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Lanyards galore! Post questions, designs, pics, etc. - Part 1

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by Mahachippy, Jun 6, 2006.

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  1. Mahachippy

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    Okay, I have been up all night surfing the various websites that have been listed about tying lanyards and I must say I am more excited than ever to get me some paracord and give it a go! However, I have a couple of questions...


    First what is the square sinnet stitch? I have found a square stitch, but is it the same as the square sinnet stitch?

    Also, I saw some of the bracelets that ya'll made and I think it was your Stormdrane that mentioned you used some cobra stitches on some of your bracelets/watch bands and my question is the cobra stitch a more "flat" stitch than say a square stitch or a round stitch?

    And finally for the moment, how to you end a square stitch so that you don't have tag ends left?
     
  2. ghostrider

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    AFIK, the Square Sinnet and Square Stitch are the same.
    Yes, the Cobra Stitch is a more flat stitch than a Square/Round Sinnet/Stitch. However, when you double it to make a King Cobra it gets thicker and rounder. I have managed to make one that was more thicker and rounder by adding layers and rotating, but keep in mind that with two to three layers of paracord, the King Cobra is already as thick about half the thickness of a Square/Round Sinnet. If you look at the tan lanyard in my FS thread (#18) you'll see a King Cobra in a Non-bracelet form.
    The only way I know of not leaving any “tag ends” left is to cut and burn.
     
  3. greenLED

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    bondoongleman has a nifty way of tying the ends; although you still have ends left, only secure now.
     
  4. Mahachippy

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    Thank you GR and green!
     
  5. Mahachippy

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    I know there are many online resources for lanyard and fob patterns/projects but do ya'll have any specific books ya'll recommend for lanyard/fob/braiding/knotwork?
     
  6. wpowell

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    There IS not knot book that compares to the Ashley Book of Knots...no one has come close. Its expensive though. Probably 50 bucks...as for ending lanyards...here are a few oif the ways that I tie mine off...
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  7. bruner

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    I have only made a few myself.  I liked using those spring loaded cord locks to end the lanyard.  That way, when you need to "unwind" your lanyard, all you have to do is remove the cord lock.  The plus side is that you will have that cord lock to use with your paracord after you unwind it.  I typicaly put a split-ring on one end of the lanyard and the cord lock on the other end.  Here's a few pictures.

    PS.  Hi ghostrider, greenLED.  I know you both from candlepower forums.  I just found this EDC forum.  Pretty cool.

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  8. Mahachippy

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    Thanks bruner! I never thought of ending them with cord locks, but that is a great idea and definitely something I will look into! O0
     
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    You made me curious, according to amazon its $47.25 (MSRP $75) but more importantly, my local library system has two copies, one in the branch near work. Think I'm going to the library over lunch tomorrow.
     
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    Thanks to Stormdrane, wpowell, CPF ghostrider, and others, I'm getting back into knot tying. My latest lanyard (endless turk's head with 1/4" wooden bead core + bowsun):

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    I use bookarea.com (aka. addall.com) when hunting for books. It's $44.75 (shipped), as listed here. All the "used" books I've gotten through them have actually been brand-new.
     
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    Thanks greenLED. I'm glad I was a part of it, espicially since I've been enjoying some of the things you've posted over at CPF, and if I'm not mistaken now Spyderco.

    Here's a couple examples of the completion stitch.

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  12. greenLED

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    The more I do that knot (the diamond/lanyard/bowsun), the more I like it.

    Yup, that's me @Spyderco. I'm learning to speak "knife" now.
     
  13. ghostrider

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    It realy is a nice looking knot. It's easy to tie also, unlike the Chinese Button Knot. I wonder if it's just a variation of the Turk's Head since it ties in similar fasion and looks similar.
     
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    I really like this lanyard in this pic.
     
  15. greenLED

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    wpowell & ghostrider, I'm weak... just bought myself the Ashley Book of Knots. Bye-bye flashlights, helllo kinves & lanyards!
     
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    Oooooo! Now I'm jealous. I've never even seen one. Thought about ordering it once, but there's been so much for me to find on line and in the couple books I have that I haven't progressed to where I think I can justify it. You'll have to show us some of the stuff you learn from it. It's like the Holy Grail of knot books.

    You start hanging out at the bug forums and you'll be in trouble with knives, flashlights, and have a several thousand feet of paracord. ;D
     
  17. 1331

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    Nice find Green, and nice lanyard also. I saw an Ashley book of knots three days ago in a bookstore for $75. 'Bout $15 a pound.
     
  18. greenLED

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    8) I got it for around $50 (shipping included), brand new. If you really want one, try that link from addall.com that I posted a couple of days ago.
     
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    I just bought a copy from Half.com. It was $53 shipped...

    GG
     
  20. greenLED

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    I'm such a bad influence. :D
     
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