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alanleeknots

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Xarax's Soft chain links
« on: September 11, 2018, 04:48:23 AM »
Hi All,
         
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Of course I wish to share them ! Knots do not belong to me, they belong to Knot-Land, which is a free country ! ☺
          Is fine by Xarax,  謝謝 alanleeknots.

alanleeknots

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Re: Xarax's Soft chain links
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 04:51:51 AM »
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alanleeknots

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Re: Xarax's Soft chain links
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 04:54:16 AM »
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Dan_Lehman

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Re: Xarax's Soft chain links
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2018, 05:54:32 PM »
"soft chain links"

A fundamental question is What is their purpose?
--vs. e.g. just tying a round sling.

All the knots I see here have the general structure
of being a round sling with the knotted ends surrounding
--but not more fully involving the unknotted side.
In cases where one hopes to mitigate force imbalance
between sides of a round sling that arises from knot
compression feeding material into its side and then
pin friction resisting force equalizing, these structures
won't help.  One needs to have in both sides some
*knotted* aspect that will compress at about the same
degree.  (For cases where a round sling is being used
to determine the strength of an end-2-end knot,
simply tying it in both sides --i.e., having two
pieces of rope-- should be effective.)

The following bowlinesque structure comes to mind,
and sees a first tying in hand now ::
put a nipping turn in the non-ends side of the sling;
lead each end from around the (imaginary even) pin
to this central nipping loop by making its own nipping
loop / half hitch / (round) turn (360deg) around
the non-ends line and through the (will be) central
nipping loop and out --to be in turn nipped by the
opposing end as it does similarly in the opposite
direction.

The central nipping loop is the sole *knot* in the
non-ends side and nips the *tails* of the two
end-made nipping loops which lie on either side
of it.  These end-made loops nip the other tail
and the unknotted line,
feeding their own tail though the central nipping loop
and out the other end's nipping loop.
--2 strands through all loops.
.:.  Quite "bowinesque" but no "proper collar" in sight!   ::)


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