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instone

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Securing 2 ends of string with another string
« on: February 16, 2010, 03:29:05 PM »
can anyone help with this problem.

I have 2 strings glued to a table, they meet in the middle. The ends of the strings where they meet are not glued and extend past each other.

I would like to use another string to secure firmly the 2 strings at the base where the ends meet but are not glued. Is this possible.

Any Ideas on how I can do this would be helpful.

Thanks 

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Re: Securing 2 ends of string with another string
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 04:56:30 PM »
Welcome aboard matey...we might need to see a picture of what you're talking about...
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Re: Securing 2 ends of string with another string
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 05:31:15 PM »
What is the intended function of the third string?  For that matter, what is the intended function of the first two strings?
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Re: Securing 2 ends of string with another string
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 08:24:49 PM »
can anyone help with this problem.

Let me echo Roo's query about details for your application
-- a little more info about size, use(s), expected force?

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I have 2 strings glued to a table, they meet in the middle.

... of the table.  At first I was thinking of an "X" of the strings.

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The ends of the strings where they meet are not glued and extend past each other.

I would like to use another string to secure firmly the 2 strings at the base where the ends meet but are not glued. Is this possible.

I'm not sure what you mean by the highlighted expression.
But I suggest that your situation might be answered by a
seizing of the sting.  Practically, there are binding knots
such as the Strangle & Constrictor which can be tied around
the respective ends and adjacent parts, first moderately snug but
enabling manual tensioning, and then upon proper adjustment
the binders can be further tightened for a secure lock,
within reason, depending upon forces involved -- and the talk
of "string" suggests little force.  Additional such binders (maybe
just one, in the center of the overlap) can be put on.

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Re: Securing 2 ends of string with another string
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2010, 04:30:55 PM »
Size does matter,
Over the years of working with very fine line, I found the thread I was tying off with was thicker than the work piece.

Keep it simple, most times I use a clovehitch secured with an overhand knot. I now find it is called the ' Gunners Knot'.

The Constrictor I found works too well, and gives you no scope to slide the knot once you are commited.

As to what I use as my third hand (at no extra cost ) I can give you the details on request if you are interested.

Ken

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Re: Securing 2 ends of string with another string
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010, 07:23:30 PM »
Keep it simple, most times I use a clovehitch secured with an overhand knot. I now find it is called the ' Gunners Knot'.

The Constrictor I found works too well, and gives you no scope to slide the knot once you are commited.

Rather, someone called it "Gunner's Knot", making a rather clear misreading
of Tom Bowling to get to this; as for Bowling's use of the name, we are still
guessing, as the trail ran cold with him.  (His words ought to have produced
the Constrictor -- which they did, with H.N.G.Bushby's Notes on Knots.)
But the misread structure presented under this moniker by A.H.Verrill is worthwhile,
as you've found.  NB: "Clove Hitch secured with an Overhand" can mean also
putting a stopper in the end (of a hitch -- really, you have a binder), which
is also a simple, good solution to some problems.

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