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 two