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Protect your hands from heat with a pot holder made from Paracord! I don't like to use oven mitts so this is my alternative. This handle can slip on and off and squeeze onto all your pots and pans to protect them from the heat!

You will need:

- Two 8 foot lengths of Paracord

- Scissors

- Sixteen 1 inch nails

- Hammer

- A wood dowl the same shape and thickness of your pan handle

- Rubber bands

- A lighter

- Fire Resistant spray (550 Paracord is resistant to 224 Celsius / 435.2 Degree Fahrenheit)

Step 1: Create Your Template

1. Measure your handle's with and length to select an appropriate size dowl

2. Add 4 nails to each end and nail them through the board so they stick out on the other side. Also add 2 nails to each side on each end. At either end their should be 8 places to wrap your paracord in a circle. You will use these to hold your paracord in place.

Step 2: Wrap in Your Template

Now wrap your paracord in your template in a nice S-shaped weave around all the nails. It is an excellent Idea to use rubber bands to hold the ends down.

Step 3: Start Your Weave

Start your weave with an over under pattern and alternate the "over/under" pattern every full circle. Make your weaves in the middle and push them down to the ends to keep everything snug. Take your time.

Step 4: Finishing Your Weave

As you get to the end it will get more and more difficult to weave. Don't be afraid to take your paracord off of the wood fowl. Make sure everything is snug first! Finish your weave

When you have finished your weave tighten everything up. Trim the spare ends and prepare to melt the ends down. If you are scared to melt the ends you can practice on some spare cord, or sew the ends down.

When everything is finished you can coat the handle in Fire resistant spray such as No-Burn Fabric Fire Guard Spray.

Step 5: Finished

Congratulations! you have finished!

alsome idea and loving the the way its done
This is cool with many different applications. Thanks!
<p>Um.... I will do my best to be nice here. But-- Dude, paracord is *nylon.* It MELTS when it gets hot, and it takes remarkably little heat to melt it-- I've finished off a cord-end by using a match that I had just blown out. This'll be great until the first time it sits at just slightly the wrong angle and the underside melts... then it'll be Emergency Room time. Please rethink this; it looks great but is <strong>incredibly</strong> hazardous. This will put someone in the hospital ER, having melted nylon and burned skin pulled off their hand. So: points for excellent construction, points for a very nicely illustrated Instructable, but no points for logic-- it'd be like making a pot-holder out of Lycra.</p>
<p>An open flame is different than conducted heat. Also I I use No-Burn Fabric Fire Guard Spray. I have not had a problem with mine yet!</p>
<p>bad idea! If you've ever worked with paracord and while burning the ends closed had any of that hit your skin... you know it hurts! paracord melts! why would you handle something hot with it?!</p>
<p>An open flame is different than conducted heat. Also I I use No-Burn Fabric Fire Guard Spray. I have not had a problem with mine yet!</p>
I'm not into wearing mittens myself this is a great idea<br>
<p>cool idea looks great to!</p>
<p>Great.! Hope you win. All the best!</p>
<p>Great.! Hope you win. All the best!</p>

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