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Reply #15 - Oct 17th, 2018 at 8:45pm
 
Up State South Carolina?  College?  That wouldn't happen to be Clemson, would it?

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Reply #16 - Oct 18th, 2018 at 7:40am
 
No, not Clemson. One of my professors got his Masters and PhD there, though.
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Reply #17 - Oct 20th, 2018 at 7:04pm
 
Well, I made a paracord “noodle” sling this evening. I can post a picture later if anyone wants to inspect it. It slings baseballs pretty easily. However, I feel it to be a bit limited in the variety of ammunition it can handle. Hopefully I will have enough time on Tuesday to work on a woven pouch design and test it out it’s versatility.

By the way, for when I go looking for leather to make a pouch: Is it better to have stiff leather pouch or a more supple one?
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Reply #18 - Oct 21st, 2018 at 3:07am
 
I would say more supple but stiff ones can work as well if they have enough of a cup.
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Reply #19 - Oct 21st, 2018 at 1:12pm
 
I pretty much only use more flexible leather. Mind you I've never seen any stiff leather for sale on the odd occasions i see leather for sale at all.

It's one reason I have so much - I mass buy whenever i see it Smiley
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Reply #20 - Oct 21st, 2018 at 1:49pm
 
There's this arts center in my hometown in the UK that sells recycled stuff as art supplies. My mum is a Girl Guide leader and has a discount card through them so I made use of that about two years ago and I still have so much leather left. I added half a calf hide I found being sold by a woman who bound books as a hobby about a year ago so I have way more leather than I will ever need most probably Cheesy
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Reply #21 - Oct 23rd, 2018 at 12:29pm
 
Here are my two new slings.
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Reply #22 - Oct 23rd, 2018 at 1:44pm
 
They look good!
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Reply #23 - Oct 23rd, 2018 at 10:02pm
 
Did you say Noodle?!  You know Jesus was a noodler too!  Grin
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Reply #24 - Oct 23rd, 2018 at 10:12pm
 
I am not sure what you mean 🤔
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Reply #25 - Oct 24th, 2018 at 5:01am
 
Old joke courtesy of one of the members. He referred to simple slings as noodles, slingers as noodlers and suggested Jesus was a slinger, hence, Jesus was a noodler Cheesy Those slings look really damn good by the way.
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Reply #26 - Oct 29th, 2018 at 6:12pm
 
Here is my first attempt at a leather sling. It is a two piece design. It was designed to successfully sling tennis balls
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Reply #27 - Oct 30th, 2018 at 1:09pm
 
That looks great, Curious Novice! Let us know how it does after some testing.
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Reply #28 - Oct 30th, 2018 at 7:48pm
 
Ça marche!

It does both tennis balls and racquet balls with ease, without letting them fall out of the pouch. Much better than a flat pouch. Unfortunately the whipping I did is not holding together well, so I may need to look up how to do it properly.
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