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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #80 on: December 10, 2009, 09:14:40 AM »
hey jimbo if you like......holly one of the mods on here mailled me a bunch, i still have a few left, PM me your adress and i will mail you some out for xmas
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #81 on: December 10, 2009, 09:29:26 AM »
that's very generous Falco, much appreciated. I was leaning toward ordering a few hundred feet to meet my needs. How much extra you got? Is it that same green colour?

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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #82 on: December 10, 2009, 09:33:47 AM »
the bracelets are already made..........the cord you can buy anywhere

im also gonna have some fresh wildsurvive shirts made.........as i found a place with good prices here in town, and i will be sending some to the newer members who wanted one............i was nice enough to get a couple........gotta return the favors ya know......hehhee

i could wait till the new year a few weeks away to have them made, as things will be busy over the holidays

oh and swede....btw.....patches are way way to much, as much as i would like to do em....they are like 12 a peice, plus graphics time........so like 15ish all said and done
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #83 on: December 10, 2009, 09:55:34 AM »
Falco - glad you like these.  I bought a 1200 foot spool of OD green a while back, so all of mine are the same color.  I have seen some things made where they mix a couple of different colors in the pattern and those look cool.  I might have to try those sometime.

Lots of things you can make - I've made the bracelets, knife lanyards, a lanyard for my GPSr, zipper pulls for my jackets (about a foot each works well there) and a belt. Let me know if you have any other ideas of things to make.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #84 on: December 10, 2009, 09:57:24 AM »
i would love to get a belt made form the stuff, however i cant find anyone who wants to tie on..........i figured it would be like 50 bucks worth of cord too
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #85 on: December 10, 2009, 10:08:16 AM »
It took me a couple of tries but I did finally get one made and it did use about 50-60 feet.

Here is one I found on eBay and it looks like they will cusom make on for you.

http://cgi.ebay.com/550-Paracord-gear-Survival-Belt-with-D-Rings_W0QQitemZ280435811754QQcategoryZ97044QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%252BDDSIC%26otn%3D10%26ps%3D63
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #86 on: December 10, 2009, 10:21:06 AM »
holy crap, i got a 52 inch belt now!
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #87 on: December 10, 2009, 10:42:18 AM »
Did you buy that one, Falco?  If you did, I would love to see closer pictures of the weave.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #88 on: December 10, 2009, 11:07:22 AM »
no i didnt

i might later though if i can find more come next week
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #89 on: December 11, 2009, 10:26:24 PM »
a friend is sending me 100 feet of camo and 100 feet of the green next week, I cant wait to try this

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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #90 on: December 11, 2009, 10:30:58 PM »
Have fun with it, Jimbo.  Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #91 on: December 11, 2009, 11:27:07 PM »
Falco - glad you like these.  I bought a 1200 foot spool of OD green a while back, so all of mine are the same color.  I have seen some things made where they mix a couple of different colors in the pattern and those look cool.  I might have to try those sometime.

OFG,

How much did a spool like that cost ya?
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #92 on: December 13, 2009, 12:09:21 PM »
Gandar - $33 plus $14 shipping, total of $47 for the 1,200 foot spool.  Just under .04/foot buying that much.  It was a lot cheaper that buying smaller quanties.  I figured I'd use it up eventually.  I went through the first 100 feet I picked up at Cabela's in no time.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #93 on: December 13, 2009, 01:31:36 PM »
OFG, mind sharing the spot you were able to buy it at?  We use it for all sorts of projects around here and that's an unbeatable price.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #94 on: December 13, 2009, 03:38:09 PM »
I bought it on a auction off of Ebay.  Here is another 1200 foot spool, current bid is $30 with $15 shipping.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PARACHUTE-550-CORD-PARACORD-MILITARY-1200-FT-GREEN_W0QQitemZ150394768343QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item23043a0bd7

Or just do an ebay search for "paracord -bracelet".  The minus bracelet will filter out all of the bracelets listed on there.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #95 on: December 16, 2009, 11:16:13 PM »
here are some of my latest, I am going to try and sell these lanyards to raise money for our breast cancer walk next year. Thats why the pink ones and the ribbons.



this one I made for our 8 year old so he has something to carry his whistle on.



this picture shows how i mated the two colors of cord.


this one has a twist like the yellow one only this one twists one way and then twists back the other way


This one i made for a family friend who is a breast cancer survivor and why we walk in the 60 mile walk.



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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #96 on: December 17, 2009, 08:58:20 PM »
those are great
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #97 on: December 17, 2009, 10:11:11 PM »
Here's a picture of one of the para-bands I just finished for me and my son.

How long does it take the rest of you to make yours?  These took me a couple hours a piece.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #98 on: December 17, 2009, 10:33:03 PM »
Those look good, OutOfDoors.

David - the first time, yes, it can take a couple of hours.  The more you make, the quicker they go.
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Re: Paracord bracelet?
« Reply #99 on: January 02, 2010, 08:35:23 AM »
Here is a new paracord bracelet I made over the weekend.  I was playing around with a lanyard knot and found that if I just tied the first half of it, I could flatten it out.  Then I just repeated that pattern, alternating which end starts on top of each section to keep it from forming a spiral.  Each course is about 1/2 inch in length.

I finished this by leaving a little space, then tieing a full lanyard knot. The loop at the beginning will hook around the knot to hold it on, so no buckles are needed.

This pattern does not use as much paracord and some of the others.  For an 8 inch bracelet (with an inch or so at the beginning for the loop and end for the lanyard knot), this only uses 6-7 feet of paracord.  This is also thinner than some of the others as it is only one the width of one strand of paracord.
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