Did a few more monkeys fists.

Discussion in 'Completed Projects & Ideas' started by Scooter, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. Scooter

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    I don't know what exactly it is about the monkey fist, but I really like making them. The first one is one that I made a few days before Christmas. Of course I had to use some Christmas colors, so I chose red and green. The standards of the season. I call it seasons beatings.:D


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    A close up of the fist.

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    For the next one I had been toying with the idea of having two fists on one lead. These are golf balls. They are wrapped in three runs of seven cords. Tyed off at the bottom with some kind of knot I learned from youtube. At the knot one cord is cut and burned and then the remaining cord is run through the knot on the lower fist.

    I made the lead by adding the green and making a four cord weave that turns out sort of round. I finished it by going around itself and doing a few cobra knots.

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    Then later on yesterday I thought I might try a two colored fist. The first was a red and white. I sat around for awhile trying to decide what to do with it. I decided on a patriotic twist so I made another with blue and white. I finished it off by bringing a red a white and a blue into a simple three cord weave.

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    I'm thinking I may do another this afternoon in orange and black, which are Harley colors.:cool:
     
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  2. Scooter

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    Harley Davidson colors.

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  3. MrParacord

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    Nice. That red looked pink on my iPad2 until the close up pic.
    How hard was it to make the two monkey fist together?
     
  4. Scooter

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    No harder than making just one. You have to make two fist first.
    Then I just ran the working ends of one of the fists down through the knots below the other fist. Then just tie what ever kind of lead you want it to have.
    The two that I did a three cord weave, I just cut and burned the working end that I didn't want to use just below the knot.
     
  5. HardcoreSlot

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    Lookin good!
    I saw a video where a guy had made a compact, quick deployable, bolos out of a couple of monkey fists and about 6ft of cord.
    Could be something you could try next!
     
  6. MrParacord

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    Oh ok.
     
  7. MrParacord

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    I made a monkey fist keychain yesterday.
     
  8. MrParacord

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    Wrong thread to post a knife pic :) I like the look of that. How long did it take to make?