Making a Rope Cargo Net or a Climbing Net
Unfortunately in the video below, I demonstrate how to use the 2 Strand Crown Knot or Japanese Crown Knot to make a few meshes of a cargo net. I am still working out how to make a climbing net from start to finish.
In the video I show how to use a two strand crown knot, but I have also seen a cargo knot made with the Carrick Bend and also the Sheet Bend. In the near future I hope to demonstrate both these processes also.
Making a Climbing Net
So far the best description that I have seen for making a cargo net is shown here: http://www.animatedknots.com/sheetbend/index.php#climbingnet
The above is an example of a net using the the crown technique.
Cargo Net Construction
I recently came across these instructions by http://duo.irational.org/ who kindly gave me permission to use them on this website. To view the full pdf document please click on A Guide to Net Making
Obviously it is my intention to follow the instructions shown on Animated Knots and produce a full length video on making a complete cargo net.
Cargo Net Knot Video[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFexAt2UCgY[/embedyt]
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How to Tie a Cargo Net?
Here you will find the basics of tying a cargo net using the Japanese Crown Knot method. I have also gathered information from across the net, that should give you a good idea of how to make your own cargo net.