This tutorial will show how to make a simple Yardstick Paracord Jig made entirely from a....... yardstick.
It uses approximately 32 inches of a yardstick which can be found at your local hardware along with a few other supplies. Its very portable, light and compact. It is adjustable from 4 1/2 to 10 inches. The general idea for this jig was not completely mine, however the use of using ONLY a yardstick is. I have not seen one anyhow. I hope you have fun making this as I did.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
1 - Yardstick
1 - 1 1/4 inch bolt and wingnut
2 - Cable clamps
1 - Side Release Buckle
2 - 1/4 screws
Step 2: Step 1
Cut the section of yard stick as shown.
This will be the top of the jig and used to
measure your bracelets as you make them.
Step 3: Step 2
Step 4: Step 3
Step 5: Step 4
Step 6: Step 5
Step 7: Step 6
Here I used a Square to keep the cut straight and another piece of yardstick to hold the piece I was cutting down to keep my fingers away from the blade. Hold the piece being cut down firmly or it may move causing an unstraight cut.
Step 8: Step 7
Step 9: Step 7
Step 10: Step 8
Predrilling prevents wood from splitting when putting the screw in.
The 1 1/4 inch bolt and wingnut will be used in the next step so the hole behind the clip will need to be drilled all the way through.
In the photo the buckle does not look flush althought it was.
Step 11: Step 9
Use the 1 1/4 inch bolt to hold the 2 inch piece and the longer bottom piece together. This will be your adjusting screw for make your bracelets. At this point your jig is complete and ready for use. I lightly sanded the edges and with medium sandpaper which is optional, but makes it feel much better in the hand.