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us Offline Splat

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Got Paracord?
on: January 09, 2008, 11:05:28 PM
 ::)  Yeah, I know.... but I recently picked up a few different colors from Supply Captain so I'm all into it now. Come on and post some pics of your Paracord creations.  :)
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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 11:18:30 PM
I do fairly boring stuff with mine, but there's some pretty snazzy stuff here...

http://www.sosakonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=25&Itemid=57

and of course I've never made one of these out of paracord... :D

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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008, 11:23:33 PM
I make simple lanyards and fobs for some knives for different reasons.  I'll try to get some pics posted when I get home from the office.
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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008, 11:26:24 PM
Nope...

Paracord isn't real popular round these parts (we're more of a torn Minty Wrapper people)
Anyone want to extol the virtues of this mighty string to me?


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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008, 11:45:53 PM
OK whats a torn minty wrapper?
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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #5 on: January 10, 2008, 12:04:58 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australiana


They are listed somewhere between Beer and Vegemite.

Tearing the wrappers into long strings is a popular passtime.

Presumably if one had enough, they could be woven into a sturdy truck strap.


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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #6 on: January 10, 2008, 01:06:33 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australiana


They are listed somewhere between Beer and Vegemite.

Tearing the wrappers into long strings is a popular passtime.

Presumably if one had enough, they could be woven into a sturdy truck strap.

Interesting!


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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #7 on: January 10, 2008, 01:32:02 AM
Nope...

Paracord isn't real popular round these parts (we're more of a torn Minty Wrapper people)
Anyone want to extol the virtues of this mighty string to me?

I would've thought that we were a telecom rope people myself.


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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #8 on: January 10, 2008, 05:41:12 AM
Heres a neck lanyard I braided and tied up. Im gonna give it to a friends son who's just got into duck hunting with me. I made the calls removable so he can use the lanyard for other things if he wishes.



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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #9 on: January 10, 2008, 05:47:52 AM
Few more.



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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #10 on: January 10, 2008, 09:58:17 AM
It's great cord/rope! it's very strong, the in-nerds/strands can be taken out and used as thread, bright colors for visibility, camo and dark for blending in, just about anything you can use string and rope for you can use paracord for. I use 550 (as many do)

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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #11 on: January 10, 2008, 10:30:31 AM
Quote from: Carthas
I would've thought that we were a telecom rope people myself.

On one hand, I consider that stuff to be roughly equivalent to pubic hairs on the list of things I would like to use as rope -

On the other hand, much like pubic hair, I have heaps of it lying around the house!


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It's great cord/rope! it's very strong, the in-nerds/strands can be taken out and used as thread, bright colors for visibility, camo and dark for blending in, just about anything you can use string and rope for you can use paracord for. I use 550 (as many do)

I may acquire some (I usually use Spectra).
Is it related to Hootchie cord?
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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #12 on: January 10, 2008, 01:14:55 PM
Anyone have a link to a tutorial on how to tie that round lanyard Mike D has on the flashlight. I can tie the square ones lickety split but have not seen a good tut for the round ones.

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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #13 on: January 15, 2008, 09:29:37 AM
After much practice and some sore fingers I have finally learned to tie some nice looking monkey-fists.

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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #14 on: January 20, 2008, 09:20:36 PM
Nope...

Paracord isn't real popular round these parts (we're more of a torn Minty Wrapper people)
Anyone want to extol the virtues of this mighty string to me?

Looks like I have my work cut out then...  ;)

OK, here we go, you did ask for paracord.!   :ahhh  ;)

Key fobs and tool tags



Neck lanyards



Snake clips and monkey fists



Long snake lanyards



Zipper pullers



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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #15 on: January 28, 2008, 08:10:48 PM
Well deano was very kind and sent me some excess red paracord (not quite 550 but its very nice!) he had lying around, and here is my first attempt at a square weave, mixed with a little of my black paracord i had left. Its a little long for anything useful but i'm impressed with how it turned out! Tried to do a snake knot/weave thing but failed miserably!

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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #16 on: January 28, 2008, 08:48:18 PM
Well deano was very kind and sent me some excess red paracord (not quite 550 but its very nice!) he had lying around, and here is my first attempt at a square weave, mixed with a little of my black paracord i had left. Its a little long for anything useful but i'm impressed with how it turned out! Tried to do a snake knot/weave thing but failed miserably!

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Hi

Thats a nice tight looking square stitch, just need to work on your closing stitch   ;)

The snake stitch is a hard one, not to learn but to get it tight, the key is tightening each knot twice... try a cobra they have got to be the easiest:

Left = Snake, Right = cobra



Loads of links on the web, like these:

http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/
http://boondoggleman.com/
http://www.animatedknots.com/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg

Hope this helps and keep on going...

Thanks
deano



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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #17 on: January 28, 2008, 08:51:03 PM
Knot tying is one skill I wish I could pick up. I practice but I just can't seem to get it. Directions online just confuse me and my fingers are kinda fumbly too.
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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #18 on: January 28, 2008, 08:55:31 PM
Hi

Thats a nice tight looking square stitch, just need to work on your closing stitch   ;)

The snake stitch is a hard one, not to learn but to get it tight, the key is tightening each knot twice... try a cobra they have got to be the easiest:
Loads of links on the web, like these:

http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/
http://boondoggleman.com/
http://www.animatedknots.com/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg

Hope this helps and keep on going...

Thanks
deano

Whats wrong with my closing stitch? :P It will be taken apart and made into 2 separate ones, my house mate was quite impressed with it, so they'll get one of them.

