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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. wvridgerunner

    wvridgerunner Loaded Pockets

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    Here's one of my release lanyards attached to a carter release... if anyone here is into archery and uses a handheld release, you know how annoying it is to dig in your pocket for your release after each shot. Fits like a bracelet and has a sliding king cobra stitch knot to tighten to fit my wrist. The main wrist portion is 550 cord, the smaller cord is type 1 paracord, and the sliding knot is 1.4mm nylon cord. It also has a small lobster clasp and 3/8" split keyring to attach to the release.

    [img width=640 height=370]http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x204/wvridgerunner19/Release%20Lanyards/blackbluelanyard.jpg[/img]

    [img width=640 height=633]http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x204/wvridgerunner19/Release%20Lanyards/blackbluelanyard2.jpg[/img]
     
  2. wvridgerunner

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    Here's another in all black

    [img width=640 height=377]http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x204/wvridgerunner19/Release%20Lanyards/blackreleaselanyard2.jpg[/img]

    [img width=640 height=373]http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x204/wvridgerunner19/Release%20Lanyards/blackreleaselanyard3.jpg[/img]
     
  3. greyhound352

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    O0 nice work Wvridgerunner. I'm not into archery but the release lanyard is cool, I'm going to show your post to some friends that are archers.
     
  4. wvridgerunner

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    Thanks, they can be attached to other items as well... I also have one attached to my digital camera.
     
  5. jester02k

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    Hey wvridgerunner
    nice work very elegant design
     
  6. DemskeetSkeet

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    Wait.......so those are animated!! :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
     
  7. jester02k

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    No
    wvridgerunner is the Archery release lanyards which are nice and very elegant.
    KnotHead marlin spikes are computer drawing (which I HOPE he has them made and offers to sell to his knotting friends :angel:)
    Jester02k
     
  8. jester02k

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    Thanks KnotHead
    I will definitely be ordering a couple of spikes and some fids too sweet!
    Jester02k
     
  9. wvridgerunner

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    Got some new peach colored 2.4mm nylon cord in today, so I tried a little different wrist lanyard. This one was braiding using a 3 peg knitting spool overtop of some walnut colored 550 cord.

    [img width=397 height=640]http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x204/wvridgerunner19/Release%20Lanyards/DSCN1481.jpg[/img]

    [img width=640 height=588]http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x204/wvridgerunner19/Release%20Lanyards/DSCN1493.jpg[/img]
     
  10. DemskeetSkeet

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    :shocked: :shocked:

    Nice work!!!
     
  11. nice65

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    That's beautiful wvridgerunner, really nice.
     
  12. wvridgerunner

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    Thanks!
     
  13. themadplumbarian

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    Thats NICE, now can you do it out of square leather? i need one for a hiking staff,,, JR
     
  14. wvridgerunner

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    Good idea, haven't tried them with leather, but I'm sure it could be done. The only leather I have at the moment is some lightweight 1/8" kangaroo lace... might have to try a wrist lanyard with some and see how it turns out.
     
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    Please let me know what you come up with i have a strap of leather with a stitch around it, but I'm just not liking it,,, i would rather have a braid like the one you just posted, but I'm going natural, wood and leather, or else i would have gone with paracord, it would just look wrong, although if in a dark brown maybe not, i bought my niece an exceptive bag for college, and the handle is out of a braided leather kinda in the shape of yours but more in the number of 7-8 strand, i would say 1/8-3/16" square leather very nice! that would be perfect, but i have no clue how to, basic braid yes, extensive no! JR
     
  16. wvridgerunner

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    Here's my first try at one with leather... the leather is braided over top of some type 1 paracord since it wasn't quite sturdy enough to use for the entire lanyard. I plan on eventually getting some 1/8"- 3/16" straps cut from some heavier leather to replace the type 1 paracord.

    [img width=640 height=480]http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x204/wvridgerunner19/Release%20Lanyards/LeatherWristLanyard.jpg[/img]

    [img width=640 height=480]http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x204/wvridgerunner19/Release%20Lanyards/LeatherWristLanyard2.jpg[/img]
     
  17. KnotHead

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    Round leather would work better with that type of braid.
     
  18. themadplumbarian

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    Nice job, better then what i could do, but heres a pic of the bags handle that i bought, i think this would be great as a lanyard, for around a hiking staff,,, JR
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  19. KnotHead

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    The handle is a gaucho braid. I can't tell how many strands were used in the photo. The handle was braided around a flexible core like some soft braided cotton cord or something like that. While the braid itself was done properly the strands with which the braid was done are not beveled making the over all appearance okay. Now if they would've beveled the strand the braid would lay down on itself much flatter and give a better appearance and a better feel to the hands. Take a look at this website Hooey Knowshttp://hooeyknows.com - Now this guy is my leather braiding mentor. I run all of my braiding work by him before I sell it. I have been knowing Hooey about 2yrs now. His hand braided work is just the best and I will most likely never be at the level of braiding he is at. Anyway, take a gander at that website and you'll see the difference in braiding.
    :)
     
  20. InspektorGadget

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    Thats is a great site. He does some awesome work.
     
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