I'll add this to what carneyf1d already said. We tie double square knots, one after the other. One important thing, IMHO, is that once you have tied the first knot, moisten it (saliva works well, and is always at hand:), and then pull the knot really tight. Follow up with another square knot, moisten and tighten. We have never had a knot come loose using this method.does anybody know if ca glue can be dabbed on or near the knot of the rubber motor ?? the kids have tied what seemed to be a very good knot and it has slipped out a couple times. when wound around 1500 times or so....i always thought ca glue would melt or burn the rubber..any thoughts or suggestions..would double knotting work or aome other glue
Thanks for this, Jeff. I had heard of this technique, but I learned to use square knots and they never slipped, so we were happy. But this is definitely better, as you don't have to estimate how much extra mass to leave for the pigtails you cut off at the end. And of course, any technique that utilizes magic is a good thing!I like the double overhand knots myself. . .
Now some magic happens. . .Pull the loop ends apart again and walk the second knot up to the first.
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