Leashes definitely take time. This one is a multifunctional one that I did over the course of a week. I am one who does them while sitting watching TV in my lap.This one was my last one, done for a friend a few weeks a go. I will be starting another one later this week.(Image removed from quote.)
Dang that’s a lot of cord! But I must say well worth it! I just used about 10ft of crappy cord to use since I couldn’t find my string to line up my gears on the trike I’m building, hey I had to make sure everything was straight!JR
You’re right. It took about 160ft of cord to do an 9ft leash. The cobra stitch ones I’ve done use about 130ft.
Wow, I’m tired from just hearing those number, of course that could also be because we just walked 2miles, there was like no gas in the lawnmower, And it really needed to be done so we don’t get ticketed, so I thought maybe if ran the whole thing I could finish? Well i did, and all in under like 10min compared to 25min, yet I checked the tank and it was bare bones!! I think once it wanted to cut out,, but at least I don’t have to worry,.JR
I understand. I live in a townhouse so I don’t have much especially in the front so I do it with a weedeater.
Yep I used approx. 80 feet of cord for a 5 foot leash. Add the cost of a good quality binner or snap shackle and the time it takes to make, plus postage, you can see why I don't make/sell many as you can buy a leash from the shops for much less.I try to keep my prices within reason, but I still get people on Instagram trying to knock me down and telling me they can get cheaper on ebay.
There's two parts to this (both I'm sure are obvious to you)1 - Get a bunch of kids to make them for you, and pay 'em F-all. Then you can compete on price 2 - The reason I started making my own was that after a while I deconstructed (or my dogs deconstructed for me) a number of store-bought leashes (brand name ones too!) and although I always knew the cost of materials was pretty low, I was more upset by the construction methods - single rows of light weight stitching (covered by a logo or or something to hide it) or cords held together with ferrules (again, usually hidden by a jacket) instead of properly spliced or other strong binding.Obviously the market/consumer feedback/warranty complaints has determined that this quality is the "correct" one for profit, but I guess I think I'm special and wanted something better.The illusion that something in a glossy clampack is quality is up there with diamonds and greeting cards as one of the great retail bullsmurf hoaxes.I try not to hold people who live differently to me in too much contempt, because it's a useless feeling, but still - if it's easy enough to make (and if you've got two mostly functioning hands, it is) - why play the global consumer market game? (What you said about people and ebay and similar things I'm sure you are familiar with is why all my hobbies are hobbies and not "side hustles". I properly can't be bothered dealing with people for a $10 jar of honey or dog lead or reclaimed timber furniture, or any of the other hokey crap I do. Keeping it personal, or for family and friends stops me getting bitter and twisted.)ANYWAY, that was a delightful tirade away from the original topic....How about that paracord eh?Oh, here's a question! - Given that Paracord isn't as fashionable whereabouts I am - does anyone have any experience with dying it? It'd be (I think?) easier for me to ship a whole reel of the stuff in one colour and try to dye it as needed than get lesser amounts of various colours (and I'm not that interested in over capitalising on full reels of multiple colours)
It's tested and strong enough thought about a closed one at first but this did the trick. I can pull quite hard without it opened and there is not much load with the carrier so there is no worries [It's not failure if you learn something from it]