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Retention Leash Bracelet...

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by John Frederick, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. John Frederick

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    Here's a simple idea I came up with today: an "instant access, always available small tool retention leash" for those times when you can't afford to drop your tool.

    It's made from a length of cord, a #1 snap hook and a small split ring. I sewed the hook and ring onto each end because it's lower profile than a knot. I made the cord length long enough to go around my wrist twice.

    Now I can quickly and easily unsnap the hook and attach my tools to it when needed and in the mean time it masquerades as a simple bracelet.

    Let me know what you all think :D

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  2. El Verbo

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    So simple, it's awesome! I want one!
     
  3. jma78

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    I like it, it´s simple and it works. I could come up with like 100 different uses for it.
     
  4. Lorenzo

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    I'm definitely making one for the PSK and may even start wearing one, thank you for the creative idea.
     
  5. shwa

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    Cool idea,maybe somewhere along the string quick release lock would be nice.
     
  6. Lorenzo

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    Or maybe a "weak link" like a piece of ball chain... I've seen a scar left on the hand by a thin rope loop - it's not the kind of scar to go away.
     
  7. greyhound352

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    :iagree: Neat and easy to make. Thanks for the idea.
     
  8. nuphoria

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    Groovy little idea that O0
     
  9. shwa

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    Lorenzo that exactly what i thought :iagree:
     
  10. John Frederick

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    I decided that I did not need a break away on mine but that's my own choice. For those of you who wish to add a safety release into the leash here's some pics of the first one I made. I discovered that I could use just the "ball chain connectors" if I wanted to. I just melted a tiny bead onto the end of my cord and wedged it into the connector just like ball chain does. Here's two different takes on the idea that I came up with when I built my first one:

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    (This one uses a "jewel clip" which is smaller but the spring gate is MUCH LESS secure.)
     
  11. yam350

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    Really good Idea O0, I'm starting mine now and will probably make a couple more to put in my sailing tool bag and the PSK.
     
  12. NosHusky

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    interesting idea. clever.
     
  13. Yek4

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    Somebody make one with paracord and post a picture please.
     
  14. Flying Bones

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    Freaking genius.
    I'm looking for any way to secure tools after loosing a Leatherman Charge TTI to the bottom of a refuge pond. Thanks for this!
     
  15. solocanoe

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    nice idea!
    In my canoeing/kayaking world there is a saying..."if you love it, leash it".....
     
  16. revs
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    Great idea especially if you work above ground a lot. Or over/around water. May need to make one or two of these.
     
  17. knifeguy

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    [img width=640 height=480]http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu147/knifeguy12/DSCN0665.jpg[/img]
    Heres my first bracelet, sorry for the horrible pic.

    [img width=640 height=480]http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu147/knifeguy12/DSCN0661.jpg[/img]

    heres the second one made with loops tied in each end of the cord, hope you can see that, that pic is a little better. Made with and inova flashlight clip.
     
  18. Lapinot

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    The version with the breakable link is indeed very clever. I can imagine many uses for such a device.
    Now, I have to find a good DIY shop nearby to get some components ...

    Antoine
     
  19. Rev. Chuck

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    Great idea, I'll be making one
     
  20. logpond

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    made one already. thanks for the idea...