Author Topic: Altron Brown uses knots in his derrick device  (Read 808 times)

Hrungnir

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Altron Brown uses knots in his derrick device
« on: March 05, 2017, 07:32:08 PM »
Alton Brown is an American TV personality with his own cooking shows. I am not sure what TV-show this is, but he is building a derrick for deep frying food outdoor safely.

The first knot he uses is a figure eight knot. I am not sure why he uses it. To keep the rope from unraveling perhaps?

For the second knot he shows the landlubbers tying method for a bowline.

He doesnt explain, but he uses a common rope setup which gives him a 2:1 mechanical advantage when lowering and elevating the bucket.

The third and last knot is a cleat hitch.


A true knoting enthusiast would probably have used more ropework. The ladder could have been replaced with a tripod made of logs and lashings. The ziptie could have been replaced with a binder knot. This is however a food show and not a knoting show.  ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O14bgW8xmqk

« Last Edit: March 05, 2017, 07:35:24 PM by Hrungnir »