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Reply #45 - Mar 12th, 2013 at 3:35pm
 
Aussie pouches are amazing, but the knots at the end holding cords on...
He sent me 2- I made one with knots at pouch, one with loops!
I used the one with loops more and like it.
Thanks agian Aussie!
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Reply #46 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 4:07pm
 
Oddly enough, I've never had a problem with whipping/knots fumbling shots. My problems with erratic release only really occur with cupped pouches. Lightly-cupped pouches are responsive enough, but medium to deep cups just end up causing inconsistent hangups Tongue
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Reply #47 - Apr 4th, 2013 at 5:37am
 
David Morningstar wrote on Mar 10th, 2013 at 3:28pm:
... I found that the pouch did have a slight tendency to slide down and bunch up at the release end. It was easy to slide it back, but next time I would use two cords per side exactly as Lakeslinger describes.





The benefit of the two twisted strands is, that the cords are lighter. So I wanted to give a try and minimize the problem of the sliding pouch. The result is seen on the picture below. The outer parts of the pouch are slightly twisted inwards on the retention end or outwards on the release end, respectively. That´s o.k., cause it helps to keep the ammo in its place without interfering in the release moment. I tried the sling today morning. It performs very good, releases perfectly and is suitable for smaller stones as I use normally (nice side effect, cause the smaller ones are easier to find).
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Reply #48 - Apr 4th, 2013 at 3:47pm
 

Very nice again!
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Reply #49 - Apr 6th, 2013 at 9:18am
 

Another Yorkie, this time with four cords running two down each side. I have used cheap cotton string here and I dont know how much wear it will take before it gives up. With jute I would have no such concerns.

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Reply #50 - Jun 16th, 2019 at 3:29am
 
Resurrecting a very old thread but I thought it was better to reuse and recycle than start a new one Cheesy Later this year we are hoping to attend an Iron Age festival. Lots of reenactors and activities and such. I already have a heavy cloak with a penannular brooch and I'm not too bad at nålbinding, but I thought I had to make some effort to represent slinging. This thread proved to be great inspiration and, though my sling is just inspired and not taken directly from the finds, I think I did pretty ok considering I only spent an evening making it.
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Reply #51 - Jun 16th, 2019 at 8:19pm
 
I like your take on the design.  And the idea of including a sling with your outfitting, very cool!

Also thanks for the topic resurrection.  Very interesting to see the images and read through it.
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Reply #52 - Jun 18th, 2019 at 12:32am
 
It is a very good looking sling kick, interesting thread too, thanks for bringing it back up.
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Reply #53 - Jun 19th, 2019 at 6:35pm
 
Thanks! This thread was just what I needed and it was nice to find sling designs I haven't seen before that actually have an historical basis.
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Reply #54 - Jul 1st, 2019 at 5:39am
 
I got to try out the doing a little while ago and one problem was the pouch slipping on the cords. Should have expected it really. For now I've tied knots in the cords but it might need stitching somehow. Not exactly sure how I would do that but might give it a try some time.
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Reply #55 - Jul 1st, 2019 at 11:09am
 
Kick wrote on Jul 1st, 2019 at 5:39am:
one problem was the pouch slipping on the cords.

I ran into the same issue with a pouch design I've recently started using.  The pouch looks kind of like an "X", and the arms wrap around the sides of a split pouch.  It was sliding around after each throw, so I attached it to the cords with contact cement.  Although I don't know if that would work with the sling you have because there's nothing to cover up the not-so-great looking contact cement areas.

I wonder if the pouch would hold in place if you looped the cord through each hold twice.  So each time you go through a hole, loop it back and go through the previous one again.  Does that make sense?
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Reply #56 - Jul 2nd, 2019 at 5:42pm
 
I think I get what you mean. I think this style looks really nice and I'm sure I can get it to work it just needs fine tuning.
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Reply #57 - Jul 2nd, 2019 at 10:01pm
 
I gave what I was thinking a try.  And I'm glad I did, because it didn't work like I was picturing it in my mind.  It might still be worth a shot to see if it works for this style of sling.  Here's a picture of a sloppy test.

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Here is how I did the stitch:

1. Down through hole 1
2. Up through hold 2
3. Down through hole 1
4. Up through hole 2
5. Down through hole 3
6. Up through hole 2
7. Down through hole 3
8. Up through hole 4.
9. Repeat.

You should see alternating segments of the cordage being doubled up.  Basically looping around each segment of leather, and the loop flips each time.
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Reply #58 - Jul 4th, 2019 at 9:37am
 
That does look good. I'll give that a go at some point Cheesy
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