Rope Braiding? Answered

I am braiding normal 1/8 inch rope and was looking to do a 3 strand braid.  If I have 20 feet of rope, about how many feet of 3-strand rope will I end up with?

Question by crocboy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do you braid a round braid?

How do you braid a round braid bracelet(with ex. 6, 8, 10 or 12 colors)?

Question by powel 10 years ago


16 strands braid through braiding disc

Question by Akkaso 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


One Piece braiding?

Does anybody know how to Brade using one piece of material with 2 slots cut into it? I saw instructions on this years ago but don't remember where.

Question by gockers 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Knex braiding machine?

So i need a machine to braid stuff has there or is there a way to make on out  of knex? there are some made with lego but what about knex? and how do braiding machines  work any way?    

Question by sonic broom 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


paracord braid/weave

Can anyone figure out how to braid or weave this and somehow instruct me on how to do it  PLEASE

Topic by medicbowling 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I would like to make a 20 strand Kumihimo braid. What is the pattern for this? Answered

I have a beadsmith square loom for Kumihimo braiding and it comes with a 10 strand flat braid pattern.  I would like to know how to weave a wider braid; 20 strands or more.  At the moment I am not so much interested in the pattern.

Question by hardlec 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How do you braid a double thick cobra braid?

Question by sp180 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Single Strand Braided Bracelet?

Hello, New to this forum. But I love it! I found the site while looking for instructions on how to braid a paracord bracelet. Here's the question. On a recent trip to Florida my daughter found a braided bracelet that looks like a standard 3 strand braid. But it's continuous with no clasp and it's done with a single strand. Does anyone know have a guide on how this is done?

Question by lilredsrt 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How to braid a bull whip?

Maybe someone could show me a website or tell me what the braids name is the people use to make them? Thanks.

Question by Magnetman 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Paracord braided horse halter

Hi, I have challenged myself to make a braided paracord halter and I need LOTS of help.  I found one online that I really like and would like to duplicate.  I purchased a book "How to Braid Quality Custom Tack", however the halters in this book are not quite what I want.  Hoping someone will be able to give me some pointers or tell me where to find the directions I need. The picture of the halter I have attached is what I want to make.  It appears to me that you would need to start with the nose band to make this work but none of the patterns I have found start that way. Help!!

Topic by Annie7753 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Braided Wool Rug materials

I have the "ingredients" to make a great braided recycled wool rug: for years I saved wool fabric, bought wool slacks and skirts at Goodwill, etc, then cut them into strips, sewed them together, and pressed them into beautiful balls of wool, all ready to braid into a medium-sized (I think) rug. I didn't feel like doing the braiding part, so I tried finger crochet with the wool. That also works, but it will make a smaller rug (think several door mats). Still no motivation to finish this great recycled project. So, all this prepared fabric could be yours! You could also knit thick, cozy wool slippers. No instructions included for any of these projects; feel free to write your own instructable. Colors include navy blues, lighter blues and grays with a little red thrown in here and there. 11 balls total. Name your price, and pay actual ground shipping.

Topic by karenelisam 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


what kind of braid is this ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=155nuMv4ZGM?

I saw this video on youtube, and this type of braid is new to me, i know the typical survival braid, but it would be different to have one that looked like this.... 

Question by CarpeDiem1991 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Does anyone know who to make a 12+ (not 16) strand bracelet?

I am doing a 12 strand friendship bracelet and knew how to braid doing some kind of loop when I was younger. I want to end the bracelet this way

Question by LadyNole 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How do you braid illustration on the cover of "Leather Braiding"-by Bud Grant?

On the cover of the book "Leather Braiding" by Bud Grant it shows what appears to be a six strap flat braid with a two strap braid going down the middle.How do you do that??I do not see that braid anywhere else in the book.It pisses me off cause that's why i got the book!!Thanx for any help or clues.

Question by itchman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do you braid a t-shirt?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Cannot download Instructable

Just a note to let you know that the following instructable is not downloading: https://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Bracelets-Flat-Braid/ I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know when it's up and running. Thanks so much.

Topic by Cat00x 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago




how to make a 8 strand round braid that creates a pattern and takes very little skill, time, and string?

I was wanting to make a sling (David and Goliath), but this time i wanted to make it with and 8 strand braid. i want a sling around 30 inches (measured from center of the pouch to the end of the cord). which leaves me with about 29 inches of braid each, 29 x 2 (the 2 cords) = 58 inches of braid. 58inches x 8 (number of strands) equals (*grabs calculator) 464 inches. going like this only gives me 8 strands laid side by side, not braided. i'm willing to spend 525 inches on the braid max. anyone know a good one?P.S. i already have seen kiteman's 8 and 16 strand braid. this is not what i'm looking for, i would rather do a hand braid. weird preference but...

