Jul 28, The Paperback of the The Complete Book of Knots by Geoffrey Budworth at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. The Complete Book of Knots has 69 ratings and 6 reviews. A beautifully illustrated guide to knots for home and the outdoors. The Book of Knots teaches you which knot to choose and exactly how to tie it. Geoffrey Budworth (UK) is a founder member of the International Guild of Knot.
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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Knotting, Splicing and Ropework Dover Maritime. Distinctive symbols provide a condensed at-a-glance key to all the suitable uses of a particular knot from the Bowline – the king of knots ocmplete to the elegant twists of the Cat’s Paw and the practical simplicity of the Cow Hitch. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. For example, in the drawing for the double bowline figure 8 on page 37the arrow to show how the working end is rove threaded through the loops would have the working end going from the top of the loops to the bottom when it should be the reverse.
The selection of knots is pretty thorough and the inclusion of a description for where a given knot can be used is very helpful. My copy has an update date ofmaking it the most recent edition of all my knot books. A must-have for anybody interested in boating, outdoors, or even craft hobbies.
If you find instructions insufficient when made geoffreyy just a few photos, then this could be the book for you. In addition to knot-tying techniques, the book contains a comprehensive glossary of terms to guide you through the complexities of different rope types and helps you choose the right rope for every task.
Distinctive symbols provide a condensed at-a-glance key to all the suitable uses of a particular knot from the Bowline – the king of knots – to the elegant twists of the Cat’s Paw and the practical simplicity of the Cow Hitch.
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But once Conplete practiced repeatedly tying the knot, it became clear. Lists with This Book. Another minus is the paucity of information about the use and misuse of knots. Another plus is that it covers decorative knots, such as plaits and sennits. A good book for learning how to do knots.
Geoffrey’s normal instructional style is not lost in this handy little book, which can either help or hinder, depending on your eyesight and your need for every step of the process. When I bought the book I thought that perhaps it would be like one of those geovfrey flick-through books that give you a seemingly moving picture.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Although the book is soft-cover, the binding is stitched, and the book can be opened flat without breaking the binding. With knots for climbing, sailing, and fishing, every knot entry contains a brief introduction to the history and development of the knot, its alternative names, and information on its uses and special features.
Highly recommended for your knot-tying library. This is peculiar in that a grip-and-hold knot can be quite useful. The Everything Knots Book: With some effort, I was able to figure out each knot that I tried to tie even though some drawings included several steps in one drawing.
All the books suffer these deficiencies to one degree or another. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The problem with photographs is that it can be hard sometimes to discern when one cord is on top of another or below, and sometimes the hand can be hiding some important information.
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Google is your friend. Maybe it’s because the knots in question are more for function than decoration, but I’m able to follow the directions easily. For the most part, the illustrative drawings showing how to tie various knots were clear and easy to follow. When I was starting with this book, I thought that it would be helpful buxworth the author included pictures of the finished knot.
If this book were intended for a beginner, however, I would downgrade it to four stars because of the sheer number of knots, the lack of guidance to beginners as to which ones to learn, and the lack of warnings about knot uses and misuses. It also correctly depicts the double bowline. The bad news is that the experiment with motion did not really work.