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John U
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Another alternative to elastic straps

I made an adjustable strap from two pieces of 550 para-cord about 15" each. I used a double fisherman's loop (poacher's knot) at both ends and a double fisherman's bend in the middle. Don't forget to melt the ends of the 550 cord to keep it from fraying. 

Posted : 08/04/2020 2:34 pm
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bobstro
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RE: Another alternative to elastic straps

Ah, very nice. I was wondering about paracord solutions. Could you summarize what knots you're using? The slider knots look interesting.

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Posted : 08/04/2020 3:08 pm
John U
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RE: Another alternative to elastic straps

@bobstro

 I used a Double Fisherman's loop (Poacher's knot) at both ends and a Double Fisherman's bend in the middle.   Poacher's knot is the more common name in the UK for the knot on both ends.  Here's a good resource for knots: https://www.animatedknots.com/ plus thee's always YouTube.

Posted : 08/04/2020 3:54 pm
bobstro
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RE: Another alternative to elastic straps
Posted by: @johnu

 I used a Double Fisherman's loop (Poacher's knot) at both ends and a Double Fisherman's bend in the middle.   Poacher's knot is the more common name in the UK for the knot on both ends.  Here's a good resource for knots: https://www.animatedknots.com/ plus thee's always YouTube.

Great info, thanks. Ive been meaning to learn some knots with paracord. This is a good excuse to do so. I just ordered  some cord in a nice Prusa orange. Thanks!

My notes and disclaimers on 3D printing

and miscellaneous other tech projects
He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking. -- Spock in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

Posted : 08/04/2020 7:11 pm
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