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Message started by Tomas on May 29th, 2013 at 10:47pm

Title: Made a sale!
Post by Tomas on May 29th, 2013 at 10:47pm
Sold my very first sling to a fisherman today! He commissioned it a week or two ago. Paracord and leather. I found it an absolute pain to splice the loop but I like the finished product. I tried to sell it for $40 and he gave me $50 instead.

Title: Re: Made a sale!
Post by curious_aardvark on May 30th, 2013 at 12:50pm
always nice when they haggle you up :thumb:

Let's hope he's got friends :-)

Title: Re: Made a sale!
Post by Rat Man on Jun 2nd, 2013 at 5:07pm
That's a pretty sharp looking sling, Tomas!

Title: Re: Made a sale!
Post by Tomas on Jun 2nd, 2013 at 7:42pm
If you like the model Ratman and anyone else who is a slinging.org member, I will make you one for $25.  Just cause we're all friends here :)

Title: Re: Made a sale!
Post by walter on Jun 2nd, 2013 at 11:35pm
Very nice sling Tomas 8-). Congrats on the sale :)

Title: Re: Made a sale!
Post by TNshooter on Jun 3rd, 2013 at 12:49am
Nice!

Title: Re: Made a sale!
Post by jlasud on Jun 3rd, 2013 at 12:50am
No wonder it got sold.

Title: Re: Made a sale!
Post by hassan on Jun 3rd, 2013 at 5:43pm
How big is the pouch?

Title: Re: Made a sale!
Post by Tomas on Jun 3rd, 2013 at 11:26pm

hassan wrote on Jun 3rd, 2013 at 5:43pm:
How big is the pouch?

The pouch is prolly 5 inches long and 2.5-3 inches wide. But it narrowed a bit when I molded it to have a cupped shape. There is also some leather to each end of the pouch that has been wrapped in the cords. I would say this sling an easy way of making an apache style sling but without having to sew the pouch. I always had my sewing ruined by stones scraping and tearing at it.  
Also, thanks for the compliments guys! When you compliment me, you compliment yourselves because I learned it all from all y'all!

Title: Re: Made a sale!
Post by perpetualstudent on Jun 3rd, 2013 at 11:32pm
for splicing into a braid one of the guides suggested leaving a few inches above where you start to braid. Then once you've braided the loop, marry the cords and braid the splice in one go rather than weaving it in and out one by one. Don't know if you tried that but I thought it was useful.

Congrats on the sale!

Title: Re: Made a sale!
Post by Tomas on Jun 3rd, 2013 at 11:37pm
Hmmm, I started braiding out from the pouch. And spliced it the slow hard way. I wish I had a better less time consuming option without whipping or leaving a raw end

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