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Discussion in 'Cord Types & Questions' started by ParacordPotter, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. ParacordPotter

    ParacordPotter New Member

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    Hey everyone. I am about to start working with paracord. Was wondering if anybody had any tips about what tools I will need, as well as any other tips you may have for a beginner.
     
  2. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Here is my recommendation of tools you should have.

    1. Jig
    2. Paracord fid
    3. Forceps
    4. Tape measure

    Now to explain why.
    1. A jig makes certain weaves like the Ladder rack easier to tie and makes them look more professional once finished.

    2. Paracord fid makes weaving the ends of paracord into or through knots so much easier. Example for finishing the Ladder rack.

    3. Forceps are wonderful at getting each pass on a Monkeys fist just right as far as tightening goes.

    4. Optional but you still need to measure how much paracord is needed for a project and for knowing wrist sizes.

    Numbers 1 and 2 you can make yourself like I did.
    Number 3 and 4 can both be purchased online or from Harbor Freight like I did.
     

  3. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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  4. ThatdudeTak

    ThatdudeTak New Member

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    Mr. Paracord could you email me some design plans for a jig? And the other tools that can be made?
     
  5. HardcoreSlot

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    Time, practice, and patience.


    oh and a good sharp pair of scissors.
     
  6. steven60

    steven60 New Member

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    Get a flexible tape measure from fabric dept in Walmart or a fabric store


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  7. ParacordPotter

    ParacordPotter New Member

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    I actually just thought about that last night. Thanks
     
  8. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    I just use a tape measure or the string to ruler/tape measure method.