Discussion in 'BushClass USA' started by IA Woodsman, Feb 9, 2011.
Paracord 2 ply counter twist cordage.
Ended up with a slightly over 10 foot of paracord.
Here is my 2 ply twist, just under 5'. Whipped the end with bank line.
My (4'3") 2 Strand Twist made from 550 cord with fused & whip it end: A good thing to know how to make.
Hey guys, I made my 2 stand twist rope.
I used 550 paracord ( I used orange because it's more visible if take the wife and kids out camping), I know we only had to do 5 feet but figured if I'm gonna do it I'll make one long enough that I can get good use out of it. I ended up with 20 feet 2 inches and I tried to get the tightest twist I could.
Hope these pictures work for you.
Hemp 2 strand reverse twist 5'5"
So, 3 1/2 hours later I have almost 26 feet of 2 strand 550 with a whipped and fused end. Hopefully it lasts as long as the one @IA Woodsman made.
Was harder than I expected. Hands kept cramping up.
2 Strand-Twist, once again with paracord...
I used bank line for this sorry I try to get a good pic of it I hope you all can see it OK.
#36 Bankline, approx. 6 feet ( a little less)
For the bindings I separated some strands which is why they are the same color.
Two strand using 550 paracord. I whipped the end using #18 bankline
Here's my contribution -about 5 feet of 2 strand made from some braided nylon. I've read about this before, but never actually done it. Thanks for the motivation to give it a try.
wow I've been busy today knocking off the list. Here is my 2 strand twist with Man- made material. Its about 25 ft as i had enough left over from bracelet and didn't want to cut shorter. Ends are whip finished
I found some twine in my garage, so I figured I would work on two strand twist.
Used some braided mason line for the "twist"...come on, let's twist again...like you did last summer...
Spent about an hour or so last night twisting up my 2-strand rope from 550pc. Length is a smidge over 14ft. I fused the end then whipped it with some 550pc inner strand that was left over. This was a fun one too. Thanks!
I used Jute Twine for my twist.....
Measures 5ft. 3/4" (from the loop to the knot).......
This started life as a 10' length of paracord and is now between 4' and 5'. This was a pretty neat lesson for me. I've accidentally done things like this before but now I have a much better idea of how it works.
11ft paracord, two strands twist.
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5' long twist Paracord. This was super easy. But I figured out how to whip which is useful. I'll skip the nae nae though
550 paracord 4' with fused end
5' of 550 paracord and whipped on the end.
I got carried away.
Used black paracord.
40' reverse twist man made cordage.
Whipped AND Fused, apparently I'm an overachiever.
The man-made material I used for the two stand twist above was 550 ParaCord. The finished twist measured 8 feet 1 inch long. The last picture shown was taken after I burned the end of the ParaCord to secure the twist in place. The pictures above are taken after I whipped the inner cordage to further secure the two stand twist on both ends.
About 4'' two strand twist from 550. Fused the end. Will probably go buy some better cord and make a ridgeline this way. Wish I would have had more with me. Got time to kill at work.
Challenge accepted jpoe88.
25ft of 2 strand twist
My 2 strand twist with para cord, ended up with 9 feet of cord and one end fused. Starting out.
The beginning of the twist after finding the middle.
Half way through.
Fusing the end.
Final product, 9 feet of reverse twisted 550 cord.
Basic Cert #7
Strand Twist with Man-Made Materials
A little over eight feet of twisted para cord.
2 blisters, 2ish hours and 4 feet later I have completed the 2 strand twist
Not as much fun on this one *eyes the blister from hot 550 cord*. But, I got me about 4 feet of twisted cordage that will be used as my lanyard for my custom firesteel.
10' paracord 2 strand twist
Twisted camo 550. Result is about 8 feet.
About 12 feet or so of ACU pattern paracord (not much use for that color now to make a 6.5' or so braided cord. Wow, that was more of a hand workout than I expected. Whipped the end, will melt it as well. Wish now that I had left more of an eye at the end but I guess I can untwist it a bit if necessary.
Had a piece of cotton clothesline rope laying around that I used for this lesson.
Got six feet out of it.
Whipped it with dental floss.
After some confusion I have done it. I think
2 strand twist with man-made material.
10 feet of paracord twisted to approximately 5 feet.
About 8 feet of two strand twisted "paratinder".
4.5 feet of 2 strand twist with whipped end.
Used 550 paracord to do this 2-strand twist. It's a little over 5' long. Fused the free ends and whipped them just in case.
So, is this considered 1100 cord now?
This is a two-strand from Walmart 550* cord, measuring 4 1/2' long. I fused the end, then whipped it with a single strand of the 550 guts.
Oh, and a knife. Because knives make the world a happier place.
*Please note, Walmart 550 cord is only rated for 110lbs, and so is actually Walmart 110 Cord. Less catchy, more accurate.
My effort started out with 16ft of cotton twine rope:
I used the twist-then-over method and ended up with 6.5ft of two-strand twist rope:
I ended up my effort with unraveling a short length of cotton rope (there's always more around the house). A new discovery here, that my cotton rope consisted of 13 individual strands. I separated 3 strands and used it to wrap around both ends in order to secure it:
Here is a video link showing how I did the twisting for the two-strand effort:https://www.dropbox.com/s/xxax17z0ucm1y4p/rope.mp4?dl=0
number 36 bank line, it's 5' 6 inches long
I had never done this before, I can see how this will apply in later lessons on natural cordage. I am running low on 550 cord so I made the whip temporary, but I plan to fashion a few longer pieces of this for ridgelines as you suggested in the video as soon as I get some more 550.
This is my submission for t strand twist from man made materials. Thanks for looking!
Here’s mine. I started with a 10 foot section of 550. I used a hi-vis color for easy picture visibility. I’m going to make something longer I. A more neutral color. GFB Small Forest Axe used to verify approximate length.
I’m looking right at it on my cell and wife’s cell.
I’ll delete and re-post.