Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

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Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Post by Stormdrane » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:18 pm

A two-strand wall knot sinnet with a couple of gaucho knots in moss color paracord, shown attached to my binoculars. Just over 68 feet was used of a the 70 foot long strand that I started with, for a finished 50" length with the 12mm split rings on the ends. :)

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Post by Stormdrane » Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:41 am

A friend gifted me an Old Hickory knife with a kydex sheath that he made for it, and I added a paracord wrap to the sheath.
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Post by Stormdrane » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:30 pm

A simple wrist loop lanyard added to a flashlight for this Labor Day's edc pocket duty, tied with #325 paracord attached to the pocket clip since the light itself doesn't have a lanyard hole, although I've also carried it without the pocket clip and tied a lanyard around one of the flashlight body grooves as an alternative as well... :clownshoes:
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Post by Stormdrane » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:08 pm

Paracord globe knot wrist lanyard...

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Post by BullOnParade » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:23 pm

blazeben wrote:
Squirrley wrote:How are you finishing that off? Looks like an awful big ugly mess.

I would recommend either just cutting the ends to within 1/4" of the cobra part of the knot, and then melting them into 'stoppers', or leaving them maybe 3/8" or 1/2" long and tying/lashing them to the inner strands of the cobra, right next to the buckle, with some whipping twine or the like.

If you have any whipping twine, thats what I'd do, because you can have 'normal' ends, and all you have to do is cut off the twine with a knife and then you can un-tie the bracelet easy.
I just set it up to be torn down because I knew it was to big so just thought I would show the first try.
I tend to gauge 1foot = 1inch braided.
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Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Post by zombiepreparation » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:47 am

Am sure you paracord aficionados all know this but just this week 'I" learned how to make a fishing basket from the inner cords in a pinch. Now I 'have' heard of numerous other uses for those thread of course. The fishing basket was new to me though.

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Post by Stormdrane » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:18 am

Pineapple knot pocket knife lanyard. :)

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Post by Amorton94 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:26 pm

Hey I recognize that knife! I absolutely love it for the $3.87 it costs at wally world! Bought a bunch to put everywhere. Might need to make lanyards for them too. Good idea.

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Post by Stormdrane » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:40 pm

Amorton94 wrote:Hey I recognize that knife! I absolutely love it for the $3.87 it costs at wally world! Bought a bunch to put everywhere. Might need to make lanyards for them too. Good idea.

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Yep, those Sam Walton customs are a good value for what they cost. I had bought a couple last month, one for Pa and one for me. I want to pick up a few more to stash in the vehicle glove boxes, toolbox, kitchen gadget drawer, and bug~out~bags. :mrgreen:

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Post by Stormdrane » Sat May 07, 2016 10:39 am

Some red Type I/#95 paracord and black/gray 2mm cord in a pineapple knot around a tactical carabiner...
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Post by SCBrian » Sat May 07, 2016 5:04 pm

Stormdrane wrote:Some red Type I/#95 paracord and black/gray 2mm cord in a pineapple knot around a tactical carabiner...
Question: I've tied a few long turks heads in leather on my walking stick, but was never happy with how the ends layed down. They tended to curl and bunch up. What is your preferred method of finishing one off?
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Post by Stormdrane » Sat May 07, 2016 11:24 pm

SCBrian wrote:
Stormdrane wrote:Some red Type I/#95 paracord and black/gray 2mm cord in a pineapple knot around a tactical carabiner...
Question: I've tied a few long turks heads in leather on my walking stick, but was never happy with how the ends layed down. They tended to curl and bunch up. What is your preferred method of finishing one off?
I usually run the start and end strands up under then out of the knot before final tightening up to finish then trim and tuck, but that can vary depending on the knot, the cord, and where it's applied. I've also used a bit of strategic needle and thread or brush on super/krazy glue to secure ends as well. ;)

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Post by Stormdrane » Sun May 29, 2016 5:43 pm

ABoK #784, "the crown and diamond", tied at the end of an orange paracord wrist lanyard.
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Post by Stormdrane » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:47 pm

Checkered pineapple knots on a lighter, tied with electric blue Type I/#95 paracord and white 2mm mini blind string. I followed the diagrams from Tom Hall's book, "Introduction to Turk's Head Knots" to tie the knot around the cap, then tied a longer four bight TH for the base knot on the lighter body using the same pattern. :D
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Post by elricfate » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:21 am

tuongtrante1 wrote:Guys this thread is for BOB stuff. Threads/topics like this belong in Other Gear or another appropriate forum.

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Post by BullOnParade » Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:54 pm

Out of the ordinary for this thread, looking for a recommendation: I want to put a wrap on my bicycle handlebars, any suggestions?
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Post by Stormdrane » Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:18 pm

BullOnParade wrote:Out of the ordinary for this thread, looking for a recommendation: I want to put a wrap on my bicycle handlebars, any suggestions?
Spiral hitching, Moku hitching, Turk's head knot, ringbolt hitching... :)

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Post by BullOnParade » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:37 pm

Oooh, I like the looks of that moku hitching. I'll have to give it a go and see how it looks on the bar.
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Post by Stormdrane » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:52 pm

BullOnParade wrote:Oooh, I like the looks of that moku hitching. I'll have to give it a go and see how it looks on the bar.
Added some Moku hitching to one of my dad's walking canes a few years back, and you can see from the couple of pics in my blog post that it does fine working with angles, so should go nicely on handlebars. ;)

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Post by Asymetryczna » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:53 am

Wow. Just found your blog again: http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/2010/04/ ... ching.html

Now, I have found the use of knots to be essential in some of the things I do but you are an artist.
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