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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2007, 05:06:17 PM »
Big Blue's fibers were gray because they were in winter time.....after the frost.  Anything now would be green. 
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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #41 on: August 15, 2007, 08:16:45 PM »
Oh, Duh, THanks. I found one stalk that had a grey/white/black color on one side.

All the plants that I found had a white inner core? Are these plants O.K?
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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #42 on: August 15, 2007, 08:49:42 PM »
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Still wait'n on that tutorial, BB.

Well, you'll have to wait a bit longer. We just bought a new camera and I'm having trouble uploading photos from the camera onto the computer. I'll get these pictures of low-tech cordage making up as soon as I fgure out how this high-tech camrera works.  :rant:
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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #43 on: August 15, 2007, 09:02:44 PM »
I completely almost understand :)

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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #44 on: August 18, 2007, 07:40:09 AM »
I DID IT I DID IT I DID IT :hugegrin:

Using the fibres that i got, I made a rope :grin: I didn't use BB's way, because the fibers I had were grass texture, not sort of fuzzy like BB's. In stead I used a simple Left-over-Middle Right-over-Middle braiding style, but the point is that it worked :P
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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #45 on: August 18, 2007, 09:49:26 PM »
Way ta go!!! :thumbsup: :hug:  That is so awesome!  I've been trying too, but mine looked like mangled horsehair...
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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #46 on: August 18, 2007, 10:22:01 PM »
I'll try it next time I get a chance!
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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #47 on: August 21, 2007, 06:44:40 PM »
Good job SD.  That is great! 
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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #48 on: August 21, 2007, 08:26:29 PM »
I just got some milk weed gatherd so will try it when it is ready.
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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #49 on: October 06, 2007, 07:04:19 PM »
Dave and I got together to train today and one of the things we did was cordage.   This is cordage from a Yucca plant. (no not native to my area, it was planted).  This is one of the strongest materials I have used.  Dave had made some very thin cordage and it was almost too strong to break.  This would be great for primitive fishing or snaring. 















Dave's is the nicer one....(in case you were wondering)
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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #50 on: October 06, 2007, 07:15:41 PM »
Great Machine!! Where is Yucca native to?
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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #51 on: October 06, 2007, 07:19:54 PM »
More desert like areas
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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #52 on: October 06, 2007, 07:21:06 PM »
Oh

Lets see, next plane ride to the Kahlahari.........
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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #53 on: October 06, 2007, 07:21:17 PM »
I know there is lots of it in New Mexico! It is a great plant.  Isn't it also used as a sewing needle?  Hey Machine do you have to use the certain method described earlier to make the cordage? Or is there and easier way to tie it together?
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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #54 on: October 06, 2007, 07:27:47 PM »
This is different.  A little...I stilll made it the same way.  But getting the fibers is a little harder.
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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #55 on: October 06, 2007, 07:41:26 PM »
Ok
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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #56 on: October 06, 2007, 07:45:14 PM »
You'll find Yucca all over the northeast planted as ornimentals around office parks, fast food resturants, and private homes. Its native to most of the southwest of the US from Georgia down through Texas and into California.

If you can find a nice straight flower stalk late in the summer, cut it, dry it and use it as a spindle for either a hand drill or bow drill. It works great.
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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #57 on: October 06, 2007, 07:46:16 PM »
Good stuff Machine   :thumbup:

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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #58 on: October 06, 2007, 07:54:39 PM »
That's actually my college ring.  I forgot to take it off before going out today.  :hugegrin:
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Re: Natural cordage tutorial (picture heavy)
« Reply #59 on: May 05, 2008, 09:05:27 PM »
I live in Washington. and milkweed doesn't grew were I am. what is a good plant to try. :squirrel:
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