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Re: 8-strand round braid?
Reply #45 - Aug 31st, 2012 at 6:56am
 
If you end with the finger loop:
Have a look at this: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-a-Four-Strand-Braided-Leash-From-Par...  (technique used: Splicing)

Otherwise you could also do an eye splice: http://www.animatedknots.com/splice/index.php

If you start with the finger loop:
You could just double it up, like around the finger 4 strand and afterwards 4 strand with two strings each. (see http://slinging.org/index.php?page=a-simple-braided-sling-in-20-steps---jeff-hol...)

You can also do an 8 strand round braid. For 8 strand round braid see: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-4-or-8-Part-Round-Braid.

Corrigendum: The eye splice is not suited for this, as you have to have a twisted rope and not a braided rope.
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Re: 8-strand round braid?
Reply #46 - Aug 31st, 2012 at 8:06am
 
Thank you so much Teg!  Most informative indeed! Smiley
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Reply #47 - Aug 31st, 2012 at 9:17am
 
You can also try 8 strand kumihimo braiding. In general if you do the same steps as a smaller braid with more strands it will scale up, so and 8 strand braid will work just like a 4 strand one.
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Pikåru wrote on Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:59pm:
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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Reply #48 - Aug 31st, 2012 at 11:26am
 
Hey, just curious, are some slinging styles more suited to differently built people? for example, would a shorter person be better off using a different style than a taller person?
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Re: throwing styles for different body types?
Reply #49 - Aug 31st, 2012 at 12:36pm
 
Hi, timu;
   Welcome to slinging.org.  Though we all have different favorite styles and all body types are represented here, IMO no style favors a particular body type.  None I can think of off the top of my head anyway.
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Re: throwing styles for different body types?
Reply #50 - Aug 31st, 2012 at 1:36pm
 
Yeah, throwing styles aren't correlated with body type. My best explanation is that a sling length is based on your own height already, so everything should work out.
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Re: throwing styles for different body types?
Reply #51 - Aug 31st, 2012 at 2:48pm
 
yep pretty much just down to sling length.
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Reply #52 - Aug 31st, 2012 at 11:14pm
 
Right on, on a side note, what is a masiakasaurus?
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Reply #53 - Sep 2nd, 2012 at 12:36am
 
I have a few questions about rivets and riveting.  So I have a few "Pop" Rivetools (open ended rivet with a mandrel running through), I read that open end rivets can be used for soft materials (leather) as well as what all I have used them on.  I have repeatedly attempted to punch out the mandrel after snapping the shaft to no avail.  Can someone please tell me if there is a way to consistently remove the mandrel head from the rivet to facilitate hammering the flared end flat?  I am simply attempting to make the rivet altogether lighter by removing the steel mandrel head.  I saw the riveted Captain Paul slings and was inspired but have hit a major snag.  Am I using the wrong type of rivet?

Also, what tool would I want to get to facilitate stringing paracord through?  I saw a few slings on this site doing it.  I thought an open end rivet would work but hit two snags; the mandrel head, and when I could punch out the head, hammering the end flat does not leave a clean hole as the end is usually partially deformed from the variations in the head of the mandrel.

Thank you so much for your time!  I know it's a LOT to ask!

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Reply #54 - Sep 2nd, 2012 at 12:57am
 
Masiakasaurus is a predatory dinosaur native to Madagascar during the Cretaceous period.  Thanks Wikipedia!   Grin
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Reply #55 - Sep 2nd, 2012 at 5:29am
 
if you're looking to cut weight, try using eyelets instead. Although I don't think it'll affect the weight either way. eyelets are cool cause you can feed string etc. through them!
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Reply #56 - Sep 2nd, 2012 at 3:35pm
 
Howdy all. Was wondering what a"toggle" is and its function
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Reply #57 - Sep 2nd, 2012 at 7:04pm
 
It goes on the end of a retention cord and is used to supplant what would normally be a retention ring. You hold the toggle which could be a pice of bone, antler, or wood and the retention cord goes inbetween your ring and middle finger. Generally they give the sling a more secure feel.
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Re: Now Taking Questions
Reply #58 - Sep 3rd, 2012 at 12:42am
 
When I use eyelets/rivets I don't use a rivetool. I buy the rivet kits from the craft store. As for a tool to help with stringing your paracord through the rivet, can you explain? I don't exactly know why you'd need something. It could be due to our using different rivets, but i won't know without a little more info.

Yep, a toggle is a solid handle used to hold the sling instead of the normal finger loop. You hold it like a push knife, but with a sling cord instead of a blade.
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Pikåru wrote on Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:59pm:
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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Reply #59 - Sep 3rd, 2012 at 4:19pm
 
Found some cheap. Is this good cordage material? It had cool designs
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