Step 1: What You Need
2. Lacrosse crosslace (or chord that is .1" in diameter). I order mine online here. You'll need 149 feet in the following 15 lengths (they match up with the instructions that you'll print out in the next step).
Strand 1: 55 feet
Strand 2: 5 feet
Strand 3: 16 feet
Strand 4: 16 feet
Strand 5: 5 feet
Strand 6: 5 feet
Strand 7: 5 feet
Strand 8: 5 feet
Strand 9: 5 feet
Strand 10: 5 feet
Strand 11: 5 feet
Strand 12: 9 feet
Strand 13: 4 feet
Strand 14: 5 feet
Strand 15: 4 feet
3. A drill or dremel. I have a drill so I also needed a hex chuck for tiny bits: http://amzn.to/14WVnIa
4. 3/64" drill bit. I got mine on amazon: http://amzn.to/11i5qJz
5. T-pins. You'll need 92 of them.
6. A file. Any size will do. We just need this to file the corners of the cube a bit.
Not all of the following is necessary, but you'll definitely need something to help weave the strands. We used 7 and 8 almost exclusively, but 9 and/or 10 would work as well.
7. A knitting needle. This is really helpful for straightening strands and for getting under strands.
8. A threaded needle for tying the knot.I got mine from Martin Combs, who has a website here: http://bit.ly/18nyX7U From there you can shoot him an email to order a medium brass needle.
9. Another alternative is a latched hook: http://bit.ly/15SXEmp
10. Or small needle nose pliers.
Step 2: Print Out Knot
To print them out I used the GIMP. It can be downloaded for free here: http://www.gimp.org/downloads/
Once installed you can go to File - Print..., then click on the Image Settings tab, where you can specify the X and Y resolution. Set them both to 300.
I also printed out the attached instructions so I could easily mark off where we were in the knot as we tied it.
Step 3: Prepare Cube
Step 4: Wrap the Cube
Step 5: Begin Tying
Some things to keep in mind:
* Many strands will be weaving over and under the strands you're laying down so keeping them loose in the beginning is a good idea. Otherwise, when you get to the end it'll be too tight to weave any further!
* When you drill a pin, try to follow whether you're on the inside or outside track of your current strand. Then you can drill the hole either on the inside of the strand or in the middle. This just helps keep everything neat at the end. For example, see how the F2 pin is drilled under the bight, but J3 is drilled in the middle of the strand. When we come around for a second pass, the strand will fit nicely on the outside of F2 and on the inside of J3.'
* To use the threaded needle, melt the end of the cord and twist it in. The threading in the needle will bite into the chord and hold it tight as you tie the knot.