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Title: Lanyards
Post by: Shade on September 12, 2005, 01:46:00 AM
So while browsing and buying my first decent flashlights ever from Johnny boy at Lighthound I happened across paracord and ordered some up (ive alrdy ordered more)

I wanted to try my hand at lanyard weaving and as John mentioned it is rather addictive.

Here is my latest one I have come to call "The Quadropus" seeing as it only has 4 tentacles~

The picture doesnt do it justice, its not blue its Purple and Grey. The ball woven into it is a steel marble that has been rolling around on my desk for about 3 years..finally found something to do with it.

If you notice there is a spiral pattern at the end near the tentacles, this gives it a clyndrical feel and i plan on using that on the next ones. Very rope like. be nice the entire length

Im going to give it to the wifey because her key ring only weights 2LBs and needs more weight...

I ordered these brass balls i found and Im going to make a stubbie version called "The Lions Mane" for my LC hehe =)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Shade on September 12, 2005, 01:48:09 AM
Here is another one i did. Simple weave with a knot burn guard added at the bottom to avoid hand slip
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: MR Bulk on September 12, 2005, 06:13:46 AM
If you wove that steel ball nearer the end you'd have a handy keychain-mounted - "persuader"...heh heh. :naughty:
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: DavidR on September 13, 2005, 02:13:57 AM
It has always fascinated me how people are able to tye these things...nice work by the way.

I agree with Charlei, put the ball closer to the end.
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: MR Bulk on September 13, 2005, 05:40:23 AM
It has always fascinated me how people are able to tye these things...nice work by the way.


I think it's a hunter/gatherer thing.  I'm a hunter, meaning just all thumbs trying to do this kind of thing.  But I won't finish the rest of the equation out of respect for the manly-men (that the gatherers/weavers could - and I mean could - still well be)...:naughty: :laughing11: :evil6:
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: BraddahBill on September 13, 2005, 09:18:50 AM
  But I won't finish the rest of the equation out of respect for the manly-men (that the gatherers/weavers could -
 
and I mean could - still well be)...:naughty: :laughing11: :evil6:


Heeeeeyyyyyy........don't you have a PINK Man purse, with flowers no less.  ;)


Aloha
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: diggdug13 on September 13, 2005, 09:50:42 AM
  But I won't finish the rest of the equation out of respect for the manly-men (that the gatherers/weavers could -
 
and I mean could - still well be)...:naughty: :laughing11: :evil6:


Heeeeeyyyyyy........don't you have a PINK Man purse, with flowers no less.  ;)


Aloha


As much as I truly hate to stick up for Charlie (especially when it concerns his purse) I must stick up for him this time.  He did say he had a black purse. per the quote below.  However he DID NOT DISPUTE THAT HE HAS TULIPS AND "OTHER" FLOWERS ON THE FLAP.   Just like a weed your "purse" just never seems to die :icon_jokercolor:

Doug :wave:

Hey!  You there!  Doug!!! >:( 

Now I would just like to make it absolutely clear that my purs - uh - MAN pur - er - MANLY BAG, is NOT pink!!! 

It's BLACK, ya hear me?

BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!  ;D ;D ;D




but you're not disputing the tulips on front.... :booty: or do they look like these flowers-->:icon_flower: :toothy4:

                                                                                                                                       :laughing4:

doug
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: MR Bulk on September 13, 2005, 10:30:06 AM
Alright alright alright - let me unequivocally state here and now that there are NO FLOWERS on the flap, or ANYWHERE ELSE!!!  :angry4: :boxing: :cussing: :violent1: :angry5:

:protest::protest::protest::protest: :protest: Sheesh!!! :protest::protest::protest::protest: :protest:

It's a BLACK Maxpedition FatBoy!  Definitely a MANLY -man bag!!! :naughty: :thumbsup: :headbang:

The Things  I get accused of, I TELL ya...:rolleye: :rolleye: :rolleye:
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Shade on September 13, 2005, 10:48:24 AM
I have some Pink paracord on order if you want a tassle for your purse Bulkie.......

I like Pink =)

I can sew, weave, knit, carry a purse of any color and I like Flowers). Makes no never mind to me beacuse I can also hunt and gather better then most i know. I still leave the toliet seat up to prove it

I also dont have to use a wooden club to get females back to my cave ~  The sensitivity is like female Viagra
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: loalight on September 13, 2005, 04:27:52 PM
Haha :D Sometime I have to show you guys my mint green leisure suit.

Shade, try this for fun, 1 strand by 2, or 1x4, or 4x4 (or any other combo) for a really mind-numbing lanyard. Twist them!

This got me through a summer of camp, except when I was shooting the little .22s...
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Shade on September 15, 2005, 01:06:26 AM
Here is another idea im working on. battery carrying lanyard. works pretty good battery stays put pretty good unless needed. then simply pop in a new one. I am gunna make one alittle bit shorter so the lanyard isnt longer then these smaller flashlights. I call this one "Seed" in Grape. Other colors would be "Seed" Apple(green) "Seed" Cherry(red) etc etc hehe
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: mut on October 06, 2005, 11:55:28 PM
Very nice work there Shades.