Question by DELETED_15zhangfra 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Help (advice) with building a braiding machine?

I've been working with braiding plastic shopping bag strips into rope, and by hand it's a slow and tedious process.  I know that braiding machines have been around for ages, so the patent on many of them has to have elapsed.  I've Google'd and Bing'd and Yahoo'd my heart out looking for how to build a simple one to no avail.  The only thing that comes back is Chinese sellers of a commercial braiding machine. All I want is something that I can build, a hand crank mechanical kind, that can braid 7-10 strands into a larger rope. It doesn't even have to go fast, in fact I'm fine with it being slow. Can anyone provide plans for one? UPDATE: Ok so I think I have plans, but now I could use some advice with how to go about fabricating the sprockets.  One idea is to purchase a premade sprocket and modify it, then use it as a master for a mold to create more.  I was thinking of either doing the whole dissolving styrofoam with Acetone then pouring the plastic in the mold thing, or possibly adapt the Oogoo instructable.  Thoughts?? Update 2:  My latest brainstorm leaves me thinking that I could use a bicycle sprocket (gear) as a master and then make a mold from it, then make duplicates from the mold.  Thoughts???

Topic by DrPeper 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


paracord braid/weave collar i havent seen before

Cany anyone figure out how to make this type of braid or weave and somehow instruct me on how to do it? PLEASE HELP

Topic by medicbowling 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Can you do a 16 strand beaded kumihimo braid? Answered

I have made 8 strand beaded kumihimo on a kumihimo disk.  I was wondering if it is possible to do a fully beaded 16 strand braid and if there are any tutorials?   I have searched and haven't found anything so far. Thank you for your time :)

Question by TickledDog 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


how do i do an 8 plait bullwhip braid?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how do you braid hemp into your hair?

I've seen hemp in hair..and i currently have a hair wrap in, thanks to a friend in north carolina...however, i was wondering about how to go about braiding hemp into my hair. any suggestions?

Question by ginaz2282 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is it okay to use a hot glue gun to keep a braided cable in place?

Is it okay to use a hot glue gun to keep a braided cable in place? If not what is a safe way to keep it attached? 

Question by AnthonyS264 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Can someone tell me how to make the flag braiding wheel pattern?

Question by Stone33 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


An 'ible on how to braid kumihimo with a maru-dai?

Can anyone make an Instructable on how to make a kumihimo braid with a maru dai? I've seen websites with tutorials for doing it by hand, but nothing for doing it with a maru dai. Maybe also include some patterns? Normally anyone seeking to learn how is recommended to the book, 250 Braids from Japan to Peru, or something else. However, i think we can do better. it would also hopefully make us the number 1 source for that method as well.

Topic by DELETED_15zhangfra 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do you make a round braid for a dogs show lead? It has to be thin and light?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago



Looking for instructions on how to make braided scarves out of old t-shirt?

Having some old t-shirts laying around, I am looking for ways to recycle them into something useful, like scarves. I heard of braiding, but what I am looking for is measurements. Do I need to sew them together first for length? Thanks in advance.

Question by egary schoeneberger 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I would like to purchase a manual on how to braid paracord. Can you give me the price on a manual of this type ?

I am interested in making different key holder, and other items out of paracord.

Question by Jwillbigj 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do I reverse an 8 strand kumihimo braid so that it creates a zig zag pattern?

A few months ago, I ordered a bracelet online that was made by tibetan monks called a rangzen bracelet... It symbolizes the freedom of tibet from china, buddhism, peace, ect. Anyway... It looked like a kumihimo or marudai braid and for the past two months Ive been wondering how the fudge they did it! If anyone knows anything about how to make a zig zag marudai or kumihimo braid, please let me know... Recommendations, links, emails, anything!! please contact me!! Thanks a bunch!!

Question by mac100 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


is there a way to make a desoldering wick/braid out of common household items? Answered

Is there a way to make a desoldering wick/braid out of common household items? i cant get to a Radio $hack and my local hardware store doesn't carry them. thanks for any contributing thoughts!

Question by PSPerson 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


How to do a paracord bracelet with a support ribbon braided into it.?

I have been seeing some paracord bracelet's with the support ribbons in the middle of them. & was wondering if anyone knows how to do that or if they know of an tutorial on doing them.

