Things you can make with 550 cord…

Well, let’s face it. You can make anything with 550 cord. I’m currently macrame-ing an evil TUAKmobile with JATO bottles, ejection capsule and quad 20mm autocannon. It’s not going well: Do you know how much Arrest-me Red 550 cord costs? Weaving it in sufficient density to ward off 30-cal rifle ammo has been a challenge, financially if not technically.

But in the meantime I repurposed a disused interior clothesline into curtain holdbacks.

Nice thing about 550 cord, it’s basically indestructible and never seems to wear out. UV doesn’t affect it. Once it uses up its stretch it never needs re-adjustment.

This cord holding up the chickens’ top cover has been under substantial tension for several years with no sign of deterioration. With a snow load that thing gets heavy.

I moved here in 2006 with a 300′ spool that’s nowhere near used up, since the stuff is apparently endlessly reusable.

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5 Responses to Things you can make with 550 cord…

  1. Eric says:

    Hey Joel I’m just wondering, is that a dead chicken hanging from your ceiling?

  2. jabrwok says:

    @Eric, assuming your question wasn’t a joke, Joel was given a dream-catcher by…someone:-P. The feathers are probably hanging from that.

  3. Eric says:

    It was a joke. I could tell it wasn’t a actual chicken. I just had to give a little grief over the feathers hanging down and Joel’s never ending chicken chores.

  4. feralfae says:

    Ha! I’d never thought of the chicken connection! So when Joel wakes up every morning, there will be feathers, staring him in the face, almost clucking. That is hilarious! **

To the stake with the heretic!