Monkey Fist key chain (1st Monkey Fist attempt)

Discussion in 'Completed Projects & Ideas' started by the_law_man01, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. the_law_man01

    the_law_man01 New Member

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    Pretty cut and dry. Just a monkey fist tied around a small marble. Then attached to a key ring with about 1.25-1.5" of Cobra Knot.

    This was my first monkey fist. I read a tutorial, scanned through a YouTube video, then tied this.

    Any comments or suggestions?
     

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  2. the_law_man01

    the_law_man01 New Member

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    OK. I stepped it up a bit for the 2nd attempt. It's kind of tough to get things straight on the bigger monkey fist.
     

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  3. Wasp

    Wasp New Member

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    Looks pretty good to me. When you tighten your material don't get in a hurry, if you try to tighten too much too fast you will bind your material and it won't set right. I think ot looks good.
     
  4. the_law_man01

    the_law_man01 New Member

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    Thanks. On the small one, I went through it twice. I went through the bigger one at least 3 times getting tighter each time.
     
  5. Wasp

    Wasp New Member

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    This is Atwood 275 cord around a 1" marble, I had to retry it twice abd the second time I went really slow working my material through. I also had to change how many wraps from eight to seven.

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    This one is tied around a diamond knot with 550 cord and only takes a few quick times tightening.
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  6. the_law_man01

    the_law_man01 New Member

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    The wife wanted a key chain. Need to get tighter with the snake knots.
     

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