How To Make A Paracord Dog Collar Using The Seesaw Knotby Doggie Stylish on November 14, 2009Table of ContentsHow To Make ...
Author:Doggie Stylish Doggie Stylish           I love to make things & work with my hands. I mostly make stuff for dogs an...
Step 2: Putting The Cords and D-ring on the SnapFold your cords in half and run each of them through the end of the snap t...
Step 4: The First KnotTo make the seesaw knot, we will be knotting alternating half-hitch knots. Take the first colour of ...
Step 6: The Third KnotTake the first colour of cord and make a knot in the same direction as you did with knot 1. Keep kno...
Step 7: Attaching The Loose Cords To The SnapRun your loose cords through the double slotted end of the cord and leave a o...
Step 8: Finishing The Cord Ends Part OneTake two cords of different colours, run then around the front and through the top...
Step 11: Put It On Your Dog!I know, Jersey looks like a hostage victim, but doesn`t she look awesome! I think that she was...
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  1. 1. How To Make A Paracord Dog Collar Using The Seesaw Knotby Doggie Stylish on November 14, 2009Table of ContentsHow To Make A Paracord Dog Collar Using The Seesaw Knot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Intro: How To Make A Paracord Dog Collar Using The Seesaw Knot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Step 1: Tools & Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Step 2: Putting The Cords and D-ring on the Snap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Step 3: Clamping the Snap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Step 4: The First Knot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Step 5: The Second Knot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Step 6: The Third Knot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Step 7: Attaching The Loose Cords To The Snap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Step 8: Finishing The Cord Ends Part One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Step 9: Finishing The Cord Ends Part Two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Step 10: Melting the Cord Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Step 11: Put It On Your Dog! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Related Instructables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Paracord-Dog-Collar-Using-The-Seesaw/
  2. 2. Author:Doggie Stylish Doggie Stylish I love to make things & work with my hands. I mostly make stuff for dogs and sometimes I dabble with recipes, too. Right now Im in the process of setting up a DIY blog for pet lovers.Intro: How To Make A Paracord Dog Collar Using The Seesaw KnotI just love using paracord! it`s lightweight, sturdy & virtually indestructable! This ìble will show you how to make a `manly`collar for your dog using paracord and theseesaw knot. This knotting technique can also be used to make a dog leash, bracelet, belt or anything else that you see fit.You can see other cool tutorials like this one, on my blog, Bloggie StylishStep 1: Tools & SuppliesYou’ll need a few basic tools to make this project. A C-clamp, hemostat clamps, scissors, a lighter, a flexible measuring tape, a 3/4? plastic snap and D-ring andparacord.Parachute cord shrinks by 10% when it gets wet, so it is essential to preshrink it.To preshrink the cord, soak it in hot water for 5 minutes and then hang it to dry. You canalso dry the paracord in a dryer, if you wish. Just put it in a pillowcase, knot closed and dry for 20 minutes or so.First, you have to measure your dog’s neck. Choose a place on the neck where you would like the collar to sit & measure snugly with the flexible measuring tape. Thenadd an inch or two for the dog’s comfort.To determine how much paracord you will need for your project, take the neck measurement and multiply by four. Jersey’s neck measurement was 18? X 4 = 72?. So Iwill need TWO strands of paracord that are EACH 72? long.http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Paracord-Dog-Collar-Using-The-Seesaw/
  3. 3. Step 2: Putting The Cords and D-ring on the SnapFold your cords in half and run each of them through the end of the snap that has the single slot. Now run the D-ring through the cords and place close to the snap. youwill now run the loose ends of the cord through the loops of cord that are sticking out of bottom of the snap. Pull the cords tight so that the loops are tightStep 3: Clamping the SnapClamp the snap down onto a steady surface like a table. This will keep the snap steady and you will be able to put tension on the cords when you are knotting.http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Paracord-Dog-Collar-Using-The-Seesaw/
  4. 4. Step 4: The First KnotTo make the seesaw knot, we will be knotting alternating half-hitch knots. Take the first colour of cords, bring it behind the second set of cords and through the loop thatyou have just created. Gently tighten up your knot. Don’t tighten too much or your knot work will begin to twist.Step 5: The Second KnotYou will now take the second colour of cords and make a half-hitch in the OPPOSITE direction.http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Paracord-Dog-Collar-Using-The-Seesaw/
  5. 5. Step 6: The Third KnotTake the first colour of cord and make a knot in the same direction as you did with knot 1. Keep knotting in alternate directions until you make a knotted cord two inchesless than your final measurement. Don’t forget to take the snap into account when taking your measurement. I stopped knotting at 16?http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Paracord-Dog-Collar-Using-The-Seesaw/
  6. 6. Step 7: Attaching The Loose Cords To The SnapRun your loose cords through the double slotted end of the cord and leave a one inch length of cord from the end of your knotting workhttp://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Paracord-Dog-Collar-Using-The-Seesaw/
  7. 7. Step 8: Finishing The Cord Ends Part OneTake two cords of different colours, run then around the front and through the top of the loop that you have created on the back side of the collar. The second picture ishow the front of the collar looksLay the cords that did not make the knot flat against the backside of the collar. Tighten the knot as much as it will goStep 9: Finishing The Cord Ends Part TwoThis is where your hemostat clamp comes in handy. If you don’t have a hemostat, that’s okay. This knotting work isn’t really tight, so a pair of needle nose pliers willwork just fine. Find where the turquoise cord passes under a blue cord. Pass the hemostat underneath the blue cord, grasp the turquoise cord with the hemostats andpull through. Repeat this with the blue cord. Do this "back knotting" one more time . Now stretch the collar out with your handsto let the cords `settle` and trim the cords asclose as you can to the collar.Step 10: Melting the Cord Ends*NOTE* hot plastic isn’t fun and can burn you pretty bad! Use caution when melting the cord ends!!You will notice in this picture that the turquoise set of cords are melted and the blue cords are cut and ready to be melted. Take your lighter and place the flame as closeas you can to the cut cords. You really need them to get nice and melty. When the cord ends turn brown and get bubbly, take the flat side of your scissors and press thehot cord onto the collar. You might have to have another pass with the lighter if the cords haven’t fused properly. When both ends are melted, they’ll look like thesecond picturehttp://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Paracord-Dog-Collar-Using-The-Seesaw/
  8. 8. Step 11: Put It On Your Dog!I know, Jersey looks like a hostage victim, but doesn`t she look awesome! I think that she was trying to blink SOS at Sean with her eyes when I was taking the pic :) Enjoy your spanky new collar and if it gets dirty or smelly, just toss it in the washing machine and dry in the dryer.Related Instructables ParacordHow To Make A watchband/braceletParacord Dog How To Make A Paracord with a side Wide Paracord How To Make ALeash Using Hands Free Dog bracelet with a release buckle Bracelet by Turks headThe Seesaw Leash In 15 side release by Stormdrane Falcon_WOG Knot WithKnot by Doggie Minutes by buckle by Paracord byStylish Doggie Stylish Stormdrane Doggie Stylishhttp://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Paracord-Dog-Collar-Using-The-Seesaw/

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