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Message started by archeorob on Aug 11th, 2003 at 9:40am

Title: Show me your Sling!
Post by archeorob on Aug 11th, 2003 at 9:40am
Ok guys and gals, we've been discussing our slinging habits and techniques quite a bit, but a lot of slinging techniques varies with how your sling is constructed.  So, what I say is "show me your sling!"  Post some photos of what kind of slings you are using or making (or whatever).  I'm starting it a bit prematurely, but I should have a photo of mine up in a couple of days.

So what do the rest of your slings look like?

Title: Re: Show me your Sling!
Post by LeonX22 on Aug 11th, 2003 at 10:06am
"Leon's Sling" come on down!  Your the next contestant on the Price is Right!

I'll post mine in a couple of days as well.  I have to gain access to my dad's coveted digital camera first.  But I'll have some pic's soon!

Leon

Title: Re: Show me your Sling!
Post by thrower1970 on Aug 11th, 2003 at 3:46pm
I will add mine in a few days as well.  It looks kind of brown (it started as white parachute cord) and I seem to be in the minority because I use modern materials to constuct mine, but I will be glad to share my three rope design.

Ron

Title: Re: Show me your Sling!
Post by Chris on Aug 12th, 2003 at 1:51am
You can now upload your pictures using the forum software.

Title: Re: Show me your Sling!
Post by ehkahk on Nov 19th, 2003 at 12:29am
Last winter I made 4 woven slings out of jute. I gave them all away and now Im using just a simple piece of leather with 2 strings.

Heres a few pics of the old slings. A friend Kris showed me how to weave slings from jute.

Few pics





Oh yea and Ive woven a few belts, the same way. Huge sling pocket dont you think this one would be? LOL



Paul

P.S. How do you make the pics show up directly in the post?
Image Rescue Project: Images now hosted at Slinging.org.
Also fixed links so that pictures appear.

Title: Re: Show me your Sling!
Post by ehkahk on Nov 19th, 2003 at 12:37am
oh yes, I forgot. Last fall I made a woven sling out of tall field grass. I collected dead leaf blades, soaked them and then made 2-ply cordage out of them. Once I had about 10 feet, I would weave under/over the strands going lengthwise (also made from grass). I made the strings on each end (It was not finished in this pic) out of dogbane fiber because thats where the most strength is needed.

It worked out good, and did not break :)   I just didnt know how to sling very well at that time though



Paul
Image Rescue Project: Image now hosted at Slinging.org.
Also fixed link so that picture appears.

Title: Re: Show me your Sling!
Post by JeffH on Nov 19th, 2003 at 12:56am
Nice work there, Paul.  Looks to take even more time than my plaited slings, but much less than Ben's 16 plait Andean style.

Neat use of grass, too.  Where I am from we just cut it.

jeff <><

Title: Re: Show me your Sling!
Post by Chris on Nov 19th, 2003 at 6:05pm
Paul, that is very cool!!  It's probably quite similiar to what very ancient slings were made from (natural fibers like sisal instead of animal materials like wool or leather)  Do you mind if I put these pictures up in the gallery under your name?  

Chris

Title: Re: Show me your Sling!
Post by linkomies on Jun 28th, 2007 at 8:40am
how do i make those loops to the ends??? and is it only one bit of rope?
:-?

Title: Re: Show me your Sling!
Post by Dale on Jul 1st, 2007 at 12:03pm
Linkomies,
Check out this topic.  In reply #5 Matthias shows briefly how to do it; reply #10 contains more detailed instructions.

Title: Re: Show me your Sling!
Post by steelman on Jul 2nd, 2007 at 11:42am
Very, very humble, my first one:

Made today from what was lying around: packing string and a small piece of soft leather sewn onto it.
Its too short (5" off the ground when loaded, should be 1") and the pouch is too small (4,5" of string on each side being not enough).
But the contents sort of flew around ;D
four out of five somewhere in front of me, one behind me :-[
I kowtow to anyone who developed the skills to make a living with such a device!

Title: Re: Show me your Sling!
Post by curious_aardvark on Jul 7th, 2007 at 9:49am
nice sling - and there is no absolutely necessary length. if it works - it's the right length.

how tall are you ? what's 5 inches off the ground for you might be dragging in the dirt for me or tint :-)
(cos we're shortarses)

Title: Re: Show me your Sling!
Post by big_sling_gland on Jan 11th, 2008 at 2:52pm
How tall are you c_a and yes I did just look for this myself :)

Title: Re: Show me your Sling!
Post by curious_aardvark on Jan 14th, 2008 at 10:43am
lol 8 foot 9 in my bare feet, I just look shorter - it's a perspective thing ;-)

Title: Re: Show me your Sling!
Post by don1 on Jan 17th, 2008 at 9:59am
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/8496/myslingsnd2.th.jpg

Here's three of my favorite designs/styles as found on this site:

left to right:
1) mobeus.  Made with 1" tubular nylon, hand-sewn join, & 1/8" nylon cord.  (1" x 11" folded into a mobeus with 1" lap--finished length 5")

2) Woven. Nylon chalk-line.

3) Leather pouch: Rectangular strip of leather with 4 holes, nylon cord laced through the holes so that centrifugal force automatically closes pouch around the projectile.


Title: Re: Show me your Sling!
Post by TwitterinBird on Mar 24th, 2010 at 6:19pm
Last fall I made a sling http://slinging.org/index.php?page=netted-sling-instructions---matthias-borstad - using bass wood fiber, I  spun  (2 ply) It worked very well.

Have some fiber left.  Think I will make a woven sling next.
http://slinging.org/index.php?page=a-method-for-reproducing-a-sling-found-in-the-tomb-of-tutankhamen---timothy-potter


Title: Re: Show me your Sling!
Post by walter on Mar 25th, 2010 at 1:02am
TwitterinBird, if you look up at the top of the page in General Discussion, you will see the tread we are currently using to show off our slings. But, seeing as how I'm already here...

http://img5.glowfoto.com/images/2010/03/24-2043153013M.jpg Black & Red over tapered hemp core

walter

Title: Re: Show me your Sling!
Post by LukeWebb on Mar 26th, 2010 at 6:26am
 Hey Twitterinbird!  I found your article a few days ago, I didn't have much time to work on it as I had a bad muscle/head cold that put me out for a few days ^ (see above) but I have just half a strap too braid now and I will have a netted sling!  I will have one of every variety now, I just need to make some of the variety variants, I will post on here pics!  Thanks so much for the tutorial man, mine came out pretty good considering I am completely new to weaving, (if you don't count making a chainmail vest weaving,) and braiding, the net loops are a little larger/smaller here and there and it is bunching up at either end but is completely usable and looks nice, makes for a good deep pouch.

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