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Log Carrier Idea

Post in 'The Gear' started by Delta-T, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    I do the macrame, and not just the basic square knot stuff. I do celtic, chinese, japanese, and various other traditional knotting forms and had the brainstorm to make very unique log carriers. Problem is, when its all said and done, if I pay myself minimum wage to make it, you're prolly lookin at close to $50-$80 for a single unit. A decent canvas or cordura one is maybe $30-$35. Anyone here silly enough to want something like that? NOT saying I'm taking orders or anything. There'd still be a good bit of design work to do before I could even start. I just hate that everyone thinks macrame means "plant hangers" and would like to fuel some type of macrame renaissance. Anyone want a $20 beer cozy?

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  2. Halligan

    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    Picture's please.
  3. fishingpol

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    If you do those poodle toilet paper covers I'm in.;)


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  4. n6crv

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    I sure would not want one with the Chinese or Japanese knots as I'm NOT carring wood on my head! LOL
  5. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    A carrier made of solid material tends to keep wood debris contained.
  6. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    That was my thinking as well . . . although who knows . . . perhaps a carrier that isn't solid would allow the debris to fall out before getting inside?
  7. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    this look like knitting...I do not do knitting, similar art, but different. That is adorable though.
  8. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    I had a few ideas to deal with this. Initially I thought I could do the whole shebang with knots and then I thought it might be best to use a canvas or cordura cradle and then embelish the thing with knottery, do up the handles in knots and maybe weave knots into the canvas. Like I said, I'm not taking orders just brainstroming the idea. There aren't very many outlets for knot craft these days. You've got your horse tack and saddlery and some fancy whip makers, but beyond that, you don't see much in the way of knots. Backin the 14th-18th century ships would have been covered in macrame, both as decoration and a method of storing cordage without leaving it lying around. I never remember to put pics up, I'm sorry. I'm not doing anything all that unique, so a general search for things like turk's head knots or nantucket bracelet would give you an idea of the things i like to do the most. I can literally tie hundreds of decorative knots, but many are just stoppers, and many are just the core for more complex knots. Carrick bends can be made into plaits (flat mats) just as celtic knots are commonly seen. stringing multiple versions of a particular knot or family of knots make sinnets, and they can look very elaborate, but its just small things comming together to do big things. I wouldn't place what I do in the same veins as say AP's pottery, or other woodworking/metal working, or even workshop fabricating, but its fun. I do have some ideas that might actually have some commercial value, and you may see some of my work soon enough, but I keep expanding my tools (learning more knots) and as that happens my crafts evolve. I suppose thats how it goes.
  9. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    Hey Craig, you want a turk's head knot tied to the 12 O'clock position of the wheel on your ship? I can do that! Its traditional so you can tell what position your wheel is in when its pitch dark. you lemme know.:)
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    I can barely tie a granny knot . . . the art of making a good knot continues to elude my simple mind.
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    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    I'm pretty sure you had to learn some knots to pass Fire 1 ( i know this cuz I work with 4 FFers and assited 1 in learning it). Oddly (or justly, you pick), my shoes come untied like 3 times a day. Go figure.
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    My log carrier just went uptown I hope she gets home soon.
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  13. DanCorcoran

    DanCorcoran Minister of Fire

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    Why not take your best shot and see if anyone is interested? Then there'd be a product to buy/sell. Most inventors at least come up with a prototype...

    (I only had two cents, but now they're yours). :)
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  14. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    I suppose I should Dan. If nothing else it will be a curiosity.

    "So you say its log carrier eh? I'll be damned, looks a lot like a lobster trap to me".;lol
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  15. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    thats the can cozy I made. its a turks head knot, with 2 pass gaucho weave. 50' of 550 cord was used. its 1 continuous piece. has a diamond knots on the end to keep it together. not the best pic, but you get the idea.
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  16. DanCorcoran

    DanCorcoran Minister of Fire

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    I'll be damned, looks a lot like a lobster trap to me!

    P.S. That is a gorgeous piece of work. Reminds me of the quarterdeck on the USS Forrestal!

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