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Project by BST posted 1046 days ago 18328 views 20 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jig is for one of my other hobbies, tying knots with Parachute Cord, in this case paracord bracelets. It’s made from birch ply and poplar simple rabbits. Finish is IBA Pine stain and satin poly. Over all a simple project but yet another stepping stone in learning about woodworking. My wonderful wife is the one who painted the numbers and lines for me, otherwise even I wouldn’t be able to read them





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 1046 days ago

I have to confess that I don’t quite understand how the jig works, but it sure came out nice looking and those bracelets are very cool looking.
(and your wife’s’ line and numbering skills sure beat mine!)lol

Hope you get a ton of fun from it.

-- Having fun...Eric

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wildbill001

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#2 posted 1046 days ago

That is a cool idea !

-- "You can tell the pioneers by the arrows in their back" -- Unknown

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WayneC

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#3 posted 1046 days ago

Very interesting. I know someone who is looking to make some of these bracelets…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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ptweedy

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#4 posted 1046 days ago

Hey BST Do you have a good mail order source for black para cord. I’m wanting to wrap some knife handles and cant find any locally. Thanks phil Ptweedy@yahoo.com

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BST

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#5 posted 1046 days ago

Woodwrecker, One half of each side release buckle is mounted at the fixed end of the jig and the other half on the sliding part. All that needs to be done is to install another side release buckle into the ones that are mounted to the jig, then run the cord you are going to use and then tie the bracelet. Without the jig it would take me about 15 minutes to tie a bracelet with the jig I can tie one in fewer than 5 minutes. Hope this helps clear up how it’s used.

Wayne, I’ve been tying things for years my wife how suggested I sale the stuff I tie, I get so many demands for bracelets it’s unreal at times, but I do enjoy it.

ptweedy, try http://www.supplycaptain.com/ they ship fast, and the price is good

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missingdigitworkshop

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#6 posted 1046 days ago

Very nice jig. My Scouts and I just use a piece of wood with a dowel at the top and a rubberband to hold the botton. Looks like I need to upgrade.

As far as the paracord you need to be careful of buying off the internet. I have bought several rolls and non were true 550 paracord. I have had the best luck with my local surplus store.

-- Do not be discouraged by those who don't. Be inspired by those who do.

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ChadR

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#7 posted 1046 days ago

I like that idea very much. I too have a hobby in paracord tying. I just might have to build one of these.

-- Some people have a way with words... some people... not... have way.

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Bertha

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#8 posted 1046 days ago

Wow! This is really nicely done. I like it when someone takes the time to make a jig beautiful.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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WayneC

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#9 posted 1044 days ago

I was looking up instructions for making the bracelets. This looked like a pretty good post.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-bracelet-with-a-side-release-buckle/?ALLSTEPS

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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BST

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#10 posted 1041 days ago

thank you everyone for the kind commits, as time, money, and demands allow I get to improve my woodworking skills and I must give credit to many of you when you post your projects and explain the problems you had and how you solved them.

missingdigit, I can’t agree more when it comes to buying 550 cord online, have been disappointed a few times myself, I find the local surplus stores just don’t have the selection of colors i need/want. I of course wouldn’t recommend anyone that I haven’t done business with or trust

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DebbieA

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#11 posted 1035 days ago

Do you sell these jigs?

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whit

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#12 posted 1035 days ago

BST,

If plagerism is supposed to be the sincerest form of flattery, consider yourself flattered. And I’m with you on SupplyCaptain. They’re fantastic to deal with. The only downside so far – no backorders allowed.

Whit

-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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BST

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#13 posted 1032 days ago

Debbie, sorry if I confused you or anyone, I do not sale the jigs, what I sale is paracord accessories. I work at an airport and sale paracord ID lanyards mostly at work but do sale key fobs, bracelets and other accessories online.

whit, yeah the lack of being able to back order is problematic at times, but they are great folks to work with

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parcordfan1

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#14 posted 892 days ago

would you be interested in selling one of these jigs

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VLT

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#15 posted 630 days ago

Hi, I just came across this website…would you mind sharing the measurements of this jig? Thanks!

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