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Message started by vetryan15 on Nov 12th, 2020 at 7:47am

Title: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 12th, 2020 at 7:47am
I believe its time to year to start setting this up. For the new people.  SITH is called SLING IN THE HAT. Its a yearly Christmas sling trade. CA can hopefully do the picking, but i believe pairs should be done. Anyone is invited, its all out of your own pocket for $ for shipping . But u get paired up and trade slings. Just try to do it in a timely matter, since i am still waiting for last years. But all u have to write is I'm IN.I think we should draw around December 1st.

Ca can u sticky this?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 12th, 2020 at 8:27am
What a coincidence!† I literally started braiding the sling I'll use for the SITH last night.

I'm in.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by JudoP on Nov 12th, 2020 at 9:03am
In!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by SerKraus on Nov 12th, 2020 at 12:36pm
Iím in! Iím so excited. Iíve been itching to do this since I joined earlier this year.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Kick on Nov 12th, 2020 at 3:41pm
Definitely in! I have a few ideas for slings. Going to have to start working on it soon.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Nov 12th, 2020 at 5:48pm
Please accept my RSVP my good Sir.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Rat Man on Nov 12th, 2020 at 6:12pm
I'm in conditionally.  I owe two guys slings from six and a half years ago and I don't remember who they are.  It was a very bad time for me and I apologize.  So if whoever I owe slings to can forgive me I'm in. 
   I haven't made a sling since then.  It'll be good to get back into it.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Rat Man on Nov 12th, 2020 at 6:16pm
I'm in conditionally.  I owe two guys slings from six and a half years ago and I don't remember who they are.  It was a very bad time for me and I apologize.  So if whoever I owe slings to can forgive me I'm in. 
   I haven't made a sling since then.  It'll be good to get back into it.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Mersa on Nov 12th, 2020 at 6:24pm
Iím also in conditionally, if CA can post me the sling he has sitting in his house waiting for a long flight to Australia since 2019 sith then Iím sure I could get onboard again.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Albion Slinger on Nov 12th, 2020 at 11:22pm
I've been looking forward to this.
I'm in!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by IronGoober on Nov 12th, 2020 at 11:23pm
Please include me as well!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 13th, 2020 at 6:03am
Damn, didnt expect this many in such a short time. WOW. looks to be awesome. 




Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Nov 13th, 2020 at 7:18am
Just to be clear I am flexible. Cash is a satisfactory substitute for a sling if time becomes an issue. Unless I have Jaegoor in which case I must insist on the sling.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 13th, 2020 at 7:24am
What can I say? Iím a joiner. Peer pressure dictates that I must also be in.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by hubert on Nov 13th, 2020 at 1:19pm
Iím in

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by TheMightyAslan on Nov 13th, 2020 at 3:46pm
This was so much fun last time! Count me in guys!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by StoneHuevos on Nov 13th, 2020 at 6:06pm
I'm in, my slings aren't fancy but they get the rock flying.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by walter on Nov 13th, 2020 at 7:56pm
IN  :)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by CrazyBrave333? on Nov 14th, 2020 at 4:19pm
Iím in! I canít do anything fancy but happy to take part!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by RickkyBandit on Nov 14th, 2020 at 5:46pm
I just found out about this! this seems so fun! My slings aren't very good but I'd love to be involved! I'm in! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Oxnate on Nov 14th, 2020 at 6:34pm
I'm in.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Tomas on Nov 15th, 2020 at 7:50am
I'll throw in

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by dork on Nov 15th, 2020 at 4:35pm
Count me in, I havent been here in awhile and would to make some new slings.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Nov 15th, 2020 at 8:27pm

dork wrote on Nov 15th, 2020 at 4:35pm:
Count me in, I havent been here in awhile and would to make some new slings.


Welcome back Dork!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 15th, 2020 at 11:26pm
Wow! We have quite a turnout this year!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Slingbasket on Nov 16th, 2020 at 10:50am
Iím in.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by JudoP on Nov 16th, 2020 at 1:56pm
In a dramatic break from tradition I've started work on my contribution already. Whoever gets me might even get a sling by Christmas!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 16th, 2020 at 9:18pm

JudoP wrote on Nov 16th, 2020 at 1:56pm:
In a dramatic break from tradition I've started work on my contribution already. Whoever gets me might even get a sling by Christmas!


I debated that last year and decided to wait to find out what length was preferred by the person I was sending it to.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Kick on Nov 17th, 2020 at 8:01am
I outdid myself last year. I'm pretty sure I was first to both send and receive.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Samuel on Nov 17th, 2020 at 5:25pm
I'm in. SITH is the best christmast present, by far.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by IronGoober on Nov 17th, 2020 at 7:31pm
Query (for USA folks): What is the cheapest option for shipping overseas?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Mersa on Nov 17th, 2020 at 8:32pm
Standard post is fine most of the time , Iíve always shipped overseas and itís always arrived, a issue can be weapon regulations and quarantine control. Hense always refer to it as a toy and if using natural untreated plant or animal fivers check with the recipient first to be safe, I wouldnít be confident receiving a plant finer sling if it looks like a potential quarantine risk , Australia has strict borders

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 17th, 2020 at 9:02pm

IronGoober wrote on Nov 17th, 2020 at 7:31pm:
Query (for USA folks): What is the cheapest option for shipping overseas?

Pretty much what Mersa said.† I've always found USPS to be way cheaper than UPS or FedEx for international shipping.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Mersa on Nov 17th, 2020 at 9:30pm
Siths are a great part of this community and itís a good way to try what other people have, I personally have received an absolute work of art 2 years ago and itís one of my most prized slings, Iím still waiting on last yearís sith to arrive (Iím looking at you ARDVARK) but otherwise Iíve had good results in both sending and receiving. Iím still half half on this year as I originally stated but I have an idea on what Iíll send if I do participate.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Nov 17th, 2020 at 10:46pm
Maybe consider a fancy version of your namesake sling Mersa? Or whatever. I personally like the design. Itís a very good EDC sling.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Tomas on Nov 18th, 2020 at 3:49am
Probably something with leather from me:)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Teg on Nov 19th, 2020 at 3:21pm
I'm in as well!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Mersa on Nov 19th, 2020 at 8:02pm
Morphy has one of my original Mersa slings, with a cordage I can no longer get , they are my favourite slings. I also make a true edc sling that folds up to basically nothing and is easily carried on your keychain, that particular style slings pairs very well with lead. Outside of those 2 slings I am no master, some of the slings Iíve received are true works of art

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Nov 19th, 2020 at 9:15pm

Mersa wrote on Nov 19th, 2020 at 8:02pm:
Morphy has one of my original Mersa slings, with a cordage I can no longer get , they are my favourite slings. I also make a true edc sling that folds up to basically nothing and is easily carried on your keychain, that particular style slings pairs very well with lead. Outside of those 2 slings I am no master, some of the slings Iíve received are true works of art


I do indeed and itís a fun one and right in line with what I prize. Now...if I could only get one of Walterís masterpieces my sling collection would be finished. Well...maybe a Luis Balearic but then for sure...Well...maybe....   ;D

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by IronGoober on Nov 19th, 2020 at 11:36pm

Morphy wrote on Nov 19th, 2020 at 9:15pm:
...Well...maybe....† †


Truer words have never been spoken.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Kick on Nov 20th, 2020 at 3:36am
Hold on. It's possible to COMPLETE a sling collection?

