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Message started by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 23rd, 2020 at 12:56pm

Title: “Wholesale” slings
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 23rd, 2020 at 12:56pm
I know most of y’all love making your own slings, but if anyone is looking for a bunch of slings and needs them fast, I can help.

Whether you want to sell them at a gun show, give them away as gifts, or teach a slinging class... I can supply a bunch of slings that are all the same as each other at a reasonable price.

I currently have a design specifically for tennis balls, and this is something I plan to sell myself soon, but I have extra capacity for making more than I plan to sell right now. Pick any of the pdf pouch patterns on this forum and I can have them made in a few weeks  (possibly less if it’s a pattern I already have a cutting die for). I can also help design something new if you want some shape that is unique.


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Title: Re: “Wholesale” slings
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 15th, 2021 at 9:04am
better pics might be a good idea.

Absolutely no real clue from the picture what the slings look like. how long they are - ends of release and retention cords etc
:-)

Title: Re: “Wholesale” slings
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 15th, 2021 at 2:12pm
Well... that’s the thing. The photo just illustrates that I can crank out a lot of slings fast.  I can make a sling to your specifications. Any of the pdf pouches on the site or something different. Any length of cordage. It doesn’t matter. It might take a little time to get a new cutting die if someone wants something different than my asymmetric sling, but if there’s a need for a lot of identical slings, I may be able to help out.

You could probably offer a similar service CA with that fancy laser of yours. The die cutting method has its place though and is better for high volume production. That’s something nobody else is offering now, so I’m filling the gap... even though nobody seems to have a need at the moment :)

Title: Re: “Wholesale” slings
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 30th, 2021 at 8:26am
Absolutely _ die cutting is the way to go.
No burnt edges to clean up and presumably you can use them on quite thick leather.
And you can even make them in a warm room !
My workshop is currently around 12c

Title: Re: “Wholesale” slings
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 30th, 2021 at 8:34pm
Well, if you churned out a few dozen slings, the laser might bump that up a degree or two :)

Title: Re: “Wholesale” slings
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Feb 24th, 2021 at 1:04am
Ok here’s a better picture for you CA

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Title: Re: “Wholesale” slings
Post by SerKraus on Feb 26th, 2021 at 8:27am
Impressive.

Title: Re: “Wholesale” slings
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 15th, 2021 at 9:43am
not mad keen on eyelets, but look good :thumb:
I think I've got one (or two) of those (looks in altoids tin in front of him.)

Ah okay, yeah if you're not going to do a loop attachment then an eyelet is a better option.

But for the record a proper loop attachment that grips the leather and doesn't stress the hole. Is easier, stronger and doesn't need eyelets - so probably quicker as well.
And it holds the pouch flat and doesn't allow it to swing.

Which isn't a big issue - but you know, nitpicking :whistle:

Title: Re: “Wholesale” slings
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Mar 18th, 2021 at 8:07am
It’s that “doesn’t stress the hole” part that’s tricky. Without an eyelet, the leather slowly stretches out just behind the loop and eventually fails... at least that’s been my experience. 

The eyelets will really extend the life of your sling if you install them properly.  I’ve never been able to get the cheap eyelet pliers to do a good job, and I don’t have the finesse for the hammer and die approach. I use a bench-mounted eyelet press on mine. It’s fast and reliable.  If you don’t have the proper tools though, a loop might be a better way to go for you CA.

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