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Reply #15 - Mar 20th, 2012 at 9:20am
 
Now I am really enjoying making medium and short War Slings, I plan on making a lot more out of sisal and I just made a baleric style sling out of jute that looks great and works great too. The only issue with the jute is that it used up almost the entire spool.  Tongue

And eventualy I'll learn how to weave.  Wink
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Reply #16 - Mar 20th, 2012 at 10:45am
 
I've experimented with clay and the container for Silly Puddy. The mold works good, a little slow because it's one at a time but the shape and weight for me has been good.
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Reply #17 - Mar 20th, 2012 at 12:24pm
 
Today i went to a place on the outskirts of my town where recently i saw dug out clay,where they want to lay down some pipes probably.So i put a huge bag and my military backpack on and came back with 30 kg (66 poundz) of wet clay that is slightly wetter than workable so i'll just leave the bag open for a few days and ready to roll.It was 10 minutes away,already dug out and free,try to get a better deal. I also made recently two clay cutters out of copper sheet,so i can make uniform clay ammo,one in a minute or two. I always think how much easier and faster and cheaper it is than making arrows.
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Reply #18 - Mar 20th, 2012 at 9:23pm
 
perpetualstudent wrote on Mar 19th, 2012 at 4:21pm:
morphy, about ammo. Have you tried working with quickrete? What are your thoughts on it instead of pure portland cement?


I was wondering about this too..
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Reply #19 - Mar 20th, 2012 at 9:32pm
 
benkolmer wrote on Mar 20th, 2012 at 9:23pm:
perpetualstudent wrote on Mar 19th, 2012 at 4:21pm:
morphy, about ammo. Have you tried working with quickrete? What are your thoughts on it instead of pure portland cement?


I was wondering about this too..


I just made some quickcrete Easter egg ammo. I used Easter eggs that I found that were actually made like footballs. All I did was put a bit of the concrete in a bowl and mix it up to a thick paste and let it dry over night. In the morning I could take them out of the molds by prying them open with a knife. I didn't use oil or anything. Anyway, it was super simple and I could use them the next day. to reuse them I would have let them dry for a week so they were completely hard.
It's kinda weird because it has little rocks in it but they just harden with it and there are very few air bubbles. consistent in weight too
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Reply #20 - Mar 20th, 2012 at 11:55pm
 
@Student/Ben-I've not used quickcrete but so long as there is no large aggregate it should work fine. i.e. just sand. To me it seems like where the cement meets the pebbles and small gravel would be the first place to break when the ammo hits anything hard. Who knows though... maybe not.

Our dirt around here in some places is a very fine sand. I have experimented with adding this to the normal portland cement mix and have seen no significant durability increase.
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Reply #21 - Mar 21st, 2012 at 12:31am
 
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I want to try to make an Aussie style pouch made of leather. Also, I think I'm going to come up with a simple, artistic sling design and try to set up a stand in the Saturday market like Fletch. They could be for tennis balls for practice or to throw balls for dogs.
oh, and I have some awesome concrete ammo I made! I actually found football shaped Easter eggs and used them as molds. I take them out and they have the grip like a football!


Here's the pattern.
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Reply #22 - Mar 22nd, 2012 at 11:01am
 
Aussie wrote on Mar 21st, 2012 at 12:31am:
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I want to try to make an Aussie style pouch made of leather. Also, I think I'm going to come up with a simple, artistic sling design and try to set up a stand in the Saturday market like Fletch. They could be for tennis balls for practice or to throw balls for dogs.
oh, and I have some awesome concrete ammo I made! I actually found football shaped Easter eggs and used them as molds. I take them out and they have the grip like a football!


Here's the pattern.

Thanks! Yup, now I just need to get some leather.
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Reply #23 - Mar 22nd, 2012 at 11:08am
 
My next sling project will be a half-sling half-atlatl project >>> a Bâton de Commandement project  Cheesy
Can't wait to have more time to get onto it !
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Reply #24 - Mar 22nd, 2012 at 11:27am
 
My next project is a Staffsling.

But quite a special one. The Staff is quite ready.

It has lasted rather long to him had completely dried.

The point is from horn.

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Reply #25 - Mar 22nd, 2012 at 12:29pm
 
My first project will be to get to the post office and get my SITH sling off, plus I'm doing a trade with paracordslinger.  Besides that I'm trying to make a super thin, high speed sling using a particular type of very tough, thin nylon I've found for the cords.  So far I've had one failure and one so-so model.  I'm not done experimenting.  
  Other than that I'm considering making a sling out of Odin.  He certainly sheds more than enough and his hairs are long and thick.  Kali's are too much like cotton.  I know it sounds weird but how many people have a dog fur sling?
   I can't wait to see your finished product, Jaegoor.  You staff sling looks wild so far.
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Reply #26 - Mar 22nd, 2012 at 1:03pm
 
That's a good looking weapon right there Jaegoor. Seen horn on Longbows but never a staff-sling.
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Reply #27 - Mar 22nd, 2012 at 1:23pm
 
Rat Man wrote on Mar 22nd, 2012 at 12:29pm:
My first project will be to get to the post office and get my SITH sling off, plus I'm doing a trade with paracordslinger.  Besides that I'm trying to make a super thin, high speed sling using a particular type of very tough, thin nylon I've found for the cords.  So far I've had one failure and one so-so model.  I'm not done experimenting.  
  Other than that I'm considering making a sling out of Odin.  He certainly sheds more than enough and his hairs are long and thick.  Kali's are too much like cotton.  I know it sounds weird but how many people have a dog fur sling?
  I can't wait to see your finished product, Jaegoor.  You staff sling looks wild so far.

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Reply #28 - Mar 22nd, 2012 at 1:28pm
 
With all this talk of hair, I just might try making one of horse hair. Add it to the pile of things to do.
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Reply #29 - Mar 22nd, 2012 at 1:38pm
 
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Thanks! Yup, now I just need to get some leather.


You could search for a leather couch at a dump or someplace where you might find such a source of leather. Always best to recycle if possible Wink
Just take a knife with you and cut out a big patch of leather or two.
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