Here is some of the latest ones I have done.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/mut/lanyards/1c56250a.jpg)


mut
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Shade on October 07, 2005, 12:04:52 AM
Cool stuff Mut, i especially like the red white and blue one on the far right of the pics.

I have become addicted to the hangmans noose lanyard lately, seen below on cubbie.

its easy to tie, you dont ruin the paracord by hollowing it out and you have acess almost instantly to over 3ft of very very strong rope if needed. good for knives, flashlights keys anything you may have on you.

--------------------------------------------

just saw you have a sebenza so you alrdy know all about this knot too =)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: mut on October 07, 2005, 02:14:35 AM
Thanks Shades.
You can also do a 42 knote bracelet.  It takes about 80 inches or so depending on your wrist.  You don't hollow out the cord and a lot there for when you need it.


Here is a pic of one I made for one of my boys.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/mut/lanyards/15ed2e91.jpg)
 
You can also make a lanyard or keychain from this knot.

The red, white and blue one is pretty cool.  It took me a while to figure out how to do it.  I am sure there is a better way, but I got it done my way.  The hangman is a great one too.


mut
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Readerbob on October 31, 2005, 11:23:12 PM
I have a pretty basic lanyard question. I have had a Surefire Z50 lanyard in its original bag for awhile. I decided to take it out tonight to try it out on my E1E. There are three basic parts - the parachute cord lanyard, a clip, and a split ring. The clip is supposed to be on the lanyard, and the split ring connects the clip to the E1E clip. The problem is that when I opened the sealed package, the split ring is on the lanyard where the clip should be, but the clip was loose in the package. I am assuming that I have to do something with the lanyard terminator to take it apart, slide the clip onto the lanyard, and then put it back together again. But I'm not having any luck getting the lanyard terminator apart. I don't want to force it too hard, for fear that I'll break it.

Any ideas on how to get the clip onto the lanyard? I have an e-mail in to Surefire support, but I'm not holding my breath. Thanks!

--Bob
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: MR Bulk on October 31, 2005, 11:54:24 PM
Hmmm, there must be an alternate way as those end thingies on the lanyards are usually locksnap types and pretty difficulat to pull apart again without braking something.

Got a pic?  Even if you have no way to host it FF has its own pic host, just keep it under 128kb in size.
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Readerbob on November 01, 2005, 02:29:45 AM
Here's a link below to the Surefire website. It show the clip between the lanyard and the split ring. This is what I'm assuming it SHOULD look like.

http://www.surefire.com/surefire/content/z50_large.jpg (http://www.surefire.com/surefire/content/z50_large.jpg)

Mine has the split ring on the lanyard where the clip should be, and the clip isn't attached to anything - it's was laying alone in the bag. No way for it to be disconnected accidently. Looks like I may need to send it back and get another one! I'll try to attach a picture of mine. Never done a photo attachment, so if it doesn't work, let me know how to insert it.

--Bob
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: ZENGHOST on November 01, 2005, 11:14:54 PM
Can you get the clip onto the split ring?
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: MR Bulk on November 02, 2005, 12:39:46 AM
Hmmm, I think Zen's onto something here - you'll need a pair (or two) of needlenose pliers, though.
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Geologist on November 02, 2005, 12:41:42 AM
Yeah I have seen the lanyards go both ways meaning that in this case, the clip goes on the split ring, and then you get another split ring for whatever light (or item like a battery holder) that it will be attached to.

Fo example, my A2 doesn't need a ring, not does the battery carrier.  OTOH, an E2e would need an extra split ring!
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Geologist on November 02, 2005, 12:43:31 AM
Oh and while I am thinking about it, where can I learn to make some of these cool lanyards?  There are a few I know, but these (and those like the Cub Tail) look nice.  Would love to have a better resource if available!

OR we could have class right here in this thread!
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Readerbob on November 02, 2005, 02:47:59 AM
Can you get the clip onto the split ring?

Didn't try that, but it looks doable. Then, as Charlie said, I can get another split ring and hook that to the light. The clip is too big for the light, but the split ring should do the trick. I'll just have an extra split ring, which is no problem. Thanks for the idea!

BTW, still no word from Surefire support. I sent them the picture as well. I was the same lanyard on e-Bay, and it didn't look like the clip was connected on that one either. But the picture on the Surefire website shows it differently. Now I'm just curious about how it's supposed to be configured, but the solution here sound very doable. Thanks for the great idea, Zenghost! :thumbup:

--Bob
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: BraddahBill on November 02, 2005, 04:08:10 AM
Wait guys.........let me get my camera from my son


BRB

These are very easy to open......you just need to be careful and take it slow.