I don't believe you.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Nov 20th, 2020 at 5:11am

IronGoober wrote on Nov 19th, 2020 at 11:36pm:

Morphy wrote on Nov 19th, 2020 at 9:15pm:
...Well...maybe....† †


Truer words have never been spoken.


Certainly not by me.

@Kick- Why yes. I've completed mine at least a dozen times.  :D

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Kilisi on Nov 21st, 2020 at 10:16am
I'll have to pass on this sorry. Borders have been closed since March, they're unlikely to open this year. Shipping to mid pacific is highway robbery anyway ;)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 24th, 2020 at 9:46am
@CA,  are you up to the challenge of picking out names?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Cervantes on Nov 24th, 2020 at 5:22pm
I'm in.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by dork on Nov 24th, 2020 at 10:21pm
I think I have at least 4 slings from SITH. I wish I would have put names on them. I have already started making one.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Slingbasket on Nov 24th, 2020 at 11:32pm
I hate to say this is my first time. Itís exciting and I wish I would have participated earlier. When does the pairing list come out? Or what happens?

Iíll microwave mine before sending...Lol

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by IronGoober on Nov 25th, 2020 at 12:36am

Slingbasket wrote on Nov 24th, 2020 at 11:32pm:
Iíll microwave mine before sending...Lol

You can add some H2O2 to make it really sterile.  :D

If you haven't seen it, here was a neat video on using a microwave to try and sterilize N95 masks.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gm8QBbFGyM

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 25th, 2020 at 4:31am

Slingbasket wrote on Nov 24th, 2020 at 11:32pm:
I hate to say this is my first time. Itís exciting and I wish I would have participated earlier. When does the pairing list come out? Or what happens?

Iíll microwave mine before sending...Lol

Glad to see you are joining.  How have u been.? The pairing should be done on 12/1.. will keep posted

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Nov 25th, 2020 at 5:32am
Just a heads up mine may be a little late but it will be there. I'm trying new stuff so might take me a bit to get the bugs worked out.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Slingbasket on Nov 25th, 2020 at 9:06am
Iíve been hanging in there. I have an update on my sling project that I will share in a bit. 2020 has put a pause on all forward movement. I switched gears and am in the process of launching an insect habitat at the moment. Iíll post an update on this new venture here also.

Anyone like spiders??

Cheers- Elliott

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 25th, 2020 at 9:08am
Awesome,  definitely keep us posted. Are you giving away spiders? Iam fond of tarantulas,  more sothe less venomous ones.take it easy

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by czechslinger1.0 on Nov 25th, 2020 at 1:01pm
This sounds pretty interesting, I'm in

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Kick on Nov 25th, 2020 at 3:08pm
Wow this is going to be a really full year. Looking forward to it :D

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 25th, 2020 at 4:26pm
Definitely a big group.† Here's the list so far:

vetryan15
joe_meadmaker
JudoP
SerKraus
Kick
Morphy
Rat Man (tentative)
Mersa (tentative)
Albion Slinger
IronGoober
NooneOfConsequence
hubert
TheMightyAslan
StoneHuevos
walter
CrazyBrave333?
RickkyBandit
Oxnate
Tomas
dork
Slingbasket
Samuel
Teg
Cervantes
czechslinger1.0

Wow!† :D

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by IronGoober on Nov 25th, 2020 at 4:46pm
I know it's silly, but I'm a bit apprehensive that the receiver of my sling will be disappointed... But it is finished, so I guess we'll both just have to deal with the consequences, whatever they be.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Nov 25th, 2020 at 7:11pm

IronGoober wrote on Nov 25th, 2020 at 4:46pm:
I know it's silly, but I'm a bit apprehensive that the receiver of my sling will be disappointed... But it is finished, so I guess we'll both just have to deal with the consequences, whatever they be.


Anyone who is disappointed is missing the whole point of the SITH. It's not to brag it's to connect with each other. I would rather have a SITH sling from you guys than a super fancy one that I bought. Just my two cents.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 25th, 2020 at 7:15pm
+1 to that Morphy.† I just ask myself one question.† Is the sling I'm sending to someone a sling that I would take out and use myself.† If the answer is yes, there are no concerns after that.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by walter on Nov 25th, 2020 at 7:48pm
It does not matter if the sling you are sending is a piece of art or not. The half hour, hour or eight hours it takes the donor  to craft the sling is gone forever. We can not get this time back. This is the true gift to our slinging brothers.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Kick on Nov 25th, 2020 at 8:15pm
I always find it fascinating to see slings other people have made. No-one makes slings quite like anyone else and seeing those differences is really awesome.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 27th, 2020 at 6:56am
I'm not enterig this year, as I still owe mersa a sling from last year (not his fault - so he's definitely in this years draw) and joe a package from the year before and vetryan a mould.
Yeah, I suck, I know.

But I will be conducting the draw, from the only official slinging.org baseball cap outside of wyoming :-)

and given that I've now got tripod mounts for my phones and ipad - I might even video it this year :-)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 27th, 2020 at 10:12pm
Hey, if you can film that, youíve got no excuses for the trash sling and pumpkin challenges either ;)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Cervantes on Nov 29th, 2020 at 1:00am
When's the deadline? I can't wait to get paired up for the trade.
I'm adding some "ninja-balls" for training ammo. Just balloons filled with flour, I've not been able to pop one yet. They smash pretty flat though.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 29th, 2020 at 4:25am
Deadline is 12/1. That when the drawing should be. Just a warning. Shipping heavy items. Its gonna cost $$$$. Especially if its  international.  I send a ton of slings cross country, and international.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Nov 29th, 2020 at 9:17am
It's been years since I've done this. Is there a deadline for shipping your finished sling? Because I am waiting for materials at the moment. Ordered them just not sure how fast they were shipped.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 29th, 2020 at 11:05am

Morphy wrote on Nov 29th, 2020 at 9:17am:
It's been years since I've done this. Is there a deadline for shipping your finished sling? Because I am waiting for materials at the moment. Ordered them just not sure how fast they were shipped.



Nope. Just next year. Its usually hoped for. I am still waiting for last years.but that person isnt active any more. IMO People like that should be banned from joining. Since its not fair. But its agood thing i am not a mod.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Nov 29th, 2020 at 11:09am
Ahh ok good. Ya the whole not getting one sucks but itís hard to parse out who is not sending it because of something extreme and who is just being lazy. Might be good to see if we have any volunteers who want to make two slings just in case someone doesnít get one.

Iíll volunteer but it wont be nearly as fancy as the main one I am making for SITH.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 29th, 2020 at 11:35am
There always seems to be someone ready to jump in and send a sling to anyone who hasn't received one.† NOC is definitely in that category.

With us just doing a regular pair up this year, it's also easy to get someone a new partner if there are multiple no-shows when it comes time to send out a sling.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 29th, 2020 at 11:09pm
I will be happy to trade as many times as needed to fill the gaps. I havenít decided if I want to go fancy and experimental for the cordage for SITH or if I will stick with the tried and true 425 paracord. I just ordered the die for my leather press, so everyone is getting a signature asymmetric leather pouch from me this year :)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by CrazyBrave333? on Nov 29th, 2020 at 11:55pm
Iím pretty excited about this- will start making it tonight I think!

As a vegan Iím hoping I get synthetic or natural fibre in the trade...

Iím happy to make an extra one or two in case anyone misses out too!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 30th, 2020 at 12:10am

CrazyBrave333 wrote on Nov 29th, 2020 at 11:55pm:
Iím pretty excited about this- will start making it tonight I think!

As a vegan Iím hoping I get synthetic or natural fibre in the trade...

