Link Dump 2010.03.18

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Things to make
Peter Dekker shares an illustrated how to for wrapping your Chinese sword grips.
http://www.mandarinmansion.com/art_files/gripwrap.pdf (336 kb) (via)

Speaking of wrapping things, ITS Tactical wraps a mini-prybar with paracord and shows you how with photographic step by step and a video
http://www.itstactical.com/2010/03/12/knot-of-the-week-550-paracord-wrap...

Tying It All Together has instructional videos for Ashley's flower knot (ABok #2445) on youTube and Wonder How To (which is just a redirect to the youTube, but you can browse around to see if they have anything that youTube doesn't)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhUtGfeCQso
http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-tie-clifford-w-ashleys-flower-knot-318...

Illustrated how to make Celtic knot cookies!
http://www.sprinklebakes.com/2010/03/celtic-knot-cookies.html

Net tyer Rita Bartholomew of Knots Indeed has started a new teaching site where she plans to offer online netting classes. A free sample class call Preparing to Net to help you decide if you want to sign up.
http://nettingnook.ning.com/

A knot to tie in your iPod headphone cables so that they don't end up... tied in knots. 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgku_EHiCsU

The fisherman's bend presented in text in the context of jewelry made in leather
http://www.ehow.com/how_6050379_make-adjustable-knot-leather-cord.html

In the news
A nice article about Chinese knot tyer Michelle Huang in ... Boston (? the writer of the article is Michelle's granddaughter and is in Boston)
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/31502/

Traditional (Korean) crafts at a glance. Brief blurb about Maedeup with small picture. From this, though, I noticed they name the craft maedeupjang (매듭장). Everything else on the list is also "jang". Now 매듭 is, of course, "knot". 매듭장 doesn't Google Translate and 장 translates as "chapter" but I'm guessing a more accurate translation might be "discipline", "art" or "craft"
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/2010/03/135_62232.html

Boy scouts in Orlando go for the world record in knotted (square) rope chain length
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2010-03-07/news/os-b7-standalone-030...

Fishing/Practical
A very nice cache of fishing knot how tos illustrated by video. All free (by donation).
http://videofishingknots.com/ (via)

Another cache of video how tos for fishing knots.
http://www.myoutdoortv.com/tips-knot-library/

Photographically illustrated how to for tying a swiveling doodad (boltsnap) to a hose. Apparently something that divers need to do.
http://www.wreckandcave.co.uk/2006/11/11/how-to-tie-the-perfect-boltsnap/ (via)

A tool for helping you tie the nail knot
http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/bass-fishing/2010/03/stuff-works-tie...

An unillustrated how to for the clinch knot.
http://www.trails.com/how_32318_fishing-knot-instructions.html

And an illustrated one
http://swittersb.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/fly-fishing-must-use-knot-clin...

And a video for the clinch knot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtrXu6Zxzgo (via>

A discussion of fly fishing knots. Read the URL.
http://www.appdancer.com/fishing-knots/fly-fishing-knots-leader-to-tippet

Things to buy
The URL below says it all. No price that I saw, but it's pretty though...
http://samnakwijai.com/655/tungsten-carbide-ring-w-laser-etched-celtic-k...

A ring composed of 3 overhand knots tied in silver two different kinds of gold
http://ringoblog.com/ring-by-type/simple-rings/ariel-gordon-love-knot-ring/

Fashion
Text only description of how to tie a half windsor knot which links to a page that includes a video
http://lhsimage.com/student-life/2010/03/15/how-to-tie-a-half-windsor-knot/
http://www.tie-a-tie.net/halfwindsor.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdnyHVYC2lc

Text only description of how to tie the Prince Albert
http://living.oneindia.in/beauty/fashion-accessories/2010/tie1.html

Video of how to give someone a (temporary) Celtic knot arm tattoo with face paint
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vuuWlzNjG4 (via)

A short discussion with photos of the permanent type
http://www.tattooidea.org/2010/03/celtic-knot-tattoo-perpetuity-and.html

More of this "things nautical are fashionable now" including a knotted necklace
http://la-mignonette.blogspot.com/2010/03/knot-to-spring.html

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