Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday's EDC...

Did some tying last night into the morning hours while trying to binge watch a series on Netflix (pesky wifi signal loss interruptions).

I made a doubled Solomon bar/Portuguese sinnet/king cobra stich lanyard with black and red 1.4mm cord, loop on one end and swivel snap hook on the other.

The first layer was done in red, then I went back over that with black. I probably ended up using around 40 or so feet of cord for the finished lanyard, which is a couple of feet long, but had started with more than that for over guesstimation, so I have leftover scraps for tying some zipper pulls later.

Lanyard shown attached to my 14 year old Leatherman Juice Pro multitool with today's EDC (everyday carry), but I may switch it over to use with my wallet, flashlight, or keychain.

Also in the pocket dump photo are:  ArmyTek Wizard Pro, Zebra F-402 pen, Spyderco Salt I pocket knife, Timex Expedition watch on leather NATO watch strap, and an old Punisher bandana.

There's a paracord (gutted) 7 lead 6 bight Turk's head knot around the flashlight, and a two-strand footrope knot tied with the pocket knife fob.

Giving my 15 year old Streamlight Key Mate a turn on the EDC keychain...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Upgraded wrist lanyard...

Here's an XTAR Venus WK16 LED edc pocket flashlight with a 1.4mm red mini blind string wrist lanyard loop, with a doubled diamond/lanyard knot, that I went back and upgraded with a 0.9mm black cord Solomon bar/Portuguese sinnet/cobra stitch/square knotting/macrame knot work.

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

A damp Saturday afternoon...

I started to tie a few gaucho interweave knots around the grooves of my orange tactical pen this morning, using some black 0.9mm string, but the first one was giving me some grief with my eyes not wanting to focus on the work.  So, I untied the one I'd finished and may try again later when my peepers are being more cooperative.

The photo is of my edc pocket dump this rainy and foggy (thus damp) February afternoon.  I added another long Turk's head paracord lanyard to the mental to-do list, maybe a three bight, something in green...

Monday, February 05, 2018

Paracord assembly line...

Well, sort of an assembly line, but tied whenever my hands permit, and aren't aching/cramping up, meaning one done every few days.

Since tax time is coming up and bills are always around the corner, I started putting together some edc keychain lanyard pouches, using olive drab 95/Type I paracord, spool knit just like the one I personally edc most of the time, to keep keys, multitools, flashlight, and whatnot quiet and organized in my pocket, and prevent pointy edge gadgets from poking holes in my pocket and/or leg, lol...

I may see what items in the gadget drawer collection can be added to them, then perhaps sell them on ebay, or maybe straight from my Facebook page to avoid the ever rising ebay fees, but shipping costs and paypal fees still take a chunk out of whatever they sell for...

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Everyday Carry (EDC) Pocket Dump for a Tuesday...

Tuesday morning's EDC (everyday carry) pocket dump after a grocery store run:

* Paracord bracelet with medic alert tag

* XTAR Venus WK16 LED flashlight with 1.4mm cord wrist lanyard

* Victorinox Tinker Swiss Army Knife with spool knit 1.4mm cord lanyard

* Spyderco Salt I pocket knife with paracord fob

* Citizen Promaster watch with two-ring zulu watchband

* Kershaw tactical pen
* pocket square/handkerchief

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

RGB lanyard...

I bought a new Nato type watch band, one of those 'Bond' variant designs with a red, green, and black pattern, and wanted an EDC lanyard with similar colors to match, using what cordage I had available.

I first took a gutted length of olive drab paracord and attached a spring gate clip at one end, sewing the cord to itself completing a small loop attachment, then ran the other end around the snap hook ring and tied a lanyard/diamond knot, for a fixed lanyard length of about two ft. long.

I used about 17 feet of red 1.4mm cord for the Solomon bar/Portuguese sinnet/cobra stich over the paracord, then went back with some 0.9mm black cord for stitching along the inner sides of the lanyard.  All of that took entirely too long, as in hours, lol, but I kept with it until finished.

Unfortunately, during the construction phase, there was a massive catastrophic failure of my favorite hemostats.  So I found myself observing a moment of silence for the loss.

I have other hemostats, but these were the ones used most often since they had good narrow tips for getting into tight spaces when pushing/pulling cord with knotty projects, serving me for a good dozen years or so.  They will be missed.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Rotating the January EDC...

I've been rotating the everyday carry (EDC) recently, using a few different simple spool knit lanyards, two and three peg versions with 1.4mm and 2mm sized mini blind string and some of my SAKs (Swiss Army Knives).