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Message started by Sicanian on Jun 27th, 2011 at 11:41pm

Title: Homepage Sling.
Post by Sicanian on Jun 27th, 2011 at 11:41pm
Would anyone be able to duplicate the sling on the homepage?
For purchase or trade of an elk talus bone (spindle pivot).

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by Masiakasaurus on Jun 27th, 2011 at 11:44pm
Does it have to be an exact replica or do you just want it to be braided from vegetable fibers?

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by Sicanian on Jun 27th, 2011 at 11:50pm
I like the design, hemp would be ideal.

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by Rockman on Jun 28th, 2011 at 12:09am
Hello, I looked carefully at the homepage sling and I can make you a replica and I have some hemp as well. I live overseas though. Send me a message if you´re interested.  

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by Masiakasaurus on Jun 28th, 2011 at 12:11am
Here's a close-up of the pouch.
slingst_001.jpg (12 KB | )

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by Rockman on Jun 28th, 2011 at 12:17am
What I´m not sure about is if there was a weave of some sort into the braids on the pouch. I think the picture must be from a museum piece with some deterioration.

But I have seen sling models with the braids as a pouch.

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by Crow Hat on Jun 28th, 2011 at 1:49am
I've never really looked at the homepage sling, the close up makes me want to try it, but my braiding skill and logic tell me not to :P.

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by Thunder Chief on Jun 28th, 2011 at 4:50pm
Who in their right mind would put a museum sling under tension like that?

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by Masiakasaurus on Jun 28th, 2011 at 6:01pm

Thunder Chief wrote on Jun 28th, 2011 at 4:50pm:
Who in their right mind would put a museum sling under tension like that?

I'm pretty sure it's a modern sling, either a replica or an original made within the last decade. It's part of a museum display on the culture of Guam.

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by Sicanian on Jun 29th, 2011 at 12:07am
Just read the trading post rules.
Rockman, thanks for offering to make it however, I imagine someone closer to Yang-Na might be able to brade it.
Will be happy to trade some woods along with that talus bone, i.e. agave, elderberry, mulefat spindles with an aspen drill bow.

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 5th, 2011 at 8:09pm

Rockman wrote on Jun 28th, 2011 at 12:17am:
What I´m not sure about is if there was a weave of some sort into the braids on the pouch. I think the picture must be from a museum piece with some deterioration.

But I have seen sling models with the braids as a pouch.


it looks to me like an etruscan with some loose material woven into the ends to keep the pouche's shape. i've seen this done on a few other slings before.

here's another one with a similar pouch http://anthro.amnh.org/anthropology/databases/common/image_dup.cfm?catno=80%2E0%2F%202950%20A

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by cuallaidh on Sep 1st, 2011 at 4:08pm

Masiakasaurus wrote on Jun 28th, 2011 at 12:11am:
Here's a close-up of the pouch.


Thanks for the pic, I am planning on making this sling myself, I am confident I can make one similar, planning on adding some colour to it though.

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by Pikåru on Nov 15th, 2012 at 2:03am
I can and do replicate this sling.
FavoriteSlings_1_001.jpg (98 KB | )

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by timann on Nov 15th, 2012 at 10:55am
And having learned from Picåru I can and do as well :)

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by Rofriedrich on Nov 16th, 2012 at 12:31am
I have one Pikaru made me, it is awesome!

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by Pikåru on Nov 16th, 2012 at 11:27am
Tutorial for the Chamorro sling is here: http://itanohu.blogspot.com

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by squirrelslinger on Dec 4th, 2012 at 8:11pm
I might be able to make one. I will try

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by Pikåru on Dec 4th, 2012 at 8:22pm
If you can read and braid, you can do it.

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by squirrelslinger on Feb 23rd, 2013 at 8:59pm

Pikåru wrote on Dec 4th, 2012 at 8:22pm:
If you can read and braid, you can do it.

I am in the process, will probably post pics sometime soon. wound up doing a 24-strand braid. it eats cordage. Question- should I do 4 6-strand pouch pieces or 4 5 strand and 1 4 strand? Or what about 8 3 strand ones??? The thing is half done.
Thanks,
-Squirrel

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by Pikåru on Feb 23rd, 2013 at 9:46pm

squirrelslinger wrote on Feb 23rd, 2013 at 8:59pm:

Pikåru wrote on Dec 4th, 2012 at 8:22pm:
If you can read and braid, you can do it.

I am in the process, will probably post pics sometime soon. wound up doing a 24-strand braid. it eats cordage. Question- should I do 4 6-strand pouch pieces or 4 5 strand and 1 4 strand? Or what about 8 3 strand ones??? The thing is half done.
Thanks,
-Squirrel


If you followed my tutorial and you're half way through, the pouch should be done by now. As far as the construction, if you don't have five cords for the pouch of five strands each it's not a Chamorro sling, it's something else. Post pictures 'cause I'd like to see it.  :)

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by squirrelslinger on Feb 24th, 2013 at 8:54am

Pikåru wrote on Feb 23rd, 2013 at 9:46pm:

squirrelslinger wrote on Feb 23rd, 2013 at 8:59pm:

Pikåru wrote on Dec 4th, 2012 at 8:22pm:
If you can read and braid, you can do it.

I am in the process, will probably post pics sometime soon. wound up doing a 24-strand braid. it eats cordage. Question- should I do 4 6-strand pouch pieces or 4 5 strand and 1 4 strand? Or what about 8 3 strand ones??? The thing is half done.
Thanks,
-Squirrel


If you followed my tutorial and you're half way through, the pouch should be done by now. As far as the construction, if you don't have five cords for the pouch of five strands each it's not a Chamorro sling, it's something else. Post pictures 'cause I'd like to see it.  :)

ok man! one of the strands WILL BE 4 strands :(

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by squirrelslinger on Feb 24th, 2013 at 8:55am
Also, I am glad there is historical evidence for slinging big stone.
-Squirrel

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by HuntsmanSling on Feb 26th, 2013 at 11:02pm
Pikaru I really like the sling in your first post to farthest right of the photo, the one with the square braided pouch. Pm me if you know of a tutorial ;)

Title: Re: Homepage Sling.
Post by Pikåru on May 17th, 2013 at 10:18pm
Chamorro Sling
A_Chamorro_Palm_Honda_1a.jpg (258 KB | )

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