Friday, October 19, 2012

Spindle Fiber Bar Paracord Watchband...

The 'Spindle Fiber Bar' is one of the ties shown by JD of Tying It All Together in his new book, 'Paracord Fusion Ties - Volume 1: Straps, Slip Knots, Falls, Bars, and Bundles'.

I followed the book's instructions to learn the basics of the pattern, which JD(TIAT) shows being tied as a two color paracord bracelet with a knot and loop closure, but I used a single strand of black 550 cord with a 5/8" side release buckle for the watchband.

Since the pattern is the type with two working strands around two core strands, it's attached to the buckle as many other bracelet and watchband variations are started and adjusted for size, then the sequence of tying the Spindle Fiber Bar is done, with the cords going under the centered watch, continuing on the other side, then finishing by tucking the ends on the underside of the tie and trimming to finish.

 

And a few other recent projects of tying some knot work around tactical pens with 0.9mm cord, with a long 4 bight Turk's head knot, Gaucho knots, and ringbolt hitching...



 



13 comments:

SurvivaLogic said...

I like it. Looks good!

smet337 said...

Good Saturday to you Stormdrane,Really like this look, goes great with the watch!Going to half to save some money for JD's new book.Thank you for showing something out of it.Have a good day Scot

Anonymous said...

Stormdrane:

It's just plain gorgeous. Your knot work..... It's like your own personal signature on your own personal items.

Peace,

:-)

capnklump said...

Awesome work Storm!! Where did you get the Tactical pens??

Stormdrane said...

@capnklump, The tactical pens all came from various sellers on ebay, inexpensive models that will also take a Fisher Space Pen refill. ;)

smet337 said...

Stormdrane,As you know I'am a big fan of you and your work I was wondering why you do not put all of your work on your blog?When I had seen your flickr slide show I was surprised that you had work that I had not seen.As always thanks for your time Scot

Stormdrane said...

@Scot, Blogger did have a limit on how much space was allowed for content, but I don't know if it's still in place. That's why I have a habit of reducing image sizes from the larger originals.

Like tying, I don't want to get burned out on blogging by doing it too much or too often. Even taking lots of photos then editing them can seem like work sometimes, so I don't take pics of everything I make either, lol... ;)

Anonymous said...

Stormdrane,
what is the purppse of the tactical pens??

Stormdrane said...

@Anonymous, 'Tactical' pens are built sturdier than cheap common everyday pens, and besides being a writing instrument, can also serve as a self defense tool.

Training is available for folks that want to learn to use a 'Yawara' or 'Kubaton', and some people EDC(everyday carry) a 'tactical' pen to be prepared should the need arise to use one in that manner.

Others just like the way the pens look and feel and carry/use them as they would any other pen, pocket knife, flashlight, etc...

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

I really love this watch! I think my guy would wear this.

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

Juan Natividad said...

Why do I keep popping out the little watch bars when I'm trying to make a Paracord watch band ? I'm a making it to tight or ?

Stormdrane said...

@Juan, It may be that you are putting too much pressure on the pins of your watch with the paracord, or it just might be the particular watch you are using.

You could try and see if leaving a little bit of slack in the cord, where it goes over the pins and under the watch, corrects the problem.

I haven't had that happen with the watches I've used, so I couldn't say for sure what the solution would be in your case...

Anonymous said...

Hi Stormdrane, I was wondering if you could post videos of your projects, I like your style but i wanna be able to see those cool project from pictures into video, and if you do could add the link of it in your page so we all can make such awesome project at home(for as the rookies)