As you can see there are 2 little tabs that hold the cover closed.
Using a very thin screw driver...insert it the right side and pry just enough to disengage the tab...now holding the cord and cover, lift it open while pulling to the right, to pop the left side open. The cover should now be open and will swing up to expose the cord. Take out the cord....string on the clip....put the cord back and snap it closed.......

ALL DONE  :thumbup:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/BraddahBill/Lan03.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/BraddahBill/Lan01.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/BraddahBill/Lan02.jpg)



Bill
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: loalight on November 02, 2005, 04:55:02 AM
as far as weaving lanyards, it's dead easy, and fun, and really kind of the equivalent of knitting. :)

more info than you'd ever want, Geo:
http://www.bluemoon.net/~dotoran/the_projects3.htm
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: BraddahBill on November 02, 2005, 05:02:41 AM
Loa !!!!!.............

Knitting?......KNITTING !!!!


My manpride is hurt  :'(

Guess I'll go knit another lanyard.


Bill  :-[
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: loalight on November 02, 2005, 05:11:48 AM
Wellll, I call 'em like I see 'em. I carry a manpurse (Fatboy, arhem), I knit lanyards, I chop down trees, i eat my lunch...

 :icon_geek: :rolf: :violent4:
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: BraddahBill on November 02, 2005, 05:21:20 AM
Hey.........


Manpurse (Fatboy) COOL been meaning to get one.......If I can just stop buying lights long enough  :help: to save some funds.


Bill
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Geologist on November 02, 2005, 02:36:30 PM
Heeees a lumberjack and  he's OK he .....!

[I'll stop here to protect the innocent]
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Readerbob on November 03, 2005, 02:08:04 AM

As you can see there are 2 little tabs that hold the cover closed.
Using a very thin screw driver...insert it the right side and pry just enough to disengage the tab...now holding the cord and cover, lift it open while pulling to the right, to pop the left side open. The cover should now be open and will swing up to expose the cord. Take out the cord....string on the clip....put the cord back and snap it closed.......

ALL DONE  :thumbup:

Bill
Bill:

Absolutely what I needed. You da man!!   :sunny:

Following your directions and pictures, it took less than 5 minutes to get it on the right way. I really appreciate your time in taking the pictures and walking me through this. The key for me was where to pry it up with the screwdriver. I fiddled with doing this, but in the wrong place, which wouldn't have helped at all.

BTW - still no response from Surefire support - almost 3 days and counting.

--Bob
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Shade on November 03, 2005, 03:37:15 AM
Probly not the best idea for a throwing knife, well the actualy lanyard anyhow, the grip is pretty nice though and thin and tight, couldnt resist adding matching lanyard even though it may get caught up and slow it down when actually thrown

still fun to hold and look at~ Maybe ill just do a grip on the second one
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: BraddahBill on November 03, 2005, 03:43:37 AM

As you can see there are 2 little tabs that hold the cover closed.
Using a very thin screw driver...insert it the right side and pry just enough to disengage the tab...now holding the cord and cover, lift it open while pulling to the right, to pop the left side open. The cover should now be open and will swing up to expose the cord. Take out the cord....string on the clip....put the cord back and snap it closed.......

ALL DONE  :thumbup:

Bill
Bill:

Absolutely what I needed. You da man!!   :sunny:

Following your directions and pictures, it took less than 5 minutes to get it on the right way. I really appreciate your time in taking the pictures and walking me through this. The key for me was where to pry it up with the screwdriver. I fiddled with doing this, but in the wrong place, which wouldn't have helped at all.

BTW - still no response from Surefire support - almost 3 days and counting.

--Bob


Hey no sweat guy............We @ F-F like to take care of our members.

On behalf of the F-F member support team, we thank you for giving us the opportunity to assist you in your time of need and look forward to serving you in the future....... :thumbup:
 
Sure Fire don't got nothing on us.......:rotflmao:


Bill
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: MR Bulk on November 03, 2005, 11:49:22 PM
Probly not the best idea for a throwing knife, well the actualy lanyard anyhow, the grip is pretty nice though and thin and tight, couldnt resist adding matching lanyard even though it may get caught up and slow it down when actually thrown

still fun to hold and look at~ Maybe ill just do a grip on the second one

Ya know - just going on aerodynamic principle and I could be all wrong here, if the lanyard were long enough it would trail behind when the knife is thrown and act as a "tail piece", keeping the knife pointed forward as it sped through the air...:dontknow:  Same principle as on fireworks rockets with that long stick attached to the side and extending back, the aerodynamic drag on it prevents the rocket body from "tumbling" and the dang thing flies straight - until it either explodes (rocket) or lodges deeply into its intended target (throwin' knife).  Worth a try anyway.
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Geologist on November 03, 2005, 11:54:16 PM
If if the tail was long enough, you could hold on to it and reel it in afterwards!!!

