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What do I do with this paracord stuff?

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by cosine, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. asemery

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    adjustable bracelet
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    ABOK 2207
    split face monkey fist knot

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  4. asemery

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    Royal Navy Monkey Fist
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    In the regular monkey fist knot the Working End bends at a severe angle when it changes from one phase to the next. This causes visible indications of the transition (a and b).

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    In the Royal Navy Monkey Fist a gentler angle is used. This leaves no indication of the transition

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  5. asemery

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    Chinese crown knot cross

    Single strand doubled in half
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    Floating key ring fob
    2" diameter, yellow day-glo paracord, 7 passes
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    same specs, different color
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    Swivel snap hook fob
    Monkey fist tied around marble
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    another floating key ring fob
    I prefer the natural look of the cotton twine
    Ping pong ball core, 2 1/4" diameter, 6 passes
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  10. asemery

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    Globe knot
    I find it is easiest to tie this knot around my forefinger

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  11. asemery

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    Snake Knot Project
    The snake knot combined with the overhand, overhnand stopper knot makes a nice zipper pull, lanyard or key ring fob. The ends can be trimmed close even when using natural matetial.

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    Here is how I did it

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  12. asemery

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    Interlocked snake knot
    The locked snake knot is on the left, the unlocked version is on the right.
    Each half knot in the locked version is tied into the preceding half knot. In the unlocked version the half knots are joined together in pairs.

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    Here is how i did it
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    Eight Bight Button Knot
    This button knot makes a nice place to start a two strand knotting project.

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    Here is how it's done
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    Simple monkey fist jig
    Wrapping the cord your fingers is an easy way to make a monkey fist. The drawback is that there is a lot of excess cordage that slows the tightening process
    I prefer to use a simple bit of coat hanger wire bent to accommodate the core you are using

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    Here is how I use the jig
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    I was playing with a cow hitch and thought this variation would make a nice start for a zipper pull or lanyard

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    Four strand braiding jig
    The jig helps maintain a nice tight braid.
    The jis is also nice because you can stop and resume braiding witout fear of losing your place

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    Here is how it works
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    soft shackle
    Made using the 4 strand braiding jig

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    4 strand braiding
    Proof of concept experiment

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    String trimmer cord
    I found a half spool of string trimmer cord in the free box at a yard sale. Tuened out it was too heavy for my string trimmer so i re-purposed the cord.

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