Intro: Finished Paracord Ends
Paracord is a great material to work with, except for the fact that the ends fray pretty badly.
I figured out a way to finish the ends with minimal effort and without burning yourself.
Of course we all know how to burn the ends of paracord.
But, this leaves a "bulb" at the end that can make it difficult to weave through whatever you are working on.
My solution: SPIN IT
Knife, scissors, or other cutting implement
Step 1: Burn the Paracord
Burn the paracord like normal.
Let the end get good and melted.
You want the inner core to "combine" with the outer sheath
Step 2: Spin It
Blow the flame out and QUICKLY spin the end.
This cools the end and keeps it from bubbling up.
You are spinning the molten end of a burning piece of a plastic/nylon string.
There will be little drops of molten string that will fling off.
So do this outside or in the garage.
Step 3: Trim the End
During the spinning process you may get a long "hair" on the end.
Trim the "hair" off with whatever cutting tool you prefer.
You could even gently reheat it to smooth out the end.