I've been a big fan of knots and rigging for a very long time - I use it when I go rafting, for instance - and when I have a chance to learn a new knot or technique, I'm interested.
In this case I'm putting up the wires for the grape trellis and supports, and took a few pictures as I worked on the wires.
With my high-tensile fences, wires do break from time to time, and being able to perform a repair on the fence with no tools at all is a great ability. So here's the basic knot for high-tensile fencing
So when a wire breaks, I take a 6' piece of new wire out, tie the new wire in place, and then re-tension the span. 15 minutes, no tools, just a bit of wire and good technique. makes fence repairs very easy.
This knot is to tie to anchors, but you can do two of them to tie wires together, or use a figure-eight follow-through knot
4 weeks ago