Introduction: Diesel Fish
Diesel Fish are gear ties for your truck. Anywhere you would use a knot, you can use Diesel Fish. It's designed for rope 1/2" diameter or smaller and also works with flat webbing. It's so simple you can even tie it wearing boxing gloves!
Two years ago I posted Fish Bone Knotless Gear Tie. Since then I've gotten feedback from friends, perfect strangers, and everyone in between. This design is the sum of that feedback along with what I've learned by myself. This is how I got here...
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Step 1: Proof of Concept
This design started out as a doodle on my Ipad. From there I made it out of a coat hanger. The wire prototype proved the idea but it wasn't very sturdy. So from here, I traced the silhouette onto aluminum and cut it out. Much better.
Step 2: Research & Development
Research. I did a lot of reading. One of favorite references is the Ashley Book of Knots. That book shows you every kind of knot you would need in any situation. What I took away from it was the theory of knots and way they work. Unless your a sailor an 18th