Make Baskets Out of Repurposed Pallet Straps

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About: EATING IN PUBLIC implements systems of exchange outside of the State and capitalist regimes. None of the systems are owned, managed, monitored, surveilled. They are free, anarchist, autonomous, and they only...

Make Baskets out of repurposing pallet straps. We have found straps on the streets as well as cultivated relationships with businesses who happily save them for us - distribution companies, bookstores, grocery stores, appliance stores, etc etc etc etc etc.

Once you learn this technique you will be able to craft an endless range of other things. Good luck.

Downloadable step by step Instructions in
English
繁體中文 (Traditional Chinese)
簡體中文 (Simplified Chinese)
are also available from http://www.nomoola.com/baskets

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    joen

    7 months ago

    I just found this instructable and I know it is 5 years late but I want to complement you on a well done instructable. This is a true step-by-step instructable on how to weave baskets with pallet straps. This should be used as an example of how to do an instructable the right way. (That is if it has't been already) I have seen instructables that were just "here's the stuff you need, here's what it should look like, that's it" Your instructable is what an instructable should be. Thank you. (I know, 5 years late but still...)

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    michaelgc

    4 years ago on Introduction

    These look like they would be incredibly strong! awesome way to save our planet one pallet strap at a time.

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    shazni

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Congratulations on coming to the finalist ! To be honest ... I only saw this once it came to the finalist! Good job! These packaging tape reminded me of my childhood when my parents were importing things... :-) I haven't seen these tapes I'm a long time since they stopped importing ... Will keep a special lookout for it in future .. Thanks for posting!

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    eatinginpublicshazni

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    thanks shazni!! ditto to you too in making finalist. I hope you are able to find enough straps to make a basket. :)

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    kenbob

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Excellent instructions and fantastic reuse. Now I am wondering if it could be done with the metal straps.....could be interesting...

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    eatinginpublickenbob

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    look forward to finding out how you might work with metal straps. I guess special tools would be needed.