Monday, May 21, 2012

Turkey Tote Take 1

This was my first attempt at a turkey tote, a paracord handle that makes it easy to carry a turkey out of the woods. I used a tire-tread bar as the hand grip and extended the start of both cords to make the tote part. I used a metal split ring to form a larks head/cow hitch around the turkeys legs ( here a piece of metal) but you could just as easily use the paracord to form a larks head.

It's a simple design that is as strong as the paracord it's tied with. Next time I'll make the handle longer for a better grip and make the paracord that hold's the legs longer as well.
Until next time-TUATKTD (tying up anything that's Knot tied down!)

Sinnett Knife Lanyard with clip

This project contains both square and round sinnet braids as well as wall knots. I like this design because it has no weakness, ending and starting with looped paracord. This is possible because I ran the braid over the cord in the middle. That is I started in the middle of two cords with a variation of the square sinnet knot, ran out both loops then started braiding over one of the loops.

This project is also neat because I took the inner cords out of the green cord but left them in the desert sand cord. It worked well and gave it an interesting look compared to either the fully inner-corded or no inner cords. It works well, looks good, and hangs the knife where I want it.
Signing off- TUATKTD

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Stitched Solomon / Snake-bite Fob

Still tying! Sorry for my long absence been a busy time I'm ready to get back to the project. Just tied this fob for my Swiss army knife. I actually started with the snake-bite, then the two cords down about 3 inches, and came back with the stitched solomon. If I do this again I'll start with the Stitched and end with the snake-bite, putting the excess cord in the middle of the snake-bite. Have more posts on the way, stay tuned!