The number of ways a person can tie things together is more or less limitless, from the thousands and thousands of legitimate knots và roping techniques used by sailors, hunters, và savvy outdoorsmen, to lớn the countless impromptu tangles và knot nests crafted by those of us too impatient lớn learn anything more than a never-ending square knot.But in that infinite fray of tying techniques, lashing is one of the most practical và easy to learn. At its basic, lashing is a method used to lớn secure two things (often poles or pole-lượt thích items) together. A knowledge of lashing requires an understanding of two terms: wrapping and frapping. A wrap and a frap are two different techniques used when lashing. To wrap is to lớn wind your binding material, usually rope, around your poles. To frap is to lớn wind your binding material around itself, usually in-between your poles. Wrapping brings the poles together, while frapping generally tightens the lashing và helps prevent the poles from rotating in place. Before you start practicing your lashing skills, brush up on how lớn tie a clove hitch & a timber hitch, as they come in handy when beginning or ending your lashing.Below you’ll find illustrated instructions on how khổng lồ tie the 3 most useful lashings: square, diagonal, & shear.

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Square Lashing

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A square lashing is used khổng lồ bind two things (often logs/poles) together at a right angle. It is important to note that it is used for items that will be used at a right angle lớn the ground as well. If poles are intended to be used diagonal lớn the ground, or diagonal to lớn their load, then a diagonal lashing should be used.Start with a clove sầu hitch on the bottom side of the standing pole.Begin your first wrapping.Continue until you have sầu three wrappings completed.Prepare to lớn begin first frappingComplete your first frap, cinching down on your existing wraps, not the poles.Complete three fraps và then finish with another clove sầu hitch

Diagonal Lashing

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A diagonal lashing is used lớn bind two poles together diagonally & prevent racking, which is the term given when poles twist or rotate within their lashing. Like a square lashing, the poles vì chưng come together at right angles, but in a diagonal lashing the poles themselves are diagonal to lớn the ground or the load which they are supporting, lượt thích the legs of a picnic table.Start with a timber hitch on the top log.Tighten the timber hitch and prepare for your first wrapping.Make your first wrap.Complete three wraps và then prepare for your first frapping.Complete three fraps, going in between the poles lớn cinch the rope onto itself.Finish your frapping và kết thúc your lashing with a clove hitch.

Shear Lashing

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A shear lashing is used when you need khổng lồ bind two poles at their tops so that they can ultimately tư vấn weight, like the legs of a sawhorse or the basic supports of an A-frame structure. When starting a shear lashing, begin with your poles parallel và adjacent khổng lồ each other. After the lashing is completed, you can separate the legs khổng lồ create the basic A-frame shape.

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Start with a clove hitch around just one of your poles before beginning your wraps.Complete six wraps before beginning your first frap.Complete two fraps between the poles.Secure your loose over with a clove hitch and separate the legs khổng lồ complete your lashing.Like this illustrated guide? Then you’re going to love our bookThe Illustrated Art of Manliness! Piông xã up a copy onAmazon.Illustrations by Ted Slampyak