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post #1 of 66 Old 05-22-2010, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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The Paracord Thread

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Let's start a thread on Paracord and the many uses you have found for it. Also, if you want to learn it yourself, Youtube.com is a great resource along with www.stormdrane.blogspot.com

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post #2 of 66 Old 05-22-2010, 02:03 PM
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would you like to go into more detail on the shiftknob? And I have a band made for paracord that iv had on sense 6th grade...stuff is strong.

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Cool. I'd like to have some of those grab handles. I've had rolls of that stuff when I was in the AF but couldn't find too many uses for it other than boot laces and whatever you'd use regular string for.


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The shift knob was from the factory original. I cut off the rubber that surrounded it, then wrapped vertical lengths around it in the grooves. There are 8 grooves in the factory shift knob. I used one length of cord to do this. You can think of this like tying a bow. You make a t-pattern at the top wrap it around again, and again, until there is cord in all the grooves then tie it in a knot to keep it tight.

After that you simply weave a new strand of paracord in and out of the 8 strands kind of like basket weaving, starting at the top. When you get to the bottom, you cut all the cord from the original 8 strands and burn them to the inside of the knob as well as the and strand that you used to weave it with. So far it is holding. It's hard to explain, I should have taken pictures during the process.

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I recently just made a watch like that and have a cobra stitch and square stitch on my key chain. Cool stuff. The handle looks awesome. I just showed my dad and he wants me to put some pattern on his steering wheel of his 05 GC Limited. The wheel is wearing down a bit.

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ah 550 cord. good, useful stuff.

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It makes an evil garrote, leaves one hell of a rug burn.

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It makes an evil garrote, leaves one hell of a rug burn.
Very useful for both situations. I never thought to make one with anything other than piano wire.

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Cool shiftknob, and I like the steering wheel cover idea, I may try that tomorrow.

Here's some stuff I made this winter.

Some rifle slings





A self defense dog leash, the end is a golf ball with a 9 wrap monkeys fist around it, that took me about 5 tries to get right.



And an old fashioned David and Goliath sling, it can really whip a rock but I have no clue how to aim it.


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This **** is awesome. On spring break one of my buddies who's in the army came down to pc with us and he had a bunch of bracelets and stuff made. Where's the cheapest place to get it? I know there's cheap 550 cord and then the really good stuff with the inner having 3 different cords or whatever. I've looked at amazon and cheaperthandirt.

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Cheaperthandirt has the real stuff, so does army surplus world. It cost a few bucks more at cheaper than dirt but they have more colors.

The 1000' ft roll is definately worth the money. I've burned up about 700' from mine already and I need to order another one. You can use that stuff for everything.

The real stuff has 7 inner strands.

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Cheaperthandirt has the real stuff, so does army surplus world. It cost a few bucks more at cheaper than dirt but they have more colors.

The 1000' ft roll is definately worth the money. I've burned up about 700' from mine already and I need to order another one. You can use that stuff for everything.

The real stuff has 7 inner strands.
ah ok. I couldn't remember so I just made up 3 inners Thanks.

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Sitdwn... Could you post a writeup on that David and Goliath sling you made? I have tons of paracord. As for me, I attempted a cobra braid, lost my patience, but I can make a monkeyfist in my sleep (Merchant Marine). I made a braided rifle sling, but it's (sorry for my lack of a better description) set up so you untuck one strand and it pulls out to 51 feet of paracord for use. I also made some bracelets...
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If I'm just gonna be using this stuff to make bracelets, etc. and maybe a monkey fist deal should I get the 7 inner cord or just get the 5 inner and save a buck or two?

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Get the good stuff. It's under 50 bucks for 1000' ft. then you have enough to last you a very very long time.

Once you have a roll at your house you will wonder how you accomplished things without it.

Each of those rifle slings I made used almost 100 feet, it goes quick when you are bored and start a project.

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