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Reply #30 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 3:52pm
 
then, trim the end of the braid and repeat the in and out weave and wrapping process you did on the loop braid and........voila!
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Reply #31 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 3:54pm
 
you're done! here is what it should look like. Smiley
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Reply #32 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 3:59pm
 
one final step i usually do is to run the braids over an open flame like a lighter or candle to take off all the fuzzies. you can also rub them down with beeswax or coat them with vegetable oil to keep them supple. this particular sling i made for one of my nieghbors children and is only 26" long. i prefer between 30" and 34" for myself. thanks for following along with me and i hope you enjoyed it. feel free to contact me with any comments or questions.


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Reply #33 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 4:43pm
 

That is a great tutorial, thanks!  Cool
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Reply #34 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 5:02pm
 
you're welcome, david. and thanks for getting me on here. i'm having a blast!
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Reply #35 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 5:27pm
 
that...is...AWESOME. very descriptive tut. i bet it will make the archives. and i also find that using needle and thread makes the loop tighter then what some whipping will do either way great sling


oh yeah, where do you get your leather? the leather i find is expensive (8.99 us dollars for only a foot by foot square for some heavy and thick leather)
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Reply #36 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 6:13pm
 
thanks, kid! the leather used here is an elk hide i got from a friend who bagged it a cuople of years ago. usually, i scrounge for mine. old tool bags, golf bags, baseball mits, and especially old sofas and chairs that people throw out.
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Reply #37 - Jul 6th, 2009 at 6:19pm
 
ohhh... i really like that leather type. the stuff i found in michelles art store was over expensive
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Reply #38 - Jul 7th, 2009 at 12:30am
 
You make some great looking slings Chris. Thanks for posting the tutorial. I also have to thank David for reminding me about slings over on Paleoplanet.

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Reply #39 - Jul 7th, 2009 at 10:29am
 
thanks, Devin.  Smiley
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Reply #40 - Jul 7th, 2009 at 11:35am
 
Good job, man.  I'll have to get a leather punch now.  Very clear, concise tutorial.  If I can follow it, anyone can.  Whether or not this makes the archives I'm saving it.   I'm off to kill an elk now.  (not)
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Reply #41 - Jul 7th, 2009 at 11:57am
 
wish I could try it, but sadly I have no leather
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Reply #42 - Jul 7th, 2009 at 11:59am
 
by the way, how dose flax twine work for braiding, is it stiff of to rough
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Reply #43 - Jul 7th, 2009 at 12:26pm
 
heya, slinger. no, i don't find flax too rough or stiff. unlike hemp it's just the right flexibility for me, but if if you find it so you can always coat it in vegetable oil or beeswax to make it more supple. as for leather, hit your local thrift store. i bet you find yard upon yard of usable leather for dirt cheap. old purses, luggage, bags, and especially furniture. one of my favorite sources is old tool bags. this stuff is tough but very supple.
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Reply #44 - Jul 7th, 2009 at 12:27pm
 
thanks, ratman Smiley
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