How do you like those black spools? I think I found those or some similar on Amazon and was thinking about picking a set up. I've been using pieces of cardboard but they tend to bend easily with 100' or so on them.I don't have a bench where I can set up my stuff, so I keep it mobile. This is my setup that stays in a duffelbag. Don't laugh at my jig.
I'll have to get some then. Amazon has a pack of 10 for $10 and free shipping right now, seems like a pretty good deal. Thanks for the fast reply!They work pretty well. I should have bought more. I tie the end to the spools, wrap the paracord and put a rubber band around it to keep the other end in place. I also tried to use one for making a leash, since pulling 30 ft of paracord through each weave is time consuming, it didn't work so well.
How do you keep the P38 from opening up and ripping a hole in a pocket?I really liked Streetriot's post and since I just joined the forum this week I figured this would be a good way for me to jump in.
I myself don't have a workbench setup yet and honestly I really do like to move around where I do my tying. Sometimes I do it in the living room while watching the Razorbacks play or I'll just stay in my room but I also have been taking my setup with me over to my sister's house as well. I have more cord and accessories than what is here but not much more: I have two homemade jigs: one for bracelets and another for monkey fists.
This is the general idea of it all where everything fits into the big tote on the left. I have all of my small accessories fit snugly inside their own container which fits inside the big one.
The second pic shows just some of the small accessories I carry with me in the small plastic tote. In it I carry my homemade Hillman lacing needles (fids), lots of different sizes of split key rings, bracelet buckles, tape measure and caribiners.
The big tote carries whatever colors I happen to be working with when I take my kit with me. I personally love working with solid colors mainly. I really like contrasting shades that really make one shade or the other pop. A project I just finished is laying to the left of the 2nd pic, a small DNA helix key chain fob of purple and neon green. A lot of my customers right now are from my mother's beauty shop and they just love buying my small key fobs, monkey fists and small bars for their key chains, backpacks and zipper pulls. Not too many ladies out there wearing big thick survival cord bracelets so right now I am focusing a lot of my attention on trying to convert a lot of weaves out there that were intended for bracelets and trying to convert them to keychain fobs. If you have any advice for me please PM me asap.
Once the lighter and scissors and everything is put away it fits snugly back into this container I bought at Wally World for $1.97. It actually can fit into a large backpack I have for when I want to take it on the road.
Well that's it for my first post....Oh I almost forgot Mr Paracord here's my obligatory 1941 US Army issued P-38 on my keychain. I never leave home without it!
Hey, I've got the "same" jig!! Ain't no laughing from this end!! Don't have a bench either. Don't have as much supply wise at you do, but I have it in a black, I think 15 inch, tool bag from Harbor Freight. Bag has pouches around the outside, and inside, with a zipper and handles. Fits just right underneath the side table beside my recliner.I don't have a bench where I can set up my stuff, so I keep it mobile. This is my setup that stays in a duffelbag. Don't laugh at my jig.
Can you make lanyards on that jig?As promised, here is a pic of my jig, which I designed and built:
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This jig has served me extremely well for over two years now. As you can see, I have made attachments for all of the different connectors I use. These are made with short sections of king cobra braid and a loop on the end, which attaches to a 1/4"-20 Allen head bolt that is in a threaded insert in the block. I am completely happy with the way that it functions for all of my projects.
You folks impress the heck out of me with all your different "weaves" and projects. I get to thinking "I" am getting there with my one way I know to make a bracelet and have adapted that one way to use it to make keychains. Oh well, everybody can't be as sharp and "brainy" as you guys. LOL
BTW........I like that jig set up Ready_Cords! Kreg parts??