Paracord jig

Discussion in 'Completed Projects & Ideas' started by justdraftn, May 1, 2016.

  1. justdraftn

    justdraftn New Member

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    Finally got around to creating a jig.
    It has 3/8" and 1/2" buckles.
    It is setup for another cross stitch half hitch.
    paracord jig 1.jpg

    paracord jug 2.jpg

    I have done all my work so far free hand.
    For one bracelet, so far, it will be nice to get the length setup
    and first knot secured, then take it off to finish.

    If you use a jig, do you do the whole thing on the jig?
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2016
  2. Kdawg3030

    Kdawg3030 New Member

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    I do the whole thing on the jig it makes it much tighter[emoji6]
     

  3. Trab9000

    Trab9000 New Member

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    I do the whole thing on a jig also. I did a video series on the intertwined half hitch on a jig. nice bracelet. [​IMG]

    This is my jig.

    Here is the first of two videos on the intertwinded half hitch:
    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2ZJENQi2Zw[/ame]
     
  4. Kdawg3030

    Kdawg3030 New Member

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    I like that bracelet; do you think it is possible to make it longer and into a belt[emoji6]
     
  5. justdraftn

    justdraftn New Member

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    ...well, there you go. That is the one I used.
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2016
  6. Trab9000

    Trab9000 New Member

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    Absolutely. Just make it longer. :)
     
  7. justdraftn

    justdraftn New Member

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    ...so by my calculations,....I use 2 cords ~52" for a 7.5" actual weave on
    this bracelet. For a 34" belt that would be 2 cords ~21'.....allowing for plenty
    of extra. How hard is it to work w/that much cord?
    Anyone ever do this? How long does that take?
     
  8. Kdawg3030

    Kdawg3030 New Member

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    I made a double cobra belt, and yes it is harder to work with longer cord it also took a lot of time[emoji108]
     
  9. Trab9000

    Trab9000 New Member

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    here is a good tip when working with longer cords; wrap the cord into a tamale and then bind it with a rubber band. The tamale will hold the extra cord in a nice bundle until you need it. When you are ready for more cord, just pull it from the tamale and it will feed out. no snags or anything. The rubber band will keep the cord in the tamale nice and neat. I do this all the time when making belts and rifle slings with up to about 75' of cord.

    Here is how to wrap the cord into the tamale:
    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEcIGFffIvY[/ame]