Adam Savage’s Favorite Tools: Artificial Catgut Sinew

Adam opens out his leatherworking cabinet to talk about one of his favorite materials used in the construction of his Indiana Jones bullwhip replica. Every maker should have some waxed twine in their string drawer, but Adam prefers using super strong artificial catgut sinew for low profile wrapping of projects where the twine doesn’t bulk up. And one spool of it will probably last you a lifetime!

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  1. 10 I was actually reading the Wikipedia entry on catgut the other day. They claim that catgut was never made from cat intestines. Supposedly the word derives from either “cattle” or the welsh word for fiddle, “kit”.

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