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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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    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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    First self tied shackle. This is on cheap harbor freight cord not strong. I tied this because I believe Santa is bringing about 6 of 7/16 dyeema for Christmas. Wanted practice before tying the real thing.
          
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    Nice work. How long did it take - start to finish?

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    30-40 min.
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    Here are some picts from when I made mine.






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    thanks for posting this, Tom, I just added this to my winter project list.

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    My second practice attempt. Using the other style I have seen.
          
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    Did my first real button knot this morning.


    Used instructions at
         
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    You're really getting into these rope loops, Tom! How many inches of rope does it take? How much in materials is one?

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    Max previously posted:
    "You're really getting into these rope loops, Tom! How many inches of rope does it take? How much in materials is one?"

    I am trying to figure out how to keep myself busy through the winter as my last day of work forever is Jan 10.

    The last knot was just paracord took about 6 inches. The shackles about 3 feet but they are on about 7 mm cord. I have 5 of 11mm dyneema for the real thing but from what I am reading that may be a bit on the short side. The 11 mm dyneema cost $3.00 a ft plus shipping.

    You can actually buy them on amazon ready made for about the same cost as just the rope.

    https://rwrope.com/products/amsteel-blue-12-strand-dyneema-rope?variant=29561339805749
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    Tom previously posted:
    "my last day of work forever is Jan 10"

    QFT

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    [QUOTE=Tom;334568]my last day of work forever is Jan 10. [./
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    Mine is 9 20 2020
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    Jim previously posted:
    "QFT"

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