Ropework Gallery

William is a retired U.S. Navy 20 year career sailor. He is a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers. William has been tying knots for 40+ years. His interest in knot work began at the age of 13 when he found an article on square knotting in an old shop book. Throughout his career he was called upon to complete complex knotting tasks for his commands. Ceremonial quarterdecks, mess halls, parking plaques, picture frames, handrail fancy work, whistle lanyards and key fobs for flight crews were just some of what his work consisted of.

Today he ties a variety of complex knots. Monkey fists, Globe knots, Rose knots, Manrope knots, to name a few, are his choice for his key fob "mania"... he ties almost nightly and enjoys his hobby by using as many different types of "line" as possible. Nylon, Cotton, Dacron and Polyester are in his arsenal of cord.

William also creates his own custom knot tying tools. Marlinspikes of antique log cabin nails and railroad spikes, fids of antler, oak, maple, ash and hickory are produced and finished by this first class artist of cord.

William works common rope projects also. Anchor lines, splicing (back, short and eye) are some of the ordinary things he does. Flag poles line snaps, cargo nets and more are all in his line of work.

He also creates everything from double-dog leashes to large hammocks to small dioramas with cord features. His custom canvas bags with fancy handles are spectacular. Essentially, William can do just about anything related to knots, and fancy rope work.

All Pieces in the Collection are for Sale. If you're interested in purchasing some of these fine
pieces of ropework or if you would like to commission some ropework, contact William Gura
at
Commission A Piece or Purchase Artwork .


Picture Frame Rose made of rope by William Gura
Frame Rose made of Small stuff
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ype: Nylon rope work
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Ocean View Ropework
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ype: Nylon rope work 2
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Ocean View Ropework
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ype: Nylon rope work
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Ocean View Ropework
T
ype: Nylon rope work
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Ocean View Ropework
T
ype: Nylon rope work
Can be reproduced for your pleasure...

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Ocean View Ropework
T
ype: Nylon rope work
Can be reproduced for your pleasure...