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Hello from East Coast USA (Pennsylvania)
Mar 4th, 2020 at 9:11am
 
Hi! New to slinging but have always been interested in archaic weapons. Blowgun is probably my best skill (making and using) but haven't been into it in a while.

Hoping there are some local/regional get togethers. I'd love to go sling in Mallorca someday but for now maybe in the tri-state area?

Picture: Two slings I made (one boat, one crossed strap). Both Kraft-Tex pouches, one paracord and one flat jute "ribbon".
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Re: Hello from East Coast USA (Pennsylvania)
Reply #1 - Mar 4th, 2020 at 9:32am
 
Welcome from Finland! I would love to see the blowguns you've made. I've never been sure of the legality of them over here (although I haven't really looked into it deeply) so haven't tried making my own.
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Reply #2 - Mar 4th, 2020 at 10:53am
 
welcome to the forum - what is 'craft-tex' ?
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Reply #3 - Mar 4th, 2020 at 11:25am
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania!
I'm on the west side of the state though. Near Pittsburgh. Smiley
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Re: Hello from East Coast USA (Pennsylvania)
Reply #4 - Mar 4th, 2020 at 12:28pm
 
Howdy from North texas!
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Reply #5 - Mar 4th, 2020 at 1:20pm
 
Welcome from northern maine
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Reply #6 - Mar 4th, 2020 at 2:14pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Mar 4th, 2020 at 10:53am:
welcome to the forum - what is 'craft-tex' ?


Oops, I mean Kraft-Tex. "Kraft-Tex is a paper product that washes, cuts, and sews like fabric, but looks and feels like leather as it softens and wears."
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Reply #7 - Mar 5th, 2020 at 12:00am
 
Howdy from South Texas!

Kraft-tex, huh? Im definitely going to try that stuff.
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Reply #8 - Mar 5th, 2020 at 3:32pm
 
Welcome from across the Delaware in South Jersey.
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Reply #9 - Mar 7th, 2020 at 2:56pm
 
Thanks for introducing a new material!  I ordered some and made a couple of slings to try out Smiley

Heres more info on Kraft-tex:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraft_paper
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Re: Hello from East Coast USA (Pennsylvania)
Reply #10 - Mar 7th, 2020 at 11:36pm
 
Since I've had a little more practice, I've decided Kraft-Tex is not great for stones or irregular objects. But my pouches ares till very stiff. Good for a clean release, but doesn't really cradle anything that's not round. Maybe when it gets broken in.
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Reply #11 - Mar 8th, 2020 at 2:39pm
 
So far, the kraft paper has been interesting... it feels more like rawhide than a tanned leather.

Try making a more aggressive pouch shape and using a wider piece. I like to make mine about 3.5 wide. Heres an example picture of a 3-finger asymmetric pouch pattern. It fits a tennis ball, but it also throws smaller rocks and other things just fine.
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Re: Hello from East Coast USA (Pennsylvania)
Reply #12 - Mar 9th, 2020 at 2:38pm
 
strange material does it burn like leather, paper or plastic?
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Reply #13 - Mar 31st, 2020 at 3:58pm
 
Interesting question... it should burn like paper or wood, but Ill have to try it out to make sure Grin
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