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elk hide sling build along
Jul 6th, 2009 at 2:29pm
 
hi everyone. here's how i build my slings. i start with a 8x3" piece of elk hide
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Re: elk hide sling build along
Reply #1 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 2:30pm
 
next, i mark the center lines both ways.
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Re: elk hide sling build along
Reply #2 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 2:31pm
 
i mark and sketch in the tabs, 1/2" wide and 3/4" long.
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Re: elk hide sling build along
Reply #3 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 2:32pm
 
i sketch in the cup shape.
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Re: elk hide sling build along
Reply #4 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 2:33pm
 
cut it to shape.
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Re: elk hide sling build along
Reply #5 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 2:36pm
 
next, i mark the center of the cup 1" on each side
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Re: elk hide sling build along
Reply #6 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 2:37pm
 
holding the cup folded, i cut into it 1" on each side.
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Re: elk hide sling build along
Reply #7 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 2:40pm
 
next, i punch 4 stitching holes (2.5 setting on my leather punch) starting low on the outside and working my way up.
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Re: elk hide sling build along
Reply #8 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 2:41pm
 
open, it should look like this.
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Re: elk hide sling build along
Reply #9 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 2:43pm
 
then, i trim the edges a little, but this step is optional and for asthetics only.
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Re: elk hide sling build along
Reply #10 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 2:46pm
 
next comes stitching. i use .06 waxed flax. it's a simple spiral stitch starting from the outside going in and then back to the outside where i just tie it off.
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Re: elk hide sling build along
Reply #11 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 2:48pm
 
and back.
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Re: elk hide sling build along
Reply #12 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 2:49pm
 
folded over, it should look like this.
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Re: elk hide sling build along
Reply #13 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 2:50pm
 
repeat the process, and you should have this.
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Re: elk hide sling build along
Reply #14 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 2:55pm
 
OOPS! skipped a step! Embarrassed before stitching, i punch holes in the tabs with the #4 setting on my punch.
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