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GeoffN
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Jan 7th, 2019 at 5:41am
 
Hello.

Made my first sling yesterday and then a second one for my 17 yo son. We had fun slinging gum nuts across the road into the bush.

The slings were basic aussie style with cord. Took a total of about 30 minutes to make both.

The son already wants some improvements/modifications to his basic sling. Good things this is such a cheap hobby. Smiley

Geoff
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Reply #1 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 12:57pm
 
Welcome from northern maine
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Great to have another Aussie, welcome
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Hi Geoff. Welcome from Pennsylvania.
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Reply #5 - Jan 8th, 2019 at 8:04am
 
Howdy from Texas!
Welcome to your new addiction Grin
Please post some photos of your slings
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Reply #7 - Jan 9th, 2019 at 6:57am
 
what's a gum nut look like ?
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Reply #8 - Jan 16th, 2019 at 4:48pm
 
Welcome from Central Oklahoma !
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Reply #9 - Jan 16th, 2019 at 4:50pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 9th, 2019 at 6:57am:
what's a gum nut look like ?
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I think this is what he is talking about.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidambar_styraciflua

Scroll down to where it is talking about the seeds
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Reply #10 - Yesterday at 2:23am
 
Nope , look up , Corymbia calophylla fruit , that's your typical gum nut , but it's not a nut
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