Yeah i've done the Cobra one before and that is pretty easy, just the snake that leaves me confused! I'll give it another go tomorrow afternoon after my exam, its quite relaxing once you get going! Thanks for the links though.

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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #19 on: January 28, 2008, 09:52:37 PM
Whats wrong with my closing stitch? :P It will be taken apart and made into 2 separate ones, my house mate was quite impressed with it, so they'll get one of them.

This is a simple but very effective (and dare I say it attractive) little knot:

http://www.atwoodknives.com/home/16390018.php

...I use it all the time.!   :D

Yeah i've done the Cobra one before and that is pretty easy, just the snake that leaves me confused! I'll give it another go tomorrow afternoon after my exam, its quite relaxing once you get going! Thanks for the links though.

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I'm sure of you look on stormdrane's pages he has a video on the snake stitch...

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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #20 on: January 29, 2008, 12:12:54 AM
Once I used hemostats I went right out and bought a couple. They are great for heat-sinking electronics parts and holding wires together for soldering .... and minor things like brain surgery.  ;) :)
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Reply #21 on: January 29, 2008, 09:41:20 AM
Remember, I won in the Holiday Give-away last month. Among the prizes that Calvin gave me were 5 pieces of paracord zipper pulls and keyholders of different type of stitches. I believed those nice items came from Deano.

I was inspired me to make a square stitch keyolder. Yesterday I was able to get a few meters of cord of 2 colors (neon green and neon violet). These cords are smaller than the 550 but that is the only size available in my area.

The 5 items on top came from Calvin. Below right are the 2 rolls of materials I used, and the end product after 5 attemps is on the left. I do not know how to make the closing stitch, so I just melted the 2 ends of the green cord with a soldering iron.


Closeup of the end product and the materials I used.


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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #22 on: January 29, 2008, 02:13:41 PM
sorry Nomad for taking so long to reply (I'm old n slow)

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I may acquire some (I usually use Spectra).
Is it related to Hootchie cord?

I think it may be related (I had to look it up!).
I use spectra line for my 2 line stunt kits
spectra is strong but I'm sure as you know it has a low melting point
and not good for tying knots, para-cord is much better for knots.

another name for para-cord is parachute cord.
Wikipedia says:
Parachute cord (also paracord or 550 cord) is a lightweight nylon kernmantle rope originally used in the suspension lines of US parachutes during World War II. Once in the field, paratroopers found this cord useful for many other tasks. It is now used as a general purpose utility cord by both military personnel and civilians. This versatile cord was even used by astronauts during STS-82, the second Space Shuttle mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.[1]

The braided sheath has a high number of interwoven strands for its size, giving it a relatively smooth texture. The all nylon construction makes paracord fairly elastic; depending on the application this can be either an asset or a liability.



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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #23 on: January 29, 2008, 04:42:51 PM
Remember, I won in the Holiday Give-away last month. Among the prizes that Calvin gave me were 5 pieces of paracord zipper pulls and keyholders of different type of stitches. I believed those nice items came from Deano.

Hi Eddie, yes from the top row all are my work except the "skull" one.

I was inspired me to make a square stitch keyolder. Yesterday I was able to get a few meters of cord of 2 colors (neon green and neon violet). These cords are smaller than the 550 but that is the only size available in my area.

The 5 items on top came from Calvin. Below right are the 2 rolls of materials I used, and the end product after 5 attemps is on the left. I do not know how to make the closing stitch, so I just melted the 2 ends of the green cord with a soldering iron.

Eddie

The closing stitch and the melting are critical parts and do take a while to perfect.  If you need any tips just ask...

Thanks
deano


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Reply #24 on: January 29, 2008, 07:14:31 PM
Well here's my finished product! I'm quite impressed, still can't do the snake stitch though, but i'll keep practising!
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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #25 on: January 29, 2008, 07:30:01 PM
Looking good Ryan mate :)
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Reply #26 on: January 29, 2008, 07:44:41 PM
Looking good Ryan mate :)

Cheers! Like i say its quite relaxing when it finally clicks on how to do a knot, spent a couple of hours this afternoon sat watching Farscape and doing random knots!

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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #27 on: January 29, 2008, 07:49:31 PM
Looking good Ryan mate :)

Cheers! Like i say its quite relaxing when it finally clicks on how to do a knot, spent a couple of hours this afternoon sat watching Farscape and doing random knots!

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Reply #28 on: January 29, 2008, 07:52:23 PM
Looking good Ryan mate :)

Cheers! Like i say its quite relaxing when it finally clicks on how to do a knot, spent a couple of hours this afternoon sat watching Farscape and doing random knots!

Roadie

Uni's that interesting is it! ;)

Hey :P i did have an exam this morning, just one exam left now, and have no lectures for 2 weeks!
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Re: Got Paracord?
Reply #29 on: January 29, 2008, 07:59:59 PM
Looking good Ryan mate :)

Cheers! Like i say its quite relaxing when it finally clicks on how to do a knot, spent a couple of hours this afternoon sat watching Farscape and doing random knots!

Roadie

Uni's that interesting is it! ;)

Hey :P i did have an exam this morning, just one exam left now, and have no lectures for 2 weeks!

Good old exams, in a way I'm glad I'm not taking any exams now, hated revision and I was one of those people that has to do days of revision or I get a crap mark. But then again if your not learning, its working, which gets tedious at times, enjoy the free afternoons whilst you can roadie :D
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