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    One would want a larger diameter of rope for off roading but this is the best demo I have seen for tying your own shackle.
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    Looks like I need to get some cord this weekend
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    I bought the Factor 55 FID and have used it to tie several soft shackles as well as make a winch line extension. It's actually very easy.

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    Default Re: Soft Shackles



    This site has an animated view of how to make the soft shackles as well as a formula for how long of a piece to start with and where to mark for entry/exit. These are for boating, but besides the knot looking a bit different, it should work.

    https://www.animatedknots.com/soft-shackle

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    After making mine and pulling the knot super tight with my winch, I put thin CA glue on the knot to insure it will not come apart.

    I also added nylon tubing to them to help with abrasion.

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    Made a couple of fids out of knitting needles. Tied my first button knot, and ordered some Amsteel Blue dyeema rope to tied a soft shackle.

    Button knots are actually quite easy if one realizes they a simply a variation of a carrick bend.


    oops. I guess thats a diamond knot rather than a Chinese button knot.
         
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