Iím happy to make an extra one or two in case anyone misses out too!


This is exactly why I havenít started making my SITH sling yet.  If I draw your name CB, I have alternatives to leather I can use.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Nov 30th, 2020 at 7:17am
So for whoever gets mine I need to know a couple things.

1. Do you prefer finger loop or wrist loop?
2. What are you preferred color combos?
3. length of sling preferred? Max of 28" (because braiding is time consuming and potentially expensive lol.)
4. What type of ending? I usually do tabs and a tab will go with the sling very well. It will also be the fanciest way to end it but I can do bare cord. Can't do a knot because that wouldn't match the design but maybe can figure something else like it out
5. Some type of leather protection will be a must. That will make more sense when you get it. If this is a problem probably best to put me with another person.



Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 30th, 2020 at 8:32am
Deadline to join is tonight. @Midnight  December 1st. Then CA should be doing the drawing tomorrow for pairs.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Mersa on Nov 30th, 2020 at 6:13pm
Well CA has promised that my sith sling from last year is on the way so I guess you can count me in

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 1st, 2020 at 6:48am
Now officially this is closed. Hopefully CA will see, and possibly do the drawing today or tomorrow at the latest and post the results.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 1st, 2020 at 4:04pm

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Tomas on Dec 1st, 2020 at 4:09pm
I might send two simple slings

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by dork on Dec 1st, 2020 at 6:28pm
Just an FYI. I donít have the time to do a complete custom sling. I will be making it to my usual specs. Also mine will be mailed within one week of the pick. I got shorted last time, but have also received some pretty cool slings in the past.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Rat Man on Dec 2nd, 2020 at 11:50pm
     I owe two people slings from 6 1/2 years ago when my wife died.  At that point I just stopped making slings.  I had been doing it to stay sane. Anyway, I don't recall who the two people are or even why I own them slings.  If you are one of the people I left hanging let me know and I'll send you a sling in the next two months. 

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 3rd, 2020 at 8:54am

Morphy wrote on Dec 1st, 2020 at 4:04pm:


Are we going to have to go rogue and draw names from an unofficial hat?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 3rd, 2020 at 8:59am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 3rd, 2020 at 8:54am:

Morphy wrote on Dec 1st, 2020 at 4:04pm:


Are we going to have to go rogue and draw names from an unofficial hat?


It's starting to look that way. It should be stated that I have the patience of a small field mouse so the drawing of the names must be officiated post haste!

See now I'm reverting to old timey English, see what you've done to me CA?? Pretty soon I'll be referring to Morphy in 3rd person and then it's all down hill from there.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 3rd, 2020 at 9:17am

I did message him, currently waiting a reply. if not, i will do it in a day or 2.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 3rd, 2020 at 2:26pm
CA doesn't seem to check in very frequently.  I think we'll need to exercise some patience.

In the end it won't matter, but I would like to see him do a video of the drawing from the slinging.org hat.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 3rd, 2020 at 2:54pm
He is usually on daily, but lookslike not today . I would give another day or 2.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 4th, 2020 at 4:28pm
Screw it Im sick of waiting. I went ahead and did the drawing the first name is the sling maker and the second is who you are sending the sling to.

vetryan15-- Morphy
joe_meadmaker-- Morphy
JudoP-- Morphy
SerKraus-- Morphy
Kick-- Morphy
Morphy-- Morphy
Rat Man (tentative)-- tentatively Morphy
Mersa (tentative)-- tentatively Morphy
Albion Slinger-- Morphy
IronGoober-- Morphy
NooneOfConsequence-- Morphy
hubert-- Morphy
TheMightyAslan-- Morphy
StoneHuevos-- Morphy
walter-- Morphy
CrazyBrave333?-- Morphy
RickkyBandit-- Morphy
Oxnate--Morphy
Tomas-- Morphy
dork-- Morphy
Slingbasket-- Morphy
Samuel-- Morphy
Teg-- Morphy
Cervantes-- Morphy
czechslinger1.0-- Morphy

Sorry if I jumped the gun on you Vet but I feel CA would want it this way.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 4th, 2020 at 4:31pm
^^^^^^ holy shit. Lol. I thought u were serious until i realized.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 4th, 2020 at 4:40pm
LOL!† I love how you're your own trading partner as well!† ;D

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 4th, 2020 at 4:50pm
I feel like if I'm drunk enough during it's construction whatever sling I give myself will feel new.† :)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 4th, 2020 at 5:08pm
After opening the package the first thought is, 'I think I sent myself my entry for the trash sling challenge'.† :D

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 4th, 2020 at 5:20pm

joe_meadmaker wrote on Dec 4th, 2020 at 5:08pm:
After opening the package the first thought is, 'I think I sent myself my entry for the trash sling challenge'.† :D


"...Oh wait no this is just trash. What the hell was I drinking??"

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 4th, 2020 at 5:23pm

Morphy wrote on Dec 4th, 2020 at 5:20pm:

joe_meadmaker wrote on Dec 4th, 2020 at 5:08pm:
After opening the package the first thought is, 'I think I sent myself my entry for the trash sling challenge'.† :D


"...Oh wait no this is just trash. What the hell was I drinking??"

Lol

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by walter on Dec 4th, 2020 at 8:49pm

Morphy wrote on Dec 4th, 2020 at 4:50pm:
I feel like if I'm drunk enough during it's construction whatever sling I give myself will feel new.† :)


LOL  :thumb:

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Slingbasket on Dec 4th, 2020 at 9:59pm
Lol you got me! I only caught it when I was curious about who was going to make one for me!!!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Rat Man on Dec 5th, 2020 at 12:15am
Why are some of the matches tentative?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 5th, 2020 at 3:17am

Rat Man wrote on Dec 5th, 2020 at 12:15am:
Why are some of the matches tentative?


Because you and Mersa said it was tentative lol. Not a real list there RM. As much as I would love a sling from everyone Iím content with the sling from Jaegoor and the bottle full of cash from Joe.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by CrazyBrave333? on Dec 5th, 2020 at 3:40am
Lol it got me good!

I was so pumped I was like- ďcool we have names!Ē... wait a second!!!! Damnit!!!

Iíve made my sling and itís ready to go- but after thinking about it Iíve decided to order in some new materials to make the dream sling Iíve always wanted to make, I hope my person likes it... it will take a little longer to get to them because I have to wait for the materials but Iím thinking it will be worth it...

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 5th, 2020 at 6:08am
I'm sure they will love it. I know I would.  :)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by dork on Dec 5th, 2020 at 11:01am
So is someone drawing names for real.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 5th, 2020 at 11:31am
Yes. CA, will br drawing names this weekend.  List should be up on monday.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 6th, 2020 at 7:19am
yep sorry foilks, things pretty hectis at casa aardvark at the moment.

I'm stupidly busy with work and my mume just had  aknee replacement and came out of hospital with full blown covid 19.
So time is short !
To put it mildly.

Turns out I'm either 100% asymptomatic or naturally immunje to the plague, but the household still needs to be fed :-)
And unlike steve (lol) they like to eat three times a day.
She's pretty much recovered now and it's just getting the leg working again.

So between that and work suddenly going mad, these days it seems to be either feast or famine - never a nice steady flow - the forum's not really been on my mind much.

I'll pull the names tonight as I'll be pulling a late one in the workshop.

