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The Official Knots Thread!

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by olletsocmit, Nov 17, 2012.

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    olletsocmit Banned

    This is called a snake knot correct? Any other names for it? I'm trying to find a good tutorial.

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    EveryDayBeer Loaded Pockets

    As confirmed by two people here and a third now, yes it is. Tutorial can be watched here:



    The most difficult part about that one is the initial tie to start it off. Once you get that the rest is repetition until you run out of cord. :p Looks really nice for little effort.
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    olletsocmit Banned

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    My first attempt, came out decent.


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    EveryDayBeer Loaded Pockets

    That particular knot pissed me off because, for the longest time, I could tie it but forget the tie the next day. Had to keep looking it up and double checking my progress. I think it is memorized now.

    Lookin' good. Any luck with the snake knot as of yet? Would give the lanyard a bit more fiddle factor. Unless you're using the bead as a choke, maybe you could try seating it with a snake knot?

    Francisco Pinto Loaded Pockets

    to me the idea of me being the diamond knot
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    olletsocmit Banned

    I just learned the Snake knot tonight. I am does this knot stay tight at the bottom or is here something I should do to keep the last one tight? Seems like it could get loose easily at the bottom.

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    indigo_wolf AKA Breezy

    A small bit of hot glue or CA glue under the last crossovers of the knot will lock it in place. If you need to undo it down the line, you will need to cut it.

    ATB,
    Sam
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    EveryDayBeer Loaded Pockets

    Or just fuse the ends together. Should be enough to hold the knot at least. Don't have any hot glue handy around here and had to do that myself. :p
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    Dirt Rickler Loaded Pockets

    While learning rigging, my love of knots and rope-work was reawakened from my scout days. The number one resource I found was The Ashley Book of Knots. This book is so ubiquitous in the sea-faring and knotting communities that many knots are referred to by their ABOK# (A-shley B-ook O-f K-nots).

    Not only a good place to start, but the best place to end up.
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    Jovan Loaded Pockets

    All your pics are great, but what is this one??

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    dewildeman Loaded Pockets

    Those are wine corks covered with globe knots, tied using ventian blind cord, otherwise know as "Handy Hundreds" from R and W Rope Warehouse. The yellow one in back is a combination of gutted paracord and blind cord. The instructions of the globe knot came from a book by Don Burhuss, Globe Knot Cookbook, available on his web site. www.knottool.com
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