Originally Posted by HPE1000
I might just end up doing a 6ft one with black paracord, how do you coil a cable though? I just love coiled cables. Coiled or not though, what would the supplies for a 6ft filco cable with black paracord cost?
What I had originally suggested was something like jokriks filco, but I think this is the one with the micro usb break away.
Coiling cables is a massive PITA. You have to coil the cable around something like a piece of pipe, heat it with a heat gun/paint stripper, and quench it. You may have to coil it, put the paracord on, and repeat the process to get a tighter coil.
If you buy all the parts from it independently, it can easily get up to $30-40 since you'll be dropping $5-10 for each of the three the connectors, ~$1-2 + shipping for the Molex parts for the Filco side, $3.50-5 for the paracord (which is really finnicky and may be too small for some USB cables), however much for a donor cable or two, heatshrink cost, and so on. If you hit someone up like myself, Mimic, paranoid, etc. who has all the parts already, you should be able to do it for $5-10 plus your sleeving.