Monday, February 8, 2016
Had a customer a couple of weeks ago buy a big horn knot to go on his saddle horn. Most people who have been buying my knots have been tying them onto their horns themselves, but I do offer the service of tying it for them. So he brought me his saddle last week and I found time this weekend to knock it out. I had originally tied a 8Lx9B THK with a gaucho interweave or 17Lx19B gaucho knot, but when looking a the circumference of his saddle horn, I decided to reduce the number if bights. So, I retied the horn knot, this time a 17Lx15B gaucho knot. It took a three go-rounds of tightening. I got a little anxious when starting the last round by tightening too much, and by the end it was pretty tough to pull the line through. But after two hours or so of work I finally finished. The horn knot is made of a single strand 3/16" Solid Braided Nylon. Around 20 feet of cord when the knot was loose and then pulled out another 8 feet or so after it was tightened.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
My brother had a headstall which kept sliding up into the horse's eyes. So I used some 1/8" solid braided nylon and tied a couple of Spanish Ring Knots. These worked perfect. They are tied tight enough where they will not slide around. But, if you want to re-position them, all you need to do is twist them. Works the same way as threads on a nut and bolt.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The cord I used is 1/8" Solid Braided Nylon. A total of 26 feet were used.
I went ahead and included another picture of some horn knots I finished.
|Full view of the Keeper|
|Diamond Stopper knot followed by Spanish Ring Knots|
|Round braid eye followed by a Spanish Ring Knot|
|7X8 THK with Gaucho Interwave, used for Horn Knots|