ARGO!!! I ain't gots no ARGO! Can't afford one. There must be big money in honey!This seems odd to me.
When it comes to toting dang ole limits of dang ole honkers out of a dang ole rice or corn field I'm a dang ole wimp. Would you mind putting mine on the argo please?
The prospect of making one actually seems kind of fun, so I found some real 550lb. Working load paracord for $6/50ft. Figured it's worth a shot at that rate and I can buy one if my crafting skills fail me.
@Native NV Ducker do you follow a plan that is sharable?
If I save up two or three years crop I could get a used one then not have anywhere to use it.ARGO!!! I ain't gots no ARGO! Can't afford one. There must be big money in honey!
I was/am having some physical problems, hand/eye coordination, so I was looking for something I could do with 'shaking' hands. I thought paracord weaving might help. I went to some of the websites, looked for cord sources, and watched a ton of videos. I was making paracord 'everything'. Dog collars, call holders, duck straps, and gun slings. Mostly, I was doing a 'cobra weave'. I think it looks good, and it is easy to do.
When I did duck straps, say an 8 looper (4 per side) I would pick the basic colors, usually earth tones or camo, but to 'customize' it, I would put one 'wild' color loop color. For Squaller's daughter, I think I did one pink string. When I was doing them for Christmas gifts that year, I used blue, pink, yellow, green, etc. So, if I made a 'father-son' combo, everyone knew who got what. (Kids like to have 'their' own gift).
Once you get the weave down pat, it goes pretty fast. I can make a duck strap in about 20 minutes of actual weaving time. Making the slip knots takes another 10-15 minutes. I smear some white glue around the slip knots, so I know they will never come apart. I use a small hangman's noose for my slipknots. There may be better choices, but I have never had one fall apart or get too tight to make getting the birds out difficult. I use a torch to seal the ends of the cord.
Nice work but with all due respect that's a nice lanyard not a goose strap.First attempt seems to have worked out. I just did a bigger cobra over a cobra over 5 strands (10 loops).
@woodiefanatic that giant cobra over a double looks intriguing. I don't think I had enough cord for that, but could be something to look into later as a designated goose hauler.
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