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This is simply a piece of wood with some simple and some fancy knots on, despite being simple and easy to make they look very good. I have decided to use red, green, blue and yellow 550 Paracord. Paracord is cord that is used in parachutes and the 550 simply tells you the weight it can take, this type can take a maximum load of 550lbs. Although I have used Paracord any rope will do, and you don’t need multiple colours although it does help to show how the knots are tied.
 
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Step 1: Parts, tools, etc.

You will need:
Some sort of rope, I used Paracord from Ebay
Lighter, match or some sort of heat source capable of melting your rope
Wire cutters or something to cut the rope
Label maker
A marble
Dowel
Piece of wood for mounting the knots
Nails- U shaped
Screws- long enough to go through the back board and into the dowel
A hammer

Step 2: Choosing your knots

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There are a great many practical and decorative knots that could be used and you don’t have to stick to the ones that I have used, make your own, be original, that’s the great thing about DIY, you make it how you want it. The knots that I have used are:
Sheet bend
Fisherman’s knot
Reef knot
Constrictor knot
Prusik knot
Clove hitch
Highwayman’s hitch
Bowline
Figure of eight knot
Diamond knot
Monkey’s fist
kros59203 years ago
Were can i but paracord.
Military Surplus store
Ouranos flames3087 months ago
www.supplycaptain.com. they only sell TRUE paracord and loads of it. you name the color, they probably have it!
Go to Campingsurvival.com and you can get 1000ft for 35 bucks.
Cheaperthandirt.com $20 for 300 feet. Every color in the rainbow and a few that aren't including camo patterns.
Jamie bagn (author)  kros59202 years ago
I got mine from Ebay
the_mini_guy10 months ago
Thanks for the instructions, i just built this for my son - so he can practice his knots for scouts.
LOVE THIS 5 STARS! this is Awesome!
rlagill2 years ago
Jamie: Have you considered using ping-pong balls inside your Monkey's Fist key fob, in order to make it float? (boaters' keys). Ping-pong balls are very tough, nice and light, and almost indestructible. I would very much appreciate your "how-to" on the Monkey's Fist and Lanyard Knot as shown in step 13 above. Rick
avatar_i3 years ago
Can you go back to th e 'Highwaymans Hitch' and the 'Bowline' and show the steps like you did the others? I have been able to do a Bowline for years, but I don't get the Highwaymans...
Thanks!
Jamie bagn (author)  avatar_i3 years ago
I'm in the USA at the moment but when I get back to the UK I will reupload them. Thanks for pointing this out.
Jamie bagn (author) 3 years ago
If you like this please vote for it in the Paracord contest.