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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #2235 - Jan 3rd, 2011 at 1:10am
 
timann wrote on Dec 31st, 2010 at 5:45pm:
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Morphy wrote on Dec 31st, 2010 at 3:18pm:
Love that Apache sling Timann.

Thanks.  It`s a handy, nice one, I feel that it`s made in harmony with  Apache Grandfathers spirit Smiley.
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I like how the pouch overlaps the braided portions of the pouch. Do you stitch the leather pouch on first, then trim to shape?

No, I do a whole lot measuring and educated guessing to get the size right, next I make the holes with a thin awl reasonably close to the rim of the leather, then I stitch it on.  In fact it takes a good bit of time to get it as nice as I demand from myself.
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Sounds like my process. Cheesy
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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #2236 - Jan 7th, 2011 at 2:23pm
 
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Here is my latest sling. About 30 inches (I think Tongue) silver colored paracord PJ sling with a figure-8 release knot and a monkey fist retention knot. Yep you read it right, monkey fist. Cool I designed this sling to be held "La Manchega."
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Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #2237 - Jan 7th, 2011 at 2:36pm
 
Masiakasaurus wrote on Jan 7th, 2011 at 2:23pm:
Here is my latest sling. About 30 inches (I think Tongue) silver colored paracord PJ sling with a figure-8 release knot and a monkey fist retention knot.

Very nice!  I take it you usually have the retention cord affixed via a loop to your finger/s?  Do tell how this change in retention cord "strategy" works for you.
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Reply #2238 - Jan 7th, 2011 at 3:40pm
 
The first slings I made were this style and I like it. Most of my slings have a finger loop that I wear on my middle finger and the sling coming out opposite to my palm. "La Manchega" is a much narrower grip with the retention and release cords almost touching in my hand so I get a little less spin on the projectile. I think these types of slings are a little harder to use and learn on (which is why I switched to finger loops), but now that my technique has improved I want to switch back. The sling is 31 inches, btw.
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Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Reply #2239 - Jan 7th, 2011 at 5:26pm
 
Very sweet looking sling.
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Reply #2240 - Jan 8th, 2011 at 3:13pm
 
Nice sling, Masiakasaurus.  
Do you got a special reason to use the manchega hold, or is it just because Smiley

I have this roll of too thin flax cord, but wanted to try a flax sling anyway.  So I made this one with a 5-strand braid with ten strand, hoping to increase the thickness over a standard 3-strander with six.  It did remain thinner than I expected, but it`s still a very nice sling, wich work nicely.
I got some issues with the 5-strand braid.  When each strand is made up from 4 thin cords, one sneaky cord can suddenly be in the strand next to it, so keeping control is important.  With this braid I also I find it a bit tricky to make the start of the split, and especially the reconnection of the two halves.  It`s easy to have them, at least on one side, appearing to be one atop the other instead of coming perfectly in from the sides.  I was fumbling on and off for three days until I got this the way I wanted it (obsessed with details, or what... Cheesy).


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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #2241 - Jan 8th, 2011 at 3:15pm
 
Some of the finer details Wink
They would have been even finer if I had something better than my aging phone for taking pictures Sad
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Reply #2242 - Jan 8th, 2011 at 5:49pm
 
timman, i like it. how long is the the pouch, and how wide?
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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #2243 - Jan 8th, 2011 at 9:13pm
 
timann wrote on Jan 8th, 2011 at 3:13pm:
Nice sling, Masiakasaurus.  
Do you got a special reason to use the manchega hold, or is it just because Smiley

Just because. Smiley I started because I wasn't good enough at braiding to make a finger loop, but now I don't have a reason.
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Pikåru wrote on Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:59pm:
Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Reply #2244 - Jan 9th, 2011 at 5:17am
 
xxkid123 wrote on Jan 8th, 2011 at 5:49pm:
timman, i like it. how long is the the pouch, and how wide?

Thanks.  When the two halves is strightened out the split is 9 centimeters.  I would prefer it to be 10 centimeters/4", but some property of the  5-strand braid makes it come out slightly shorter compared to the 3-strand braid when each braided half is my standard 12 centimeter/ 4 3/4". 
I should have remembered this but I have not made a 5-stranded sling in a long time.
No matter, the sling work perfectly with most size pebbles, stones and tennis/bandy balls.  It`s a wery thin sling, though.
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Reply #2245 - Jan 14th, 2011 at 5:38pm
 
timann, thats quite a bright way of reconnecting those split braids for the pouch, i've always attempted to get a perfect oval and then reconnect them at the same level to get a side by side connection, i've never even considered crossing them over as if they were a rockman.
next time i get a chance, i'll do some testing with that type of pouch.
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Reply #2246 - Jan 15th, 2011 at 5:36am
 
Dog footrot, you must look even closer, the point is that there is no crossing over whatsoever Smiley
But my phone camera is making an unclear image of what is in reality an almost perfect side-by-side connection Sad

I wanted to make something a little special from wool, and is rather pleased wiyh the result.  16-strand Peruvian braid, tapered via a 4-strand braid with 12 strands, down to an 8-strand braid, and with my standard finnish with an Double Mathew Walker release knot followed with an Wall knot in the end.  The pouch is knitted, and sewn in between the two halves made by 4-strand round braid.
The West Coast whippings is reverse twisted yarn. 
Due to some stretch I`ll say it`s between 29 and 31" Cheesy
In use this thing is at least as good as any other sling i has made, as for my older wool slings the stretch do for some reason no harm neither for distance or accuracy (I had to give it as good a testing as I could to confirm my own results). 
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Reply #2247 - Jan 15th, 2011 at 5:37am
 
And from another angle Smiley
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Reply #2248 - Jan 15th, 2011 at 5:51am
 
Another awesome sling, timann! A piece of art.
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Reply #2249 - Jan 16th, 2011 at 1:43pm
 
Yes, it`s a bit artish, isn`t it.  But as long as there is no bells and whistles and stuff that lessens it`s functionality I find it`s okay.
I just used it for a little snowball slinging with no issues at all.  Then I took it`s picture with my next Cheesy masterpiece.
Beginning with a 24-strand braid it`ll hopefully be quite something.  It`s in a flat box to prevent it from tangling into other stuff during storage.
That can easily happen.
It  probably should not be shown in it`s present state, it must be like seeing MonaLisa when it was just some splashes of paint Grin

Also shown is some older Rockman type wool slings.  No taper there, I had not figured it out back then, and my new knitted pouches use up much less material.
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