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1 hour ago, tree monkey said:

Just an interesting video 

 

 

 

 

That's Des Pawson, I know him through my membership of the Tools and Trades History Society. He is quite a character, and never without his red cap. He is probably the most skilled and knowledgeable rope worker in the country, and a marvel to watch working rope.

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44 minutes ago, David Schweizer said:

 

That's Des Pawson, I know him through my membership of the Tools and Trades History Society. He is quite a character, and never without his red cap. He is probably the most skilled and knowledgeable rope worker in the country, and a marvel to watch working rope.

I've got one of his books but not managed to progress beyond the basics, I really need to devote some real time to it

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This is interesting as well

 

 

15 minutes ago, TheBiscuits said:

Ken Nelson once tied my thumbs together then stole my pint while I was trying to get free!

 

He bought me another one later though so he was forgiven.

You forget your safe word didn't you

:)

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48 minutes ago, tree monkey said:

This is interesting as well

 

 

You forget your safe word didn't you

:)

That's great to watch. I once spent a couple of hours at the rope walk at Chatham dockyards, fascinating to watch.

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35 minutes ago, Mike Tee said:

That's great to watch. I once spent a couple of hours at the rope walk at Chatham dockyards, fascinating to watch.


Yes, so did I.  Eveyone there knew Des, who gave a very informed commentary.

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If you cannot get to Chatham, there is a working rope walk still in Hawes, Yorkshire.  They make very good cotton rope, among other sorts.

 

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