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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #60 on: November 18, 2009, 02:26:57 AM »
Interesting bracelet OFG.

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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #61 on: November 18, 2009, 08:28:22 AM »
i am really only asking where you guys get it to check on the pricing I have gotten.  I have been getting it from Vermonts Barre Army Navy Store, www.vtarmynavy.com and am happy with the service.  Last time I ordered I got a 1200' spool for 52.95 in od and a 500' spool for 26.95.

thats a cool pattern i am gonna have to play around with that one.

I am going to take some pictures of my recent projects tonight i hope and throw them up here.

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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #62 on: November 18, 2009, 05:25:57 PM »
what are they charging you to ship a spool?  I actually went to their store a couple months back on vacation. (the store is tiny)  I wish I had bought more cord when I was there. 
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #63 on: November 18, 2009, 05:37:20 PM »
what are they charging you to ship a spool?  I actually went to their store a couple months back on vacation. (the store is tiny)  I wish I had bought more cord when I was there.  
Yup my wrist is still cold.   :whistle:
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #64 on: November 18, 2009, 08:25:25 PM »
Yup my wrist is still cold.   :whistle:

I gave up on that idea.  :/

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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #65 on: November 18, 2009, 09:27:57 PM »
13.87 for ground shipping to AZ

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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #66 on: November 18, 2009, 10:58:11 PM »
The 1,200 foot spool I picked up on eBay was $33 plus $14 shipping, total of $47.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #67 on: November 18, 2009, 11:51:53 PM »
OFG looks like i need to check out ebay

Here are a few of the things i have made recently.


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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #68 on: November 18, 2009, 11:56:09 PM »

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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #69 on: November 19, 2009, 12:34:13 AM »
Looks really good OOD, I like the belt idea.
 
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #70 on: November 20, 2009, 03:26:10 PM »
Nice work OOD.  I agree with Mist the belt looks good.

Now I need to get some more 550 cord and try some of these things. Need to make a Baldric strap for myself.

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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #71 on: November 20, 2009, 08:51:21 PM »
great looking stuff.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #72 on: November 21, 2009, 12:40:05 AM »
tatonka what is a Baldric Strap? I have never heard of that

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Re: Paracord bracelet?
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #74 on: November 29, 2009, 11:24:27 PM »
Here is another paracord bracelet I made this afternoon.  This pattern is similar to the first on I made and is in the picture as a comparision.  Instead of the repeating square knots, every other is reversed, making a pattern of w's along the edge.  
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #75 on: November 30, 2009, 09:18:00 PM »
was it hard to do

what is a good one for beginners I want to make one for Les for Christmas
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #76 on: November 30, 2009, 09:22:23 PM »
Kim, the top one is very easy to make.  You can use a buckle or a Chinese button knot and loops.

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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #77 on: December 01, 2009, 08:06:59 PM »
thank you ofg
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #78 on: December 08, 2009, 11:36:05 AM »
Here is another paracord bracelet I made for a co-worker and fellow geocacher last night and I also redid one I had done before.

The top one is one I have made previously as comparison.

The middle one I posted a picture of before, but I was not happy with the way it looked, so I took it apart and redid it over the weekend. If you decide to use this pattern, pull it as tight as you can as you weave it back and forth, and when you think you have it as tight as you can, pull it a little tighter. That makes the pattern come together nicely and look more uniform. This one is the same length as before, but I pulled about 12-18 inches of slack out of it. Not wanting to waste that, I spiral wrapped down the full length.  I think this added a nice touch to the pattern.

The final one is the one for my coworker. She has a considerably smaller wrist than me, so this a full 1 1/2 inches shorter. This one uses about 9 feet of paracord.

Here is the ratio I came up with:
The 3/4 inch wide buckle will add an inch. Taking this into account, subtract an inch from the final size you want (in inches), then multiply this by 16.5. This will give you the length in inches of paracord to use. You should plan to made the bracelet a little larger to give you a little room to fasten the buckle without pinching some skin when it snaps. You do that only once....

Keep in mind that I run four strands through the center rather than two that most of the patterns show. This fills the buckle nicely, gives a fuller feel to the bracelet and gives you additional cord to use if needed.

I will tie these pretty much as tight as I can, pushing the knots up frequently. It will be pretty stiff when you first finish, but after wearing them a while, they will soften up.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #79 on: December 10, 2009, 09:11:25 AM »
This is very inspiring... great work... before I found Wild Survive I was looking at other sites to make items from Paracord... I gonna have to give it a go for sure now. OFG... what colour is that you are useing? seems there are a few differnt ones available. could it be olive? I really like the look of it. I am thinking of ordering it from this place... I have a friend that lives near this store.
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