Figure 6-49.A steel picket holdfast.
Table 6-2.Safe Capacity of Spruce Timber as Gin Poles in Normal Operations.
a. Make a tight lashing of eight turns of fiber
flush with the lower and upper sides of the lashing to
rope about 1 foot from the top of the pole, with two of
prevent the lashing from slipping.
the center turns engaging the hook of the upper block
of the tackle. Secure the ends of the lashing with a
b. Lay out guy ropes, each one four times the
square knot. Nail wooden cleats (boards) to the pole
length of the gin pole. In the center of each guy rope,