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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Detail Work, Rigging, Fittings, Figures Etc. => Topic started by: andygh on February 05, 2008, 11:41:14 PM

Title: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: andygh on February 05, 2008, 11:41:14 PM
I'm after a bit of expertize again, does anyone know of a website or a book where I can find a tutorial on making knitted/knotted/crocheted fender making, I need ten for my latest project & it's coming out at anywhere between 30 & 50, shocked? I nearly bought a round. Wouldn't mind having a go at it myself, how hard can it be?  :-\
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: Stavros on February 05, 2008, 11:53:06 PM
Dare I say it try Ebay plenty on at the moment,I am sure if you contacted the seller they would make to order or buy a couple of sets,Search Radio controlled and type in Tug fenders

 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Set-of-tug-boat-fenders-including-bow-fender-new_W0QQitemZ230219929097QQihZ013QQcategoryZ140971QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Stavros
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: Stavros on February 05, 2008, 11:53:44 PM
Allternativly join the local WI O0 O0 O0


Stavros
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: andygh on February 06, 2008, 12:14:15 AM
They are all on the big side Stavros, though I have bought some from that seller before & I was quite impressed with them.

W.I. it is then I guess  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: DickyD on February 06, 2008, 08:53:47 AM
Try Redbank Models will work out at about 20.

http://quantrum.co.uk/redbankmodels/index.php?cPath=61_68_150
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: barriew on February 06, 2008, 09:04:30 AM
Let me know the sizes and my wife may knit them for you - just done a set for me. (Going on holiday for two weeks from 11th though)

Barrie
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 06, 2008, 11:48:33 AM

These do seem to be the rage on Ebay at the moment.

I seem to remember the old cotton reel with nails around the top was a good method of making tubular weave. Anyone have the circuit diagrams and instructions ?  8)

Cheers...Ken

Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: gribeauval on February 06, 2008, 02:41:17 PM
Instructions here for spool knitting.

http://sweaterscapes.com/spool.htm (http://sweaterscapes.com/spool.htm)

You can use any even numberof pins,just make a larger bobbin with a bigger hole. The last one I made used 6 pins and I then stuffed the inside with acrylic toy stuffing to make the shape I wanted.

Give it a go, a ball of dishcloth cotton and a little time and patience is all it needs.  If you can build a boat then you can make a fender!!
 
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: Stavros on February 06, 2008, 06:51:47 PM
Obviously youve joined the WI I see O0


Stavros
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: andygh on February 07, 2008, 01:28:47 AM
Thanks very much for your offer Barrie they look very good indeed  O0, I will bear it very much in mind (my wife wasn't too helpful when I asked for help, "something off" I think she said  :o), I really would like to give it a go myself first though and I'll be studying the info supplied by gribeauval,

thanks to all, Andy
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 07, 2008, 11:40:26 AM

That's the one for me ... O0

Thank you for that.  Place your orders now chaps.  :D

Ken

Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: Bee on February 08, 2008, 09:59:49 PM
I recall there was another thread on this last year. One suggestion was a knitted triangle rolled up so as to give the thicker center of a bow fender.
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: TOWLINE on February 09, 2008, 12:03:31 AM
An old tip - I was told pyjama cord looks OK, cut and stuffed as required, to make it look old/used soak it in cold tea for a week to colour it. Tea total, or back to WI, maybe? But do people own pyjamas now?
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: barryfoote on February 09, 2008, 07:40:25 AM
Instructions here for spool knitting.

http://sweaterscapes.com/spool.htm (http://sweaterscapes.com/spool.htm)

You can use any even numberof pins,just make a larger bobbin with a bigger hole. The last one I made used 6 pins and I then stuffed the inside with acrylic toy stuffing to make the shape I wanted.

Give it a go, a ball of dishcloth cotton and a little time and patience is all it needs.  If you can build a boat then you can make a fender!!
 

This should be put in a "How to do it" section on its own....Brilliant

Barry
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: andygh on February 09, 2008, 06:51:57 PM
I've obtained the dishcloth cotton, just waiting for a chance to get out on the lathe to knock up a bobbin now
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: MikeK on February 11, 2008, 09:33:46 AM
I've obtained the dishcloth cotton, just waiting for a chance to get out on the lathe to knock up a bobbin now

From Gribeuval's first picture it looks like you pick the right sized tube and lash your pins round the outside, saves the lathe work. BTW when did wooden bobbins disappear  :-\ :-\

Mike
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: andygh on February 11, 2008, 11:30:45 AM
Yes, but it gives me an excuse to dust the lathe off & have a play  ;D
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: MikeK on February 11, 2008, 01:47:48 PM
'Nuff said !  O0 O0
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: gribeauval on February 11, 2008, 01:51:29 PM
From Gribeuval's first picture it looks like you pick the right sized tube and lash your pins round the outside, saves the lathe work. BTW when did wooden bobbins disappear  :-\ :-\

Mike

That's exactly what I did Mike!!  ;)

regards   Mike
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: BarryM on February 11, 2008, 07:41:14 PM
We're reinventing the wheel yet again. Does nobody try searching this forum?     http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=6752.0
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: andygh on February 11, 2008, 09:16:48 PM
Thanks Barry, I did in fact do a search before asking as I always do but sadly that thread didn't show up  ::)
I don't see anything on that thread about spool knitting so it would seem we've covered some new ground here which will be of value to some, kind of you to point it out though  :-\
Title: Re: Knotted boat fenders
Post by: andygh on February 12, 2008, 12:48:48 PM
Found a nice piece of purpleheart for the job so turned it down & knocked some 1inch pins in. The knitting is OK but I'm very slow, practise is the answer I guess