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Re: Finger rings and other gripers
Reply #15 - Aug 10th, 2007 at 5:22am
 
[quote author=curious_aardvark link=1060295173/0#13 date=1186662083]seat belts are a pretty solid strap - how do you get webbing from them ?[/quote]

I would have assumed that seat belts are much the same the world over but maybe not. The material I have is quite soft shiny synthetic of some kind, 47mm wide and approx. 1mm thick. The belts in my actual car are quite similar, thinner if anything.
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Reply #16 - Aug 10th, 2007 at 6:22am
 
still not an actual webbing though. Just a flat (I presume) nylon strap.
I got the impression that what was wanted was a wide grained net like webbing. could be wrong :-) 
Much like the polynesian stone bag that's depicted in another topic.
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Reply #17 - Aug 10th, 2007 at 6:45am
 
It appears that the problem is not what seatbelts are made from, but what is meat by the term "webbing". In Australian usage seat-belts, straps on backpacks, safety harnesses etc. and even thick material like slings for lifting loads in industrial situations is classed as webbing; strong flat material which will hold tight with clamp style buckles as in seat-belts.

A bit over a year ago, before I came up with the idea to use the old conveyor belt material, I got hold of some seat belt material with a view to making a pouch from it. It works fine if you want a flat pouch, but tends to fray unless the cut edges are seamed or sealed in some way. I think the pouches I currently make are better and the material does not fray.
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Reply #18 - Aug 10th, 2007 at 9:43am
 
C_A, the term nylon webbing refers to the nylon straps commonly used for seatbelts, bag straps, and everything else.

it confused me too for a while, until i saw a picture when someone was talking about webbing.

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Reply #19 - Aug 10th, 2007 at 10:10am
 
I found this thread a little late I think, but I used a peice of the leather C_A sent me to make a guard for both my thumb and index finger. In essence I dont see why one couldnt attach the retention cord to the guard for the index finger.
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Reply #20 - Aug 10th, 2007 at 12:01pm
 
I've got a sling from captain paul that has  a sliding leather finger ring - which gives you all the advantages of a sliding loop with the comfort of a soft leather ring.

Not sure there is a an advantage of a tab over a know for the release cord though. And yeah I've never had any problems with a sliding finger loop anyway - even with the 2 mm paracord. But then my index finger has had 25 years of occassionally heavy yo-yo ing to condition it.   

So do we know if it was flat webbing or netted webbing that was wanted - I've kind of lost track of who wanted what lol
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Reply #21 - Aug 10th, 2007 at 6:10pm
 
I also don't quite remember who wanted it, or what for. But whoever it was, he, or she, (note avoidance of the grammatically absurd, non gender-specific, pluralised "they"), can usually get it for free from car body repairers.
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