This tutorial will show you how to make a threading needle to use when making turk’s head knots. You should make a few at a time incase you lose one. I purchased the 2” aluminum screw post at Menards (UPC 738287861648) for less than a $1.
You can discard the screw that came in the package.
Step 1: Tools and Material
- Drill press
-2” aluminum screw post
Step 2: Put in the Drill Press
Leave about half of it sticking out of the chuck. I don't tightened the chuck as much as I would on a drill bit.
Step 3: Cut Off the End
With the drill press running, cut off the end with a hack saw. Make sure you have eye protection on!
Step 4: File the End
I use a fine file to smooth down the end. Once its down to a nice point, you can use 220, then 400 sand paper to make a smooth surface if you want.
Step 5: Done
Thats it. Just about any melted end of a paracord will go into the threaded end of the needle (no need to cut/melt it any differently). If there is a big glob of melted paracord, just cut it off, and don't melt as much next time. Go out and make a turks head knot.
u971 made it!