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    Arrow Post your home-made lanyard photos!

    EDIT 08/03/06:

    Now that this thread has become a sticky, webly445 was kind enough to compile a list of links that have been brought up or are related to this thread.

    Thanks to webly445 and all those who have contributed to this thread. Let's keep it going!

    And those links are here:

    http://www.lighthound.com/info/lanyard_weaving.htm

    http://www.realknots.com/knots/index.htm#bends

    http://www.boondoggleman.com/

    Stormdrane's Blog

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...ad.php?t=102053

    http://www.folsoms.net/knots/index.shtml

    http://bns-code.org/?view=pages&id=4

    http://www.igkt.net/beginners/index.html

    http://www.sacdelta.com/safety/knots/m_fista.htm

    http://www.scoutxing.com/knots/knots_index.htm

    http://www.themartialist.com/pecom/koppowrap.htm

    http://www.freecraftunlimited.com/braided-lanyard.html

    http://www.freecraftunlimited.com/braided-lanyard.html

    http://www.layhands.com/Knots/Knots_Decorative.htm

    http://www.knifeart.com/how.html

    http://www.beadandbutton.com/bnb/default.aspx?c=ss&id=31

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

    http://www.stellaceleste.com/htm/knots/tutorials.htm

    http://www.totheweb.com/cuc/knots.html

    http://www.totheweb.com/cuc/knots.html

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    Original, first post of this thread:

    I thought this might be an interesting thread...

    This weekend, I learned how to weave paracord from lighthound's website:

    http://www.lighthound.com/info/lanyard_weaving.htm

    Thank you Lighthound!

    I just think it's amazing, to put on your keychain, a small "fob" that holds up to 8 linear feet of paracord. Who know's when that could come in handy? Paracord is tough stuff, even with the inner strands removed.

    At first thought, I remember that poor bastard who got his hand cought between a "rock and a hard place". Don't know his name, but he had a boulder crush and capture his hand for several days while hiking somewhere out west. I remember that he used some rope that he had to make a way to sit down. This was all he could do for several days before finaly amputating his own hand to escape...

    So here we go. I hope this hasn't been done before. I've searched CPF and only found a few good folks who are willing to make and sell these little life savers.

    Please post pictures of your creations. And describe how you made them, or where you found instruction on making them.

    Here is my entry:

    This first one is a simple square knot (repeated and repeated). This fob has approximately 4 linear feet of paracord. The paracord has it's inner strands removed.



    This second photo is black and white paracord, added up there is a total of 8 linear feet of cord (4' black, 4' white). It was too big to add to a keychain, so I opted to "loop" it. Perhaps this is someting one could cary in their pack, rather than on a keychain...



    Also, I did something that I had not yet seen on previous posts... I used a "cord lock" device to finish off my fobs. I think that other here where either melting or hot-gluing the ends to make a finished product. I think the cord-lock is a much better solution. I plan on carying the first fob on my keychain.

    Please post pictures of your creations!

    Thanks,
    Dan
    Last edited by bruner; 08-03-2006 at 09:49 PM.
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    Default Re: Post your home-made lanyard photos!

    Here are some that I have been making for ppl lately.




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    a little one for my SAK
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    Default Re: Post your home-made lanyard photos!

    This is my EDC light with its homemade lanyard.



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    Default Re: Post your home-made lanyard photos!

    Here's a couple of mine. A few leather ones that I use for knives or small lights:




    A closeup of a leather one on my Arc LS, and a longer, paracord one, I use on my Pila GL3 (which doesn't have a split-ring or clip attachment point):
    (click on the GL3 thumbnail for larger version)

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    Here's a few I've done.

    Cobra Twist in tadgear.com woodland camo.



    King Cobra with Knife Lanyard Knot done with dessert camo.


    Monkey's Fist with Alpine Whipping (allows for adjusting length of loop and distance of Monkey's Fist).




    It's a hobby of mine so they tend to accumulate. I also put them on my flashlights and my small knives like my Boker/Magnum Subcom Folder.