OK maybe not but it seemed like a cool idea
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: arewethereyetdad on November 04, 2005, 01:46:16 AM
Probly not the best idea for a throwing knife, well the actualy lanyard anyhow, the grip is pretty nice though and thin and tight, couldnt resist adding matching lanyard even though it may get caught up and slow it down when actually thrown

still fun to hold and look at~ Maybe ill just do a grip on the second one

Ya know - just going on aerodynamic principle and I could be all wrong here, if the lanyard were long enough it would trail behind when the knife is thrown and act as a "tail piece", keeping the knife pointed forward as it sped through the air...:dontknow:  Same principle as on fireworks rockets with that long stick attached to the side and extending back, the aerodynamic drag on it prevents the rocket body from "tumbling" and the dang thing flies straight - until it either explodes (rocket) or lodges deeply into its intended target (throwin' knife).  Worth a try anyway.

 :rolleye:  Hold on, lemme get my waders on.   :laughing8:
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: MR Bulk on November 04, 2005, 04:06:47 AM
No, REALLY!  Try it with, say, a plastic tube of some kind or whatever - it will tumble when thrown far enough - but attach a string to one end and it'll fly straight - I promise!
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Readerbob on November 08, 2005, 02:59:15 PM
Quote

Sure Fire don't got nothing on us.......:rotflmao:


Bill


I finally received an e-mail from Surefire support last Friday. I was out of town, so didn't pick it up until yesterday. In about 10 words (wish I had saved the response), they basically said to attach the clip to the split ring on the lanyard, and then hook up the other end of the clip to the flashlight. The problem with that is that on the E1E, which is what I bought that lanyard for, you are supposed to hook the lanyard up to the pocket clip, which has a very small opening. The split ring is the only thing that will fit on the flashlight clip. The lanyard clip is too big to hook through anything. So their suggestion wouldn't have worked.

So another hats-off to BruddahBill for his outstanding response!  :D

--Bob
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: arewethereyetdad on November 08, 2005, 10:55:45 PM
they basically said to attach the clip to the split ring on the lanyard, and then hook up the other end of the clip to...

a car battery then tie it around your neck.   That's what I thought you were gonna tell us.   :rolf:
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Readerbob on November 09, 2005, 02:51:09 AM
they basically said to attach the clip to the split ring on the lanyard, and then hook up the other end of the clip to...

a car battery then tie it around your neck.   That's what I thought you were gonna tell us.   :rolf:

Power to spare, but it would be a little difficult as an EDC! On the other hand, some of the pants that I see some kids wearing probably have big enough pockets to accommodate!

--Bob
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: clipse on January 10, 2006, 05:33:24 PM
here are some of mine.

(http://www.ponyexpress.net/~clipse/fenix/lanyards.JPG)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Geologist on May 16, 2006, 06:13:04 PM
4 months and no activity.  Gotta give this thread a *bump*!
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: arewethereyetdad on May 30, 2006, 06:43:09 PM
Anybody got a lanyard that fits Geo's neck?  :rotflmao: :woot:
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Geologist on May 30, 2006, 08:46:14 PM
You get a couple of days off and you pick up an attitude!  Maybe ya need some lithium!

And a lanyard!
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: arewethereyetdad on May 30, 2006, 08:51:53 PM
 :rolf:  True.  I could use either or both at this point.  :laughing7:
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on June 27, 2006, 01:44:39 AM
Here's one on my Q3.  There are more on my blog page (http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/) if you want to try making a few variations of lanyards.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/Q3wristlanyard.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Geologist on June 28, 2006, 10:23:36 PM
Looks nice!  I got some paracord - maybe I need to figure out how to make something with it!
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: arewethereyetdad on June 28, 2006, 10:51:49 PM
Nah.  Just have Braddahbill make it for ya.   8)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Geologist on June 28, 2006, 10:58:55 PM
True - I still have my Braddah Special for the LC SE!
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: arewethereyetdad on June 28, 2006, 11:04:56 PM
I've got mine, too.  Top notch stuff, that.   :thumbup: :thumbup:
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on July 01, 2006, 12:05:26 PM
I tried out this idea on my D cell Maglite this morning.  The paracord loops can be slid on/off the light, but they're tight enough that they don't move around freely.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/magliteparacordgrip.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/magliteparacordgrip2.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: BigHonu on July 01, 2006, 07:20:34 PM
Looks good!  Are the loops adjustable in length?
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on July 01, 2006, 07:45:03 PM
Looks good!  Are the loops adjustable in length?

I tie them directly onto the light, so the loops aren't size adjustable, .  I use about 15 feet of cord to make one, if done in one color, it's one continuous piece of cord with just the two ends to trim and melt when finishing it up.  I didn't have the knots lined up on the first one I made in black and olive drab, so I fixed it and tried another in maroon.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/MPG1.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: arewethereyetdad on July 02, 2006, 02:13:21 PM
Those lanyards are truly beautiful.   :thumbup:
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on July 02, 2006, 11:59:45 PM
Looks good!  Are the loops adjustable in length?

Since I made the grips and posted 'em on a few forums, someone else has made their own version and posted it on ebay, that's cool with me, I don't mind sharing ideas.  They didn't do it exactly like mine, but that's why I post to my blog page, to share ideas.

