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One piece leather slings
Nov 3rd, 2016 at 5:41pm
 
Hi all,
Been busy and haven't posted much but I didn't completely forget about slinging! I made a one piece leather sling recently and think it's a sellable/marketable item.
I will post a picture in the next days but I've used the rough copy to some extent and it wears well and works well too!
I think it will last a long time and wasn't overly labor intensive to make compared to the braided and woven ones - About an hour's work.
Once I post a pic of the finished product(it's a sleek beast) I'll ask you guys what you think of my price for it. Maybe I'll offer a discount to members as well:)
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Reply #1 - Nov 4th, 2016 at 7:37am
 
intrigued Smiley
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Reply #2 - Nov 4th, 2016 at 12:37pm
 
Looking forward to.it
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Reply #3 - Nov 4th, 2016 at 9:57pm
 
Yeah, I'm interested too.  My leather sling went through the wash and dryer, and I need a new one.
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Reply #4 - Nov 6th, 2016 at 5:11pm
 
Following this post w/ great anticipation.  I am still in the paracord- leather pouch stage of my sling construction.
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Reply #5 - Nov 7th, 2016 at 3:04pm
 
I have alot of odd shaped long pieces of leather, come on stop keeping us in suspense !
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Reply #6 - Nov 7th, 2016 at 6:44pm
 
Tomorrow gents!
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Reply #7 - Nov 8th, 2016 at 5:01pm
 
Sneak peek!
Check out the burnished edges.
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Reply #8 - Nov 8th, 2016 at 6:23pm
 
Pretty, I would not want to mar it with use.
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Reply #9 - Nov 8th, 2016 at 7:04pm
 
The anticipation builds!
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Reply #10 - Nov 8th, 2016 at 9:38pm
 
Wanna see more!!!
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Reply #11 - Nov 9th, 2016 at 7:15pm
 
Here it is. Btw it's been rolling around in my backpack all day.
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Reply #12 - Nov 9th, 2016 at 7:27pm
 
Here's the specs
The pouch is 9"  end to end from where the taper starts. The split is 4.5". Each arm of the pouch is 1/2" wide.
The retention cord is 3/8" wide and the release cord starts the same and narrows down to just under 1/4" at the tip.
The retention cord come from the shoulder of the cow and is thicker than the release cord which is towards the rear of the animal. Goes from about 12 oz leather at its thick end to 9 oz at the release end.

Length is 29".
The leather is saddle skirting which means it's tough. I waxed the sling with a beeswax compound and the thread is waxed handstitching thread.
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Reply #13 - Nov 9th, 2016 at 9:46pm
 
Really sharp looking! 

Can I suggest some whipping where the retention loop joins w/ the retention cord? I am sure that the stitching is strong and will not come apart. However, your customers may perceive it as a weak point.
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Reply #14 - Nov 10th, 2016 at 6:28am
 
That can always be a customer request:)
Aesthetically, I don't really like whipping myself though
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