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Tutankhamen Sling Tutorial
Jul 24th, 2009 at 4:57pm
 
I've finally finished a tutorial for making a Tut sling.

http://www.seekyee.com/Slings/howtos/tut1.htm

My brother's idea for using a flat loom works very well; much better than my triangle looms, so the instructions are for the flat loom method.

I simplified the design to make things more clear, but I have directions for the un-simplified version.

There are also three new braiding tutorials as well:

http://www.seekyee.com/Slings/howtos/4strand2.htm
http://www.seekyee.com/Slings/howtos/4strand3.htm
http://www.seekyee.com/Slings/howtos/8strand1.htm (Thanks for the correction, David)

I'd be interested to know if the directions are clear enough to use. Since I know what I'm trying to show, it's clear to me, but my instructions would be valueless if nobody else could follow them. Also, please let me know if I made any spelling errors.

Enjoy!

-Timothy Potter
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Reply #1 - Jul 24th, 2009 at 5:05pm
 
Looks wonderfully made to me. A common complain about how to's to braiding is using the same color of string for the demo.
I understand it fine, but some people need the strings to be of diferent color.

Great job Timothy, good luck.
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Reply #2 - Jul 24th, 2009 at 5:39pm
 
That is absolutely fantastic, I totally get that. Bravo!

You probably meant to use this as your third braiding link: http://www.seekyee.com/Slings/howtos/8strand1.htm ; Wink
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Reply #3 - Jul 24th, 2009 at 10:27pm
 
Wow! That was a lot of work and I really appreciate the effort. I can see how the pouch holds conical shot perfectly. I look forward to making one of these slings now. Thanks!
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Reply #4 - Jul 25th, 2009 at 10:41am
 
brilliant just brilliant!! Grin Grin Smiley Smiley
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Reply #5 - Jul 25th, 2009 at 12:01pm
 
Smiley......i don't beleive it, it seems simple enough, especially how the strands are twisted to make the cords...i gotta make this sometime with something close to that material (hemp? i can't find linen anywhere
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Reply #6 - Jul 25th, 2009 at 7:23pm
 
one word - perfect.

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Reply #7 - Jul 25th, 2009 at 7:30pm
 
i have a question though, the remaining un woven warp threads once pulled would turn into a very long single strand right? then what happens to that long single strand?

i'm thinking that it is used in the twist on 1 side

also, i found a small mistake, you spelled pull as pulles
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Reply #8 - Jul 25th, 2009 at 11:22pm
 
Thanks for the gracious comments!

Thanks to Chris, the tutorial is now available here on slinging.org:

http://slinging.org/index.php?page=a-method-for-reproducing-a-sling-found-in-the...

xxkid123,

Thanks for the correction; I actually noticed a couple of other errors when I was re-typing "pulles."

To answer your question about the warp:

You actually end up with two long strings when the warp is pulled through because the warping is done with both ends of the warp string. So when the warp is pulled through, it is done so from both sides at the same time. The instructions show how to sew these ends through the weaving and trim them off, but your idea of twisting them into one of the cords would work as well.

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Reply #9 - Jul 26th, 2009 at 6:52am
 
Hello
Really great tuturial  Smiley!
I hope youll go on making toturials.Yours are absoluteley fantastic and easy to understand.
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Reply #10 - Jul 26th, 2009 at 10:15am
 
Great tutorial!  Now I can live my childhood dream of being a pharaoh!  Grin

But for real.  You know that it's good if I can understand it.  I will have to try it asap.  Thanks!
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Reply #11 - Jul 26th, 2009 at 10:32am
 
Timothy Potter wrote on Jul 25th, 2009 at 11:22pm:
Thanks for the gracious comments!

Thanks to Chris, the tutorial is now available here on slinging.org:

http://slinging.org/index.php?page=a-method-for-reproducing-a-sling-found-in-the...

xxkid123,

Thanks for the correction; I actually noticed a couple of other errors when I was re-typing "pulles."

To answer your question about the warp:

You actually end up with two long strings when the warp is pulled through because the warping is done with both ends of the warp string. So when the warp is pulled through, it is done so from both sides at the same time. The instructions show how to sew these ends through the weaving and trim them off, but your idea of twisting them into one of the cords would work as well.

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thanks, i probably will twist it into the cords, but only for an inch or so, makes a cleaner looking appearance
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Reply #12 - Jul 26th, 2009 at 11:27am
 
beautiful work, Tim.  Smiley
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Reply #13 - Mar 6th, 2011 at 10:20pm
 
Going to build the loom tomorrow and give it a go. Will let ya know what I think when it is done.

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Reply #14 - Mar 7th, 2011 at 1:09am
 
The best tutorial I've seen so far! And the way it's done,I would have never figured it out by myself so it's really useful, carefully shown.Thank you!
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