How to seal the ends of paracord tack?

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

How to seal the ends of paracord tack?

This is a discussion on How to seal the ends of paracord tack? within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • How to make a paracord wither strap
  • Sealing Paracord together

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-06-2013, 03:59 PM
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.
Sponsored Links
    08-06-2013, 04:03 PM
By melting it all and then using an old leather glove to kinda shape them and fuse them together.
    08-06-2013, 04:05 PM
I've tried that, but I can't seem to do it quickly enough to get them together before the ends dry!
    08-06-2013, 04:06 PM
Hmmm not sure then, never had any issue doing it that way.
    08-06-2013, 04:28 PM
Green Broke
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
    08-10-2013, 08:43 PM
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.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Homemade bridles from paracord? jewelerin74 Horse Tack and Equipment 1 08-02-2013 08:40 AM
Odds and Ends Tack myQHpaul Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 08-26-2011 05:20 PM
Seal Brown? Trish2010 Horse Breeding 7 04-08-2010 10:46 AM
Tack Photo Contest *ends Jan/30th* My2Geldings Horse Contests 12 02-04-2010 07:39 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0