Saturday, September 10, 2011

Logging Hook 5 Strand Ring Bolt Hitching

This is a logging hook I received as a gift a few years ago.  We have a wood stove and burn wood in the winter for heat.  These hooks can be very useful for handling wood that is either split or un-split.  I covered the handle with 5 strand ring bolt hitching.  This hitch is woven creating the effect of a tight braid on the handle.    It must be kept fairly tight during the weaving process and takes some working to keep going relatively straight.  It might be easier to do out of a larger diameter cord.  The ends of the ring bolt hitch are covered with 6 lead by 5 bight turks heads. UPDATE: I did a tutorial on 5 strand ring bolt hitching.  It can be found by .


Anonymous said...

Excellent work on this.

I've never seen ringbolt hitching done with 5 strands. Any chance you could post up instructions?


curchin said...

Hi Pete- Thanks for your kind word and for stopping by. I'll try to publish a tutorial, but it may take a little time. Try Googling "Ashley Book of Knots 3607" and look for the Google Book entry. It comes up there for me down 4 or 5 entries. Hope it helps.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info, curchin. Can't wait to try that technique out.

Looking forward to the next project.


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