So apologies for the lateness - but hey, I did get the forum fixed :-)
That's got to count for something :whistle:

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 6th, 2020 at 8:39am
Glad to hear your mom is doing good.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by IronGoober on Dec 6th, 2020 at 11:39am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 6th, 2020 at 7:19am:
but hey, I did get the forum fixed
That's got to count for something


It is very appreciated!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by CrazyBrave333? on Dec 6th, 2020 at 2:35pm
Yeah man those things out it all in perspective... family first...

Hope all is well and settles down soon...

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 6th, 2020 at 4:27pm
okay list printed - 25 !

WOW !

Okay back to workshop for the documenting lol

And as far as the pumpkin went - I just could not get one.
:-(

right
list up in a 'bit'.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 6th, 2020 at 6:16pm
Right as I went to the trouble of videoing this (and lets be clear the trouble wasn't  making the video. The trouble was in tracking down my video editing install files. Then in spending a ridiculous amount of time in circumventing the f****ng windows 10 paranoia and actually working out why it didn't want to install the program and then installing it anyway.)

So you are going to watch this damn video !
I will post the written list up in a day or so - but initially you'll have to watch the damn film :-)
Turn the sound up.

Here's a couple pics until the video has finished rendering and then been uploaded to youtube.
Sheesh, now I remember why I don't make many videos :-)
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Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 6th, 2020 at 6:34pm
Ah F**k it.
unti, I can permanently disable/kill and utterly destroy windows defender I can't render the damn video.
And all because the file does not have a: who made this' entry in their properties.
One of these days I swear I will hunt down bill 'the utter bastard' gates and beat him to death with a copy of the manual for microsoft windows file properties and security settings. Assuming I can actualy lift a hardvopy in the first place !
So here's your bloody list ! lol
The things i go thorugh for you lot.

The first person sends to the second person.

vet - dork
dorl - czech1
czech1 - albion
albion - walter
walter= tomas
tomas - judop
judop- oxnate
oxnate - serkraus
serkraus - irongoober
irong - teg
teg - cervantes -
cervantes - cb333
cb333- slingbasket
slingbasket - mersa
mersa - hubert
hubert - samuel
samuel - joe-meadmaker
joe - rickkybandit
rickybandit - morphy
morphy - noc
noc - stone huevos
stone huevos - kick
kick -† the mightyaslan
the mighty aslan - ratman
And - sorry ratman and vetryan - the last posts to the first.
so:
Ratman - vetryan :-)

I'll return to the video when i have some time.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 6th, 2020 at 8:24pm
Two words for you CA:
1. Thanks! (For doing the drawing)
2. Linux ;)  (Does not have Defender)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by walter on Dec 6th, 2020 at 9:49pm
tomas, please pm your name and address :)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Cervantes on Dec 6th, 2020 at 10:54pm
cb333, please PM me your name and address.
Working on the sling to send now. First one I made was out of leather from an old gun holster. Kinda liking it.. but I can send it out. Working leather and 550 cord.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 6th, 2020 at 11:11pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 6th, 2020 at 8:24pm:
Linux † (Does not have Defender)

Or Mac.† :)


Thanks for doing the drawing and posting it CA!

I just finished my sling for the SITH this morning.† So it's all ready to go.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Tomas on Dec 6th, 2020 at 11:25pm
CA - My best to you and your mother.
We're all here to support you.

Walter - looking forward to it! Been a long time fan of your work  :D

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Tomas on Dec 6th, 2020 at 11:26pm
JudoP I'll send you a message

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 6th, 2020 at 11:27pm
Would just like to publicly apologize to NOOC. Sorry man. Hang in there.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 7th, 2020 at 12:33am
As long as you send some of whatever youíve been drinking while making it, Iím sure itíll look great after a few swigs.

Iíve heard rumors about your slings of old Morphy, and I suspect that youíre underselling them a bit. At least Iím telling myself that so I will be perfectly set up for disappointment despite your hedging attempts ;D

Honestly Iím pretty excited to get a Morphy sling, and itís also my first Texas sling other than ones I made myself (...obviously).

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Mersa on Dec 7th, 2020 at 8:11am
I have already sent Hubert a sling in a previous sith , perhaps I can exchange with someone (this is the sending stage) just feel like Iím giving him doubles , if anyone else has similar issues?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by StoneHuevos on Dec 7th, 2020 at 11:03am
Woohoo! @noc send me a message or something and I'll send you my shipping info. Merry SITH-mas!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Kick on Dec 7th, 2020 at 11:32am
Merry SITHmas one and all!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 7th, 2020 at 11:52am

StoneHuevos wrote on Dec 7th, 2020 at 11:03am:
Woohoo! @noc send me a message or something and I'll send you my shipping info. Merry SITH-mas!


Message sent yesterday.  Let me know if you didn't get it and I'll send again.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 7th, 2020 at 2:50pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFU9hO5V--0&t=9s

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 7th, 2020 at 2:52pm
So the company I was working at today has a really fast broadband connection. So I just uploaded the raw footage direct from my phone 😁

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 7th, 2020 at 4:12pm
@joe
Linux has even worse 'security' issues than Windows.
And don't get me started on Mac's.
Fixed and dismantled too many to ever be stupid enough to mortgage my soul to buy one
Cheapest made junk on the planet.

The problem with windossv10 is that Microsoft want people to use their store and apps.
So they're gone out of their way to dissuade you from installing any software that actually works.

But at thecend of the day, there are always round it And it's still better than any of the alternatives.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by hubert on Dec 7th, 2020 at 4:23pm
Samuel got a sling from me last year.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Samuel on Dec 7th, 2020 at 4:28pm

Mersa wrote on Dec 7th, 2020 at 8:11am:
I have already sent Hubert a sling in a previous sith , perhaps I can exchange with someone (this is the sending stage) just feel like Iím giving him doubles , if anyone else has similar issues?



Well, this is my second year in a row recieving a sling from Hubert. Am I not the luckiest guy around here?
120% happy if I get a second one from him, of course. More than happy.
Anyway, this is the recieving stage, so no easy way to exchange places. Any idea we could talk.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Samuel on Dec 7th, 2020 at 4:32pm

hubert wrote on Dec 7th, 2020 at 4:23pm:
Samuel got a sling from me last year.


Ok, we were writing at the same time  ;D. Then, if you feel like we should rearange this I'm fine. I feel kind of bad keeping your amazing slings only for me...(just a little bad).

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 8th, 2020 at 7:13am
well how about samuel and mersa swap ?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 8th, 2020 at 7:43am
And - sorry ratman and vetryan - the last posts to the first.
so:
Ratman - vetryan :-)

Feel free to shuffle yourselves around if you've been duplicated.

It's completely random and these things happen :-)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 8th, 2020 at 8:57am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 8th, 2020 at 7:13am:
well how about samuel and mersa swap ?

In that scenario, we would need one more swap as well.† Mersa sent a sling to me last year.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Cervantes on Dec 8th, 2020 at 9:21am
If anyone would like to send me a sling just because.... do not be discouraged. I'm working on a storage/display case for my collection of sling shots, blow guns and slings. Of course it'll be in the garage because wife.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 8th, 2020 at 9:42am
I can swap. I never received one last year

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Samuel on Dec 8th, 2020 at 11:57am

joe_meadmaker wrote on Dec 8th, 2020 at 8:57am:

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 8th, 2020 at 7:13am:
well how about samuel and mersa swap ?

In that scenario, we would need one more swap as well.† Mersa sent a sling to me last year.


