This tutorial will show you how to make a paracord jig, a helpful tool for making paracord bracelets. There are a few limitations to this jig. This particular jig adjusts by moving the location of the anchor points in the wood rather than sliding the wood. But considering this was made in less than 5 minutes and for free with stuff laying around the house, it’ll do.
Step 1: Assemble the Materials and Tools
Materials you’ll need:
- Piece of scrap 2x wood about 12″-24″ long. This particular jig is made with a 2×6 that’s about 18″.
- (2) Golf Tee’s – Any golfer will have tons of these. If you don’t golf, ask around. Tee’s are absurdly cheap and most golfers would be more than willing to give you two.
Tools you’ll need:
- Tape Measure/Ruler/Yard Stick
Step 2: Draw a Line Down the Center of your 2x
Step 3: Mark Your Base Location and Adjustable Locations
I put my marks for my holes at 6″, 7″, 8″, and 9″. You can just as easily add in the 1/2″ increments.
Step 4: Drill Holes and Put the Tees in
Start with a bit smaller than you think you’ll need. You can always size up if needed, but you can’t size down.
I learned through all this that golf tee’s are different thicknesses. So check your tee’s before you drill!
Drill about 1/2″ to 3/4″ into the 2x.