Reply to "Making a Better Pace Bead"

stray round posted:

Hey, those knots look good,  Don't see a thing wrong with them and gutted cord takes a little more care.

Not awful, just a little twisted as I said. Need to figure out how to rotate the cord as I make the knot so it lays flat as well. 

stray round posted:

 

When you say partially gutted, do you mean that some of the strands have been removed throughout the length of the cord?   Didn't know that could be done, I have a feeling I'm going to make a mess.

 

Yes. I pulled 4 strands, left 3 behind. It's... a process. I can do it fast but you have to be careful in about 6 different ways. 

For this (Nylon) cord and these beads I am next gonna just try it as full paracord. Harder to assemble, but seems necessary here. 

stray round posted:

 

On the end of the knotted part on some knife lanyards and my one set of  pace beads , I started cutting the trailing ends flush with the knot , burning the  remaining fuzz  and then putting some superglue on the end of the knot.   

Haven't had one unravel yet, or at least so far.  I tried to take one apart for something else and had to cut it with a knife.

The ends I have been melting with a soldering iron, and actually pushing the two tails together to melt them into one. So, it's heat sealed and should not be physically able to fall apart without fire, cutting or other serious damage. 

I use superglue mostly on the kevlar, but have sometimes done it on nylon. It will shatter and fail on flexible bits, but if there's a stiff enough knot, etc. then it seems to work well. When used I like to put the shrink tube on top just to assure that you don't get glue on you, and that the pressure of the shrink forces glue inside instead of any staying on the surface. 

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