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Knot Booklet

Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by 75RR, May 16, 2014.

  1. 75RR

    75RR Member

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    Hi,
    Have been working for a while on a Knot Pamphlet that, perhaps inevitably, morphed into a 40+ Knot Booklet.
    Thought folks here might like to have a look.
    It is a General Knot Booklet, but I think forum members will find several of the knots useful.
    It is made available under the Creative Common License, so it is free, with the following conditions:
    Attribution – Noncommercial – No Derivative Works

    This is the download link:

    http://goo.gl/c9dGuU

    Suggestions will be noted for a (potential) future update.

    Please let me know what you think.
     
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  2. StuMsg

    StuMsg Tenderfoot

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    Thanks, have only had a quick look so far - I like the amount of steps in the illustrations, makes following the process nice and clear.
     
  3. dave53

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    can't get the link
     
  4. Gooner

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    Nice one saved for future reference
     
  5. Joonsy

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    hello 75RR and thankyou for download, i am a keen knot tier myself so nice to have a fellow enthusiast on board. (i did note you correctly state that the carabiner on a bachmann is NOT to be used as a handhold because some people think it is). look forward to your future posts, ATB :)
     
  6. 75RR

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    Thanks for the + StuMsg and Gooner and Joonsy

    dave53,
    if you still have problems PM me with your email and I will send you the pdf Knot Booklet.
     
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  7. david1

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    fig19 bowline thats how I tie the knot but always thought its not a bowline as the end of the rope should finish on the inside like fig 18. just saying :) only got so far looking at the pictures, thanks for the upload
     
  8. mountainm

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    Great stuff

    I'd add the Tarbuck knot, which I find great for guy ropes. Also the Evenk knot is very popular thanks to Ray Mears.
     
  9. Blaidd

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    Thanks, downloading now.

    Edit: it wouldn't work at first, then copied it to my dropbox and it worked fine. I've had peculiar connection problems with dropbox before though. All OK now!
     
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    Had a quick look and downloaded. Really easy to view instructions. Thanks 75RR for sharing with us. Will be very useful.
     
  11. Joonsy

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    well spotted david1, if the end exits on the outside it is not technically the standard bowline, that version is sometimes called the cowboy bowline, ashley book of knots state this is distinctly inferior to the standard bowline, in the climbing world and naval world you would be chastised and told it was wrong to tie it that way, my father served in the Royal Navy during the war and taught me various knots and insisted the bowline should always finish with the end on the inside. i have heard it said that the knot is more prone to slippage with the end exiting on the outside but i'm not sure if there is any evidence to support that, Fig19 is a bowline 'variation' of which there are many but not the 'bowline' per se. ATB :)
     
  12. david1

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    I knew it was less secure,but how much less has never been a problem to me I have lowered several tons of wood with it. :)
     
  13. Crank Cuffin

    Crank Cuffin Tenderfoot

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    Wow, what a cracking book. I have a lot of knot books to compare to as well!
    The diagrams are faultless.
    I will definitely be using this with my Scout troop and Cub pack.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  14. copper_head

    copper_head Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Many thanks, an excellent guide.
     
  15. 75RR

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    david1:
    Tis a Bowline, ABoK 1034½ to be precise. People tend to refer to the ABoK 1010, or just 1010 for short , when referring to the “standard or common bowline” to clarify which bowline they are referring to.
    It is sometimes called “the Cowboy Bowline” as Joonsy says, thought I find that moniker a bit negative and prefer its ABoK number or “left hand bowline”.
    As to how secure it is, if a shifting load (those tons of wood of yours) were to ring load the loop (see page 22, Fig. 26), you would find the 1034½ handles it better than the 1010.

    Thanks to david1, mountainm, Blaidd, woodpoet, Crank Cuffin and copper_head for your posts.

    Crank Cuffin:
    Thanks for that!
     
  16. david1

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    am very pleased to be corrected :) only been tying it for 30 years.
     
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    Wonderful suff and really clearly illustrated. Thank you very much for the link and download.
     
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    Nice work. I will have to have a proper look when I get home looks good. Thanks!
     
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    Nice one - and timely.

    Many thanks.
     
  20. CheeseMonster

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    I honestly didn't expect it to be so detailed and accessible, thanks to the OP for the amazing amount of effort put into this, and then giving it away for free. Thanks :)
     
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