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Re: what material makes the best pouch?
Reply #15 - Oct 15th, 2006 at 3:57pm
 
the best pouch is maybe no pouch at all - ie a split pocket with either a braid or bowline loop.

i find it works better than a pouch and it's easier to make

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Reply #16 - Oct 15th, 2006 at 5:28pm
 
hmm good point sv. some folks like split pockets better

personally that tutorial was a god send because i had trouble making split pockets work (but i can still use a pouch thats 2 cm wide with tennisballs Grin)

maybe you should try both Holly and see what you like better Smiley
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Re: what material makes the best pouch?
Reply #17 - Nov 2nd, 2006 at 1:50am
 
Fellow slingers, 
Leather certainly seems to be a popular traditional material but suitable thickness can be hard to come by. Possible sources are leather work gloves; riggers gloves can be very soft and the palm is usually in one piece. Welders gloves are often made from split leather which can be a bit more rigid. Old welders aprons will make hundreds of pouches.
However you may find it easier to use synthetic materials such as old webbing from car seat belts which can be had for free and is indestructible. Some conveyor belting which may be suitable is used in mail sorting machines. Check belting suppliers for new or talk to the tehnical services people in mail centres. They throw out the old stuff by the metre each day. Makes excellent slings!
Good luck, Aussieslinger.
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Reply #18 - Nov 8th, 2006 at 8:11pm
 
I'll have to try duct tape. Roll Eyes
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Re: what material makes the best pouch?
Reply #19 - Nov 15th, 2006 at 7:40am
 
I got my leather from country/gamekeeper fairs and shows.
there's always a clothing maker or some such flogging off of-cuts for a measily few groats :-)
In the states I reckon you'd definitely get it from the renaissaince fairs. We don't have those in england (at least not the same) 'cos we've got the actual history lmao :-)
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