Monday, March 25, 2013

Coxcombing

Took a stab at a simple coxcombing project over the weekend. Just a 12" dowel and some mason line. I wouldn't recommend mason line for something important. but this was practice. The key is tension - keep the tension on all the time.

I really like it, and liked doing it. Next time, I'll use a little better rope. Since this was just a little half-inch dowel, using anything thicker than the mason line would have come out looking disproportionate.

But I still liked the way it turned out. I capped the ends of the dowel with a couple of turk's head knots.

Simple Coxcombing - just a series of half-hitches, switching directions with each pass.

Another view: Simple Coxcombing

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