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I saw the paracord bracelet by Stormdrane a couple of months ago, and had to make some; one night, while insomniacking, I was inspired, and had an ep...
-Approximately 7 to 8 feet of gutted paracord; more depending on your wrist size. I measured the ratio of cord to weave once, and promptly forgot it. ...
The hardest part of the project, after procuring the skull beads, will be the monkey fist. It was intended for use as a weight on a heaving line, in ...
Hopefully these pics and diagrams will help; if not, there are lots of good knot-tying sites online. Begin with your single, long piece of paracord; w...
Start the turns passing outside the middle of the first three turns; these horizontals we called 'fraps'. I do believe this terminology is particular...
Complete the three horizontal fraps...
Make three more vertical wraps, passing inside the first set of wraps and outside the fraps.
Dressing the knot (tightening) is the process of using the knot itself as a 'standing' or anchored end [clumpy bit], and taking the 'running' or worki...
Now that the hard part is done, making the bracelet portion out of ladder weave is next. Firstly, take a measurement of your wrist, from the Fist, and...
The next step is to size the end loop that the monkey fist will attach through; this is just a matter of starting the first ladder loop, and fidgeting...
Ladder weave is simply opposite side half hitches around two strands of paracord. Once you have the single loop closure fidgeted out, make a bight on ...
Now bring the other cord under the running end of the bight, across the front of the two starnds and through the bight...then tighten.
Now repeat the previous step, alternating sides , until the bracelet body is completed; then snip and melt ends.
Now you can go to town on the ladder weave / half hitching, tightening as you go, and frequently checking the wrist size. If these bracelets are too t...
If you've got enough cord, take your half hitches down to the monkey fist; tighten the weave, and try to get another hitch or two in, as close to the ...
The skull beads I use were too small to fit over the loop closure of my bracelets; so, I used an awl from a Swiss army knife, and carefully bored out ...
Congratulations! If all has gone well, you should now be the owner of a Headhunter Paracord Bracelet. Allow a couple of hours for first attempt.
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Posted:Feb 5, 2008
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