(B) Student Practice for Braiding Man-Made Materials

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  1. MisterHoodoo

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    I took OD green and fluorescent orange ( really it is...) paracord and made a six foot leash. I spliced the braid back into itself to hold the metal clip and for the handle of the leash. Thank you for the lesson!

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    Well, I found just over 7' of green and 14' of brown para cord in my garage. It was just enough to make a 5' piece. Hope I got it right this time.

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    Here is the loop:
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    Here is where the doubled up section meets the single section:
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    Here is the fused and whip it end:
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    I went a head and made it 30 feet so that I can use it for my Ridgeline as well. Braiding with two like colors and one different color can really mess with your eyes. I'm not sure if I like the colors so if I decide to make it different Ridgeline I'll be doing the 2 strand reverse twist to do my next one because I really hated this braiding project. So glad I have this one checked off ! I just burnt the ends together nothing special. IMG_4935.JPG IMG_4936.JPG
     
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    I'm braided out!
     
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    Braided eye and whipped/fused end. Just over 25 feet. I have to say, this was so much easier than the two strand twist IMO.

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    Braid using 550, not quite 5' but I got the idea, hope to use it in the field more often....

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    Ok I use bank line and twill. I has harder then it look but I did it.
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    25ft. Braided Bankline 20170320_162519.jpg
     
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    I had an enjoyable time doing this. Here's my Braid:

    10 feet of braided paracord with a spliced eye.

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    thanks for looking...
     
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    Here is my resubmission for the braided cord. I forgot to make the eye, but I got it this time.
     

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    my submission for braided line with an eye. I keep rushing thru lessons and forget crucial items. IMG_20170408_181241.jpg Whipped end also. Long splice :18:
     
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    ...and here we go:

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    I like the twist much better, but learning the "eye" was fun! Cheers!
     
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    My resubmission for braiding man-made materials. I, too, forgot to put an eye in. Braided tarred bank line braided again, lol! Left the tails on, but I'm going to whip that end with more bank line.

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    Slow shift last night.
    100 ft. of "750 cord" braided to a 23' ridge line with loop on one end and "back braided" on the other.
     

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    I did this one with jute twine. There's an eye braided in and the end is held together with wax since I don't plan to keep this.

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    3 strand braid, really stronger rope... next proyect i want to make one whit natural materials.


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    Here s my 14' ridge line I did today. Paracord. KIMG0354.jpg
     
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    Let me know if this doesnt count and i will do another. I couldnt find any length of rope long enough so i had to make 2 that are about 4' each.
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    One is a mystery material, got it with my second hand mother canteen carrier i got from a member on here, it feels like it is coated in beeswax or something. The second (dayglow/neon) is cordage i got with my tent, they were smaller pieces so i had to splice them in with the sheet bend knot.
     
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    Finally got to this one. Took quite a while to do this, and I was able to get about 21'5"(edited) out of this project.
    Braided the finished end back into itself and whipped it with inner and outer pc.
    I also managed to stab myself in the finger while cutting the ends of the cord off. :confused:
    I'm gonna have to work on blade handling skills apparently. Argh.
    I used the axe for measuring purposes.

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    5' braided 550 cord with eye spliced in. Definitely tougher than the 2 strand twist. I made the mistake of using too long of cordage and it kept bunching up on the end and I would have to comb it out.
     
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    Braided man made cordage;

    I used cotton butchers twine with two strand twist, I hope that's ok, I twisted ALL of my paracord earlier. :D

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    This was fun
     
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    14' eye splice, fused and whipped other end.

    A little ugly, first eye splice.
     

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    I used 550 paracord and the length of my braid ended up being 32 feet long. I would say something that I learned while Braiding was the best way to untangle cord during the braiding process. I actually YouTube-ed it and found an extremely helpful video that sped up the process tremendously! I love paracord and I had a fun time doing this Lesson
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    This was the cord that I used
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    I ended up getting into somewhat of a routine--after I braided a length I had that much of length in a tangle behind me so I looped the end of the cord to my toe..braided...then pulled the one multicolored string from the tangled jumble which caused the other two strands to unwind..I found this miracle from YouTube and also my boyfriend's advice after the fact but it helped me out so much!
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    I whipped the end of my braid to secure it and then I melted the paracord to further secure the braid.
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    My braided paracord measured 32 feet long.
     
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    Basic Cert #8
    Braiding Man-Made Materials With An Eye


    A little over seven feet of 550 paracord braided with an eye. Closed off with a Crown Knot and whip. Wetterling's Fine Forest Axe shown for perspective. Its 23 inches long.

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    First make the loop
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    Then find a way to keep it tangle free
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    Use that try stick
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    Make it long enough
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    550 cord
     
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    I was tempted to make the ridgeline for this one but I like using my single strand with prusik knots to adjust where the tarp sits. Not sure what I'll use it for yet, I'm sure something will come up!
     

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    Had lots of good tips before doing this. The constant tail untwisting was driving me crazy. The vise grips were my saviour! Somebody could've been seriously injured if it came unravelled.

    Roughly 24' combined of 3 lengths of paracord braided, with a braided in eye splice.

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    Great challenge!
     
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    8 or 9 feet of braided paracord with an eye spliced into each end. I definitely see the value of paracord needles for the second eye. 20170703_133149.jpg The ends are melted, but are a bit messy. May need to whip them or something.
     
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    MacGyver dropped by for a cup of Joe and I told him about this exercise. Angus suggested I use the materials at hand so I looked around the kitchen and came up with this. About a dozen or so shopping bags and a trash bag. The finished cord is about 6 feet. It is stretchy but holds my weight. The bags were split and made into twisted pair before braiding. Finished off with a nice trash bag whipped end. Now I can save my new paracord for that macrame jet ski I had been planning.:14:

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    Went with jute twine.

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    It feels so... primitive. :D

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    Decided to be different and whip the loose ends with a piece of inner strand from paracord.
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    Got a wee bit over five feet.
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    My fingers are glad that's done.
     

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    Braiding man made materials.

    I think I will use this technique with paracord to make a lanyard for my firesteel.
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    12' braided 550 cord with eye.
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    Made a ridge line! It's braided 550 paracord with an eye spliced into it. It's a little over 20 ft long.
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    5 foot long 3 strand braid with eye.
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    went for the ridge line - maxed out my on-hand material at ~16'
     

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    Didn't realize i needed an eye, oops.. hopefully this will do it's a few inches short of 5' because of the eye but i have a pic of my other 5' piece does that count?[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    I had braided many a line before, but never incorporated an eyelet, very cool technique.
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    This is my submission for Braiding man made materials. Thanks for looking!
     
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    I used the 5 feet of 550 cord and it reminded me of braiding friendship bracelets when I was younger. I did this while having a lazy day and used by laptop power cord to anchor it while making the eye loop. I even used my big toe to anchor the braid once I had the loop done.
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    Dog leash. Simple 3 strand braid, whipping, and a couple 200lb carabiners.

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    My submission.
     

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    About 12 ft'. I haven't cut the extra lengths because I don't plan on using this piece and will unravel it later.
     

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    About a 12-13 ft length was hoping for 15 but oh well. One more task down.

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    Braiding man-made material. Finished is about 22 feet with a braided eye at one end and wipped with jute twine at the other. IMG_2505.JPG
     
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    Three 50' rolls of 550 paracord braided with an eye and a whipped end.
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