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Reply #30 - Dec 19th, 2008 at 4:27am
 
JustMe wrote on Dec 17th, 2008 at 12:45pm:
Cliff wrote on Nov 25th, 2007 at 4:37pm:
This is my build-along for a simple sling with a woven pouch, as shown below:


Ok I feel stupid.  I've tried doing this a couple times and keep getting a mess.
On the first picture, the brown is on top, the second picture shows green on top. 

In the close up pictures, can you ID which side of the cord is the knot/loop ends?

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Hmm, I did get that flipped.  If it helps, the part that is pointing down in this picture is the free end- no loop or release knot:

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The release knot and retention loop always just sit there, the free ends are the ones doing all the weaving.  Hope that cleared it up.
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Re: Woven paracord sling tutorial
Reply #32 - Apr 24th, 2009 at 7:27pm
 
Very nice. I think I'll make one.
A few questions though:
-how long should a pouch for rocks be? (never mind this anymore)

Cliff wrote on Dec 2nd, 2007 at 5:55pm:
Honestly though, for rocks I prefer a simple leather pouch with para-cord cords.


-what type of leather pouch do you use for rocks?




like some people said, a good one to put in the articles section
again, very nice
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Reply #33 - Apr 25th, 2009 at 4:49pm
 
i think it is already on the articles section ¬¬
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Reply #34 - Apr 26th, 2009 at 11:18pm
 
'Not as pretty as Cliff's, but still a good one and quite functional.   Thanks, Cliff.


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Re: Woven paracord sling tutorial
Reply #35 - Apr 27th, 2009 at 5:17pm
 
I made one, and I think it is a good design for a sling. The only problem for me though is when I sling it, after a few slings it starts to bunch up and the pouch get uneven. Any suggestions? I tried tightening it, but it still got bunched up.
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Re: Woven paracord sling tutorial
Reply #36 - May 2nd, 2009 at 5:06am
 
Et Cetera - I trim all my lose ends of cord, such as the small inserts in the pouch, as short as possible and then melt the ends into large globs of plastic, so that they can not pull through.  It still does purse a little, but it is insignificant, and i usually just mush it back into shape every once in a while.  Hope that made it clear, if you're still having problems I'll try to help you figure out what's up.

This is my leather sling, simple, but I've had it forever and it works well.  The pouch is roughly 2x5 inches, a little narrower:
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Re: Woven paracord sling tutorial
Reply #37 - May 2nd, 2009 at 11:22am
 
So you just reshape it every once in a while? I'll try tightening it more too.
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Reply #38 - May 2nd, 2009 at 10:21pm
 
When i was making mine for a friend I left all the left over cord for forming the pouch on. I went out and pitched a few medium rocks (bigger than a golf ball but smaller than a tennis ball) I found this streched the cord and showed me I could tighten up both arms of the pouch with almost double the turns i had at the start!
I wove in the rest of the cord, give it a few more test slings, then trimmed my edges and burnt them. I think that this process might help those with minimum braiding experience make sure they have nice tight pouches. I also used a pair of pliers to pull the slack out good and hard before trimming.
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Reply #39 - May 5th, 2009 at 8:01am
 
I'll have to try that, with the pliers.
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Re: Woven paracord sling tutorial
Reply #41 - Oct 11th, 2010 at 12:15pm
 
i figured out that globs of molten paracord trick on my own. really, really useful. i really prefer to avoid excess knots.
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Reply #42 - Jun 20th, 2011 at 3:11am
 
I wonder if using Dyneema would alleviate the bunching issue with the woven paracord sling?
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Re: Woven paracord sling tutorial
Reply #43 - Jun 20th, 2011 at 9:42am
 
Mr.Joel wrote on Jun 20th, 2011 at 3:11am:
I wonder if using Dyneema would alleviate the bunching issue with the woven paracord sling?

What are the physical characteristics of Dyneema?

The bunching on a paracord sling is from the paracord sliding a little bit during a throw because of a little slack. It isn't much of a problem, really, and one of my woven slings (out of 2 woven slings) actually started throwing better after I broke it in.
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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: Woven paracord sling tutorial
Reply #44 - Jun 20th, 2011 at 9:59am
 
It's less stretchy than the paracord, it's other name is Spectra. It's an extremely strong cord allegedly stronger than Kevlar.
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