I was up about 40 feet in a tree this weekend cleaning out some deadwood. I tied in with my climbing line, and moved about the tree to clean some of it out. I made a few cuts without incident and then positioned myself to make another. Following general safety practice I wrapped my lanyard around the tree so that I would be tied into two places when running the saw. I started the saw and was slightly sidetracked by something. Much to my chagrin and stupidity I wasn't paying attention as the saw came across my lanyard, and cut about halfway thru it. Luckily nothing serious happened, and even if I had cut all the way thru I would've been okay thanks to my climbing line. It was just a reminder to me that these safety precautions are a good thing to have around as we are all human and prone to make mistakes.
Anyway, so now I am stuck with a lanyard that has a nice gash in it and I don't want to climb with it. I was hoping to make a lanyard out of some climbing line and the snaps on my currently gashed lanyard. I was just wondering what you guys use for knots to attach your lanyard lines to the snaps. There are probably several that would work, I'm just looking for ones that won't be too bulky...I suppose the best would be to braid/weave the rope but I haven't had any experience doing that.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.