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plastic bottles - turning them into strong cordage

Randall

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I know this isn't new but I think this guy deserves his own discussion / link.

Has anybody tried this in construction of something? It looks like an awesome recycling / cheap construction technique.
 

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I've never "constructed" big items with the cordage, but I use it when I'm bundling things to dispose of.
A single strand is not very strong, but wrapping multi layers improves the strength.

Its very light weight, so I carry a small spool in my day pack
 

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Grim workshop make several different types. I've seen the eBay ones, but the reviews are pretty poor.

I've been thinking about getting one as plastic bottles are everywhere

 

Randall

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I've never "constructed" big items with the cordage, but I use it when I'm bundling things to dispose of.
A single strand is not very strong, but wrapping multi layers improves the strength.

Its very light weight, so I carry a small spool in my day pack
Thanks for the insight. I imagine the cordage shrinking with heat is a very handy thing for holding joints tight
 
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