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03-25-2006, 08:45 PM
OK, it would be for my pick-'em-up-truck, but I'm going to use a coil of quarter inch manila I have, so isn't that salty enuf?
Does anybody have instructions, or a picture, or something that would help me get started? My books are all in storage, and I'd like a net to throw over the load in the back of the truck. (It doesn't need to be climable. Time was, I was pretty good at splicing, so I think I could handle it. My main question is how to knot the net itself. It needs to be about 5' by 7' or so. I'll include some pennants at each corner and side for tying it down. Thanks for any pointers.
03-25-2006, 09:20 PM
Barbara Merry did an article in WB some time ago...might use search thingy to find it...or I will in the morning. If you don't have the old copies, send a snail mail address and I'll drop the pages in the mail....
03-25-2006, 10:37 PM
Here is a link to some basic netmaking instruction: Netmaking (http://www.bertaut.com/netmaking.html)
An image from the site:
03-26-2006, 11:44 AM
Thanks for the responses!
Paladin, I sent a PM with my snailmail address. I don't think I have the WB article, and everything in my life is getting packed, that's why I need this cargo net :D
Kim, the knot in step 7 was one of the things I was looking for. That's the knot used in gill nets and seine nets, right? It might work in a cargo net, I'll do some experimenting.
What I'm thinking of is a rectangular net with square spaces, in a border circumference of line with loops seized at the corners. The cross strands would be eye-spliced to the borders.
Where each horizontal cross strand meets a vertical cross strand is the question. The simplest two choices seem to be to either tie a knot, or to pass either or both strands thru the lays of the other. Ashley described some kind of way to unlay one or both of the strands and splice or knot them at each intersection, but unlaying each cross strand seems too involved for this project.
So now the question is to knot the intersection or to thread it thru the lay?
Thanks for helping me think this through,
03-26-2006, 12:25 PM
for a cargo net thread the pieces through the lay.....stuff is in an envelope and will drop it in the mail monday a.m.
03-26-2006, 12:35 PM
Better reticulate than never (http://www.knotsindeed.com/learn.html)
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