How to Weave Your Own Paracord (Video)

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About: Travelling since 2013. I'm currently in Australia for some reason. --- I’m Calvin Drews, and I love to learn, experiment, invent, create, repair, and generally just do things myself. A sort of modern jack o...

Intro: How to Weave Your Own Paracord (Video)

Here is a video I made about how to weave kumihimo braids, a braid very similar to paracord. This is a cool way to make your own costom lanyards with designs you made using the kumihimo pattern generator.

I have a blog HERE!

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    Gibbiford

    5 years ago on Introduction

    What if you used some of that cordage you made in your Make Great Cordage Out Of Grass instructable, and used that to make a very strong grass cord?

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    garside

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I'm thinking of blowing this up to mega-size! I want to do exactly what you did only instead of string, I want to use paracord itself! I'm thinking that you could totally get some interesting rope out of that!

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    zazenergy

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Totally awesome! Good job with the video (I know how hard those can be to put together). Kudos!

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    Kryptonite

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Great vid! very instructive. It could help if the slower bits were sped up for the sake of brevity.

    I love the finish, what sort of strength addition can you get?

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    nepheronKryptonite

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! I was afraid that people wouldn't follow if I went to fast. However I may have over done it :) !

    This method of braiding has a hollow center (that's why it stretches so much when you first pull on it). I think If you used synthetic string for the braid and a heavy duty synthetic string for the core, you could make a pretty stong rope.

    The next step is finding out how to automate the process. This brading takes a very long time, so It's hard to do experiments!