Back in my college days at SIUC they use to use tie lines to secure the line sets while loading. After a change in faculty the theater program started to use 4' pieces of 1x4 to twist around the ropes and then place the 1x4 between the arbor tracks to help prevent movement during weight changes. Well one day we ran out of weights at had to borrows some "pigs" from the campus events theater. While there I noticed they did not use 1x4 or tie lines but had a steel bar that had two or three 3" by 1/4" to 1/2" steel pegs that the ropes were fished through. I was wondering if anyone had seen or know of such a tool and what it is called? Also if you have any other suggestions on tieing off a line set.