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First attempts at paracord lanyards 472

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,676 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
First attempts at paracord lanyards
« on: July 17, 2018, 06:20:10 AM »
I have always found paracord lanyards attractive. I also like seeing neat knot methods. I have no skill with knots, but wanted to try a couple of lanyards. The lanyard on the blue MT was one I made a while back and hadn't messed with paracord since. It is very crude, but it does the job. Helping me quickly locate my MT when I lay it down somewhere. :ahhh

Tonight I tried something different. I got the idea of having a marble in the paracord(after watching the science channel) at the end and figured I'd give it a go. I used superglue to stiffen the paracord at the end with the marble. I used a rudimentary spiraling pattern from the ring (and later s-biner). The orange paracord is the easiest color for me to find at a glance. Tied it up as neatly as I could and terminated with one end flattened inside the last knot and the end from the marble tucked in at an angle.
I will try and work on this design in the future. Hopefully I can make it a bit more cleanly finished at some point.

This will be a welcomed addition to the BO Rebar (for the Rebar challenge), as I have to look around a bit to find it on my work benches and work surfaces. Now it will be hard to miss. :)
Pics 1, 2, 3 & 4.



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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 06:21:09 AM »
Pics 5, 6, 7 & 8

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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2018, 06:21:51 AM »
Last pics 9 & 10.

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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 07:04:29 AM »
Looks good, good job

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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 07:31:53 AM »
Thank you, RF52!  :cheers:

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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2018, 10:31:29 AM »
those look quite good

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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2018, 12:33:46 PM »
Nice job GLBM  :salute: I like the way you've incorporated the marble.

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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2018, 02:21:45 PM »
You do have skill with knots, friend, you just don't realize it yet. They aren't difficult to learn to tie, it just takes practice like any other skill worth learning.
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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2018, 03:02:30 PM »
those look quite good
Thank you, styx! :cheers:

Nice job GLBM  :salute: I like the way you've incorporated the marble.
Thank yoi, magentus! :cheers:
The marble has some sentimental value. It came from a jar of marble that have been on my family for generations. :)

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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2018, 03:05:04 PM »
You do have skill with knots, friend, you just don't realize it yet. They aren't difficult to learn to tie, it just takes practice like any other skill worth learning.
Thank you for the kibd words and words of encouragement, thatotherguy! :cheers:

I will be watching some videos on know to tie paracord knots today. :)

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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2018, 03:11:15 PM »
Stormdrane puts out good stuff on YouTube. Don't be afraid to pause the video or rewind- sometimes the knot isn't intuitive, but you will get it once you get some practice with it.
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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2018, 03:14:28 PM »
Awesome and much appreciated, thatotherguy! :)

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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2018, 03:41:58 PM »
Nice job GLBM  :like: :like: :tu:
How did you keep the marble from falling out  :think: :tu:

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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2018, 05:10:22 PM »
Magic.  ;)


Thank you, W!  :cheers:

I used superglue(cyanoacrylate) glue with the accelerator spray. Dries in seconds qnd has a great bond. My fingers do have that glue on them though. :rofl:

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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2018, 05:55:49 PM »
Stormdrane puts out good stuff on YouTube. Don't be afraid to pause the video or rewind- sometimes the knot isn't intuitive, but you will get it once you get some practice with it.

This!

 :tu: :tu:

Pretty good start. Look for instructions on the Monkey Fist. Remember, you can undo the knot if it doesn't feel/look like what you're seeing in the video. Restart as many times as needed.

Let us know how it worked.

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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2018, 05:58:08 PM »
Here, saved you the searching:

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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2018, 09:25:24 PM »
Thank you for the info and links, pfrsantos ! :cheers:

It should be fun learning that knot.  :)

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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2018, 04:22:36 PM »
today I saw a random folk with a Monkey Fist on his keys on the street,
nothing really related to this but

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Re: First attempts at paracord lanyards
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2018, 04:24:42 PM »
 :rofl: :rofl: :like:

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