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OK.....so I had some time on my hands and decided to try my hand at making coil lanyards, dummy cords or second lieutenant-assist cords (my favorite:D:) out of materials I had around the house. I did some research on the net and saw similar methods using some heavy duty 300lb. test line....so here's what I came up with.

Here's what I used to make these:

1. Pot to boil water.
2. Large boil of cold water with ice.
3. Some 1/4 dowels.
4. Paracord.
5. Weedeater line (I used the 0.08" size).

STEP 1.

Cut your dowels about 6-8 inches, depending on how long you want your cords.Drill some small holes on each end.

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STEP 2.

Cut about 30" of both paracord and weedeater line.
"Gut" your paracord and slip it over the weedeater line.

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STEP 3.
Slip one end of the weedeater line into the dowel and begin wrapping the cord around the dowel.....slipping it tightly against each coil.

Once complete, slip the remaining end into the other hole you drilled.

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STEP 4.

Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil.
Drop the dowels into the boiling water for at least 5 minutes.
Be careful........the paracord may melt if it stays at the bottom or side of the pot.

STEP 5.

Using tongs or pliers....take the dowels out of the pot and immediately immerse it into the bowl of ice water.
Slip it off the dowel and let air dry.

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STEP 6.

Here's where you can customize it to fit your needs. I simply 'spliced and whipped' some ends of paracord onto the ends using the 'gutted' strands of paracord making some loops.


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The method for 'whipping' rope ends is available here:
http://www.survivalistboards.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=944


You can use snap links or maybe some snap hooks whatever you want. You may want to dress it up some more and get some of those wire heat shrink tubes...it's up to you.

Use these for game calls, flashlights, knives.....you name it.

Still have to put it thru it's paces and perfect it....but I thought I'd share the wealth.

Good luck!
 

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Man............where were you a month ago wih this?? I spent $15.00 for one for my knife.

This is an awesome write up. I'll use your method for another one for my flashlight. Thanks.

Mark
Sorry about that one brother.....sat around talking about these last night with a guy from work and I decided to try it.....might save you a little cash in the future tho :D:
 

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Great idea. I tried using one of those keychains to do this, to no avail. Any way to make the coils a little "tighter"? (closer together) And how flexible is this once it's done? Is it going to loose its "coilness" (lol)
 

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Thanks for the link to whipping rope -- almost didn't follow it because everyone knows how, right. Well, that's the first time I've ever seen how to do a sail maker's whip without the use of a needle. Awesome! Now where did I put that 3-strand anchor rode?
 

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have you tried putting it in a drill and reversing it backwards? i have seen that stuff made before and that what they do to give it longer lastnight bounce back action.. let us know if anyone tries this.
 
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