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Game strap

Postby brsutton86 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:38 am

Well, wife made it maybe a mile yesterday before calling me to taxi her to work. I figured I may as well stay over there since it would take so long going back and forth. Normally a 50 min drive, but took 2 1/2 hours because of snow amd ice.So I went to sportsmans warehouse right down the road to waste time and walked by the paracord. Got a bright idea to make a game strap. Picked up a few packs and watched youtube videos on how to do the weaving in the parking lot. And after trying a couple different ways, came up with a good way. Turned out pretty good. She said she wasnt surprise I occupied my time on something to do with waterfowl.  :lol3:
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Re: Game strap

Postby Bill Herian » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:46 pm

That's pretty sharp!

I like the long leads. On my stupid avery strap the birds are right up by your face if you put it around your neck. Makes walking with awkward.
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Re: Game strap

Postby finsnfeathershunter » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:03 am

Can you post up a closer picture of how you transitioned from the cobra weave to the drops? Thanks.
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Re: Game strap

Postby brsutton86 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:58 am

I did a 4 string core in thr center of the cobra stitch to make it wide. The cobra weave is about 16" long. So I took 2 strands 33" and folded them in half. Put the loose ends at opposite sides. That gives me a loop to tie on the drop downs. I put the loops hanging out a 1/2" or so more than the loose end strings from opposite side. Started the weave just before the loose ends. After getting just a few stitches by starting before the lose ends it kept the center core from moving. Then I took 2 more strings folded in half 36" long. Run the lop through the end loop on the cobra stitch. Pull the loose ends through the loop and cinch down. That gives 4 drop downs on each side. Put a slip knot on rings on the end. I think the picture I drew out will help. I forgot to mention the core string loose ends I melt to the other string to keep them from fraying or moving while im doing the weaving weaving also. Get a 1x6 or 2x6 about 2 ft long and put a nail at the top to attach the starting point loop too. That help keeps it tight.
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The strings are actually touch in the center. I left the gap to show where I stopped the loose ends at.
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Re: Game strap

Postby brsutton86 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:59 am

I did a 4 string core in thr center of the cobra stitch to make it wide. The cobra weave is about 16" long. So I took 2 strands 33" and folded them in half. Put the loose ends at opposite sides. That gives me a loop to tie on the drop downs. I put the loops hanging out a 1/2" or so more than the loose end strings from opposite side. Started the weave just before the loose ends. After getting just a few stitches by starting before the lose ends it kept the center core from moving. Then I took 2 more strings folded in half 36" long. Run the lop through the end loop on the cobra stitch. Pull the loose ends through the loop and cinch down. That gives 4 drop downs on each side. Put a slip knot on rings on the end. I think the picture I drew out will help. I forgot to mention the core string loose ends I melt to the other string to keep them from fraying or moving while im doing the weaving weaving also. Get a 1x6 or 2x6 about 2 ft long and put a nail at the top to attach the starting point loop too. That help keeps it tight.
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Re: Game strap

Postby finsnfeathershunter » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:07 am

Thanks for the reply. Your game strap is really good. Never thought to make one that way. :thumbsup:

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Re: Game strap

Postby brsutton86 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:05 am

Glad to help
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Re: Game strap

Postby Frank Lopez » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:39 pm

I made one a couple of years ago that was a little different. I made the strap three square knots wide to spread the load on the neck, rather than use the standard single square knot over filler. That's a nice design you've got, but I'd still be a little concerned about the comfort around the neck with a full load.

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Re: Game strap

Postby brsutton86 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:17 pm

I thought about that. I had thought about doing two rows and a wrap over both. But im a skinny feller that wears lots of clothes, because I get cold easy. So I figure, Ill have plenty of padding.
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