Friday, April 4, 2008

Scaffold Knot

Scaffold Knot

Aplications : This is a tough noose knot, which may be protected against wear due to chafing by the insertion of a plastic or metal lining called a thimble, creating what sailors refer to as a 'hard eye: Thimbles come in a range of sizes and are obtainable from boat and yacht chandlers. Practised fingers can tie the scaffold knot in 30 seconds or less.

Method : First make the loop and tighten the sliding knot (1-3). Next, insert the thimble (4). See that its jaws bed down into the throat of the noose and pull the whole lot snug. To attach a line directly to a ring or bracket, without using a shackle, fix the thimble in place and pass the working end of the line around it before tying the knot.

History : The scaffold knot was described in Denis Diderot's Encyclopedie of 1762.

2 komentar:

Mary said...

Eventually we need to scaffold the whole of the south side of the Church to repair the windows and replace mortar with which the church was repaired in in the 1970s, they used the wrong kind, now it is crumbling


Yashila said...

what an exciting experience!/Hilorious! Delightful! True!


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