So, what do we do? Another swap with Vetryan? It's getting complicated

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 8th, 2020 at 1:05pm

Samuel wrote on Dec 8th, 2020 at 11:57am:

joe_meadmaker wrote on Dec 8th, 2020 at 8:57am:

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 8th, 2020 at 7:13am:
well how about samuel and mersa swap ?

In that scenario, we would need one more swap as well.† Mersa sent a sling to me last year.


So, what do we do? Another swap with Vetryan? It's getting complicated


I looked at this again and see two options that make sense.

Option 1 is to switch only the recipients. Because hubert has sent to Samuel, and Mersa has sent to hubert and me, the change would look like this:

Mersa - Samuel
hubert - joe-meadmaker
Samuel - hubert

Mersa will still receive from Slingbasket, and I will still send to RickkyBandit.

Option 2 is to switch both the sender and recipient positions, which will then include changes for Slingbasket and RickkyBandit too.† There are probably multiple ways to make this one work, but one way would look like this:

Slingbasket - joe_meadmaker
joe_meadmaker - hubert
hubert - Mersa
Mersa - Samuel
Samuel - RickkyBandit

I believe either of these will clear up the duplicate pairings from previous years (at least the ones that have been mentioned).† I am completely fine with either option, or open to other suggestions.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by hubert on Dec 8th, 2020 at 3:23pm
Opt 1
Mersa got one a few years ago.

Ok? Mersa, Samuel ?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 8th, 2020 at 3:25pm
This whole thing just sounds confusing.  Might need to do a redraw.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by SerKraus on Dec 8th, 2020 at 3:42pm

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 8th, 2020 at 3:25pm:
This whole thing just sounds confusing.† Might need to do a redraw.


vetryan15 wrote on Dec 8th, 2020 at 3:25pm:
This whole thing just sounds confusing.† Might need to do a redraw.


That would suck

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 8th, 2020 at 4:23pm

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 8th, 2020 at 3:25pm:
This whole thing just sounds confusing.† Might need to do a redraw.

The rearrangement I posted will not affect you.† It's just a switch of a few positions because of duplicate pairings from previous years.† You'll still be sending to dork and receiving from Rat Man.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 8th, 2020 at 4:57pm
I was only volunteering myself to help out. As i dont have a problem sending out mutiple

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 8th, 2020 at 5:18pm
Cool.  That could definitely be a good thing if anyone hasn't heard from one of their trading partners after a while.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by walter on Dec 8th, 2020 at 6:42pm
yo tomas, pm your mailing address  ;)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Samuel on Dec 9th, 2020 at 8:57am

hubert wrote on Dec 8th, 2020 at 3:23pm:
Opt 1
Mersa got one a few years ago.

Ok? Mersa, Samuel ?


Option 1 looks fine to me.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 9th, 2020 at 4:35pm
I would be most grateful if someone could start posting SITH slings so I could have the motivation to start on NOOCís sling.  ;D

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 9th, 2020 at 6:29pm
What?!
In the time it took you to type that Morphy,† I cut out about 20 sling pouches... one is for SITH ;D

Of course thatís only if you ignore the fact that it took me 2 years, dozens of prototypes, many, many hours of work, and hundreds of dollars before I was finally ready to start cranking these out :)
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Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 9th, 2020 at 7:10pm
2 years? I can get you one in half the time.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by walter on Dec 9th, 2020 at 10:48pm

Morphy wrote on Dec 9th, 2020 at 4:35pm:
I would be most grateful if someone could start posting SITH slings so I could have the motivation to start on NOOCís sling.† ;D


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Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by CrazyBrave333? on Dec 9th, 2020 at 10:56pm
Walter was sending to me right?  ;)

That looks awesome!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by walter on Dec 9th, 2020 at 11:10pm
@ CrazyBrave333?

I think you send me. In any case, post a pic. Morphy needs inspiration. Love this place :-?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 9th, 2020 at 11:37pm

walter wrote on Dec 9th, 2020 at 11:10pm:
@ CrazyBrave333?

I think you send me. In any case, post a pic. Morphy needs inspiration. Love this place :-?


Ain't she pretty?  ;)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Tomas on Dec 10th, 2020 at 1:52am
That's a really cool looking piece! Am I right in thinking the extra detailing on the pouch is for gripping the ammo?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 10th, 2020 at 7:18am
I own a Walter sling, absolutely love it. Its a piece of art..


Morphy my pic  isnt as nice as some i am sure you will get. But here u go, i forgot to post these on IG. From a recent orders i got on ETSY.
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Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by walter on Dec 10th, 2020 at 7:35am

Tomas wrote on Dec 10th, 2020 at 1:52am:
That's a really cool looking piece! Am I right in thinking the extra detailing on the pouch is for gripping the ammo?

Yes, but because you work with leather i will leave yours plain.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 10th, 2020 at 7:45am

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 10th, 2020 at 7:18am:
I own a Walter sling, absolutely love it. Its a piece of art..


Morphy my pic† isnt as nice as some i am sure you will get. But here u go, i forgot to post these on IG. From a recent orders i got on ETSY.


What kind of leather is that Vet?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Tomas on Dec 10th, 2020 at 8:11am

walter wrote on Dec 10th, 2020 at 7:35am:

Tomas wrote on Dec 10th, 2020 at 1:52am:
That's a really cool looking piece! Am I right in thinking the extra detailing on the pouch is for gripping the ammo?

Yes, but because you work with leather i will leave yours plain.

Ooo I like a good challenge!

JudoP,  your slings will have leather elements!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by JudoP on Dec 10th, 2020 at 8:18am

Tomas wrote on Dec 10th, 2020 at 8:11am:

walter wrote on Dec 10th, 2020 at 7:35am:

Tomas wrote on Dec 10th, 2020 at 1:52am:
That's a really cool looking piece! Am I right in thinking the extra detailing on the pouch is for gripping the ammo?

Yes, but because you work with leather i will leave yours plain.

Ooo I like a good challenge!

JudoP,† your slings will have leather elements!


Very exciting- I can't wait!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 10th, 2020 at 9:11am
@ RickkyBandit - I sent you a message.† Let me know if you didn't receive it.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 10th, 2020 at 9:45am

Morphy wrote on Dec 10th, 2020 at 7:45am:

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 10th, 2020 at 7:18am:
I own a Walter sling, absolutely love it. Its a piece of art..


Morphy my pic† isnt as nice as some i am sure you will get. But here u go, i forgot to post these on IG. From a recent orders i got on ETSY.


What kind of leather is that Vet?

Moose hide. I got a good amount, its a nice foldable soft  hide

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Mersa on Dec 10th, 2020 at 11:27pm
Ok so Iím receiving from sling basket , am I sending to Samuel??? Does this solve anything??

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 11th, 2020 at 7:02am
My goal is to have your sling ready by the 2021 SITH NOOC. It will be worth the wait. Or not. Flip a coin.

RickkyBandit- My preferred sling length is 24"/ 61 centimeters from loop to folded pouch. Everything else is completely up to you my good man! Can't wait to see it!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by walter on Dec 12th, 2020 at 11:14am
Yesterday, a coworker told me she tested positive for covid, gathered her stuff and left.  So I believe it is possible I may be asmptomatic or in the incubation period. Maybe not infected.
So Tomas, do you want to take the chance or wait?
What do you all think. Should we be mailing slings all over much of the world?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 12th, 2020 at 12:00pm
Tis the season of gift giving.  ;D

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Kick on Dec 12th, 2020 at 12:06pm
I think it would still be pretty safe. To be extra safe we could "quarantine" the packages once they arrive but it's going to be a pretty low chance to transmit it via package.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 12th, 2020 at 12:11pm
From what I've read, COVID should only survive on clothing and fibers for 2 days or so when everything else is optimal for its survival.† I think any risk when exchanging slings is going to be minimal.

