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So, in the meantime, I'm trying something a bit different... It's not the neatest sewing job, but I've managed to sew the strands together, doing a basic up and down through the middle (with the strands overlapping each other) and then looping over and under each side to hold it together on the sides as well. At least this way, there's no big knot and it ...


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Fisherman's knot This is what I would use if you are looking for a pure knot solution. One of the easiest ones to use as well since it is just two overhands knots. Image from Wikipedia Basically lay the ends of the elastic along side each other. Then take one end and tie an overhand knot around the other end. Then do the same with the other loose end. (...


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As you know, the vibration of the chime is what causes the sound. Within that vibration are peaks and troughs of vibration, but there are also nodes where the vibration is barely, if at all, noticeable. If you don't tie down the chime at exactly one of these nodes, you'll attenuate your sound and cause buzzing anyway. Instead of tying your chimes, think ...


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Your other answer, from @fred_dot_u, is probably the way to go but for completeness, here are a few other ideas. First, a single overhand knot won't hold. If you combine two, make sure to combine them into a reef knot (or square knot) and not a granny knot, which is likely to loosen under vibration. A reef knot or even a shoelace knot is adequate here. If, ...


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To my eye, it looks like it may be a simple overhand knot in one cord with the other cord inserted through it. The knots look more complex, but that may just be the cord flattening out at the knot (it may be a cover over a cord), or see other possible explanation below. It's hard to see the construction of the purse loops. That could be a piece of fabric ...


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After a brief search using "diy knot tying tool," and mostly coming up with fly-fishing helpers, I think your best option would be to create a jig with pegs in the right locations. What are the right locations? That's a trial and error project. Picture a board of suitable length for your longest set of loops. Cut it in half and create a means to adjust the ...


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You may have luck with hitches or whippings. The former tends to involve attaching a rope to something, such as a piece of wood. The latter finishes the end of a rope to keep it from fraying, or finishes a piece of wood...to keep it from splintering? Both tend to have styles that can be repeated down a bit of wood making them both more secure and more ...


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You don't need to work with cord that spans the length of your entire project You have a couple of options that depend on what aesthetic you are trying to achieve and what you are willing to accept as far as look. Adding cord with knots There is a family of knots used to add in new cords to your project. Mostly suggested as a means of adding more colours or ...


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Rather than use a knot, you would want to make use of a taut line hitch, sometimes called a trucker's hitch. It's a series of loops which allow you to snug the free end, while the tension causes the loops composing the hitch to lock down onto the line. There are many variations of taut line hitches but I've found that the trucker's hitch is consistent ...


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Most natural fibres shrink as they dry, so you could try giving the cord a good soak before putting it on. That won't work if it's going to be left out in the rain, though. Otherwise I like the hidden wedge as suggested by Chris H.


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First thing that comes to my mind, why don't you try it in the same way as bobbin lace? In your case, that means a large cushion (maybe a(n old) mattress), as stiff as possible, and use pins to get/keep the knots in the right places.


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In many macrame projects you mostly tie with only a part of the ends, the rest are just there waiting for their turn. Your knitting fish work well for the 'waiting' ends, making the few that work at the time less likely to get in tangles. Or, if you do not have those fish, bundle the string and tie the end around it or use a small elastic band. When ...


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The knot on the web page you posted looks like a basic square knot (aka reef knot) to me, at least as far as the end result is concerned. (They're tying it upside-down for some reason, but they're ending up with two simple overhand knots, one right, one left, and that's gonna get you a square knot.) One of the square knot's main uses is to join two pieces of ...


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The most basic way of doing this is with a square lashing. However tightly you pull the string with a knot, it will always be slightly loose. The key part of a lashing is the "frapping turns" (steps 7 and 8 in the link above) so that the string is completely locked down onto the pole and tube. The string from the square lashing will tie over the resonant ...


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If you use a slightly stretchy cord (nylon monofil as in your picture will do) you can pull the knot really tight so the cord is pre-stretched and use a non-slipping knot as others have described. That way as the wood gives a bit under the metal tube the line will still stay taut. Were you to use a very inelastic cord (a wire) then changes as the wood dried ...


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I see you use the word fishing line and the tag monofilament. If so the string will be hard to control and it will need knots with a few extra turns to make them stick without moving. I'll start with describng the knot as slipping knots is the most common problem in tying evenly spaced knots in monofilament. My first try would be a bowline kind of knot ...


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The specific knot isn't critical as long as the knot has the functionality. There are endless choices, so you can pretty much pick one that you find attractive as long as it is a type that doesn't slip (and any knot reference will describe that characteristic). However, you will need to deal with the issue of any knot attached as described in the question ...


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Focus on the loops not the length of the string. Make a guide board or jig by putting two pins (or nails depending on the weight of the cord) in a board with their distance apart being the desired length of your looped string. Then tie your loops around the pins. Once you have your loops then you can trim the cord where it exits the knot. If you then ...


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