(B) 2 Strand Twist Student Practice

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    Paracord 2 ply counter twist cordage.
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    Ended up with a slightly over 10 foot of paracord.

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    20170223_224842.jpg 20170223_224854.jpg Here is my 2 ply twist, just under 5'. Whipped the end with bank line.
     

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    My (4'3") 2 Strand Twist made from 550 cord with fused & whip it end: A good thing to know how to make.

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    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.
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    Hemp 2 strand reverse twist 5'5" IMG_4797.JPG
     
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    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.

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    14891611843971108271263.jpg Was harder than I expected. Hands kept cramping up.
     
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    2 Strand-Twist, once again with paracord...

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    I used bank line for this sorry I try to get a good pic of it I hope you all can see it OK.
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    #36 Bankline, approx. 6 feet ( a little less)
    For the bindings I separated some strands which is why they are the same color.
     

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    Two strand using 550 paracord. I whipped the end using #18 bankline

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    Hi folks-

    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.

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    IMG_20170401_175530.jpg 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
     
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    I found some twine in my garage, so I figured I would work on two strand twist.
     

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    Used some braided mason line for the "twist"...come on, let's twist again...like you did last summer...

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    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! IMG_1706.JPG
     
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    I used Jute Twine for my twist.....
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    Starting off.....
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    Finished....
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    Measures 5ft. 3/4" (from the loop to the knot).......
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    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.
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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 KIMG0355.jpg KIMG0356.jpg
     
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    550 paracord 4' with fused end IMG_8043.JPG
     
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    IMG_0780.JPG 5' of 550 paracord and whipped on the end.
     
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    I got carried away.
    Used black paracord.

    40' reverse twist man made cordage.
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    Whipped AND Fused, apparently I'm an overachiever.
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    Thanks.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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    Challenge accepted jpoe88.
    25ft of 2 strand twist
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    My 2 strand twist with para cord, ended up with 9 feet of cord and one end fused. Starting out.

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    The beginning of the twist after finding the middle.
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    Half way through.
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    Fusing the end. IMG_0528.JPG
    Final product, 9 feet of reverse twisted 550 cord. IMG_0529.JPG
     
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    Basic Cert #7
    Strand Twist with Man-Made Materials

    A little over eight feet of twisted para cord.


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    2 blisters, 2ish hours and 4 feet later I have completed the 2 strand twist
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    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.
     

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    10' paracord 2 strand twist
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    Twisted camo 550. Result is about 8 feet.
     
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    20170702_171752.jpg 20170702_171825.jpg 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.
     
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    Had a piece of cotton clothesline rope laying around that I used for this lesson.

    Twisted beginnings.
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    Got six feet out of it.
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    Whipped it with dental floss.
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    After some confusion I have done it. I think
     

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    2 strand twist with man-made material.
    10 feet of paracord twisted to approximately 5 feet. 20170717_000750.jpg
     
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    About 8 feet of two strand twisted "paratinder". :confused:

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    4.5 feet of 2 strand twist with whipped end.

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    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.

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    So, is this considered 1100 cord now?
     
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    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.

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    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.
     
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    Greetings,

    My effort started out with 16ft of cotton twine rope:
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    I used the twist-then-over method and ended up with 6.5ft of two-strand twist rope:
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    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:
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    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
     
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    number 36 bank line, it's 5' 6 inches long
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    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.
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    This is my submission for t strand twist from man made materials. Thanks for looking!
     
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    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.

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    I’m looking right at it on my cell and wife’s cell.

    I’ll delete and re-post.
     
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