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Got Paracord? 273333

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,059 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2280 on: June 25, 2020, 04:34:43 PM »
Thanks, it looked that way, just wanted to make sure.

 :cheers: :salute:



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Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2281 on: June 26, 2020, 12:40:04 AM »
Thanks, it looked that way, just wanted to make sure.

 :cheers: :salute:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,059 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2282 on: June 26, 2020, 12:39:02 PM »
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Thanks! I was thinking about having something to give it more weight, maybe a metal nut, the same diameter as the stopper knot. It would be hidden inside the weave.

Have you tried something like that? Does it work?

 :think: :think:

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Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2283 on: June 26, 2020, 04:58:37 PM »
Thanks! I was thinking about having something to give it more weight, maybe a metal nut, the same diameter as the stopper knot. It would be hidden inside the weave.

Have you tried something like that? Does it work?

 :think: :think:

I've used ball bearings of various sizes for cores, golf balls, and even a pool cue ball, just depends on the cord, the knot and whatever size project you're doing.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,059 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2284 on: June 26, 2020, 09:07:33 PM »
I've used ball bearings of various sizes for cores, golf balls, and even a pool cue ball, just depends on the cord, the knot and whatever size project you're doing.

I've used a metal ball, from a broken mechanical mouse, in a monkey fist and it worked great. I thought of the nut, to use with this herringbone knot.


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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

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Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2285 on: June 26, 2020, 09:50:15 PM »
I've used a metal ball, from a broken mechanical mouse, in a monkey fist and it worked great. I thought of the nut, to use with this herringbone knot.

I'm not sure how the shape of the nut will affect the shape of the herringbone once it's tightened up.  You might need to stick something firm through the nut, that will stick out a bit on either side of the nut, so that it would be of a a similar profile to the lanyard knot that the nut would be replacing as the core.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,059 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2286 on: June 27, 2020, 06:22:24 PM »
I'm not sure how the shape of the nut will affect the shape of the herringbone once it's tightened up.  You might need to stick something firm through the nut, that will stick out a bit on either side of the nut, so that it would be of a a similar profile to the lanyard knot that the nut would be replacing as the core.

I thought about a nut the size of the initial stopping knot. Passing the loop through the nut, so it sits against the stopping knot, inside the weave. When you tighten the knot, the weave would keep it in place.

 :think: :think:

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Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

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No Life Club Posts: 1,090 Be Prepared
Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2287 on: June 28, 2020, 03:23:37 AM »
I thought about a nut the size of the initial stopping knot. Passing the loop through the nut, so it sits against the stopping knot, inside the weave. When you tighten the knot, the weave would keep it in place.

 :think: :think:

Try it with different size nuts, tie/untie to make sure the finished knot gets the shape and covers the core to your satisfaction.  :)
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,059 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2288 on: June 28, 2020, 07:28:06 PM »
Thanks. I'll try to make one to use as a keyring or lanyard.

 :cheers: :cheers:

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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

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Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2289 on: June 29, 2020, 05:12:52 PM »
No pics as I am at "work" but you can use your imagination! What I have been using paracord for lately is to replace the elastic ear loops on masks with top/bottom ties. the elastic loops just do not fit me right and bother my ears. Wearing glasses likely doesn't help either. I actually sew them on myself. :ahhh

I have found that 15" per side for the top and 13" per side for the bottom work great for me and my wife but YMMV. And for some reason the black cord stays tied while grey or OD seem to slide loose.  :dunno:

And, of course, I melt the ends before sewing and I darken the white center threads with permanent marker so I do not have four dots on the corners of my mask. Some things are just not acceptable with mask fashion!

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Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2290 on: June 30, 2020, 02:55:44 PM »
Great idea for the mask :like: :tu:

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Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2291 on: July 02, 2020, 09:49:00 PM »
No pics as I am at "work" but you can use your imagination! What I have been using paracord for lately is to replace the elastic ear loops on masks with top/bottom ties. the elastic loops just do not fit me right and bother my ears. Wearing glasses likely doesn't help either. I actually sew them on myself. :ahhh

I have found that 15" per side for the top and 13" per side for the bottom work great for me and my wife but YMMV. And for some reason the black cord stays tied while grey or OD seem to slide loose.  :dunno:

And, of course, I melt the ends before sewing and I darken the white center threads with permanent marker so I do not have four dots on the corners of my mask. Some things are just not acceptable with mask fashion!

It sounds to me like you need a more reliable knot.  Which one are you using? 
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Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2292 on: July 03, 2020, 10:07:08 AM »
More dog leash work......woof

 

 
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Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2293 on: July 05, 2020, 05:37:47 PM »
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Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2294 on: Today at 02:21:26 AM »
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,059 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2295 on: Today at 11:45:54 AM »
That's your new favourite combo? Nice looking lanyards! What knots are those?

 :cheers: :tu:


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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

No Life Club Posts: 1,090 Be Prepared
Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2296 on: Today at 11:54:31 AM »
That's your new favourite combo? Nice looking lanyards! What knots are those?

 :cheers: :tu:
Two-strand gaucho knots, finished with a two-strand footrope knot with the SAK and lanyard/diamond knot with the Kershaw Emerson.  I can see enough to manage tying them, lol...  :D
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,059 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2297 on: Today at 12:13:43 PM »
Two-strand gaucho knots, finished with a two-strand footrope knot with the SAK and lanyard/diamond knot with the Kershaw Emerson.  I can see enough to manage tying them, lol...  :D

Those gaucho knots have different sizes, right? Found a tutorial in YouTube, for 2 strand 4 bight. Is it just a question of having more twists when you start, 3 or 4 or more, instead of just the 2? Or do you need an even number?

 :think: :think:

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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

No Life Club Posts: 1,090 Be Prepared
Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2298 on: Today at 02:12:07 PM »
Those gaucho knots have different sizes, right? Found a tutorial in YouTube, for 2 strand 4 bight. Is it just a question of having more twists when you start, 3 or 4 or more, instead of just the 2? Or do you need an even number?

 :think: :think:
If this is the one you're following, you can make a longer version by increasing the number of initial wraps around the dowel/mandrel and do the same under/over pattern with the working ends. 

Beyond 3,4,5 wraps it becomes more difficult for me to keep the knot straight and lined up (tying around a Bic pen), so I tend to keep these two-stranded gauchos short.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,059 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2299 on: Today at 04:38:26 PM »
If this is the one you're following, you can make a longer version by increasing the number of initial wraps around the dowel/mandrel and do the same under/over pattern with the working ends. 

Beyond 3,4,5 wraps it becomes more difficult for me to keep the knot straight and lined up (tying around a Bic pen), so I tend to keep these two-stranded gauchos short.

Yup, that's the one! Thanks for the tips! Now I just need to get some paracord and a couple of hours to try these new ones.

 :cheers: :salute:

________________________________
It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

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Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2300 on: Today at 08:42:54 PM »
My first try at a water bottle holder.  It is functional, but didn’t come out as well as I wanted. 

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Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2301 on: Today at 08:58:18 PM »
My first try at a water bottle holder.  It is functional, but didn’t come out as well as I wanted. 

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Not bad, I like it! :tu:
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
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Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2302 on: Today at 09:14:56 PM »
Not bad, I like it! :tu:
JR
Thanks.  I think the next one will be better, but I am waiting on the shockcord.
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 26,908 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: Got Paracord?
« Reply #2303 on: Today at 11:05:53 PM »
Thanks.  I think the next one will be better, but I am waiting on the shockcord.
That’s normally how it works, you get a brain fart after looking at what you did and make something a little better.. and so on.
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR

 

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