Introduction: How to Tie a Sheetbend

Picture of How to Tie a Sheetbend
From the Eye in the sky workshop cam:

In the video, I didn't leave the loose ends long enough for safety. In the still picture, the loose ends are a better length.

I think I tie sheetbends totally different from everyone else -- fortunately none of mine have ever come loose. If you've got a better way post it in the comments or in a new Instructable!


sambo2476 (author)2008-01-18

wow, stumbled upon this and it is good practice to always do a triple sheetbend, the one above is a single. I work in the fishing industry and a single can work loose

LoneRanger (author)2006-11-30

he. coolinstructable

titaniumfrog (author)2006-09-09

Both tails of the rope should be on the same side. From Wikipedia: "Make sure the two free ends are on the same side of the knot; otherwise you get a left-handed sheet bend - a knot of significantly reduced strength."

ewilhelm (author)titaniumfrog2006-09-09

While it's probably best practice to always tie a right-handed version, I thought the left and right were the same strength for rope of similar diameter. For different diameter rope, right-hand is always better. After doing so many things wrong on this Instructable, I wonder, can I do anything right?

fungus amungus (author)ewilhelm2006-09-10

Well it looks like you guys switched the comment system back to the original style. That's pretty cool.

radiorental (author)2006-09-08

this is a sheet bend not a bowline (o;

ewilhelm (author)radiorental2006-09-08

You're right! I've changed the title and am hanging my head in shame.

radiorental (author)ewilhelm2006-09-09

and you invented rope?!?! (o; the shame... the shame!

TheCheese9921 (author)2006-09-08

one of the harder knots that you learn in the scouts, ahhh But can you tie THE DRAGON BOWLINE!!! yes simple tie a bowline and drag it behind you Drag on bowline hahahaha i love dumb jokes

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