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Cobra weave inches woven to feet unwoven ratio needed

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by Wook, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Wook

    Wook Settler

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    As above. Does anyone know how to calculate how much paracord you need? I've got addicted to making bracelets and lanyards, but keep cutting too little.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    With the cobra weave I found for each inch of weave it's about 12"-14" of cord plus the length of the bracelet you're weaving
     
  3. Wook

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    Thanks. :)
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    It also depends on the tightness of your weave, the type of paracord you use so that's a learning curve as well.

    Best way to learn is keep notes of how much you have before and after :)
     
  5. Graham_S

    Graham_S Squirrely!

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    I generally get a 1:12 ratio.
     
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    1 inch woven = 1 foot of cord roughly.
     
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    aye, you don't got far wrong with 1:12. did a large batch for my cubs to have a go and it came out really well. just bodged up some simple lengths ended with a lanyard knot, roughly 6" for the wrist then knocked up a stack of 6ft lengths and it was paracord fun day.
    some got it, others didn't heh.
     
  8. Wook

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    I will try measuring more precisely. Today I made myself a bracelet and must have cut off about 4 feet of cord at the end :eek: Still, I find it strangely therapeutic making these things. It's weirdly addictive as well.

    My kids all want bracelets now and I'm going to run out of buckles....
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Check the Youtube channel for Tie It All Together

    He has a large number of sinnets, weaves etc for bracelets that don't need buckles and they're easy to do with clear simple pictures and videos to follow. His books are good as well :)

    The Celtic Bar bracelet is a particularly nice one to do, especially in pink :rolleyes::lmao:
    [video=youtube;Rjq6eWo5IWE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjq6eWo5IWE[/video]
     
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    The trick is to use those short off cuts to make something else, don't throw them away, use them!
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    You can make some very nice tassels and small monkeys fists with the off cuts :rolleyes:
     
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    That's the idea. For really short bits you can use the snake knot to make zip pulls for coats, bags etc.
     

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