My first monkey fist.

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

  1. Scooter

    Scooter Stray Cat

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    Didn't have anything to amuse myself last night so I decided to try a large monkey fist. This is my first m fist but I think it turned out pretty good.
    I started off with a new 8 ball that I purchased at Academy sports.

    This thing has 11 passes of cord. I used about 30 feet of the dark color and about 12 of the lighter. Making the passes on a quickly thrown together jig was only the beginning. That went fairly smooth. Then came the tightening part.

    I guess I must have rushed the tightening part as about half way through, I had to figure how to loosen it back up. It was getting out of control and the sides were not pulling up straight.

    Anyways I got it back under control and finally got it all tight.
    It has about a 16 inch lead, handle and all.
    :D


    The fist
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    The handle
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    The whole gizmo
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  2. g21redman

    g21redman memeber

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    looks good. I like the color. I made mine but when I took it outside and tested it, it messed up lol
     

  3. Scooter

    Scooter Stray Cat

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    What messed up?
     
  4. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    You didn't have the wraps to tight?

    Looks good OP. How long did it take to make?
     
  5. Scooter

    Scooter Stray Cat

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    The whole thing probably took over three hours.
    I lost track of time, seemed like forever.:rolleyes:
     
  6. J-Will

    J-Will ermahgerd perrkerd

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    Nice! 8 ball size... thats huge lol
     
  7. HardcoreSlot

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    Nice. I like the colors!

    I made one out of 3/4" rope once. it was a beast!
     
  8. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    The one I made took me a little while too. Plus I had to stop several times to help my daughter with things.
     
  9. MidwestCord

    MidwestCord New Member

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    Love the Zombie Colors, lets hope you don't have to use it on any! : )