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Drop Knot (Circular-Tubular nets) 5 methods
PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:49 pm  Reply with quote
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Drop knots were mentioned in the Basketball net tutorial.  Their purpose is to bring the netting in a circular or tubular net from one level (circumference) to the next.  I prefer this method because it looks more like the sheet bend.  I learned this method from the book "Netmaking" by Charles Holdgate.  
 Tie a half hitch around the tail with the WE (left side of picture) and adjust to that it is the size of the mesh you are tying.  Tug on the WE so that the half hitch spills and looks like right side of picture.


 Now treat this as if you had just brought the WE through a mesh. Make a bight to the left and complete the hitch (bend) around the two strands.  Tony

This drawing shows the actionn of the working end after the tail is looped around the WE (right photo)  added 08-22-11


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:50 am Reply with quote
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Here is another way to drop the level of netting from one level to the next.  Tie a square knot and for extra security lock it in place with the hitch shown in the first method in this thread.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:53 am Reply with quote
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Another way is to tie a simple overhand knot with the tail and WE.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:56 am Reply with quote
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You can pinch the tail and WE and lock them with the hitch.  This hitch can slide along the tail.  For most purposes this is not a disadvantage.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:03 am Reply with quote
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You can ignore the tail completely.  When you go from one level to the next include the WE in your sheet bend.  This method produces a seam (selvedge) that in no way affects the security of the net.  The seam is noticeable if you look for it.

Addition:  This last method can also be done at the end of the row.  The 3rd strand will be to the right of the loop you are tying into.
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Finishing the tube net
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For ways to finish the bottom of a tubular net go to this thread
http://pineapple.myfunforum.org/about468.html
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:31 pm Reply with quote
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Which one do you prefer for a knot that won't slide up and down the tail end? I have tried the knot listed in the jann's netcraft book, the knot you show using a half hitch before the bend and it still tends to slide up and down then tag line though not as easily. I'm thinking the overhand may be the most secure?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:56 am Reply with quote
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Hermit wrote:
Which one do you prefer for a knot that won't slide up and down the tail end? I have tried the knot listed in the jann's netcraft book, the knot you show using a half hitch before the bend and it still tends to slide up and down then tag line though not as easily. I'm thinking the overhand may be the most secure?


Try the first method shown above.  It will NOT slip.  Tont
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:42 am Reply with quote
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T t slipped on me a bit but maybe it was the slick nylon cordage I was using?

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