Author Topic: Surgeon Knot for Tying Shoes  (Read 1279 times)

knot4u

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Surgeon Knot for Tying Shoes
« on: July 07, 2012, 10:02:23 PM »
Does anybody tie a Surgeon with only one working end slipped? I know it's not as pretty, but it's easier to tie. Also, I imagine it would be a bit more secure. The same goes for a Square Knot. Yes? No?

Note, I know the name is "Surgeon's Knot", but the extra apostrophe "s" is unnecessary bloat in knot names.  ;)
« Last Edit: July 07, 2012, 11:11:28 PM by knot4u »

firebight

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Re: Surgeon Knot for Tying Shoes
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 05:53:25 AM »
Does anybody tie a Surgeon with only one working end slipped?

That all depends on how much he bills me for  :P

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Re: Surgeon Knot for Tying Shoes
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 06:11:53 AM »
Note, I know the name is "Surgeon's Knot", but the extra apostrophe "s" is unnecessary bloat in knot names.
"'s" is a lot less bloat than explaining why you tweak knot names.   ;)

But to your question, the knots in my laces are usually pretty standard. 
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Re: Surgeon Knot for Tying Shoes
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2012, 07:18:07 AM »
If one uses only one bight, then the balance of lace
consumption is lost --not good for shoes, though one
could anticipate this with lace lengths.  In some cases,
I've used just one bight with the squaREef knot when
there was too little left for tying it in full (not the case
for shoes).

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ps:  There is less bloat in 'X1' than ...   ;D