Cordage from Trash

Discussion in 'Other Skills' started by 66drifter, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. 66drifter

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    stumbled onto this video this morning and thought i'd share



    looking a bit more i found several more videos showing other ways to HOW TO...

    here's another



    i'm thinking that w/ a bit of practice at home prior to need this might just save someone's bacon when a need arises

    please pardon my ignorance if it has been shared b4

    butt if you haven't seen this process(like me) it's worth a few minutes of your time to watch/learn
     
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    Those are both good vids!
    That cordage shrinks tight when heated with a bit of fire and will hold a lashed joint like nothing else, and that stuff is UV resistant too.
    Nice to see trash item repurposed into useful things, and helps clean up the landscape too.
     
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    i'm now thinking the bottle cap unit(2nd video) could easily become a standard piece of kit

    it did cause me pause when he held the bottle cap between his nekkid fingers to poke the slits thru the sides :-O
     
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    I like this concept better than the bottle cap one since you can easily adjust how wide you want the cordage. 2 wood screws and 6-10 washers don't add a lot of weight.

     
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    GOOD ONE for doing the job in the shop/on a work bench ;-)
     
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    Just use the knife blade from the snap blade knife as the cutting blade clamped between the washers and it can be used to cut off the bottle bottom. No need for the pencil sharpener blade.
    Snap blade knife blades are high carbon steel and will produce great sparks using a piece of 50 grit abrasive sanding belt or flint, thus serving as a backup fire source.

    Ira
     
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    Clever.

    (Love the Belgian Malinois at the beginning of the first video.)
     
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