Captain Dave Rader is an  Artist/Craftsmen skilled in Knots and Woodworking and we have been co-conspirators  on several projects.  He Turns Beautiful Fids, a hand tool used for Splicing Ropes and Making Fancy Knots out of some of the most exotic hardwoods to be found in the world today.  He also turns beautiful and functional Belay Pins which were used on the old Square Rigger Sailing ships to secure Sail lines and are still used today on Modern Sailboats. He makes Wood Mallets and I am sure he could re-produce any Maritime or Nautical wooden tool he sets his mind to.  I am happy to show some of his work on my Site as it deserves to be seen and appreciated.......................Batjak Carlisle

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                                                             A Large 24" Belay Pin made from Granadillo Wood

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  Black and White Ebony Belay Pin 18"

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               Teak Fid 15"

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                    11" Belay Pins
                      Sindora Burl
                      Australian Jarrah

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Sapele, Birdseye Maple, Scorched Birdseye Mapel

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          Persimmon, Osage Orange, Black & White Ebony, Crepe Myrtle, Almond, Ebony

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                    Redheart

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               Rader Wood/Batjak Knots
                              Koa Wood

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                     Spalted Mango

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        Velvet Tamarind Burl

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                                                            The top Fid is Snakewood a Very Rare Wood
                                                                                                    Bottom Fid is Mango

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                            The Captain's Wood Bench

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                                                Rader Wood and Rader Knots

 
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                                             A Boarding Axe and a Hammer