Figure 4-20. - Scaffold hitch.
Figure 4-19. - Half hitch.
part (fig. 4-20, view 1). Bring a doubled portion of the running end back under the plank (view 2) to form a bight at the opposite side of the plank. The running end is taken back across the top of the plank (view 3) until it can be passed through the bight. Make a loop in the standing part (view 4) above the plank. Pass the running end through the loop and around the standing part and back through the loop (view 5).
A BARREL HITCH can be used to lift a barrel or other rounded object that is either in a horizontal or a vertical position. To sling a barrel horizontally (fig. 4-21), start by making a bowline with a long bight. Then bring the line at the bottom of the bight up over
Figure 4-21. - Barrel hitch.
the sides of the bight. To complete the hitch, place the two "ears" thus formed over the end of the barrel.
To sling a barrel vertically, pass the line under the bottom of the barrel, bring it up to the top, and then form an overhand knot (fig. 4-22, view 1). While maintaining a slight tension on the line, grasp the twoContinue Reading