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Video lessons for the novice.

Started by scotfly, February 07, 2007, 12:35:54 AM

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They should be working now. The address had changed and I have sorted it. I hope :)

They are all here on Denis's Photobucket page.
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Quote from: theladdie1892 on June 15, 2013, 01:45:12 PM
Im looking to be pointed in the direction of info that can help me master the knots, particularly the Whip finish.

Hi Chris,

I started out with a Thompson style whip finish tool like this and really struggled to begin with. I couldn't make much headway with it and ended up just doing a few half hitches by hand for a while.


Then I was put onto a Mattareli style whip finisher like this:


and it all came together. I think that it's a neater way of shaping and finishing off the head but it's probably just a case of finding what works for you.
The advice I was given was to stick a hook in the vice and just whip a head onto it a few times. Cut them off and do it again, and again.... No feathers and fur and crap to worry about having in the right place and it should help you get the hang of the whip finish.


Thanks for all the info guys, Cant do anything about it tonight, I promised to cook and do the whole DVD thing, but tomorrows Fathers day, so I get to do what I want!!!  :D



Thanks for this, this will be v useful to complete novice that I am when vice arrives!! Will need to view on Windows PC or flip my Apple Mac to windows in order to watch with Flash Player. Tks

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