Originally Posted by Irvin
That does sound like a weird question. You want to know what finishing knot is used to start the crosses when stringing one piece? That's Ron's main reason for stringing one piece two fewer knots.
That is actually the main reason I prefer 1 piece stringing over 2 piece stringing. Tension loss isn't really an issue if you know what you're doing when tying knots. In my opinion, knots are weak points in string jobs, so the less for me, the better. Also, less knots mean less grommets being mushroomed.
As for my finishing knot, it's just one of the many variations of a double half hitch. I don't know if it has a name, and I don't call it anything. I'm sure someone decades ago used it, since all variations have been used way before any of us started stringing.