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New page: ===Square lashing=== [[Image:Lashing square.jpg|thumb|right|100px|Square Lashing]] '''Square lashing''' is a type of [[W:lashing knot|lashing knot]] used to bind poles together. Large str...
Square lashing steps (see image at right);
#Begin with a [[W:timber clove hitch|timber clove hitch]] on the vertical pole beneath the horizontal pole and tuck the loose end under the wrapping.
#Wrap in a square fashion about three times around the poles.
#Wrap two or three times, pulling often to work the joint as tight as possible.
A properly executed lashing is very strong and will last as long as the twine or rope maintains its integrity. A [[W:lashing|lashing stick]] can be used to safely tighten the joint.
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