SAMPLES OF TURKSHEADS
These are samples
of some Turkshead Neckerchief slides I have tied using nylon or poly
cord, and have "heat treated" as discussed on
"How to Make a Turkshead" page. The pictures are not as clear as I
might have hoped, but should give you an idea of the result. Each of
these is nearly rock-hard, and will not unravel.
|A Standard three lead by 4 bight TH
tied in white nylon cord
||3L x 4B TH, in fancier white and red
cord, and only two passes.
||3L x 4B TH, in cheap red poly. These
go to all the adult leaders in my Troop
||A two lead by 3 bight in nylon,
which has a distinctive look
|5Lead by 6 Bight, in thin orange and black
||4 Lead by 5 Bight in green poly cord. They look
better than in this picture. I give one of these to an "Honor
Camper" on each trip.
||5 Lead by 4 Bight in nylon. Looks
||6 Bight by 3 lead, in 3 different color cords.
How many Scoutmasters have a Christmas Turkshead?
|To teach a group of Cub Scouts, I made a
supersized Turkshead out of colorful but cheap 3/8" rope, around a
1.5" form. It's about the size of a tennis ball, and is pictured
next to a normal size neckerchief slide. Besides grabbing their
attention, it made it easier to see how the strands related.
|In the December 2001 issue of InterKnot, the newsletter
of the IGKT North American Branch, Bill Smothers hada description of Home Made
Fids, made with PVC tubing. Here are my first attempts at this, with Turkshead
tops, and Moku hitching around them.
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Last Updated 30 April 2003.
© 2003 Alan L. Folsom, Jr.