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    Just purchased some from JoAnn fabrics, they cost $2.49 for a package of 2.

    I hated to pay that much but I can not find them anywhere else locally. They had several types both in clear and black and they seem to hold good on my UQ.

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    Some of the colors I keep on hand.
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    Paul, the next time I have an order, I'll get some in basic black.

    With all those colors, I'm kinda surprised they don't make clear.
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    They do have clear-- I just haven't grabbed any. How many do you want Dave?
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    I don't have an immediate need...I'll get a dozen to keep on hand next time I order.
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    May not be your cup o' grog, oldgringo, but for my purposes, a small piece of stiff (but flexible) material with two holes in it makes a simple, ultralight cord clock. Traditionally, these have been made of leather but the design works well with synthetic materials too (Hypalon, &c.).

    Held in a U-shape, the cord runs easily, but binds when released as the material returns to a flatter form.

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    When I do paracord drawstrings in my stuffsacks and things, I do a simple 4 lead, 3 bight Turk's Head Knot over the 2 ends, and that works quite well.

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    I have had good luck with the cord locks I get from questoutfitters - I either get the mini-mini ones (work with 3/32 cord) or I get the more usual size of Primalock in either black or bright yellow! I have had no problems with either of these.

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    After reading this thread and looking at some my own different types of cord locks, my opinion is that what makes a guilty cord lock is the spring Vs. size of cord your using it on.

    I have some cord locks both small and large that are both good and bad, I also have some that get used more then others and you can tell that the spring has lost some of its spring over time and use.
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