"Hasty" Jig for Paracord Survival Bracelets - 3 bracelet sizes in 1 jig

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This was a quick jig I made for making paracord survival bracelets.  It is by no means the top of the line as far as jigs go, but it does help keep the bracelets consistent, and it was cheap.  

I am able to measure cord, and make 3 different sizes of bracelets with this jig, so it comes in handy if you are making bracelets for custom orders.  

The block is 12" inches long.  I typically start with an 8' length of cord, and I can easily measure that length if I don't have a tape measure handy.

The cord can arranged in 3 different positions to give 3 different lengths - see image.  

This instructable is for making the jig.  I do not cover how to actually tie the paracord bracelets.  
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Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

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You will need
-2" x 4" x 12" block of wood
-4 - 90degree brackets (I used brackets from a Steel Tec Erector Set I got when I was a kid)
-2 plastic buckles* - These are what I use for my paracord bracelets.  Optional for what you use.
-4 small zip ties
-4 multi-purpose screws (I used 1-1/4" drywall screws

-Tape measure
-sharpie/marking instrument
-power drill, screwdriver
-Circular saw/hand saw for cutting the wood

Step 2: Measure and cut 12" block of 2 x 4

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Cut a 12" block of 2 x 4.  I use 12" because you can measure your cord length in 1 foot increments using the block.  

Step 3: Secure Brackets to Block

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This is the trickiest step because the length is whatever you decide to make it. For mine, I secured the 'Large' brackets at 10 1/4" apart, and the small bracket about 9" apart.  ish.

Step 4: Secure Buckles to Brackets

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Using the zip ties, secure the buckles to the brackets.

Step 5: End Result

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You're now ready to start tying paracord bracelets!  
You can tie 3 different lengths of bracelets.
Markings are optional, but helpful to show the different positions you can use to tie bracelets.
dja19531 year ago
"Hasty" Jig for Paracord
Simple and fast GREAT IDEA!!!
This is a great idea. I may make something similar to this for all the chain I cut.