a HUGE thank you for your time and trouble, although my request wasn't wisely placed - time-wise - as I haven't got time to attend to it until Saturday. Should have at least mentioned that there is no hurry. It is just that I am fumbling with a clasp again and with certain ties I don't know where to tuck the ends. And this toggle knot looks perfect.
As much as I can see at first glance this is a very detailed description and should be managable, and I guess the most important is your precious hint about the stick for tightening. I promis I will post my first toggle knot here.