+1 to Kick's comment.† If anyone is concerned, the package can just be put in a plastic bag and tucked away somewhere for a little while longer.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by IronGoober on Dec 12th, 2020 at 2:46pm
Walter, I appreciate you bringing up this subject. It is something that we should be aware of and sensitive to.

I do agree with Kick and Joe though. The virus can't survive for extended periods on surfaces. As long as the sling/package has sat for a  ~week, they should be safe to handle even if there was SARS-COV-2 somewhere on the surface. 

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by walter on Dec 12th, 2020 at 2:48pm
I like a few days in a bag idea. Like a week even better. Tomas?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Tomas on Dec 12th, 2020 at 10:17pm
Hey man, give it a few extra days, I'm in no rush:)
I'm very thankful you brought this up Walter - I typically let any mail sit for a few days in these times but I think transparency is key

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 13th, 2020 at 9:37am
bear in mind that any full redraw will throw up other incompatible pairings - random IS random :-)

I did contemplate just picking pairs - but the random draw actually turned out quicker lol

Next year - if everyone also puts who they've sent and recieved to in previous years - I can work with that.

This year - suck it up and sort it out yourselves - you're all adults (probably) :whistle:

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Samuel on Dec 14th, 2020 at 11:12am

Mersa wrote on Dec 10th, 2020 at 11:27pm:
Ok so Iím receiving from sling basket , am I sending to Samuel??? Does this solve anything??


Yeah, please, we need to confirm this. For me it's OK. I send to Hubert and recieve from Mersa.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 14th, 2020 at 4:03pm

Samuel wrote on Dec 14th, 2020 at 11:12am:

Mersa wrote on Dec 10th, 2020 at 11:27pm:
Ok so Iím receiving from sling basket , am I sending to Samuel??? Does this solve anything??


Yeah, please, we need to confirm this. For me it's OK. I send to Hubert and recieve from Mersa.

Sorry Mersa.† I missed your post.

If you look at CA's original list on page 8 of the thread,

This section:
slingbasket - mersa
mersa - hubert
hubert - samuel
samuel - joe-meadmaker
joe - rickkybandit

Is being replaced with this:
slingbasket - mersa
mersa - samuel
hubert - joe_meadmaker
samuel - hubert
joe - rickkybandit

It's just a switch of three recipients.  This should remove the duplicates from previous years.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Samuel on Dec 14th, 2020 at 5:43pm
Great. I hadn't seen it. Thank you.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by dork on Dec 14th, 2020 at 7:38pm
Mine will be going out in the mail this week. Possibly tomorrow.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by RickkyBandit on Dec 15th, 2020 at 7:30pm
My humble attempt at a special edition of my usual design! Hope it works as well as it's other 2 brothers!
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Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 15th, 2020 at 7:45pm

RickkyBandit wrote on Dec 15th, 2020 at 7:30pm:
My humble attempt at a special edition of my usual design! Hope it works as well as it's other 2 brothers!


Beautiful colors! Can't wait to try it!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by dork on Dec 15th, 2020 at 9:07pm
I should have taken a pic but forgot. I mailed mine out today. Hope it is well received. It only cost 8 times the cost of materials lol. Merry Christmas.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by JudoP on Dec 16th, 2020 at 8:06am
Mine will probably be finished today. It's looking solid!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 16th, 2020 at 11:20am
@StoneHuevos your sling is in the mail. Should arrive in the next week some time.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 16th, 2020 at 2:10pm
Mine  should be out tomorrow or Friday,  i was waiting for more supplies.  But usps lost it.  My part will be a bit light, but still good

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by TheMightyAslan on Dec 16th, 2020 at 3:01pm
Anybody heard from ratman? Dm'ed him for his address last week but not had a response back from yet.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 16th, 2020 at 4:01pm

TheMightyAslan wrote on Dec 16th, 2020 at 3:01pm:
Anybody heard from ratman? Dm'ed him for his address last week but not had a response back from yet.

He has been on, since then. I wouldnt get hopes up, he might not be in this. He did say `maybe` cuz i am to get a sling from him. But not sure

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 16th, 2020 at 6:48pm
I'll be honest I've ordered supplies but haven't recieved them all so can't even start yet. Wouldn't be surprised if it was a month or more before sending out. Yeesh

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Mersa on Dec 16th, 2020 at 7:45pm
I am receiving from slingbasket and sending to Samuel. Hope the others sort there partners

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 16th, 2020 at 8:29pm

Morphy wrote on Dec 16th, 2020 at 6:48pm:
I'll be honest I've ordered supplies but haven't recieved them all so can't even start yet. Wouldn't be surprised if it was a month or more before sending out. Yeesh

I am in the same boat, i ordered before Thanksgiving m and its only coming from NC, it still hasnt  arrived yet.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Mersa on Dec 16th, 2020 at 11:40pm
Sling built and sent !!!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 17th, 2020 at 1:07am

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 16th, 2020 at 8:29pm:

Morphy wrote on Dec 16th, 2020 at 6:48pm:
I'll be honest I've ordered supplies but haven't recieved them all so can't even start yet. Wouldn't be surprised if it was a month or more before sending out. Yeesh

I am in the same boat, i ordered before Thanksgiving m and its only coming from NC, it still hasnt† arrived yet.


I believe they call that fashionably late. If that's the case mine will be very fashionable.  ;)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 17th, 2020 at 3:36am

Morphy wrote on Dec 17th, 2020 at 1:07am:

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 16th, 2020 at 8:29pm:

Morphy wrote on Dec 16th, 2020 at 6:48pm:
I'll be honest I've ordered supplies but haven't recieved them all so can't even start yet. Wouldn't be surprised if it was a month or more before sending out. Yeesh

I am in the same boat, i ordered before Thanksgiving m and its only coming from NC, it still hasnt† arrived yet.


I believe they call that fashionably late. If that's the case mine will be very fashionable.† ;)



I hate being late. Its something  the military instilled in me. But i have been having a war with the usps. I almost cursed out the local postmaster,  since everything is so late. I niw have been paying extra for 2 day shipping and going through ups. Iol. Just to make sure i got other stuff.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 17th, 2020 at 10:25am
I feel your pain Vet Lol! Our carriers over here are crazy. Then you have the meth heads trying to steal your packages. Our carrier will mark packages delivered and then not deliver them for a day or two. The office doesn't seem to care.

As far as the meth heads we had two 300 pound boxes on the drive way that are sheds needing to be put together and set up. Someone stole one. How the $&@! does one even do that? Did they just back their truck up our driveway and throw it in? Ballsy move either way. Weird area we have the very wealthy, the middle class and meth heads all in one small area.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 17th, 2020 at 12:23pm
I actually just back from usps, and FedEx,  it looks like fedex and ups are the better options right now. P ost office said everything for them is a stand still.  ,my materials did update last night, so its been about 3 weeks to send a package from NC to me. I could have driven down for it myself in 3 days.lol

Thats crazy shit. But doesnt surprise me at all about texas, that sucks how they ,managed to steal that. Damn. Thats why i love cameras. Plus my gf stays home so, she is trained with ALL my firearms lol. So she is always ready.

