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Raised on farm. Harnessed teams. Milked cows. Killed calves with fly-spray overdose. Killed another with thirty pounds cornmeal. Handyman.


Background Information

Raised on a farm. Trapped muskrats to pay for extras. Five years as retail grocery chain manager. Two years, two months, and two days in US army. Thirty years with IBM (four as repairman - twenty-six as instructor and guideline-writer). Retired in 1986. Bought an old farm in Virginia near the Blue Ridge Parkway. My wife and I clear land and build ponds (on our own land) to stay in condition. 

I first considered writing a book on knotting when I bought a knotting book for a gift. I didn't present it because it contained more than 20 major errors in the first 80 pages. I bought another. It was but slightly better. I decided that too many people who had never tied a knot while sweating were telling others "how-to".  I told my wife that, since I had tied many knots while sweating (some of them in anger), I'd write a knotting book.

I further decided to devise one or two starting positions from which many knots could be completed. Those same positions would have to provide the finger contact  that would work for one-handed knotting and knotting in the dark. Thus were born two starting positions that I call the "elbow" and the "pretzel". Those two positions are the backbone of my book, entitled Kno-Knonsense Knots

Birth Place
Olean, NY USA
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No certifications. No awards. Just one book.

Contact Information

PO Box 60 5859 Jeb Stuart Highway
Vesta VA 24177   USA
Contact Author: Ken Van Gorder


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