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550 Bracelet
#16
Thank you Sir. I look forward to it.



Harley
#17
I've gotten back into knots just this past year. I did quite a bit when I was in the Scouts 25 years ago but had forgotten what I'd learned. I put some pics of some of what I've made with paracord on a blog page I just set up. There are several books on knots available, just search ebay or Amazon and a few tutorials are also on the web if you look for them.



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#18
Stormdrane,

Man, just got back from your Blog. Excellent work, you've got some fine braiding skills there.



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#19
welcome stormdrane, nice blogsite. tell us more about yerself, ya know, like what kinda blades you have, whats your EDC blade, what is your favorite blade, ummm.... we fixated on sharp objects here? <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />



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#20
Stormdrane,



Your stuff is awesome! Makes my stuff look like shit. Keep up the good work and welcome aboard.



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#21
Wow, this brings back memories.



My dad used to make whistle lanyards for the Louisiana State Police back in the 1960's and 1970's. He used that flat vinyl stuff they sell in the craft stores. I haven't seen, or thought about, braiding stuff like this in over 30 years!
#22
I braided a braclett/lanyard today. And my fingers are bleeding, (candy ass) how do you end the braid? Other than burning the ends together, I can't get the para cord to hold a knot. <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cursing.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cursing:' />



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#23
[quote name='muleskinner' date='Nov 5 2005, 12:04 AM']I braided a braclett/lanyard today.  And my fingers are bleeding, (candy ass) how do you end the braid? Other than burning the ends together, I can't get the para cord to hold a knot.  <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cursing.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cursing:' />



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Muleskinner

If you steam the paracord as you work it should restrict to a more solid holding shape when it cools and dries, knots would hold better this way.

But for sealing the ends try using a bowmans wrap with dental floss.



Steam it floss wrap it tight and let cool and dry. It should give you a beautifull glossy almost shoe string like end, It works amazingly well for leather braids too.



You can also burn the end, lick you finger then roll it to a point.



If you want you can remove the kern, The inside seven bits from paracord. then tie using only the mantle.



You can steam nylon and silk with great results, You can probably steam more than them but there the ones I know.



Steaming silk once with soften in order to tie and hold knots steaming again will tighten and constrict, don't ask me why though.





Partially cause I love the stuff I have, heres a pic of one of my silk sageos for my katana.



Now thats a beautifull braid, But I didn't make it.



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#24
Hey stormdrane, I think it was you that I bought a spyderco from you on bladeforums with one of your skull lanyards on it, the knife is great and the lanyard is cool
#25
This seems like a really no-obtrusive way to have a good length of cord with a person at all times.



A piece could substitute for the shoulder straps on your bag for traveling.



I am going to have to learn how to do this.



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#26
Wow, Stormdrane,



Those are totally beautiful! Is this a cottage business? YOu could sell the compass ones through REI!
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#27
I've been making the lanyards, fobs, and bracelets as a hobby. I have sold some, but considering the time it takes to make them and materials, it's not really profitable. I like to learn new things and enjoy searching the internet for different ideas and uses for paracord.
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#28
I found this link which explains alot of the various stiches nicely



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#29
wow! what a site... thanks...



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Stupid people are like Slinkies.... They're not really good for anything....but....

They still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs
#30
Here's a couple of tutorials I made for making a paracord bracelet and watchband:



[url="http://www.instructables.com/id/EL5S5IADTYEY95S32O/?ALLSTEPS"]Paracord bracelet with a side release buckle[/url]



[url="http://www.instructables.com/id/EEAABSCF0ZTLL23/?ALLSTEPS"]Paracord watchband with a side release buckle[/url]
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