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Old 04-24-2017, 05:36 PM   #1
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Hi all, I am very new to paracord having been using it for only about a week now. Due to a decline in health I've found myself looking for a hobby that requires less energy and I decided I'd start making dog leashes and collars from paracord. I've done a 4, 6 and 8 cord weave and also a cobra weave lead so far. And done a double cobra collar.

The biggest problem I am having isn't how to finish it off in a manner that looks decent. I am generally fairly happy with my work but my finishing always leaves me feeling disappointed with it. I don't know wether I am missing something or if it's something that just comes from having a good eye for it?

Spent a fair bit of time on a leash today which I absolutely loved right up until it came to finishing. I took it out and redone it a few times as well. Eventually got too tired and just went with it.

Any advice would be massively appreciated (The photos are of today's leash).


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Old 04-25-2017, 02:02 AM   #2
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to weave the 2 lines together takes practice,

http://www.animatedknots.com/indexsplicing.php#ScrollPoint


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Old 04-25-2017, 07:04 AM   #3
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Thanks, that website looks like it could be very useful. I've had a good look around it, will save it for future reference.

So from your response can I take it that it's just a case of learning to have an eye for it rather than there being a specific technique?
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:55 AM   #4
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Your finish does not look terrible but using something that is flat and smooth like the tip of a screwdriver or the like will get you a smoother finish.

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Old 10-16-2017, 02:18 AM   #5
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Good luck) Waiting for your farther works


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