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Dec 27, 2014

How to Make a Bow Stringer

Whether you picked up a used recurve or long bow at a yard sale, outdoors store, or made your own, a serious bow will take some serious strength to string. You can pick up a bow stringer for about $10-$15 or you can make your own in about 10-15 minutes. Here’s how to do it.

Dec 17, 2014

How to Tie the Whip Knot

The Whip or Whipping Knot is one of the first knots you will learn in scouts because it is so versatile and so easy. It can be used to “whip rope” as shown in the illustrations below — a technique used to prevent further fraying of rope ends — or to lash items together and ...

Nov 26, 2014

How to Tie a Surgeon’s Knot

The Surgeon’s Knot was developed as it is named, by surgeons. They found this knot to be particularly useful in holding together thread that had become slippery from blood and tissue. The extra ‘over and under’ pass holds the thread together while the final knot loop is being tied. I decided to do a quick article ...

Dec 16, 2013

How to Tie Down a Christmas Tree (Or Anything Else) to the Roof of Your Car

Whether it’s a Christmas tree or kayaks or anything else the principles are the same. No hauling problem is too big for a man who knows a bit of rope work. If you are wondering how to tie down a Christmas tree (or anything else) to the roof of your car, this is the tutorial for you.

Sep 4, 2013

Knot Tying Fundamentals

Knot tying is a skillset that every man should possess but fewer and fewer of us do. In a day and age of bungees and tie down straps, ropework is less common. This week we discuss the fundamentals of knot tying by breaking it down.
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