Here's what I did with 6 feet of type I paracord and a AAA clone LED light.  My mom called it a 'flashlight cozy', arghhh, I prefer 'tactical clone wrap'.  ;)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/clonewrap.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on July 16, 2006, 07:57:45 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/minimaglitegrip.jpg) Two-fingered grip on a 2AA Mini Maglite.
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Geologist on July 16, 2006, 10:44:51 PM
BTW your Blog is great!
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: arewethereyetdad on July 17, 2006, 10:55:06 AM
Yeah, it really is.  I like the skull bracelet and the long skull beads.
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on July 17, 2006, 11:24:17 AM
Thanks, playing with this stuff is an addictive hobby.   :D
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on July 25, 2006, 12:59:06 PM
I tried making a couple of paracord neck lanyards.  Black and olive drab 4-strand plait(diamond braid) and black and gray in a spiral braid.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/4strandplaitnecklanyard2.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/4strandspiralbraidblackgray.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: BigHonu on July 25, 2006, 04:16:00 PM
Like the multiple attachment points!
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on August 11, 2006, 10:23:36 PM
Mini monkey fist attached to a photon clone.  Type I paracord used, small marble center, 5 turns in the fist.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/minimonkeyfist.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: arewethereyetdad on August 11, 2006, 10:25:08 PM
Man, between stormdrane and BraddahBill, we've got some lanyard-makin' sons of guns 'round here.
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Codeman on August 12, 2006, 01:04:11 AM
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Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on August 12, 2006, 03:58:52 AM
  Welcome to FF, SD!

Thanks  :D  I've been on this forum since last October, but I also frequent around a dozen forums so I'm spread pretty thin.  There's too many good forums out there to call just one home for me.  I like to learn from all of them.

Here's another one done with type I paracord.  4-strand braid with a micro clip, used about 6 feet of cord, finished length is just over 11 inches, long enough to be wrapped around a wrist for use as a wrist lanyard.  Surefire light(2xCR123) with a shadow grass camo Aleph body.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/type1braidedlanyard.jpg)

Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: nemul on August 12, 2006, 04:42:00 AM
those look great SD...
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: arewethereyetdad on August 12, 2006, 12:02:02 PM
Cool Aleph body, Stormdrane.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: PKT on August 15, 2006, 11:28:50 PM
How did I miss this thread...SD you got some talent there, nice work.
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: BraddahBill on August 16, 2006, 01:13:59 AM
Nice Storm.......really nice.

5 turns on the monkey fist......must have taken forever to tighten.

Troy, did you check out Stormdrane's Blog.......he's the "Master lanyard maker"



Bill
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on August 16, 2006, 01:59:27 AM
Thanks guys.  I don't remember it being fun when I was in the scouts 25 years ago, but I enjoy it now.  When I browse the gallery on the International Guild of Knot Tyers (http://www.igkt.net/gallery.php?gcatid=6), I know I've still got a lot to learn, but I'll go at my pace and make sure I have fun doing it.  It's cool being able to tie hobbies like flashlights, knives, etc.. in together, pardon the pun.  :D
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Codeman on August 16, 2006, 12:51:34 PM
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Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Geologist on August 20, 2006, 11:42:17 AM
Thanks guys.  I don't remember it being fun when I was in the scouts 25 years ago, but I enjoy it now.  When I browse the gallery on the International Guild of Knot Tyers (http://www.igkt.net/gallery.php?gcatid=6), I know I've still got a lot to learn, but I'll go at my pace and make sure I have fun doing it.  It's cool being able to tie hobbies like flashlights, knives, etc.. in together, pardon the pun.  :D

Thanks for the link SD - Codey is right - VERY humbling site!  Wonder if I could knit some paracord add reflector and batteries and get a flashlight!  Seems they can make everything else!
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on May 20, 2007, 01:42:31 PM
Been a while since this thread's seen some 'light'.  Here's a neck lanyard I made with 'Type I' paracord in foliage green.  I used a knitting spool/corker to make the braided part and finished with the snake knot adding a small swivel clip.  Works great with a small flashlight, ID badge, etc.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/CIMG3255.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/CIMG3262.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on July 19, 2007, 11:27:46 AM
Some 1mm waxed cotton cord can be used to make a nice braided lanyard.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/CIMG3645.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Geologist on July 19, 2007, 08:42:49 PM
nice!  and nice to see ya Stormdrane!
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: BraddahBill on July 21, 2007, 09:56:44 AM
Nice Storm.......real nice.

I had a bookmark of a project that I said I was going to make......someday. That was before I found out I had 10 thumbs when if comes to making stuff.

http://outdoors-magazine.com/s_article.php?id_article=159

I think Kangaroo lace would make some really nice lanyards.


