Author Topic: The right knot for a snug loop  (Read 969 times)

DerekSmith

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Re: The right knot for a snug loop
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2018, 11:40:43 PM »
Why must the hook be placed against the object instead of tying into the standing part of a hitch?
A good point that solves my problem. I made it harder than it has to be.

So are you now prepared to share your problem with us and your final preferred solution?

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A warm thanks to everyone for engaging with interest. (snip) If you know of more good sources or have any tips for finding quality knots please don't hesitate to spread awareness.

I believe that both the KC hitch and the Gliepner (at least certainly the KC hitch) originated here on this forum and have very slowly started to 'escape into the wild'.  I could not recommend any other source of knot development and understanding more enthusiastically than this forum.  It would be nice if you were to drop in occasionally to catch up on the tangles of cord and conversation.

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Some knots you have given are not widely documented. Most sources include and repeat only the same well known knots. It's frustrating to find a new knot that makes a good impression but has barely been used tested or documented so you would be hard-pressed to rely on it.
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I am interested to see that you have equated reliability with testing and documentation.  The Bowline features in virtually every knot book I have read as a first class loop knot.  But having seen the Bowline slide open in front of my eyes, it is not a knot I would rely on unless it was utilised under constant tension.  Much is parroted in publications, often without justification or appropriate context.  The same is true even for this Forum, but at least here the various sides and perspectives of relevance are openly discussed and the knotbotherer is able to make a decision for themselves as to the suitability of any particular knot for any particular job.

I hope we can tempt you to join in.

Derek

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Re: The right knot for a snug loop
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2018, 02:58:09 AM »
Though we remain curious about the details of
your particular problem/need,
to answer another question ...
If you know of more good sources or have any tips for finding quality knots please don't hesitate to spread awareness.
I can recommend a back-in-print book by one of
the IGKT's contributors,
A Fresh Approach to Knotting,
  by Charles WARNER

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Re: The right knot for a snug loop
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2018, 08:58:30 AM »
Hi Dan,

I have been after this book for some time and not even been able to find a secondhand copy.

A search this morning shows no-one listing copies for sale.

Do you know who is going to market the reprint?

Derek

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Re: The right knot for a snug loop
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2018, 02:06:33 PM »
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A search this morning shows no-one listing copies for sale.

Do you know who is going to market the reprint?


Derek,
you can find it in the "Books & Guild items for Sale" section
https://www.igkt.net/index.php/goods-4-sale

Ciao,
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Dan_Lehman

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Re: The right knot for a snug loop
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2018, 02:26:21 AM »
A search this morning shows no-one listing copies for sale.

Do you know who is going to market the reprint?

Derek
I see it (USA) listed on Amazon; no copies on Alibris,
but some are elsewhere.

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Re: The right knot for a snug loop
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2018, 03:54:20 PM »
So are you now prepared to share your problem with us and your final preferred solution?
I was asking for an art project. I need to hang some hand made wooden totem-like objects. Each is a bit different and they don't look much like anything you could name with a word. Because they're hard to describe I didn't get into that.

I haven't made my mind up about which hitch to choose and I may just tie a few different ones and try them out. The gnat hitch and the buntline hitch will be amongst them. The latter is said to jam badly but it looks like a good knot and I want to give it a go. I may also try an anchor bend.

I can recommend a back-in-print book by one of
the IGKT's contributors,
A Fresh Approach to Knotting,
  by Charles WARNER
Thank you!

I hope we can tempt you to join in.
Well here I am  :)

DerekSmith

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Re: The right knot for a snug loop
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2018, 07:56:28 PM »
If your totem like objects are to hang vertically, have you thought of using the jug knot - it produces four equally spaced suspending cables which can be looped to a single fixing or tied independently.

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Well here I am  :)

lets hope you stay a while.

Derek