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Reply #7560 - Sep 5th, 2023 at 3:23am
 
This is my latest creation, a Jute Balearic sling.
Its 29" folded and has a paracord guts cracker; also waxed with beeswax too Smiley

I struggle to perfectly center the belly, it always ends up slightly pointing to one side!
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Reply #7561 - Sep 5th, 2023 at 3:23am
 
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Reply #7562 - Sep 5th, 2023 at 8:59am
 
Beautiful sling, Jaegoor!

Blargslap - great looking sling! I also have that problem with the belly on slings.
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, “The heads are on the wrong side!” Eino looked at him and said, “You dummy, those are for the other side of the house!”
 
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Reply #7563 - Sep 5th, 2023 at 9:28pm
 
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Reply #7564 - Sep 6th, 2023 at 8:15pm
 
Blindsquirrel wrote on Sep 5th, 2023 at 9:28pm:
The double finger loops feel like the release cord is held off line, where as the single finger loop design feels like the release cord is directly on the target line.

That's basically the experience I get from the double finger look.  I know they work because there's plenty of slingers who use them, and who can hit a target much more consistently than me.  But I could never get a feel for the double loop.  Even after multiple 100-Rounds, something just doesn't feel right.
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Reply #7565 - Sep 12th, 2023 at 11:11pm
 
Jute and sisal egyptian sling. Smiley
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, “The heads are on the wrong side!” Eino looked at him and said, “You dummy, those are for the other side of the house!”
 
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Reply #7566 - Sep 13th, 2023 at 2:57am
 
your sling is superb.
Just an idea but the cracker isn't Egyptian.
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Reply #7567 - Sep 13th, 2023 at 8:46am
 
Thanks!

I agree, the cracker is most definitely not Egyptian. I made it based on Jaegoor's replaceable cracker design so that the end of the sling would last much longer without me splicing in synthetic materials. Smiley
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, “The heads are on the wrong side!” Eino looked at him and said, “You dummy, those are for the other side of the house!”
 
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Reply #7568 - Sep 13th, 2023 at 6:00pm
 
Lovely looking sling!
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Reply #7569 - Sep 14th, 2023 at 10:40pm
 
Thank you, blargslap and TOMBELAINE Smiley

Jute and sisal sheepshank sling.
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, “The heads are on the wrong side!” Eino looked at him and said, “You dummy, those are for the other side of the house!”
 
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Reply #7570 - Sep 17th, 2023 at 10:35pm
 
Here is my sling! Just kinda a typical cupped pouch design with some twisted jute ropes made from some simple jute twine. Nothin fancy but it works great!
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Reply #7571 - Sep 17th, 2023 at 11:01pm
 
Great looking sling, HoboPatch!
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, “The heads are on the wrong side!” Eino looked at him and said, “You dummy, those are for the other side of the house!”
 
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Reply #7572 - Sep 18th, 2023 at 4:03am
 
HoboPatch wrote on Sep 17th, 2023 at 10:35pm:
Rien d'extraordinaire mais ça marche très bien !


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Reply #7573 - Sep 20th, 2023 at 10:27am
 
TOMBELAINE wrote on Sep 18th, 2023 at 4:03am:
HoboPatch wrote on Sep 17th, 2023 at 10:35pm:
Rien d'extraordinaire mais ça marche très bien !


It's the most important.

Eino wrote on Sep 17th, 2023 at 11:01pm:
Great looking sling, HoboPatch!



Thanks!
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Reply #7574 - Sep 22nd, 2023 at 6:35am
 
Just finished my latest creation; a tiny wee sling for my daughter’s third birthday. She has watched myself an my 5 year old daughter learn and has been asking for one for a while.

It’s very small, designed to throw equally tiny projectiles and be manageable for her. The finger loop is so small I cannot use the sling Grin

It’s made in two coloured jute; twisted green and a natural type with a gold filament accenting it. It really pops in the light. I also waxed the cords to make them more resistant to getting wet because she’s bound to drop it in water!
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