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Fun Knots

Figure Eight

Figure_EightUses: Can be used as a stopper knot; to keep a rope from unreeving from a pulley block; to prevent a rope from unlaying.

Instructions:
1) Form an overhand loop.
2) Form an underhand loop around the standing part.
3) Complete the knot by reeving the running end through the eye of the first loop.
4) Pull the knot tight.

Notes: Easier to tie and untie than an overhand knot and does not damage the rope fiber or jam like an overhand knot.


 

Monkey Paw or Fist Knot

Monkey_Paw

Uses: It is a stopper knot used to prevent a rope from pulling through an object.

Instructions:
1) Start by wrapping the rope around four of your fingers.
2) Once there are three wraps, remove your fingers and wrap it three times around the three lengths where your middle and ring finger were. You can use more than three wraps (four or five) for a larger knot, and if the object you are using in the center of the knot is not fully covered by 3 wraps. Experimentation will guide you in the right rope weight and number of wraps to make a good-looking knot.
3) Then make three more turns by passing the end of the rope inside the first set of turns but outside the second set.
4) Finally, insert the weight and tighten the rope.


 

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