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Reply #6300 - Dec 29th, 2020 at 7:29am
 
That looks great JudoP! With regards to the apache sling you sent me for SITH a while back, will it help to soak it in warm water and dry under tension? It is rather stiff and feels a bit bouncy.  Smiley
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Reply #6301 - Dec 29th, 2020 at 8:22am
 
If I recall correctly I think I sent a jute one out to you. I'd say for jute using that soaking and dry under tension process is personal choice because it's not particularly stretchy under normal conditions. It will soften the sling a lot and make it more flexible which may make it slightly less reliable with larger (200g+) rocks I'd imagine. I'm not sure but it may be less tough in the post soaked state due to softness, but if flexibility and flowy-ness is preferred it's probably worth a shot.
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Reply #6302 - Dec 29th, 2020 at 3:28pm
 
One more from this Christmas break.

This one is waxed cotton string (I think), 27" (70cm), 8 strand round braid on the retention cord, 2 ply reverse twist on the release cord, jute tab.  This one was fun, a lot of work, and turned out better than the first two woven slings that I made..

You can see where I messed up tightening the warp (there's a wobble), it got so tight, it broke when I was pulling it through.  Given that, and the weakness of this string, I hope this thing holds up.
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Reply #6303 - Dec 29th, 2020 at 4:02pm
 
Very nice work IG.
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Reply #6304 - Dec 29th, 2020 at 5:04pm
 
Really like the aesthetic of the sling. The little mistakes just give it more character!
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Reply #6305 - Dec 29th, 2020 at 5:29pm
 
I love it. I agree imperfections make it all the more beautiful. Man, the amount of warp threads in that thing is pretty crazy. It almost looks like leather by the way the material lays. Very nice IG!

Do you feel like explaining some of the design aspects? For example is there a reason you went with reverse twist on the release cord vs the round braid?  Iíve seen indigenous slings that had a similar design, I would assume to make the release cord easier to replace? How has the accuracy been with reverse twist cordage?

Also, at some point do you think you could make a tutorial on the tabs you use? Iíve been meaning to make my own tutorial. I would love to see what you have come up with.   Smiley
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Reply #6306 - Dec 29th, 2020 at 7:23pm
 
Morphy wrote on Dec 29th, 2020 at 5:29pm:
I love it. I agree imperfections make it all the more beautiful. Man, the amount of warp threads in that thing is pretty crazy. It almost looks like leather by the way the material lays. Very nice IG!

Do you feel like explaining some of the design aspects? For example is there a reason you went with reverse twist on the release cord vs the round braid?† Iíve seen indigenous slings that had a similar design, I would assume to make the release cord easier to replace? How has the accuracy been with reverse twist cordage?

Also, at some point do you think you could make a tutorial on the tabs you use? Iíve been meaning to make my own tutorial. I would love to see what you have come up with.† †Smiley

I appreciate the questions.

The number of warp threads was very high. This was not by design, but mistake. The first sling I tried with ~1mm thick thread turned out ok though, so I thought I'd try to improve upon the first one.

The release cord was 2 ply exactly for the reason you said, easier to replace. I like the 4 strand round braid asthetic (oops, it was 4 strand, not 8, just strands doubled up), but it takes so much longer to replace it if/when it breaks. Honestly, I don't notice a difference with 2 ply vs braided in terms of consistency/accuracy. As long as the twist is tight. I had a loose twist on one sling that did seem to be a bit more inconsistent.

We should start a thread with tutorials on different release cord termination methods. I'd love to see how others do it as well.
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Reply #6307 - Dec 30th, 2020 at 6:21pm
 
Quick balearic style sling made from cheap polypropylene bailing twine.

35g @ 24''. Feels light as a feather. Polyprop is light stuff and this is definitely on the thin side. You could get some pretty high velocity on throws from this.
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Reply #6308 - Dec 30th, 2020 at 7:09pm
 
Very nice!
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Reply #6309 - Dec 31st, 2020 at 6:14pm
 
Double layer leather pouch with sisal braided cord. I'm experimenting a bit with new styles, the inner hole is pretty messy though because I don't have my knife/cutting board at home.
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Reply #6310 - Dec 31st, 2020 at 7:13pm
 
Wow youíve been cranking out a lot of slings lately!  Nice work!
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Reply #6311 - Dec 31st, 2020 at 9:02pm
 
I like it.

I don't have too many diamond shaped slings. But I think they might be one of the cleanest releasing full-pouch slings. Your's seems like the best of both worlds (split vs. full) because you have that small relief in the center to hold projectiles better. Looks great too!
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Reply #6312 - Jan 2nd, 2021 at 3:36am
 
IronGoober wrote on Dec 29th, 2020 at 3:28pm:
One more from this Christmas break.

This one is waxed cotton string (I think), 27" (70cm), 8 strand round braid on the retention cord, 2 ply reverse twist on the release cord, jute tab.† This one was fun, a lot of work, and turned out better than the first two woven slings that I made..

Thats a beauty, well done
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Reply #6313 - Jan 2nd, 2021 at 3:37am
 
JudoP wrote on Dec 31st, 2020 at 6:14pm:
Double layer leather pouch with sisal braided cord. I'm experimenting a bit with new styles, the inner hole is pretty messy though because I don't have my knife/cutting board at home.

Never seen a pouch like that, it looks cool.
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Reply #6314 - Jan 6th, 2021 at 3:51pm
 
Yet another one:

Apache made from nylon 2mm cord round braided between 6 and 8 strand with a permanent core. I like the way it handles, perhaps a little heavy on the release cord though, thinner cord would be more flexible to work with and I have some 1.5mm on the way.
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