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10 strand Matthew Walker + 5 strand plait

10 strand Matthew Walker + 5 strand plait
hi today we're going to do a five

strand

plat followed by a 10

strand

Matthew

Walker

this is a good way to make a quite a chunky bell rope out of 10

strand

s in this case I've got 3 mil hard laid cord so set it up as I've shown here just 5 I clamp it to an old sandbag now the other 5 platters are very simple it's just over two over two over two take your left over two left over two and then the right over to left over to pull it up tight each time you do it makes for a really solid little flat when you've got enough for your desired loop size just take it all off fold it over and we secure it with a constrictor knot you can pull this up really tightly and snip it off short the

Matthew

Walker

will cover this constrictor not completely so you don't have to take it off okay it's quite nice yeah soldier calls out into a natural kind of order the

Matthew

Walker

is much easier to make if all the chords are in a natural order and you're not going sort of back and forth across there's always one in the middle you just choose where it's best fits and leave it there it looks pretty good you know Gethin them all to one side and just make a loop with your first one hold it under your thumb take the lead right round the back of everything and through that one loop you've just made basically you've just tied and overhand knot you tie another overhand knot by going through that first one make a loop of the same size and hold it under your thumb...
10 strand matthew walker 5 strand plait
it's important to hold it underneath um in order if you get out of order you won't be able to draw it up properly later and back through its own loop so to start you go through all the loops and to finish you go through its own loop so go through both of those make the same size loop go around the back of everything and back up through its own loop every one of those loops is an overhand knot just a single simple overhand knot take your next one put it through the loops made by all of the loops the whole rather made by all of the loops around the back I'm just trying to give myself a bit more space I've probably made these groups a bit small but we'll manage and through its own loop again you take your next one through all of the loops around the back and through its own loop you just keep doing this it's very important as you can see of keeping everything under my thumb in order that it's laid down now we've almost run out of room to poke any more through so we have to pull them all down if I had a started with those loops a little bit bigger this wouldn't have been a problem but um it's not too hard to fix you just have to be careful to pull them all down as one unit not cross them over each other that's a bit of a gap there now put your next one through that hole make another loop the same size keep it under your thumb and back through its own loop you end up with a all the tails sort of fanning out through each loop like they...
10 strand matthew walker 5 strand plait
two to go and one more the whole that's got quite small so just make sure you find it and put it through and the last one goes through its own loop so this is the setup for the

Matthew

Walker

I suggest practicing it with less

strand

s than this but the theory is the same yeah lay it on its side a little and you start with the first one you laid down and you bring that up and pull it tight but not too tight just a little bit at a time for each one and make sure you keep them parallel so one up from the bottom comes up next to the next one up from the bottom alongside the next one keep doing that and just pulling them in a little bit each time you go around a few times and pull them tight you don't do it all at once if they're starting to get a bit crossed over but I'll show you what we do with that later one at a time make sure you've know which order they're in that's a bit crossed over needs to flip over okay so that's one circuit you've gone round still quite a big gap there so we pull that next one up next to it sometimes I go one way sometimes then I reverse and go back the other way whatever kind of feels best so just kind of slowly slotting them into place and some will get pulled in a little too tight some will be a little too loose I'll show you what we do with us okay I often find at the stage gently rolling between your fingers it sort of settles them down to where they want to be and then if where they want to be is not right...
10 strand matthew walker 5 strand plait
you then adjust it that line there if you follow it back around the cord that comes out of its base is the one you pull to tighten it that one's going to get a bit buried so we had to pull that back out this is when you need your spike so that one of theirs getting buried so just pull it out give yourself a bit more cord and then push it to where it should be and then tighten those up around it which kind of closes the gap yes it's a patient process this but it's well worth it it works much better with harder light cord because the they find their position better because this is a solid piece of cord and it fits in against another solid piece they don't sort of squash so they bed themselves down quite nicely when they do find the right place it's turning one above it if we tighten that it'll push down into its place I find rolling lyrics with quite a few of the notes actually but especially with the

Matthew

Walker

if you find one that's loose at the top of the knot or the loop is you then follow that line back down to its base and the tail that's coming out at its base is the wonderful let's go around once it's neat and tidy and everything's in its place you just go around and very gently pull a little on everyone if you pull one of them too much it will force itself in between two others and then put itself below them it's looking pretty good when it some died right there really solid knots very satisfying it looks about it I...
love the way the M Luke comes out of the center like that it's so clean we just need to start a dance trance in it thanks for watching and if you need any cord the link to my shop is in the description below