Make Your Own Primitive Leather Cordage (video)

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Introduction: Make Your Own Primitive Leather Cordage (video)

About: Travelling since 2013. I'm currently in Australia for some reason. --- I’m Calvin Drews, and I love to learn, experiment, invent, create, repair, and generally just do things myself. A sort of modern jack o...

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Here's a video I made that shows you how to make your own primitive cordage from leather (or any other suitable material).

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    How long is it?
    Like how much leather would you need to cut to make say 15 inches?

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    To make around 15'', you would need 3 20'' strands of leather. The twining part does cause you to lose 1/2'' - 1'' over the whole length...most of the length-loss comes from tying the knots on the ends of the cord.

    3 times stronger than the individual strips ;)