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Hey guys and gals - newbie here.

I'm beginning my paracord experience following one of TIAT's tutorials I found on Youtube.

His Paracord Celtic Bar Bracelet calls for 3, 6ft lengths of 450 paracord. Yes 450.

So far I have only a small stash of 550 paracord which I thought was the norm.

My Q : because of the thinner cord used in TIAT's project will the length of mine, using the thicker 550 will I need to increase the required length of 6'?

Here's the link to his tutorial.

[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjq6eWo5IWE"]Paracord Celtic Bar Bracelet[/ame]


All the best, Mal AU
 

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My observations on your post:

So far I have only a small stash of 550 paracord which I thought was the norm.
All the best, Mal AU
550 may be the "norm", but using and mixing different weights of cord add
to infinite creativity.

My Q : because of the thinner cord used in TIAT's project will the length of mine, using the thicker 550 will I need to increase the required length of 6'?
All the best, Mal AU
Cut 3 4-5' length of whatever cord you have.
Make these your practice cords.
Learn new weaves w/them, before you start a new project.
Use them to weave a few inches of a new project,
then take it apart to determine cord per inch of weave you
need for a particular project.
 

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My observations on your post:



550 may be the "norm", but using and mixing different weights of cord add
to infinite creativity.



Cut 3 4-5' length of whatever cord you have.
Make these your practice cords.
Learn new weaves w/them, before you start a new project.
Use them to weave a few inches of a new project,
then take it apart to determine cord per inch of weave you
need for a particular project.
Hey, paracord friend. I couldn't have asked for a better piece of advice. Why didn't I think of that?

I'm going to have to change my attitude to this "precious" material and just use the damn stuff. I'm normally very frugal - hate waste.

I also sew and have trouble sometimes using specially bought fabric for a project and resort to old stuff I've got in my stash. lol

Thank you very much for your help.

All the best, Mal
 

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I'm going to have to change my attitude to this "precious" material and just use the damn stuff. I'm normally very frugal - hate waste.
All the best, Mal
I don't like waste either....but figure you are paying ~$.06-.08 per foot for the
cord, what is a foot of waste. Any less than a foot of waste per project, you may not be able finish the last knot. :dunno:
 
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