The strangle knot is an effective way to secure a group of lines.
A. Begin with a jam turn over the lines to be bound.
B. Next, take two more turns over the working part.
C. End with the bitter end going under the first two turns, parallel to the working part but in the opposite direction.
D. Draw the knot tight using pliers, and heat-seal the ends.
This binding knot holds well and is a good, quick alternative to whipping or seizing.
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Original materials used with thanks to Irene Rodriguez and John Bennett