core of beckets
becket eyes covered with 3 strand coxcombing
Applying a Puddening of old rope (1st step)
becket taped to keep everything together
Puddening of cotton rope applied to give becket it's final tapered shape
close up of final Puddening
canvas covered and marled
close up of canvas
close up of needle hitching
needle hitching finished, 3L x 5B TH added
Close up of TH knot and needle hitching
Some over 2 crowning added
9L x 8B TH knot added
gap between needle hitching and crowning
filled up the gap before covering with TH knot
TH knot added
Covering the grip section of the becket
Close Up of Grip covering
becket completely covered, middle is 24 strand over 2 crowning
Close Up of 24 strand over two crowning
Two 9B x 11L Turk's Head knots added
Two beckets completed. I decided to change the TH knots near the eyes. They are now a 2 pass Heel knots
Leather chafing piece for bolt rope. Small holes are made with a sharp awl. This will make the sewing a whole lot easier.
Sewing the leather onto the bolt rope (Basketball stitch)
Rope is unraveled. Each strand is covered with canvas before the Manrope knots are tied.
3 strands already covered with canvas, 3 other pieces of canvas to cover the other 3 strands with
Finished ! Now the manrope knots can be tied.
First tie a Wall knot
Then a Crown knot
Make a second Wall Knot
This is what the knot looks like from above after tying the 2nd Wall Knot
One more Crown tKnot to complete the knot.
See that the strands come out from the center of the knot.
Work out the slack and trim strands as close to the knot as possible
Cut leather washers, you need 4 for each becket
Attach Becket and Leather Washers to the Bolt Rope.
Second Manrope Knot tied. Work out slack and trim the ends.
Bolt Rope completely finished
Finally, two finished Chest Beckets. (Now I need to make two wooden clamps.)