Thursday, July 06, 2006

Flashlight twist wrap

I used 6 feet of type I OD green paracord to twist wrap this AAA LED light.

And the method shown using paracord over a Maglite 2AA flashlight.

After each couple of knots are tied, push/twist the work up towards the previous knots and keep tension on the cords to keep it all tight.

5 comments:

Queef Anderson said...

how do you finish this?

Stormdrane said...

With paracord or other synthetic type cords, I just trim and melt the ends in place.

If you use natural materials, like cotton or hemp, you can use a drop of super glue on the ends after trimming the cords, or use hemostats/needle nose pliers and work the ends back under a couple of previous wraps to hide and secure them.

Gary kent jr said...

im doing this on a AA Maglite and cant seem to get it as tight.

Bryggmästare 1 said...

Hi!
Have i got this right? This is just a series of "half" cobra stitches.

Tobias

Stormdrane said...

@Tobias, Yes, tying the same half knot instead of alternating them like you would for a cobra stitch/Solomon bar/Portuguese sinnet/square knotting, will cause the spiraling effect.