1. Are you a current member with account or password issues?

    Please visit following page for more information

    Dismiss Notice

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

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ghostrider

    ghostrider Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    May 29, 2006
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    1
    A sad commentary on our society when we don't even allow our fighting men to have weapons. It's as if the "warrior mentality" is discuoraged.
     
  2. Deaths Head

    Deaths Head Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2006
    Messages:
    4,742
    Likes Received:
    15
    When you "whip" the paracord. Is there a particular way to do it?
     
  3. Stormdrane

    Stormdrane Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2006
    Messages:
    2,246
    Likes Received:
    5,742
    I use the common whipping method, but there are a few others, see bottom of link page.
     
  4. wpowell

    wpowell Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    3
    This is one I made for a guy who wanted a semi flexible handle for the front of his paintball gun..uses a fun technique for the sennet.

    -w
     

    Attached Files:

  5. wpowell

    wpowell Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    3
    I have made several MFs for LEOs who have had to use them to break car windows...they say they work GREAT.
    Thay also said they work well as an 'improvised pacification aid'...I still wonder what they mean by that...

    :lolhammer:
     
  6. Stormdrane

    Stormdrane Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2006
    Messages:
    2,246
    Likes Received:
    5,742
    Very cool, I like that one.
     
  7. Bobby D

    Bobby D Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    2
    I've made a few lanyards in the past, but the weak point has always been any whippings used. Tried various types, they always come apart eventally (mine anyway!)

    This time I used some ti ferrules, cut from tube and smoothed/polished in a drill chuck.

    The loop's bound with twine to strengthen it, with the ends of the binding hidden in the ferrule. The second strand locks it in. I don't usually like melting cord ends to finish, but cut close to the end ferrule it looks nice and neat.

    Bob
     

    Attached Files:

  8. Monstera13

    Monstera13 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Messages:
    995
    Likes Received:
    2
    Anyone know a site with easy instructions on tying a monkeys fist??

    Thanks!
     
  9. greenLED

    greenLED Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2006
    Messages:
    5,753
    Likes Received:
    20
    Follow the link in Stormdrane's signature line - that'll take you to his blog, and from there look for the knot links he's got towards the bottom of the page.
     
  10. Lunal_Tic

    Lunal_Tic Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Messages:
    5,517
    Likes Received:
    18
  11. webley445

    webley445 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Messages:
    891
    Likes Received:
    6
    I went to my local dollar store and found glass marbles for $1 a bag (50?).
    Make great cores for monkey fists.
     
  12. ghostrider

    ghostrider Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    May 29, 2006
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    1
    You can also use the glass balls or ball bearings they sell for slingshot ammo.
     
  13. greenLED

    greenLED Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2006
    Messages:
    5,753
    Likes Received:
    20
  14. greenLED

    greenLED Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2006
    Messages:
    5,753
    Likes Received:
    20
    How do you guys finish a cobra stitch? I just did my first one, and I have left over loops on the finishing end and not enough cord left to cover them. :(
     
  15. webley445

    webley445 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Messages:
    891
    Likes Received:
    6
    Well I always use a little extra to be able to cover the whiole thing, it took a few tries to get the eye. I suppose if you didn't want to undo it you could snip all the ends and melt.
    also up to you how much/big loops you want on it.
     
  16. ghostrider

    ghostrider Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    May 29, 2006
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    1
    I usually start on the end opposite the loop, and cut and burn when I get to where I want it.
     
  17. balrog

    balrog Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2006
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    84
    You can melt the tag ends and carefully work them into the body of the knot using dental floss. Then take a needle and thread and carefully stitch the body of the knot and the tag ends together. Kind of like tack welding it in place.
     
  18. Deaths Head

    Deaths Head Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2006
    Messages:
    4,742
    Likes Received:
    15
    I just learned how to do the cobra stich. Wasn't as difficult as I thought. Now, I have 4 loose ends that I don't know what to do with. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
    [​IMG]
     
  19. dinoadventures

    dinoadventures Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,355
    Likes Received:
    4
    did you get a book on that or something?
     
  20. Deaths Head

    Deaths Head Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2006
    Messages:
    4,742
    Likes Received:
    15
    Naw bro. I got it from here:
    http://www.boondoggleman.com/prj_cobra_stitch.htm
    I read from somewhere that this is really easy to do. It looks complicated until I followed the instructions, and it was quite easy. Really, anyone can do this. Now ending it is where I am having problems.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.