    Instructions on how to make them I got mostly off the innernet, but some from books.
    First they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not stand up, because I was not a Trade Unionist.
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    Nice work!

    Can anyone point out some good suppliers for paracord accessories (cord locks, end caps, beads, etc..)? I have a local supplier, but they have a very limited selection.

    Here's my third and fourth lanyard projects. Again, thanks to lighthound for the instructions on his website.

    This is a cross-braid, paracord with inner strands removed:


    This is another square weave, but I used something other than paracord. It's like a miniature version of climbing rope. It was a real pain to do because the cord was stiff. I won't do one of these again, paracord works much better:


    Thanks for looking,
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    Ghost rider : I've been inspired to go buy some paracord just to try some of them. I have one question regarding the King cobra knot.

    How do you get the loop in it? Do you use two different strands, or one? I was able to make the knot itself pretty easily from the links that you posted in another thread, but the links did not show how you did the loop for your wrists.


    If it is some trade secret or something that you don't want to show me, that is fine. (I think that you are selling these if I remember right)

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offroadcmpr
    Ghost rider : I've been inspired to go buy some paracord just to try some of them. I have one question regarding the King cobra knot.

    How do you get the loop in it? Do you use two different strands, or one? I was able to make the knot itself pretty easily from the links that you posted in another thread, but the links did not show how you did the loop for your wrists.


    If it is some trade secret or something that you don't want to show me, that is fine. (I think that you are selling these if I remember right)

    Thanks.
    Yes I am selling them, but I donít mind sharing. Iíve actually helped others already. Some people measure theirs out but mine isnít so scientific. Iíve found something that works for me through experimenting. I determine how long I want the King Cobra knot to be (the above example is 2 inches, and the loop is 2 Ĺ inches), then I add the length for the loop, and usually put a little extra for a Knife Lanyard Knot, and maybe even more cord for a lanyard loop (but not always). Like I said, my method isnít scientific. Best thing to do is experiment to figure out how much cord you need for each stitch (probably should have thought of that one myself )

    In this case the knot plus the loop equaled 4 Ĺ inches. I find the center of the cord, and measure about 4 ĺ inches from there. That is where I start my knot.

    Hope this helps

    bruner,
    Great thread. Sorry, but I donít use much of what you are asking for. There was a thread on lanyards about a month ago that people were giving that sort of info. Iíll try to find it for you, but I remember Berkly Point and the Rain Shed being mentioned.
    Last edited by ghostrider; 01-31-2006 at 11:24 PM.
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    Last edited by ghostrider; 01-31-2006 at 11:51 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    Yes I am selling them, but I donít mind sharing. Iíve actually helped others already. Some people measure theirs out but mine isnít so scientific. Iíve found something that works for me through experimenting. I determine how long I want the King Cobra knot to be (the above example is 2 inches, and the loop is 2 Ĺ inches), then I add the length for the loop, and usually put a little extra for a Knife Lanyard Knot, and maybe even more cord for a lanyard loop (but not always). Like I said, my method isnít scientific. Best thing to do is experiment to figure out how much cord you need for each stitch (probably should have thought of that one myself )

    In this case the knot plus the loop equaled 4 Ĺ inches. I find the center of the cord, and measure about 4 ĺ inches from there. That is where I start my knot.

    Hope this helps

    bruner,
    Great thread. Sorry, but I donít use much of what you are asking for. There was a thread on lanyards about a month ago that people were giving that sort of info. Iíll try to find it for you, but I remember Berkly Point and the Rain Shed being mentioned.
    Thanks! Now I just have to wait for my paracord to get here.

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    ghostrider,

    Thanks for the link to that previous thread. Looks like some good sources.

    Can you post some links to instructional websites? I'm not having much luck finding any.

    I'm interested in trying your king cobra and cobra twist.

    Thanks,
    Dan
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    Update,

    Ok, I've had some luck!

