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Re: Build-along for the 5-strand woven paracord sl
Reply #15 - Nov 29th, 2008 at 11:00am
 
Try these with natural materials:

http://slinging.org/index.php?page=making-a-braided-sling-an-illustrated-guide
http://slinging.org/index.php?page=how-to-build-and-use-a-traditional-apache-sli...

I have made one from cotton string with a leather pouch and one from sisal twine which I didnt like because the quality of the cord was poor. It was very rough and hairy.

Hemp and jute are good materials to use.
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Re: Build-along for the 5-strand woven paracord sl
Reply #16 - Nov 29th, 2008 at 11:13am
 
Is there no end to the info on this site?
Thanks for all your help, I am a complete novice at this slinging lark.
Isn't it a little ironic that one of the most ancient of arts is being spread and kept alive by the most modern of technologies. Smiley
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Re: Build-along for the 5-strand woven paracord sl
Reply #17 - Nov 29th, 2008 at 11:41am
 
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Is there no end to the info on this site?


one would hope not Smiley
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Re: Build-along for the 5-strand woven paracord sl
Reply #18 - Nov 29th, 2008 at 12:27pm
 
Lycurgus - any of the natural fibers should work well with this design.  Jute "macarame fiber' comes immediately to mind.  If you had really thin natural cord you could chain-hitch or 3-strand braid together 15 or 20 feet of a thicker cord, and then use that to make the Sheetbend sling.  The possibilities are endless.
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Re: Build-along for the 5-strand woven paracord sl
Reply #19 - Dec 2nd, 2008 at 11:37pm
 
I love the simplicity of this design!

Finally a useful way to employ the sheep shank.  Grin
I especially like it because you only need one type of material to create the entire sling without several independent strands and you can complete it in a relatively short period of time.
I don't know why I never thought to add more bights to the sheep shank. Lack of vision I suppose.
Thanks, I made myself a trial one already. Very quick to make, but have not tested it yet.

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Re: Build-along for the 5-strand woven paracord sl
Reply #20 - Dec 4th, 2008 at 2:52am
 
That's me--I'm just a visionary!  Cheesy

I hope you enjoy your sling.

The simplicity of the design is something of which I too am very fond.  I love simplicity.
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Re: Build-along for the 5-strand woven paracord sl
Reply #21 - Dec 4th, 2008 at 8:01am
 
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I don't know why I never thought to add more bights to the sheep shank

yeah that one keeps me awake at night too Wink
(just wish I knew what it meant lol)
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Reply #22 - Dec 4th, 2008 at 11:34am
 
You know amazingly little about knotting for a sling adept, CA Grin
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Re: Build-along for the 5-strand woven paracord sl
Reply #23 - Dec 4th, 2008 at 2:13pm
 
c_a  ... that's "bights to the sheepshank", not "bites to the sheep  shank." Shocked Grin

kuggar - I thought all you had to know to be a "sling adept" was which end of the sling the rock when in.. Shocked Roll Eyes
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Re: Build-along for the 5-strand woven paracord sl
Reply #24 - Dec 8th, 2008 at 6:53pm
 

I tend to get knotted up in my own jargon. Sorry Roll Eyes


It has been pretty wet, dark and crowded recently. Even with my shoulder mended I can't go slinging. I'm getting hammered by work and school. I would like nothing better than to spend an hour slinging, yet it's foggy, dark and pouring the only times I'm outside.

I think is is SAD, but I have no choice?  Cry

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Re: Build-along for the 5-strand woven paracord sl
Reply #25 - Dec 10th, 2008 at 11:11am
 
NB:This is a re-do of an earlier post because I inadvertantly deleted it......spot the technoindifferent hippy.

I did it, I made the sling as described, out of two strand sisal because I managed to get a big reel of the stuff for nowt, and it works, by gum it works. I took it out for a sling in The Memorial Park in Coventry which is about the largest open space around and got a few strange but interested looks from old ladies with dogs, and a few blatant stares from other people (Only some of whom returned my cheery waves.)
Didn't get much distance but my accuracy improved as time went on.

Anyway now I have made one, I will have to try a braided sling because I like the look of them and I just know that this is going to get addictive. Is there such a thing as S.A.D? (Thats Sling Acquisition Disorder)
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Reply #26 - Dec 10th, 2008 at 9:40pm
 
Yes there is, and sadly there is only one treatment... more slings!!
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Re: Build-along for the 5-strand woven paracord sl
Reply #27 - Dec 11th, 2008 at 6:28am
 
Thank you peacefulljeffray for your build-along!

Just made this one yesterday evening while watching tv

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I tried it this morning, and it worked wonderfully  Cheesy

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Reply #28 - Dec 11th, 2008 at 8:00am
 
BrianGrubbs wrote on Dec 10th, 2008 at 9:40pm:
Yes there is, and sadly there is only one treatment... more slings!!


You do realise thatīs the same as saying "more beer" is the treatment of choice for alcoholism.... Grin
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Re: Build-along for the 5-strand woven paracord sl
Reply #29 - Dec 11th, 2008 at 8:34pm
 
My alchoholic friend says that more beer is the treatment for alchoholism... I guess I can't be objective about my problem either Wink
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