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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. Stormdrane

    Stormdrane Loaded Pockets

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    Mini monkey fist attached to a Photon clone. Type I paracord used, 5 turns in the monkey fist.

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    I'm digging it!! I gotta try my hand at those.
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  3. Stormdrane

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    I used about 6 feet of type I paracord to make this 4-strand braided lanyard with a micro clip. It's finished length is just over 11 inches long. It can be clipped to a beltloop, bag, etc... or wrapped around the wrist and clipped to itself for use as a wrist lanyard. The light is a Surefire(2xCR123) with a shadow grass camo Aleph body(from a friend).

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  4. webley445

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    I'd like to try making one of those. What did you do to the loop end, whipping? Or is it a noose? Kinda hard to tell from thwe pic (looking at it from work not home ;D)
     
  5. Stormdrane

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    Common whipping. I finished the braid with a square sinnet which makes it slightly bulbous where the whipping won't slip off and I melt the ends of the whipping to the surrounding cord so it doesn't loosen or slide off.
     
  6. Stormdrane

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    I finally finished the paracord guitar strap. It took 140 feet of paracord and around 5 to 6 hours to complete.

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    I also made a wide paracord bracelet with the same pattern. Might also work as a watchband.
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    Here’s my first try at a cord wrap. I did it so it wouldn't add thickness to the handle, yet it's textured to aid in grip.

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    I bought this simple handmade sling off ebay a couple of years ago and keep it in my BOB. It's a simple design that could be done with braided paracord instead of the 1/4" poly cord on the one I have. In addition to the paracord, you'd need some webbing, leather or something like denim for the pouch, and just sew it together. A sling definately takes time and practice to become proficient with it. Note: be careful around trees, those ricochets hurt. :idiot2:

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    That guitar strap rocks! Very cool Stormdrane, if I still played guitar I'd definately give it a go.
     
  11. ghostrider

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    Here’s some more.

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    Gray Monkey’s Fist with dark blue and gold whipping.
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    Toxic green Monkey’s Fist with black and toxic green Cobra Stitch (Soloman Bar).
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    Purple FAF: purple Monkey’s Fist with black/light blue/purple whipping.
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    Ok Stormdrane, I want one in the same color... It doesn't hurt to ask... ;D
     
  13. Stormdrane

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    I hadn't been to the Army/Navy store in a long while, so I stopped by and found some new utility cord in black, olive drab with black tracer, and woodland camo. It's 1/16" diameter and made of polysomethingorother I think. There's no manufacturer name or markings on the spools and I bought what they had sittin out. I also found some wooden balls to use for monkey fists at the Hobby Lobby on the way home. I got a few in 3/4" and 1" sizes.

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  14. ghostrider

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    I've seen that stuff at both gun shows and a surplus store in Detroit that Irish Lager dirrected me too. He gave me some of the 1/16" woodland camo, and I eventually picked up some of the same in 1/8" (it comes in two sizes). The 1/8" woodland camo came with a tag for Atwood Rope Mfg. (ARM Co.).
     
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    Thanks! :)

    A few of the guys on the USN forum had some neat ideas of using paracord on hats and caps. Here's what I tried with my Dad's boonie hat. I used 23 feet of paracord doing a loose cobra stitch. You could certainly use more than that if you kept it tightened up.

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    Is the extra weight noticeable? That is a substantial amount of cord to have with you. I would think more useful for outdoors that a fob would carry.
     
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    The weight wasn't noticeable to me, but YMMV. :)
     
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    I just can't stop posting pic of paracord stuff.

    Here’s one I finished up tonight. Another Gander_Man JFBF in black, royal blue, and neon orange.

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    Type I paracord keychain lanyards. About 13 feet of cord were used in each of these(OD green over white and the other all OD green) with the king cobra stitch, a swivel clip on one end, and a small split ring on the other. The large keyring could be removed and the lanyard used for attaching to a SAK, flashlight, etc... I have one on my keychain right now, the swivel clip is attached to a belt loop and the lanyard with the loaded keychain hangs inside my pocket.

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    Make Slings! And Bracelets!
     

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