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My Puruvian sling
Jul 19th, 2006 at 4:32pm
 
Here it is. It is a bit on the long side at about 6 1/2 feet overall but I like it. This is my best sling yet.
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Wrist loop and tassle
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This forum has been so helpfull in the making of this sling. Thanks everyone.
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Reply #1 - Jul 19th, 2006 at 5:01pm
 
that sling looks Sooooooooo cool  Shocked nice colors too

how does it handle ?
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Reply #2 - Jul 19th, 2006 at 5:14pm
 
Thanks
The loop is a bit big. It is very stiff but I am sure it will loosen up. Other than that it handles very nice. I am going to make a shorter one based on either Baraks(sp?) or the ones Ben was selling.
I love this round braid it has no strech at all. If any one was wondering about polyester yarn for slings it is horible for regular braided slings but with the round braid it works great with no streach.
I want to use llama or alpaca wool for my next but cant find it any where.
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Reply #3 - Jul 19th, 2006 at 5:16pm
 
Wow, that's a beaut! It looks like the strands are tapered? Did you drop strands? Cored? or... Almost looks tapered to the point of starting to crack.

I like the colour reversal.

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Reply #4 - Jul 19th, 2006 at 5:33pm
 
On the releas cored I cut one strand out of the the core every 4 1/2 inches to taper it from 16 strands to 8 strands over 3 feet. It dose not crack which is good for hunting.
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Reply #5 - Jul 19th, 2006 at 5:40pm
 
    Amras!  Cheesy                                                                    
         Splendid work! A round braid, you say? It looks like I'll have to put one of these on my to-do list ( which is already too long, but what the heck. ) The "finger" loop looks rather large and I wonder if it is a WRIST loop?? When I made my slings I was a bit wary of putting that much stress on one finger so I made my slings with a loop big enough for three fingers. This has worked very well for me. Also, just how big a rock does this sling take? Does it work well for different size stones?
         Thanks for posting such great pics!  Grin                 .......Dan
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Reply #6 - Jul 19th, 2006 at 5:41pm
 
it will probably loosen up a bit, even more if you try to crack it like a whip a few times.
i made some really stiff hemp slings and then after just a handful of stones they were dramatically softer and less stiff.

that is a very nice sling though.  how long do you think it took you to  make it?
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Reply #7 - Jul 19th, 2006 at 6:34pm
 
Thanks very much for all your compliments.
Dan,
Yes it's a wrist loop. I could sling any thing from golfball size to softball size. It is a very vesitile pouch design. If you make one and you need help I will be happy to help you.
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I am not sure how long it took me but I here a simple one takes around 40 hours. I think I started it in Febuary but I got caught up in school and stuff so I did not work on it for a few months. Just started back up this month. I work on it for a couple hours or minutes every morning and night or so.
I am suprized at my accuracy with this sling. I am more accurate with this than my 5 1/2 foot braided sling ???
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Reply #8 - Jul 19th, 2006 at 6:43pm
 
perhaps it is the stiffness of the cords.
one of the factors that we discussed improves accuracy is stiffness of the cords and thickness of the cords.
perhaps that is why
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Reply #9 - Jul 19th, 2006 at 8:01pm
 
Now THAT is a beauty of a sling! It reminds me of a sling I saw in the American Indian Museum in DC yesterday, in an exhibit of Incan people and one of the pieces was a ceremonial sling used in their dances that looked quite like that one. That looks like a fine piece of workmanship.
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Reply #10 - Jul 19th, 2006 at 9:14pm
 
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Reply #11 - Jul 19th, 2006 at 9:42pm
 
Beautiful sling! If you are looking for llama wool, try ebay and hit sites for Peru, wool. That should get you what you are looking for.
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Reply #12 - Jul 20th, 2006 at 1:34am
 
I am impressed!!
Many happy hours slinging with it.

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Reply #13 - Jul 20th, 2006 at 5:24am
 
Hey Amras,

I know this may be a moot question but did you take photos while you were making it? And would you be inclined to write something up for the wiki.

Oh yeah way cool, wish my braiding skills were that good.

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Reply #14 - Jul 20th, 2006 at 9:51am
 
No I did not take any photos wile I was making it. Maby next time. I will try to write it out on paper first and then get pics when I start my next one. I did not add strands so I dont know if I will include that.
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