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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-16-2014, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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DIY heavy-duty long lead

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. DIY heavy-duty long lead-imageuploadedbypg-free1392595871.159536.jpg
DIY heavy-duty long lead-imageuploadedbypg-free1392595910.984521.jpg it's 50' long

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a lunge line ( used for horses) will work.
there's long dog lines.
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Very nice
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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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I'm curious how you attached them, almost looks like tape? Or a rubber seal? Looking forward to your DIY.
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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.

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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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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!
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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.

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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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