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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


The handle


The whole gizmo
 

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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
You didn't have the wraps to tight?

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

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The whole thing probably took over three hours.
I lost track of time, seemed like forever.:rolleyes:
The one I made took me a little while too. Plus I had to stop several times to help my daughter with things.
 
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