Introduction: Leather Laced Solar Cooker
This Leather Laced Solar Cooker is a simple but very effective solar cooker. I took pictures as I made it. First a quick listing of the steps:
1 Cut and foil 3 poster paper panels 14" square.
2 Tape the edges.
3 Use booklet making punch to punch 2 sides of each panel resulting in "L" shape of the holes. Regular hole punch can be used.
4 Cut 3 pieces of leather lacing 20" each.
5 Line up 2 of the panels with foil sides together and "L" holes lined up.
6 Lace leather through holes on one side of the 2 panels.
7 Lay the laced panels out flat and add the third panel by lacing the other side of the center panel to the third panel.
8 Pull up both end panels and lace together where they meet.
Step 1: Make 3 Foiled Panels
1 Use 2 sheets of poster paper to cut out 3 square panels 14" X 14" or 35.56cm X 35.56cm
2 Glue foil to 1 side of each panel
3 Tape edges of each panel
Step 2: Punch Holes in 2 Adjoining Sides
1 Use a booklet making punch to punch holes in adjoining sides of each panel
2 First put the panel in with foil side up to punch holes then flip it over and line up with the punched hole in the corner to punch second side.
3 A single hole punch can be used as an alternative. Mark 2" or 5.cm intervals between holes so they match up.
Step 3: Leather Lacing Directions
1 Lay 2 panels together matching holes on the edges
2 Lace leather through every 4th hole on one side of the panels
3 Open out panels and lay the third panel matching the holes on the other side
4 Lace leather through every 4th hole on the other side
5 Using middle panel as the base then pull up both end panels and match holes
6 Lace leather through matching holes to make a corner shaped solar cooker.
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