We had the same stuff with mail carriers , growing up in NJ. I grew up on a dead end street.  The mail man would deliver mail, drive down the road, sit smoke a cigar, read the paper, take a nap. For about 3 hours everyday.  Lol always saw him on the bus ride from school. Lol. I had them recently and in the past. They lost my 6foot long bamboo,  and my atlatl set with 6 ft darts. Lol. How the hell do u miss a 6foot box??? Both times they could barely fit in the mail truck, and where i am at now, they use personal vehicles to deliver. Enough of my rant. Lol.


I did get my SITH out in the mail today.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 17th, 2020 at 4:41pm
It stinks, but the craziness makes sense if you think about it.† USPS had to shift resources to deal with a huge number of mail-in ballots last month, and now we are dealing with a Christmas rush, which is overwhelming any year, but with the pandemic more people are shopping online instead of in stores.† Both Fedex and UPS have recently stopped taking some shipments from major retailers just because they don't have the capacity to handle it... and guess who that leaves for all those Christmas purchases... good ole USPS.† If you don't want to spend the money to ship UPS or Fedex... just expect a lot of delays.

@morphy: that really sucks.† At least now that he (or she) has a shed, they don't have to live in the truck they used to haul away your shed :(

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 17th, 2020 at 4:53pm

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Oxnate on Dec 19th, 2020 at 12:23am
Well, it took me three tries before I was happy with the outcome, but I finally mailed my SITH 2020 sling.

On the plus side, I now have two spare, slightly lopsided, slings.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Kick on Dec 19th, 2020 at 1:48pm
My SITH sling has been sent out to TheMightyAslan.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by JudoP on Dec 22nd, 2020 at 10:50am
I've just sent mine out to Oxnate.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 22nd, 2020 at 2:19pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 16th, 2020 at 11:20am:
@StoneHuevos your sling is in the mail. Should arrive in the next week some time.


Well... the tracking number says itís still stuck in Dallas. Hopefully it will start moving again soon.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Willem208 on Dec 26th, 2020 at 1:02pm
Too bad I missed this SITH but hey if I can somehow still join I'll be happy to come aboard! I never received a sling last year... :'(
I hope everyone gets their slings soon.† ;)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by IronGoober on Dec 26th, 2020 at 5:37pm
Willem208, I will happily send you a sling.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 26th, 2020 at 10:36pm
@willem I received a sling from you last year and it was great!  Iíll be happy to send you one too, and then maybe if anyone else doesnít receive one, maybe you can send one to them?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Willem208 on Dec 27th, 2020 at 12:38am
Truth be told I haven't made a sling for over a year now but I'll happily make and send one again! It would be awesome if someone could send me one! Just drop me a reply or a message and we can arrange something.  :o :)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 27th, 2020 at 8:29am
I can send one as well

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Willem208 on Dec 27th, 2020 at 10:05am
Not to be biased but I think IG makes some nice slings... Can you please send me one??? :D ;D
If so drop me a PM... ::)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 27th, 2020 at 10:13am
He does actually.   ;D Vets Moose Hide ain't bad either. I need to get some moose hide myself at some point. I've heard it's soft, supple but really strong.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Willem208 on Dec 27th, 2020 at 10:18am
Just had a look... Those slings Vet makes also look nice...  ;)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 27th, 2020 at 10:34am

Morphy wrote on Dec 27th, 2020 at 10:13am:
He does actually.† †;D Vets Moose Hide ain't bad either. I need to get some moose hide myself at some point. I've heard it's soft, supple but really strong.



I can always send u a chunk of moose hide. I freaking love it. I just sent some for sith2020. But not sure if he got it.

Its all good

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by JudoP on Dec 27th, 2020 at 11:56am
I'm a big fan of that moose hide. As a keen sling crafter, getting exciting new ingredients is almost as good as getting a completed sling :D

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 27th, 2020 at 12:27pm

JudoP wrote on Dec 27th, 2020 at 11:56am:
I'm a big fan of that moose hide. As a keen sling crafter, getting exciting new ingredients is almost as good as getting a completed sling :D

I think i sent some to u as well.

I dont think my supplier is able to ship it international but anyone in USA. Wants the information.  I can give it out. I think they are a small family owned company based out of WA, i never had a problem with them

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Kick on Dec 27th, 2020 at 1:46pm
I've got some of those moose hide slings from a while back (a previous SITH? I don't remember now :D) And it's really nice stuff.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 27th, 2020 at 1:54pm
I think it was the 2018 sith, that we traded. Glad to hear i am not the only one enjoying the moose hide, most of my etsy sales are the moose hide as well

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by IronGoober on Dec 27th, 2020 at 4:23pm
Willem208, I'll send you this one if you'd like. 25" (63 cm)
Made it last night and this morning. First time using a makeshift loom. I screwed up tightening the warp, so there are some blemishes. But overall, it seems like a decent sling. The pouch is stiff, but should hopefully loosen up with some use.
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Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 27th, 2020 at 5:31pm
Wow you lucked out Willem208!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 27th, 2020 at 8:47pm
Very good of you IG.  That's a great looking sling!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Willem208 on Dec 28th, 2020 at 12:46am
Woohoo! That's great! I'll pm you now. Thanks so much! If anyone does not receive a sling within the next couple of months let me know and I can send you one.  :)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 28th, 2020 at 6:57am
That's why I love this forum. People will step up to help fellow members. Unless that member is NOOC. In which case he gets no sling!


Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 28th, 2020 at 8:11am
I was actually offering to just send willem a second sling above and beyond whatever IG sends without expecting a sling in return since he didnít get one during SITH 2019. By design, I donít spend 30 hours on each one, but I am in a unique position to fill in the gaps for anyone who doesnít get a sling, since I have a few extras lying around.

@willem, Mine are not as pretty as IGís, but they are slings thatíll last a while under everyday use.  Theyíre fun to use, easy to customize, and the design is unique.  PM me your address and I will drop one in the mail for you.
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Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by JudoP on Dec 28th, 2020 at 8:22am

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 27th, 2020 at 12:27pm:

JudoP wrote on Dec 27th, 2020 at 11:56am:
I'm a big fan of that moose hide. As a keen sling crafter, getting exciting new ingredients is almost as good as getting a completed sling :D

I think i sent some to u as well.


Yep that's right. I actually used some of that moosehide in a sling during the Balearic competition.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Willem208 on Dec 28th, 2020 at 8:31am
I can always do with another sling NOC... ;D

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 28th, 2020 at 8:54am

JudoP wrote on Dec 28th, 2020 at 8:22am:

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 27th, 2020 at 12:27pm:

JudoP wrote on Dec 27th, 2020 at 11:56am:
I'm a big fan of that moose hide. As a keen sling crafter, getting exciting new ingredients is almost as good as getting a completed sling :D

I think i sent some to u as well.


Yep that's right. I actually used some of that moosehide in a sling during the Balearic competition.



Ohh, how did that hide work out?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 28th, 2020 at 8:55am
Anyone else still waiting on a 2019 sling?† I think Mersa is in that category even though his will still arrive... eventually. Any others?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 28th, 2020 at 9:30am

Willem208 wrote on Dec 28th, 2020 at 8:31am:
I can always do with another sling NOC... ;D


Sure thing Willem!† Just PM me your address.† [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Willem208 on Dec 28th, 2020 at 11:47am
Thanks so much guys! This is great!  :D

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by StoneHuevos on Dec 28th, 2020 at 2:24pm
JUST RECEIVED MY SITH-MASS GIFT FROM NOC (idk how to tag him here) I  knew I would love it, but my mind is blown! Such craftsmanship! LOVE THE COLORS!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by StoneHuevos on Dec 28th, 2020 at 2:30pm
Sling from Noone Of Consequence
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Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 28th, 2020 at 3:37pm
He has a great sling.  Looks like u are the first. I actually just got mine todsy that was from 2019 SITH. LOL

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by StoneHuevos on Dec 28th, 2020 at 6:24pm
Lol yeah I live the design, I believe he said he punches the leather in that shape which just blows my mind, I've only seen something like that in a machine shop 🤔 going to have to give it some real throws tomorrow.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 28th, 2020 at 9:43pm
Have fun StoneHuevos, and Merry Christmas!  Thank you so much for the kind words too.  I am really glad that you like it and canít wait to hear how it throws for you. 

