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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Ashley calls #781 a Two Strand Diamond Knot. It's a crown style knot, unlike the Lover's knot.

    I've been seeking the Ashley's depiction of the Carrick style Diamond Knot... anyone know what number it is?


    599 and 787............

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick
    Is that you Mac, 2nd from the left in the picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    599 and 787...
    Got it! Thank you kindly, Ken!

    I skimmed over the Chinese Button Knot without seeing what it really is... if I had glanced at the picture, I would have recognized the tell-tale Carrick bend tied in hand. As it is, the one I was seeking is on the very next page from the one I have been using!

    Doh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Got it! Thank you kindly, Ken!

    I skimmed over the Chinese Button Knot without seeing what it really is... if I had glanced at the picture, I would have recognized the tell-tale Carrick bend tied in hand. As it is, the one I was seeking is on the very next page from the one I have been using!

    Doh!

    - MacEntyre
    My children got both their looks and their brains from their mother... I know they did, because I still have mine!

    You're welcome. The carrick bend caught my eye as I was scanning the pages.

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    I don't know if anyone's interested, but I put up a short how-to on how to tie the Lanyard Knot.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    yes but with one exception. Some uses of biners involve looping cord through it, cord that slides across the biner, e.g. in a suspension. Concern for abrasion would keep me from using a soft shackle as a biner replacement in that kind of context.
    If you're really worried about abrasion, I bet you could get away with using one of these little gadgets for a cord-on-cord connection.

    http://www.rei.com/product/799043

    Personally, to me, I'm not too worried about abrasion with amsteel, because it's such a slick line, but I also don't mind the weight of a couple of 'biners.

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    Has anyone used nacrabiners to connect their tarp ridgelines after wrapping around the tree. My current setup involves wrapping around the tree, then running through the fi9 9 ad cranking it down tight, then wrapping to secure. Im trying to replace the fig 9, but having trouble figuring out how to do it with nacras, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetracker View Post
    this is how i do my tarp ridge.i can easily get it as tight as if using a figure 9.in fact this works the same basic way.allmost as easy

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    edit..sorry this does not relate to nacrabiners oops
    this is post 211 on this thread! check out his method for furling tarps
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    Been making these, Fun as hell.

    Been using the lanyard knot but didn't like the two tails sticking out.

    Here's a close up of the knot. and the buried tail.



    1) I have the loop burried for it to cinch up on nice and clean.

    2) Immediately after the bury I start the lanyard knot and gently finnesse it down to the exit of the burry. In messing ith this it sometimes pulled the buried line and altering the loop on the other side. so I use a small vice clamp (set just firm enough to keep the line from sliding through) and clamp right behind the exit point. This really allows me to yank and pull on the elements of the knot without worrying about messing up the loop behind it.

    3) Once the knot is situated I bury one tail through the other.

    4) (Not pictured, and still perfecting) I then take some kevlar thread and whip about 1/3" of the combined tail nice and tight. Beyond the whipping by 1/4" I cut the tail and trim it up nicely then fluff up the fibers like a cotton ball
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    I've also made several Nacrabiners over the past few days. I've made several of mine that have the ability to 'lock' by adding a small section of whipping that slides up and down. I got the idea from Grizz's videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    I've also made several Nacrabiners over the past few days. I've made several of mine that have the ability to 'lock' by adding a small section of whipping that slides up and down. I got the idea from Grizz's videos.
    HC4U, any chance of a pic?
    I'm still struggling thru the making of the NACRObiner..
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