not sure if it has been mentioned on this forum.
but this is a great site for DIYers.
I have made quite a few usefull things off this site.
Dog Toys for Heavy Chewers
and not sure if any of you ever make any leashes out of used/recycled climbing ropes.
tough stuff and can be found at any climbing gym or rock/mountain climbing club.
this was my first leash, it was whipped and shrink wrapped at the clip and the hand hold. The ropes come in many different colors and is easy on your hands and great to get a good grip on.