__Round Lashing__

Used for joining 2 poles together.

Used in the construction of flagpoles.

*Method:*

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*Start with a clove hitch around the both spars.

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*Continue with nine or more turns, tightening the rope at every half-turn.

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*End the lashing with a clove hitch.

__Shear Lashing__

It is made near the tip of a pair of parallel poles, so that this pair can be opened out to form a pair of "scissors legs", known as shear legs.

__Square
Lashing__

Used for securing 2 spars touching and crossing each other at any angle.

*Method:*

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*Start with a clove hitch on the upright spar. Carry the end in front
of the horizontal, behind the upright and down in front of the horizontal.

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*Continue this way keeping inside previous turns on the upright and
outside previous turns on the horizontal.

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*After three to five turns as described above, conclude with 2 to 3
frapping turns.

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*Dispose the end by tying a clove hitch on the other spar.

__Diagonal
Lashing__

Used for securing 2 spars crossing each other but standing apart at an acute angle to each other.

*Method:*

Start with a timber hitch across both spars. Take 3 or more turns in 1 direction.

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*Continue with the same number of turns in the opposite direction.

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*Tighten with frapping turns.

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*Dispose the end by tying a clove hitch on the nearer spar.

__Gyn Lashing
or Figure-of-Eight Lashing__

Used for lashing 3 poles together to make a tripod.

Used for making rafts.