Rope Work

 Sheer (or Shear) Lashing

Sheer lashing is used two lash two spars together. 

i) Lay two spars side by side. 
ii) Tie a clove hitch to one spar. 
iii) Make four loose wraps around the spars and four frapping turns between them. 
iv) Finish with a clove hitch.

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.

Diagonal Lashing

Diagonal lashings are used to lash to spars together other than at a right angle. 

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