Unless you’ve worn velcro shoes, flip flops or slippers all your life, chances are you’ve learned how to tie a knot before.

Rope had knots tied at equal distances along the reel.

The 'Chip Log' apparatus consisted of a small weighted wood panel that was attached to the reel of rope, and a time measuring device: a half-minute sand glass (as shown in image below to the right.) Jul 28, 2019 - Explore annlclemens's board "6 common macrame knots" on Pinterest.

For example, loop knots share the attribute of having some kind of an anchor point constructed on the standing end (such as a loop or overhand knot) into which the working end is easily hitched, using a round turn. Sailors would throw the wood panel into the sea, behind the ship, and the rope would start unwinding from the reel. Lacing your shoes is one one aspect but to tie down knots onto a roof rack or bike is another thing altogether. The chip log was cast over the stern of the moving vessel and the line allowed to pay out. Bear in mind that it is far more important to learn a few knots well than to half learn a whole bunch of knots!

How to Tie Down Knots for Secure Loads! [7] A Common Log Remi Kaupp/Wikimedia. Sailors from the 17th century would measure the speed of the ship they were on using a seemingly simple device called a “common log”. expand/collapse.
We have also grouped knots that are common to various applications such as Arborist Knots, Boating Knots, Climbing Knots and Knots useful in Search and Rescue. You can also use the Search box above to search the site for any specific knot name that you are looking for. Search Log in Cart Cart. The list of knots is extensive, but common properties allow for a useful system of categorization. The piece of wood was lowered from the back of the ship and allowed to float behind it. The term knot dates from the 17th century, when sailors measured the speed of their ship by using a device called a "common log."

See more ideas about Macrame knots, Knots, Macrame. by Chris Caruana September 28, 2018.

This device was a coil of rope with uniformly spaced knots, attached to a piece of wood shaped like a slice of pie. 0 items. An example of this is the bowline. Knots placed at a distance of 47 feet 3 inches (14.4018 m) from each other, passed through a sailor's fingers, while another sailor used a 30-second sand-glass (28-second sand-glass is the currently accepted timing) to time the operation.