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An 1800 lb strength lanyard I made.

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by para-frame, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. para-frame

    para-frame Loaded Pockets

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    I was at the local swap meet looking for random junk that I think is cool (I have bought elk and deer antler, an old pocket hatchet and a typewriter there :lolhammer:) and came across a booth selling 20 foot segments of 1800 lb. strapping for a buck. the black stuff is para-cord.
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    This is what I made with my limited skills.
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    here is how I sewed it up.
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    Is there anything I can do to make my next one I make better?
     
  2. LZ

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    Cool...I wouldn't go hanging anything 1800lb from it.... ;)
     
  3. parnass

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    :welcome: Welcome to EDC Forums, para-frame.
     
  4. para-frame

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    thanks, I have actually been here for a while I just don't post much.
     
  5. rhazkhal

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    Probably you can get sewing machine on the same swap meet and use it to sew in a rotating clip or buckle for a more quick release option, plus it would make it look more clean it's not that I'm bashing sewing skills but it's just my $.02... O0
     
  6. PenRx

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    I would also refrain from wearing this around your neck. There is no safety release on it at all. While it may not be 1800lbs, or it might be, it is certainly stronger than your neck.

    Cool idea, but I would have put a breakaway in there for safties sake.

    Cheers,
    Sean
     
  7. para-frame

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    I know, I never put lanyards without safety releases around my neck.
     
  8. Atomic

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    Die it.
     
  9. zenlunatic

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    Could crimp some metal over the stitches.
     
  10. scríbhneoir
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    Another option would be to sew it along the edges and the top and bottom in one continuous stitching action and then go diagonally across the box so that you have an X in the box. In that way, you could go over the stitching at the top and bottom and not have to use the zig-zag stitch.
     
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    FYI, the webbing is "mule tape". When communciation or electric companies bury conduit, they bury it with the mule tape in it. When they are ready to put wires in the conduit, they pull them through with the mule tape. It's usually not reused and some companies will have bins of used mule tape sitting around. If you check at your local electric utility company, they may just give you some.
     
  12. para-frame

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    cool, thanks.
     
  13. roo

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    go on Neptco's website and they will send you a sample. I work in the telcom industry and our guys have pulled linetrucks out of the mud with this stuff. awesome to have around for sure.