01:54 pm - Ya' know, you learn the oddest things out of the blue...
Like an incredibly useful and simple way to coil and tie off said coil of rope...
Grab both ends, pinch together, and start coiling that way so you end up with a loop when it's all coiled away.
Take it off your arm, and take the loop, continuing in it's current direction then bending 180 around the 'side' of the loop.
Take it back around behind, 180 behind the other side again, then across it's original pair of strands, then through the loop itself, and up and out the front again.
Boom, meet the figure-eight coil knot. Even hands you a handy loop to hang said coil off a peg or similair with. Which was what it was used for, shopkeepers coiled rope that way in ages past, and the description is far harder to explain than the actual knot is to do.
And the odd side-effect I realized today? Well-tied and tightened, with a far-too-long-loop left over, you can weave the loop over a stout pole or similair, and end up with a very useful and workable flogger from nothing more than a coil of rope and something to weave the loop over in less than 20 minutes, and something that can be unhooked in even less and used for anything else. :^) I have way too many kinks and knowledge of same buried away in my brain. =^.^=2 comments