of people from middle school through adulthood and can be incorporated into a variety of other kinds of projects, from clothing design and costuming to carrying cases and furniture.

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