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Discussion in 'Cord Types & Questions' started by ParacordPotter, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. ParacordPotter

    ParacordPotter New Member

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    Hey. I'm planning on doing some thin blue line bracelets. I am going to do Solomon knots for it. I was wondering what the conversion for how many inches long a wrist is to how many feet of paracord will be needed. TIA
     
  2. steven60

    steven60 New Member

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    A safe guess is about a foot of cord per inch of bracelet (8" bracelet = 8' of cord) till you get the hang of it. Most basic knots use a little less..more intricate weaves need a little more. I'd rather have a little left over than run out at the very end.. It's a pain either add to it and still
    make it look good or worse chunk the whole bracelet.


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  3. ParacordPotter

    ParacordPotter New Member

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    Thanks. I'm hoping to get my black paracord as well as my jig soon. Hopefully they don't take too long so I can get it going and post pics.
     
  4. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    Steven is correct. Once you get the hang of it you can reduce waste (scrap paracord).

    When you make your first bracelet (ex. 8 inch wrist) measure your scrap and see how much was left over and make a note saying something like this:

    For an 8 inch wrist using the Solomon bar I had "X" amount of scrap paracord left.

    Write down each wrist size, scrap left over, and type of knot used along with the buckle type/size and you will in no time have hardly any scraps.

    Good luck.
     
  5. ParacordPotter

    ParacordPotter New Member

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    Thanks.
     
  6. steven60

    steven60 New Member

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    As soon as you get some paracord try weaving a few anyway...a jig makes it nice but you can make some without it


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  7. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    When I started working with paracord I never heard of a jig. Then they started appearing online and I still wasn't convinced until I made one that I knew it was a useful tool for the paracord hobby.