Camp Gadgets & Lashing Projects Troop 413 Jay Kruemcke Version 1.0 4/2/2014
Square Lashing • Begin with a clove hitch round the upright and tuck the end in neatly. Pull the clove hitch very tight, and take the long end over the crossbar, round the back of the upright, and over the crossbar again. Follow the same course, being careful to lay each cord alongside the one before and to pull tight all the time, until you have been round each part three times. Then take two or three frapping turns behind the crossbar and in front of the upright. Finish off with a clove hitch, pulled very tight, round the crossbar.
Diagonal Lashing i) Start by tying a timber hitch around both poles and pulling it snug. ii) Make four tight wraps around the spars, laying each wrap neatly alongside the timber hitch. iii) Make four more tight wraps across the first three. iv) Frap it three or four times and finish it off with a clove hitch
Round Lashing • Used to lash two poles together (constructing a flagpole) • Tie a clove hitch round the bottom pole • Wind the rope around both six or seven times • Finish with two half hitches round both poles. • The lashing can be tightened by driving a small wooden peg between the poles
Tripod Lashing A Tripod lashing is made by laying three spars alongside each other, with the center spare pointing in the opposite direction to that of the outside spars. i) Tie a clove hitch around one outside pole. ii) Loosely wrap the spars five or six times, then make the frapping on either side of the center spar. iii) Finish the lashing with a clove hitch around the outside spar.
Whipping Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Lifting Gateway As the gateway is raised the bars draw together
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