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fist knot is another way of making a fire head. The spherical shape
give the best volume to surface ratio when using an adsorbent core. However
the knot should have a rigid core inserted within to keep the knot from
flexing and coming undone. A non flexing anchor should be used to attach
the chains to the core as this prevents friction against the rope edges,
however wick can be additionally protected with some PVA (white school
glue). The two ends of the cord used to make the knot are cut flush with
the knot and secured to the core.
Appearance of a fire meteor
Can use wire or bolt assembly
Improved capillary effect for fuel traveling within the rope to
Less flexibility improves wick life
Not as easy to make as the animation shows. Requires a lot of strength
to pull knot tight.
A few feet of rope is left unused after tightening the knot.
1 x 3/16" eyebolt with nuts and lock nuts per head
Items to make out of a monkeyfist knot
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