    I found this site which showed me how to do the monkey fist:
    http://www.realknots.com/knots/faqknot.htm

    That site has even more info on it's main page:
    http://www.realknots.com/knots/index.htm#bends

    ghostrider,

    My goal tonight was to figure out how you made your Monkey's Fist with Alpine Whipping. I think I got it:


    Very cool, I had no idea how complicated this stuff can be. I ended up putting a marble inside the monkey fist, only because I couldn't seem to do it with no marble (ie. round object inside...).

    I'm not sure though, that I got your Alpine whipping correct. This may sound strange, as I'm not sure of the terminology... Does the coiled up part of your alpine whip (hangman's noose, I'm assuming...) slide up the cord, OR does the alpine whip remain stationary in relation to the monkey's fist?

    Thanks,
    Dan
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    I make mine so that it slides either way, and the loop can also be adjusted as well.



    This is a good site for instructions.

    http://www.boondoggleman.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruner
    I ended up putting a marble inside the monkey fist, only because I couldn't seem to do it with no marble (ie. round object inside...).
    I don't use a center object in my leather monkey fists. I've made them like that with nylon cord also, but it's a bit tricky and the results depend on the type of cord you have.

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    I've done them with the marble in the center, as well as without the marble.

    I also prefer to do them without it because they just seem to cinch up better without. Of course that could just be to my lack of skill in that area.
    First they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not stand up, because I was not a Trade Unionist.
    Attributed to Pastor Martin NiemŲller
    Hawkbills- Sink in the tip, and let it rip!!!- Axlis

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    I have several 'knot' books and I think they all have the monkey fist in them, one even has 3 different ways to tie it. And I've seen the same instructions online, but I still haven't got it down, when I go to tighten everything up, it ends up screwed up. Hehehe, frustrating to say the least. I've just been sticking to what I know as pictured on my blog page.

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    Here's a couple more I did after reading another thread.

    This one has the inner strands removed.




    This one does not have the inner strands removed. It also has a little over 15 feet of cord.


    offroadcmpr,
    I took some pics of the process you inquired about. I will try to post them later.
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    I got the same problem with monkey fist.... Always screw at the end
    M.TEX

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    I think that I may have figured it out
    I start out by tying the knot on over itself. So the very first part looks like this.


    Then I just do the regular stitching until the end. Then I finally figured out the lanyard knot, it was much harder than the cobra stitch for some reason.


    cool. Thank you.

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    That's how I do it. Congrats.
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    well I've made a Bracelet but I don't know how to post the picture.
    I have photobucket but every time I want to show the picture I opem a link
    for the Album and I do not want to show that....Ummmm what should I do ?
    Please let me know,
    Thanks
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    Right-click on the picture, then left-click on "properties" and copy the "address", then paste it into your post here.

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    Well I think I did. Thanks for your Help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M.TEX
    Well I think I did. Thanks for your Help.
    Looks good! Glad it worked!

    I've made those before...how do you attach it? Did you use a BDU button? Can you post a pic of that part, please?

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    Hi

    Oh well what I did was a loop with a small 550 same color to make
    both ends come togheter. I will post 2 pics. It looks ok if you don't
    have anything handy to finish off.
    I will post today afternoon. It's very easy to do it.
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    Default Re: Post your home-made lanyard photos!

    Dead simple, the appropriately named knife_lanyard_knot x 2

    Last edited by SolarFlare; 02-04-2006 at 09:40 AM.

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    on the left is the start point. use a pencil or any other thing to keep the hole opem. Braid as much you can and burn the end. ON the right you see a bigger loop. from a small piece of 550 I did a LOCK. feed the round end of small 550 into the left loop on the bracelet .Them use the burned end like a button to close the large loop end the small loop on top of it.
    ( make sure you use a big 550 paracord to figure out you size.I will post 2 pics
    later) Like I told you looks ok for what is worth.
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    Ok this is how looks like. big loop on left , and small
    loop on the right side with small 550 through the original small loop ( start point ) of the bracelet. it looks ok in my wrist it is flat and the burned part doesnt show too much. like I told you it works for me.
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    I use 3/8" curved side release clasps on my bracelets. Here's a link if you're interested.

    www.cdwplus.com

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