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Reply #15 - May 27th, 2009 at 3:56pm
 
Thats a great looking set up. Very simple and creats a uniform shape pouch.
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Reply #16 - May 27th, 2009 at 5:57pm
 
Thats a great idea! I live next to this car shop with a ton of old, broken down cars no one uses any more, but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to take any seat belts from them (no, they aren't costomers of his's cars
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Reply #17 - May 28th, 2009 at 11:08am
 
great idea, i could possibly try this someday when i'm older.
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Reply #18 - May 29th, 2009 at 6:44am
 
Amb1995 wrote on May 28th, 2009 at 11:08am:
great idea, i could possibly try this someday when i'm older.


You may have to be older to actually drive a car, but to get a piece of old seat belt?
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Reply #19 - Jun 3rd, 2009 at 5:57am
 
Pio wrote on May 26th, 2009 at 12:31pm:
Aussie wrote on May 26th, 2009 at 8:36am:
Step 2.

Fold the end of the piece into an "M" shape and hold in place with a rubber band.

Great!, thank you. The idea of the “M” is brilliant. I had tried to use this material sometimes but I was never obtaining acceptable results. This system seems very interesting to me.


Pio,

You say you have made a sling from this tutorial. Please make comments and suggestions for improvements if you have any. Perhaps a photo?

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Reply #20 - Jun 7th, 2009 at 1:59am
 
My feedback:

Very good sling, easy to make, nice to sling. 9/10
Great for rocks and tennis balls and can look pretty good!
well done aussie! and thanks again!

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Reply #21 - Jun 7th, 2009 at 4:06am
 
You have done it again aussie . great tutorial I always woundered how to make a seat belt sling now I know . I will let you know how I get on with it
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Reply #22 - Jun 7th, 2009 at 4:09am
 
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Reply #23 - Jun 7th, 2009 at 6:49am
 
Thanks Johnny, and special thanks to you Camo for making your sling and posting a photo on the same day. Proof that it really is quick and easy.

In the next couple of days I'll post an addendum showing how to tie West Country whipping. It really gives a professional finish and is also very easy to do.
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Reply #24 - Jun 8th, 2009 at 6:27am
 
A few hours ago, I made an Aussie Seatbelt Sling (ugh, I'm not going near that acronym!  Grin) but since I haven't yet obtained a seatbelt, I used a section of denim from a pair of old shorts that were too worn out in the seat to wear anymore.

It came out quite well, but I don't really trust the weakened denim for bearing much strain, so this one probably won't see use.  I do think it is capable of slinging golf balls, though.

It serves as a working prototype, to let me know that this is a pretty easy design to work with.  And I used my glow-in-the-dark cord for both the lines and the whipping.  Smiley


It occurs to me that the same design could be employed if you used a leather pouch instead of the seatbelt.  Since leather would probably not lend itself to being "M-folded," you could make a sort of "H"-shaped template for the pouch, where each extension of the H is essentially a tab about an inch long and about 2.5 times the width of the diameter of your cord.  Then you could (as I've described before) tie each line with a bowline or other loop at the end, and sever the bottom "U" of each loop, leaving you two attachment points for each line.  So you would do 4 whippings total.  I think that if you made the "H" shape actually a bit of an "X" shape, the pouch would cup the ammunition better.

If I get a chance, I'll try to draw up what I'm visualizing, or maybe just cut it out of denim and photograph it so you can see what I mean if the description doesn't do it for you.
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Reply #25 - Jun 8th, 2009 at 6:39am
 
Aussie I have just made a seatbelt sling works fine thanks for the tutorial
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Reply #26 - Jun 8th, 2009 at 6:51am
 
With leather you don't really need to do the M fold because you can shape it and only have a narrow piece in the constriction. The only real advantage of this technique is that it is possible to use full width seat belt which cannot be cut on the diagonal because it frays very badly.

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Reply #27 - Jun 8th, 2009 at 7:07am
 
I understand what you mean about using a narrow piece of leather going into the two constrictions.  I guess perhaps I was overcomplicating it--I sometimes do that.  Embarrassed

I wonder, though, if there would be an increased stability in the pouch if done like I was describing.  Possibly less shaping of the leather necessary by virtue of having four tabs making it into a cupped shape.  (I'm just guessing here; I've no experience working with leather.)

I am getting more and more eager to get myself some seatbelt.  Thinking about just cutting out the ones in the back seat of my car...

Just kidding!  I love my car too much to do that!  Grin
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Re: Aussie's New Slings - Tutorial
Reply #28 - Jun 8th, 2009 at 7:20am
 
PJ,

Cutting the seat belts in your car may be going too far although if the rear ones are non retractor reel type you would probably never miss 7" off the free end. Wink

Seriously though, I am sure you will have no trouble at all getting any amount of used seat belting from most crash repairers.

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Re: Aussie's New Slings - Tutorial
Reply #29 - Jun 8th, 2009 at 7:22am
 
johnny cott wrote on Jun 8th, 2009 at 6:39am:
Aussie I have just made a seatbelt sling works fine thanks for the tutorial


Thanks very much for letting me know. It gives me a real buzz to know the tutorial was of use.
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