Question by kimburton 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Making some Eggman goggles need advice

I'm working on making my own eggman goggles and I have two twistable caps from my Axe can and some elastic braided band and I seem to have trouble on how to make some using my elastic braiding band without making a slot and then glueing it or fasten it the band. the braided band I have is 3/4" so how I can do this if I could try glue or if I have to a little slot for the band to loop through. I really need some good tips on how to use my braided elastic band for my project. If I have to make a slot so that the band can go through what I can use to make it so it never comes off?.

Topic by SuperScourge 6 years ago


Anyone have a good/inexpensive source for small braided nylon, 1.4mm or similar?

 Anyone have a good/inexpensive source for small braided nylon, 1.4mm or similar? I am learning to make nets and can't find a source for decent small cord close to me and the cord that I do have is really slick and a beast to try to work with.

Question by whydoihavetosignup 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago




Here's a first!

This is a first for me - I've done a requestible.I published braids with seven and eight strands of yarn, and then I got a request to publish a 16-strand version.I did it! Working out the moves in my head nearly plaited my brain, so I just sat down and tried it - it turned out to be a lot easier than I thought.I am now confident that I could create a braid with any multiple of 4 strands above 8.

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I want to embroider on rick rack

In the 50's embroidery on braided rick rack was very popular do you have any vintage ideas?

Question by Arlene Nau 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


LCD/VFD free samples?

These screens are pretty expensive, has anyone been successful at recieving a sample? Also if anyone knows where I can get samples of flux, desoldering braid, perspex, rare-earth magnets, IC sockets and headers. Thanks, Alex.

Topic by alexgeek 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Desoldering help!!! Answered

I am a beginner at soldering and when I tinted my iron I didnt let my solder dry and put an accidental solder bead on the circuit board.I cannot get a vaccum or desoldering braid how can i get the solder off??

Question by crazyJ113 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I need to replace the end of dell inspiron 2650 power cord. There are 3 terminals. What goes to the third terminal?

I understand on a pin connector that the braided wire is ground and the insulated wire goes to the pin, but I'm not sure if the 3rd connector on mine was jumpered or to which one wire. It broke to badly to be able to tell on the old one.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


anyone know where to buy thick cotton cord? Answered

Im not really looking for extremely thick (preferrably unwaxed) cotton cord, just something that's about 4-5 mm in diameter. I'm not even sure that what I'm talking about is called cotton cord, but its kinda like paracord with no inner strands and a braided cotton sheath.

Question by halimaw96 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


desoldering iron

I am thinking of purchasing a desoldering iron, because braid gets annoying, and i was looking at one at radioshack, its just a soldering iron with a hole in its end and the hole leads of a mounted bulb. i was wondering how they work, the iron heat the solder, and u press the bulb and it sucks the solder, but where does the solder go? into the bulb? how do you get the solder out?

Topic by um0123 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Post-It Origami, Bean Bag Couch, Make Plaudough

Post-It Origami Box Bean Bag Couch Make Playdough Munny Speakers T-Shirt to Sexy Top Remove a Tick Get a Free Yacht Build Your Own Guitar Bread from Scratch Cheap Art Cheeseburger Dress Memphis-Style Brisket Paper Walkalong Glider Eight Cord Flat Braid Reclaimed Wood Table

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Arduino Prank Remote, LED Matrix Display, Grow Gourmet Mushrooms

Arduino Prank Remote LED Matrix Display Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Pacman Cork Board Sterling Engine Fan Fortune Telling Cube Multicolor FLashlight LED Bead Jig Spider Silk Thread Mini SADbot Puff Embroidered Hat Braided Flower Crown Arduino FM Radio Receiver Remove a Servo Controller Solar Lawn Mower

Topic by randofo 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How to create Eggman's Goggles?

I'm working on something just for fun which is Eggman's goggles he keeps on his head and I just don't know what is best make them I could try those tops from the Twistable axe cans and some cardboard tube like form foil rolls cut down to size and stuff it in the opening of the top and use braiding and fasten them on but not sure what else could look great on them.

Question by SuperScourge 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


i need help making a military aguilette. so its full of knots and i know knothing bout knots. :) Answered

I make costumes and i want to make the costume of The Duke of Wellington. I have the cloth and the pattern. but he has a complicated gold lanyard/ rope thing on his shoulder and chest. i can get the braid rope.  but id love to know how to tie his knotwork. called an aguilette. any ideas?  

Question by maninamousesuit 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago