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madis 02-16-2014 08:12 PM

DIY heavy-duty long lead
 
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Though I would share my crafty long lead with you guys. I know you can just tie a rope on but I wanted something that looked nice and would be heavy duty. Attachment 180738
Attachment 180746 it's 50' long

Will post tutorial on my blog soon www.livingwithalandshark.blogspot.com

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doggiedad 02-16-2014 08:29 PM

a lunge line ( used for horses) will work.
there's long dog lines.

nikon22shooter 02-16-2014 09:39 PM

Very nice

madis 02-16-2014 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by doggiedad (Post 5032882)
a lunge line ( used for horses) will work.
there's long dog lines.

Yeah I thought about that but I only payed 15 for the equipment :)


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nikon22shooter 02-16-2014 09:43 PM

I'm curious how you attached them, almost looks like tape? Or a rubber seal? Looking forward to your DIY.

jocoyn 02-16-2014 09:47 PM

Did you use nylon rope or 7mm accessory cord? The cord from climbing shops holds up a lot better and does not stretch or snag compared to the nylon rope you get at places like Lowes or WalMart. 7mm cord would be in same price range.

I just use figure 8 knots because they hold well but can be untied easy, but the lashing looks nice. You can use the rubber dip stuff for the ends.

madis 02-16-2014 09:57 PM

I melted the rope together on the handle and where the fastener attached and used nylon cord for the lashings. I melted all the knots and ends. I had nylon already or I would have bought para cord because the nylon slips. The type of rope I chose resists knotting and kinking and it looks nice. I'll work on the tutorial tonight :)


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middleofnowhere 02-16-2014 11:56 PM

That does look nice!

The problem I have with any nylon lead is that it is very easy to get a very nasty rope burn. A 15' cotton long line costs about $10; 30 foot about $20. A little less on ebay but not quite the quality I got from Tractor Supply. Can't find them where I am now, so Ebay. I'll confess that cotton can give you a rope burn, too, but nylon is quicker & deeper. -- so if you use nylon, be more agile than I!

madis 02-17-2014 01:55 AM

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Originally Posted by middleofnowhere (Post 5034258)
That does look nice!

The problem I have with any nylon lead is that it is very easy to get a very nasty rope burn.

It hurst so bad! lol The rope is a polycord braided line, not nylon. It's nice in-hand, unlike an old store-bought line I previously owned.:doggieplayball:

Liesje 02-17-2014 12:04 PM

I've used some braided cord for a few things but one thing to avoid is climbing rope/cord that is "cored" - basically braided around a white core in the middle. This is going to stretch, rip, and cannot withstand nearly the amount of pressure that true climbing rope can handle.


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