Draketake and I have been discussing how the first peoples' used to do the bow drill and the cordage they used. We surmised that rawhide was used a lot since it was plentiful and so strong. That is why I am doing this experiment to see how supple I can make it but yet non-stretchy and strong. It stretched during this bow drill but not bad. here is the hide and cutting out a piece IMG_5574 by Ken Cardwell, on Flickr soaking the hide IMG_5575 by Ken Cardwell, on Flickr And here is the video....what have been your experiences using this??