Bill
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Aten_Imago on August 07, 2007, 12:50:15 PM
Are you the same Stormdrane that's featured in GearNinja Magazine ???
This issue?...
http://www.gearninja.com/Images/Rng_3.jpg
Fabulous work that you do! Let's see more. :thumbup:
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Chronos on August 07, 2007, 01:52:56 PM
Thanks for bumping this thread! I've gotta get me some of these custom lanyards. Yowza!!! :thumbup:
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on August 15, 2007, 05:28:58 PM
Are you the same Stormdrane that's featured in GearNinja Magazine ???
This issue?...
http://www.gearninja.com/Images/Rng_3.jpg
Fabulous work that you do! Let's see more. :thumbup:


Yes, I made a couple of those and there's a few more in a coming update.
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Geologist on August 17, 2007, 08:54:33 PM
We have a regular celeb here! 
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on September 27, 2007, 09:47:06 PM
Olive drab paracord sheath over a rubber coiled lanyard with split rings and a swivel clip. I had tried this last year without success in working the cord over the coil, but seeing some online pics of other guys getting it done, I gave it another try... Using an inner strand to pull the coil thru the paracord really made it workable.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/coiledlanyardcle2.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: X_Marine on September 28, 2007, 02:31:17 PM
Lots of nice work there Storm, I enjoy weaving/braiding also but I would have to say I'm at about 2 on the 10 scale you sit atop.  :thumbup:

ThanX
X..
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Chronos on September 28, 2007, 02:39:25 PM
Olive drab paracord sheath over a rubber coiled lanyard with split rings and a swivel clip. I had tried this last year without success in working the cord over the coil, but seeing some online pics of other guys getting it done, I gave it another try... Using an inner strand to pull the coil thru the paracord really made it workable.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/coiledlanyardcle2.jpg)
I really like that one. Do you have a price for making more? Perhaps in olive drab, and another in rescue orange? :)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on September 28, 2007, 05:44:13 PM
Thanks guys, I just make 'em as a hobby and don't sell them, but there are a couple of guys on EDC Forums that were making them to sell, greenLED (http://edcforums.com/index.php?topic=6141.0;topicseen) is one of them.
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: X_Marine on October 01, 2007, 10:45:17 AM
My apologies if this was posted already but after finally learning the hard way to tie a Monkey's Fist knot I found this link with a short video that makes it easy for all to accomplish this task.
 
I keep making the jigs which is quite simple and then giving them away. Just a wire type coat hanger or any stiff wire will work.

You may need to scroll down a few to find the correct vid but easy to find.
http://knotsyellow.blogspot.com/

Hope this brings a little monkey joy to some one..  :)

ThanX
X..
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on March 07, 2008, 06:47:14 AM
Here's some knot work I put on my ARC-P with 0.9mm braided nylon cord.  I did a 5 lead 4 bight Turk's Head knot, some half hitches(Chinese staircase), and another TH knot, all one continuous cord.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/CIMG4932.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: BraddahBill on March 07, 2008, 02:09:39 PM
Storm, that must have taken forever - looks fantastic  8)

Bet if you did one in GITD cord it would be awesome too.



Bill



Here's some knot work I put on my ARC-P with 0.9mm braided nylon cord.  I did a 5 lead 4 bight Turk's Head knot, some half hitches(Chinese staircase), and another TH knot, all one continuous cord.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/CIMG4932.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on March 07, 2008, 02:28:11 PM
Storm, that must have taken forever - looks fantastic  8)

Bet if you did one in GITD cord it would be awesome too.

Thanks.  I've done a couple with GITD cord while trying to get the hang of the Turk's Head knots.   :D

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/CIMG4747.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/CIMG4749.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/CIMG4579.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/CIMG4582.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: BraddahBill on March 07, 2008, 02:40:11 PM
Storm,


Every time I look at your work I am amazed at how beautiful everything turns out.

I keep thinking to myself I gotta learn how to do this stuff, but my time is really limited and all thumbs (10 of 'em) when it comes to this.



Bill
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: arewethereyetdad on March 08, 2008, 03:33:14 AM
Stormdrane, those are beautiful.  You are truly the master lanyardist.
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: BigHonu on March 08, 2008, 06:23:46 AM
Stormdrane,

Killer work as usual man!
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on May 11, 2008, 01:12:39 PM
Here's a simple looking lanyard.  There's a doubled knife lanyard knot, a short loop on one end, long loop on the other, and the ends are hidden in the knot.  There's an  online tutorial (http://www.khww.net/readarticle.php?article_id=57)  for it, posted by Bud Brewer, on the KHWW website.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/More%20images/CIMG5176.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on August 10, 2008, 11:05:18 AM
Here's a 16 lead 3 bight Turk's Head knot on a 2AAA Mini Maglite(TerraLUX LED).  Made with 1.4mm braided nylon cord.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/More%20images/CIMG5920.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on September 06, 2008, 08:13:25 PM
Playing around with some more turks head knots...

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/More%20images/CIMG6062.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/More%20images/CIMG6079.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/More%20images/CIMG5965.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/More%20images/CIMG5925.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/More%20images/CIMG5927.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: BraddahBill on September 06, 2008, 10:55:08 PM
Strom,

I really like the looks of the turks head, but man, how do you keep track of all the turns, weaves, loops, over-under-around- and throughs  :confused2: ???

