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post #1 of 6 Old 08-06-2013, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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How to seal the ends of paracord tack?

I bought some paracord to make my mare a sidepull and wither strap... just because I've been kind of bored and I like to make stuff for my personal horses. Don't have time or patience to make things to sell!

So anyway, I've made a wither strap but I am at a loss on how to seal the ends of the braid. I know you can seal the end of ONE strand of paracord by burning it, but how do you fuse all 9 or so braided strands together? I tried to find something online but I'm not having much luck.
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-06-2013, 04:03 PM
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By melting it all and then using an old leather glove to kinda shape them and fuse them together.
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-06-2013, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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I've tried that, but I can't seem to do it quickly enough to get them together before the ends dry!
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-06-2013, 04:06 PM
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Hmmm not sure then, never had any issue doing it that way.
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-06-2013, 04:28 PM
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Get some pliers squeeze the ends together and hold a lighter to them till they're melting. Then take the lighter off and just hold the pliers there till they cool down and stay together.

That's how I always do it. Hope it works for you

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-10-2013, 08:43 PM
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You just have to burn/melt it until it's goopy, and then I twist it against a piece of metal to shape it together, though the suggestion of a (thick!) leather glove is a good one. will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. ... Explore. Dream. Discover.”
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