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    Senior Member Swamp Fox's Avatar
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    There was a funny cartoon I saw a while back about knot-tying using the rabbit method.

    Might have been a Far Side.


    This is the modern version:




    I'll keep looking for the rabbit. In the meantime:


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    Those are great!
    I write English not so well, but this thin string for sewing or fabric-making my funny wheel getickles. Baron von Schtupp

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    Double and then single fisherman's knot used as a stopper (double recommended and preferred):





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    That's a new one one me. Thanks for posting that.
    I write English not so well, but this thin string for sewing or fabric-making my funny wheel getickles. Baron von Schtupp

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    Dangly bits, figure of 8, he must be from Nebraska.
    I write English not so well, but this thin string for sewing or fabric-making my funny wheel getickles. Baron von Schtupp

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecat View Post


    The fisherman's knot is really a nice knot, wouldn't you agree?
    Don't get me started ... LOL





    I like this version and video especially well:




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    Victory!


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    Here are two easy stopper knots, and a stopper with a loop (more complicated).

    The stopper knot is very handy in several situations. For instance you could tie one in the end of the rope it stop it unexpectedly passing through the belay/abseil device. Use it to backup your figure eight follow through tie in knot. Two stopper knots are used to make the double fishermans for joining two ropes.



    http://www.chockstone.org/TechTips/Stopper.htm

    How to tie the Stopper Knot. A stopper knot is tied at the end of a rope to prevent the end from unraveling, slipping through another knot, or passing back through a hole, block or a device. This version, the Ashley Stopper knot, also known as the Oysterman's stopper, is a knot developed by Clifford Ashley around 1910. It makes a well-balanced trefoil-faced stopper at the end of the rope, giving greater resistance to pulling through an opening than other common stoppers. Essentially, the knot is a common Overhand noose, but with the end of the rope passing through the noose eye, which closes upon it. Also see the Double Overhand Stopper Knot.






    http://www.animatedknots.com/stopperloop/

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    Thanks, I didn't realize that the fisherman's knot was used also as a stopper. That's where I wasn't making the connection. Good information and I'll remember that one.
    I write English not so well, but this thin string for sewing or fabric-making my funny wheel getickles. Baron von Schtupp

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    I'm having a brain aneurysm with that stopper loop ...

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