Safety Whistle NecklaceFebruary 21, 2009
Just in time for the family ski-vaca I finally got around to crafting some lanyards for the safety whistles I bought a few months ago. The kids are under 10 and we’ll be skiing in bounds the whole time – but it was a fun project and if I get them to wear them every time they ski and hike it might make a difference some day.
Wind Storm Whistle, purchased from Campmore
2 meters of Cord per Lanyard: MINOR Cord, 3mm I bought a 15M roll from EMS
Sizeable Necklace Knot
The boatswains knot is purely decorative. I suppose it holds the whistle at the midway point which might be handy, but the main reason I use it is because it’s exactly what the knot was designed for.
The sizeable necklace knots work pretty well, and allowed me to make 4 identical lanyards that’ll fit both the wife and I as well as the kids. I’m not sure what the name of this knot is though. I think it’s fashioned after a noose – which is not a good image to have making something that’s going around your neck. If anyone has any advice on a better knot or technique to use here I’d love to hear it.
Oh yeah – pix:
A completed whistle and lanyard
The sizeable knots
The Boatswains decorative knot