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by StoneHuevos on Dec 29th, 2020 at 5:04pm

StoneHuevos wrote on Dec 29th, 2020 at 5:03pm:
DUDE! FUCCN AMAZING! I was a little worried it would only work with tennis balls, (I tried rotating a stone in the pouch, inside my house, and it slipped out, probably because I was in my house and wanted to be careful) but today I tested out some egg shaped stones that I like to use outside, Absolutely wonderful. I love it. I knew it was going to be my new favorite sling and I wasn't disappointed at all. Absolutely amazing! I might need to try reverse engineering it, but some thing tells me I can get close, but still a stones throw away from a NOC original.†


Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 29th, 2020 at 6:43pm
Yeah itís sized for tennis balls, but it should work just fine with rocks. Of course, like all slings, jagged rocks will eventually tear it up, but the leather is double thick on the release side, and the cord is really easy to replace If it gets chewed up, so it should give you many years of use :)

By the way, thereís not much to reverse engineer about it. Itís just like any standard boat sling on one side and a flat piece of leather on the other. Because the release side is flat, you can put a deep pouch on the retention side and still have a clean release. If you want something smaller for rocks, Iím sure you can make your own custom asymmetric sling without much trouble.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by JudoP on Dec 30th, 2020 at 7:34pm

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 28th, 2020 at 8:54am:

JudoP wrote on Dec 28th, 2020 at 8:22am:

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 27th, 2020 at 12:27pm:

JudoP wrote on Dec 27th, 2020 at 11:56am:
I'm a big fan of that moose hide. As a keen sling crafter, getting exciting new ingredients is almost as good as getting a completed sling :D

I think i sent some to u as well.


Yep that's right. I actually used some of that moosehide in a sling during the Balearic competition.



Ohh, how did that hide work out?


Solid. It wasn't on the main sling I was using but from what I used of it, it was very good.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 31st, 2020 at 2:25am

JudoP wrote on Dec 30th, 2020 at 7:34pm:

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 28th, 2020 at 8:54am:

JudoP wrote on Dec 28th, 2020 at 8:22am:

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 27th, 2020 at 12:27pm:

JudoP wrote on Dec 27th, 2020 at 11:56am:
I'm a big fan of that moose hide. As a keen sling crafter, getting exciting new ingredients is almost as good as getting a completed sling :D

I think i sent some to u as well.


Yep that's right. I actually used some of that moosehide in a sling during the Balearic competition.



Ohh, how did that hide work out?


Solid. It wasn't on the main sling I was using but from what I used of it, it was very good.

Good to hear, i love hear other people experiences with it. I used to use elk hide, a long rime ago. But it was just sooo soft and expensive.  I couldn't justify it.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by dork on Dec 31st, 2020 at 11:18am
I got my slings yesterday from vetryan15. I only expected one but got three. A well done rock man sling and two seat belt slings along with a good hunk of moose leather. Iíd post pics but can never remember how to do it. Especially from my phone. Thank you and great job.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 31st, 2020 at 11:24am

dork wrote on Dec 31st, 2020 at 11:18am:
I got my slings yesterday from vetryan15. I only expected one but got three. A well done rock man sling and two seat belt slings along with a good hunk of moose leather. Iíd post pics but can never remember how to do it. Especially from my phone. Thank you and great job.

Glad to hear that it finaly finally showed up.  Enjoy

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Willem208 on Jan 1st, 2021 at 3:38am
To post pics just look below the text box for 'Choose  file' and upload your photos.
I'm glad you received your slings!  ;)

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by JudoP on Jan 1st, 2021 at 5:32am
You might want to resize them before upload also. I think you can do it through right click- edit on windows. 800x600 or 1200x900 (if you want it big) work.
Most modern camera resolutions take up acres of space on the thread as they don't auto adjust size.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 2nd, 2021 at 8:29pm
@willem, your SITH 2019 sling is in the mail. Should arrive in 2-3 weeks.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by dork on Jan 3rd, 2021 at 6:35pm
is it the same off a phone i rarely ever use a computer.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by walter on Jan 3rd, 2021 at 8:52pm
Albian, would you like to know to whom and where to send the sling?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by JudoP on Jan 4th, 2021 at 5:40am

dork wrote on Jan 3rd, 2021 at 6:35pm:
is it the same off a phone i rarely ever use a computer.


It will probably differ by the phone. You may have to find an app for it. If all else fails just post the large ones and me or someone else can resize and repost, then you can go back and delete or remove attachments from the original post.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Teg on Jan 8th, 2021 at 4:09pm
i just received a sling from IronGobber. I haven't had time yet to shoot it, but it feels really promising.
Leather lined double finger, release tab, partially leather lined andean-style split pouch, tapered four strand round braids as cords. Thanks a lot! Looking forward to try it!
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Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Morphy on Jan 8th, 2021 at 6:42pm
Beautiful work IG!



I received my SITH 2020 sling a few days ago. I've already used it and it works great! Thanks RickkyBandit!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by IronGoober on Jan 8th, 2021 at 6:57pm
@Teg

Whew. Oh my gosh, I was so worried that I messed up your address somehow and they wouldn't be able to deliver it. (in all reality, not that big of a deal, but it still had me worried)  I'm glad you finally got it!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by walter on Jan 9th, 2021 at 12:15pm
Tomas,  your sling is in Toronto. Tracking  says in transit, but it has been there for several days now.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Rat Man on Jan 9th, 2021 at 3:54pm
  Great looking sling, IG.  Now I feel guilty I didn't make something fancier.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by czechslinger1.0 on Jan 18th, 2021 at 6:40am
The sling from dork just arrived, and I have to say that i have my new favourite sling. Looking forward to trying it out once the weather here gets its shit together.

I like the pouch design, once I get some paracord I will try something similar on my jute slings.
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Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by Tomas on Jan 19th, 2021 at 6:17am
Sooooo cool!

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by vetryan15 on Jan 20th, 2021 at 6:43am
I got mine yesterday,  2020 from Ratman, which i  will take pictures today. A couple weeks back i actually got my 2019 sith as well.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by dork on Jan 20th, 2021 at 7:00pm
Iím glad you got it. I was a little worried. Just note that paracord can be a little slippery until itís broken in. Enjoy.

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by walter on Jan 22nd, 2021 at 9:17pm

walter wrote on Jan 9th, 2021 at 12:15pm:
Tomas,† your sling is in Toronto. Tracking† says in transit, but it has been there for several days now.


Did you get it yet?

Title: Re: SITH 2020
Post by SerKraus on Jan 23rd, 2021 at 10:05am

czechslinger1.0 wrote on Jan 18th, 2021 at 6:40am:
The sling from dork just arrived, and I have to say that i have my new favourite sling. Looking forward to trying it out once the weather here gets its shit together.

I like the pouch design, once I get some paracord I will try something similar on my jute slings.


Very interesting! Would love to use it.

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