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Thonord

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Spherical knot at ends of a rope banister.
« on: September 23, 2015, 03:52:01 PM »
I'm trying to make a rope banister out of a 35 mm (1 3/8") four strand rope.

For practical reasons, a crown and a wall type termination is out. Instead I intend to attach a 50 mm (2") sphere to the end of the rope and cover it with a tripled Abok #2217, 2222 or 2223.

I have made coverings before using #2216, but don't think that will work due to the diameter of the banister rope.

I would prefer to use the easier 2217, and if that is feasible, stop reading and let me know:)

If I have to use the 2222 or 2223, I have an two questions about the 2223.
Abok refers to a peculiarity in 2218, I understand that, but there is an other peculiarity in 2218. Doubling must be done with both ends.

Must doubling be done with both ends on the 2223, and if so, can it be tripled?

And, as always, any other ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Oopss, almost forgot. 2222 or 2223?

Wed

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Re: Spherical knot at ends of a rope banister.
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2015, 04:47:53 PM »
I don't know if I'm answering your question properly. But I made this end covering for a pet food shop a few years ago.

knotsaver

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Re: Spherical knot at ends of a rope banister.
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2015, 05:02:43 PM »

Must doubling be done with both ends on the 2223, and if so, can it be tripled?


Yes, it can be tripled (4pled...)  by following the leads around a third time...and tripling (as doubling) must be done with both ends (there are two separate circuits).

Thonord

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Re: Spherical knot at ends of a rope banister.
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2015, 05:39:01 PM »
Thanks for answers:)

Wed. I like it, but "she who must be obeyed" says spherical:(

So spherical it will be, thanks to Knotsaver.

Wed

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Re: Spherical knot at ends of a rope banister.
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2015, 06:05:59 PM »
No worries. But bear in mind this one was tied on a steel bar. Properly dimensioned, and maybe with a bit of padding, it could take nearly any shape. If it starts to go egg-like, pummel it.

But the other knots are good as well, though they too could become deformed.
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