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Tie a Handle

by Chuck Rice


For carrying odd shaped, heavy items, a Double Fisherman's Knot makes a good rope handle that will not cut into your hand. I used it to carry a 50 pound lathe headstock to a metalworking meeting.

Without the knot, the headstock was an awkward, two handed load. By adding additional loops (I used four on each side) you end up with a great handle that will work for all sorts of things around the shop and house. Plus, you can’t beat the price!

To learn how to tie the Double Fisherman’s Knot, among others, visit

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