I tie a single knife lanyard knot and at times it comes out goofy looking.... you throw in a double , and I loose my mind  ;)

Storm, ya got talent man.  :headbang: :notworthy: :headbang: Please, keep posting your awesome work.



Bill

Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on September 07, 2008, 07:07:49 PM
The Turk's head knots do take some patience, it's like playing around with a puzzle.  I put up a video tutorial for the 16 lead 3 bight (http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/2008/08/16l3b-th-video.html) for those that want to give it a go.  :D
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on November 05, 2008, 05:33:25 PM
A 'Compound Double Coin Knot' with a couple of lanyard/diamond knots on both sides.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/More%20images/CIMG6365.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on November 25, 2008, 01:23:17 AM
A paracord flashlight belt holder.  A simple DIY version of a Maglite C/D cell flashlight belt holder...

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/More%20images/CIMG6481.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/More%20images/CIMG6485.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/More%20images/CIMG6487.jpg)

Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on May 24, 2009, 04:27:03 AM
Mini dreamcatcher lanyard/fob.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/CIMG7249.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on September 07, 2009, 06:10:35 PM
Here's a 'Two-Bight Turk's-Head Paracord Lanyard' video tutorial I made, and a pic of the finished version.

video link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mamnIRAiAYw)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/CIMG7757.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: BraddahBill on September 08, 2009, 09:36:34 PM
 :headbang: :notworthy: NICE work! :notworthy: :headbang:


Storm, you da man.




Bill
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: WillM on October 21, 2009, 09:49:42 PM
I have done a few basic lanyards, snake knots and square weaves mostly. Did you find a book or a web site that explains how to do the different style knots?
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on October 21, 2009, 11:06:44 PM
I have done a few basic lanyards, snake knots and square weaves mostly. Did you find a book or a web site that explains how to do the different style knots?

I've used a combination of books and online resources in learning knots.  After you learn to tie various knots, it gets easier in figuring ways to combine them to make different things.   :)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: WillM on October 22, 2009, 06:16:32 AM
I'll have to look around again. I bought a few books last yeat, mostly naval knots. I like to do the work with paracord when I have time, it is clean and fun to do....
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Geologist on October 22, 2009, 07:00:26 PM
I have done a few basic lanyards, snake knots and square weaves mostly. Did you find a book or a web site that explains how to do the different style knots?

I've used a combination of books and online resources in learning knots.  After you learn to tie various knots, it gets easier in figuring ways to combine them to make different things.   :)

Nice to see you Stormdrane!
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on November 14, 2009, 04:50:41 PM
Well, it's not a lanyard, but I made it for my River Rock 3AA LED lantern, and it just happens to work as a can koozie too... :D

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/CIMG7916Small.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/CIMG7919Small.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/CIMG7924Small.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/CIMG7918Small.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: BraddahBill on November 14, 2009, 10:17:39 PM
Wow Storm, how cool is that.  8)

I just picked up one of those lanterns at Target - marked down to $12.98, at that price I'm going back for another one.


As always, EXCELLENT WORK  :headbang:
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Rebel on November 16, 2009, 07:42:31 PM
Nice work and the video tutorial is excellent.  Makes me want to give it a try. Thanks.
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Lucky12 on April 29, 2010, 01:52:13 PM
Simply awesome.. !
Appreciation needed..!!

.
.

Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: solveitstore on July 12, 2010, 08:56:35 PM
Stormdrane, I came across your blog a long time ago, and spent like 3 hours going through your posts.  I immediately ordered some 550 cord and a needle.  I already happened to have the Ashley Book of Knots from a few years ago, and since then have enjoyed the simplicity and satisfaction of knot-tying all over again. Thanks for the inspiration.
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on August 01, 2010, 03:01:45 PM
A 45 face paracord globe knot (http://igktfrance.com/galerie_photo/thumbnails-38.html), tightened over a 1.25" foam ball...

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/32e60f70.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on September 09, 2010, 08:00:32 AM
A couple of 45 face globe knots and a doubled under/over heaving line knot(rattlesnake fob)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/eab18ad7.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/d27eae04.jpg)

Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on October 16, 2010, 09:47:20 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/More%20images/e75cb880.jpg)
Long 4 bight turks head knot flexible lanyard, in 1.4mm cord over paracord core.  Cat's paw knot at swivel clip/snap hook end, and snake knots at split ring end.
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on December 17, 2010, 08:19:48 PM
A couple of leather lanyards...

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/f3cb7e2e.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/2a51511b.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on December 21, 2010, 10:04:45 PM
Happy Holidays to all the knot tyers out there tangled in cord...
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/e6c6b8e7.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on February 22, 2011, 03:47:54 AM
Lanyard with wall knots...

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/39e9ebf6.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on May 27, 2011, 12:17:19 PM
Some recent knot work...

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/24db68e6.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/2ea84fe8.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/More%20images/aff393a4.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/Stormdrane/c1ee073a.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on September 30, 2011, 09:23:06 AM
A few more recent knot workings...

(http://xcb.xanga.com/27ce1706d5d32278947732/o222208254.jpg)

(http://x4c.xanga.com/dfbe032065635278809791/o222096018.jpg)

(http://x3a.xanga.com/62ff80f657733278553093/m221882401.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on November 26, 2011, 01:09:19 AM
Gaucho knot beads and paracord lanyard...

(http://xbb.xanga.com/245e522b23136279889706/w222969552.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on May 20, 2012, 03:37:00 AM
A recent lanyard using the single strand star knot with adjustable loop...

(http://x94.xanga.com/90ce11e678d32282088193/o224831285.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on July 05, 2012, 12:29:24 AM
ThruNite Ti, color listed as gold but looks more orange to me, with a Gaucho knot that I tied around the body with 0.9mm cord...

(http://xcb.xanga.com/b588443657428282582000/w225265093.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on October 06, 2012, 08:53:47 PM
A boot knife handle wrap, with Gaucho knots.  Tying similar would look nice on a flashlight body too...  ;)

(http://xe6.xanga.com/cbaf8a5a11133283622674/o226207640.jpg)

(http://xa2.xanga.com/225f9a5548530283622461/o226207429.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on October 14, 2012, 05:35:04 PM
Paracord wrist lanyard...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8323/8086961276_3a09cdf694_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Aten_Imago on November 17, 2012, 07:00:59 AM
http://gearstylequarterly.com/Images/Lnyrds_2.jpg (http://gearstylequarterly.com/Images/Lnyrds_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on April 09, 2013, 12:22:59 PM
A leather lanyard I tied...

(http://xf1.xanga.com/73ce050a31d35284910199/o227362329.jpg)

(http://x3d.xanga.com/ca1e161779533284910963/o227363053.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on August 12, 2013, 05:45:30 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3812/9490777536_c9bb4d1668_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stormdrane/9490777536/)
Paracord wrist lanyard with 'Secret Compartment'... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stormdrane/9490777536/) by Stormdrane (http://www.flickr.com/people/stormdrane/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on April 15, 2014, 10:23:29 PM
Two-peg spool knit paracord retention lanyard with three pass Gaucho knot beads..
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3727/13881317684_6c7a51569b_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on November 22, 2014, 09:00:52 PM
Just a little West Country whipping, with 0.9mm cord, around the end strands of a paracord flashlight fob with a lanyard knot... :toothy12:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7567/15230766844_f8b9d4da60_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: BraddahBill on December 29, 2014, 06:59:32 AM
Dude I am always amazed when looking at your work.
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on March 05, 2015, 02:44:02 PM
Acebeam L10 Mini Led Flashlight (1AA) with some knotwork...
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8683/16103971613_bef7a27479_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on November 17, 2015, 03:28:20 AM
A few pics since my last post with lanyards, edc stuff and flashlights.

(http://i.imgur.com/73xLjtG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/LeeCKNI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7vgZvGy.jpg)
Title: Re: Lanyards
Post by: Stormdrane on March 20, 2018, 06:58:13 PM
It has been a while since I last posted.  Here are a few more recent photos with flashlights and knot work/lanyards/fobs...  :D

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4757/26612467738_cd87958233_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GxDRuE)
flashlight wrist lanyard (https://flic.kr/p/GxDRuE) by David Hopper (Stormdrane) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/stormdrane/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4545/38273790024_a19446f06c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21j8bks)
monday pocket dump (https://flic.kr/p/21j8bks) by David Hopper (Stormdrane) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/stormdrane/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4501/37391112554_77629bb8bb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YY8e5o)
13 L 4 B TH knot paracord grip wrap (https://flic.kr/p/YY8e5o) by David Hopper (Stormdrane) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/stormdrane/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4163/34452280362_733f0310e5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UuqWDQ)
May 12, 2017 EDC (https://flic.kr/p/UuqWDQ) by David Hopper (Stormdrane) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/stormdrane/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8152/29275272715_61d5b228c1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LAXqDi)
Maratac Peanut LED Stainless Steel Flashlight (https://flic.kr/p/LAXqDi) by David Hopper (Stormdrane) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/stormdrane/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7617/27453058651_a1b0837d1c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HPW6Tr)
TH groove knots (https://flic.kr/p/HPW6Tr) by David Hopper (Stormdrane) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/stormdrane/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7358/26917722926_a3f1fb5e5f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H1Cne9)
Doubled Spanish Ring Knot (https://flic.kr/p/H1Cne9) by David Hopper (Stormdrane) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/stormdrane/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1606/25247040643_d88663f7e7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EsZFAc)
Paracord wrist lanyard with toggle knot (https://flic.kr/p/EsZFAc) by David Hopper (Stormdrane) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/stormdrane/), on Flickr