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Re: Tutankhamen Sling Tutorial
Reply #15 - Mar 7th, 2011 at 1:48pm
 
I will add to the gracious comments.  Thank you for contributing some very worthwhile content to slinging.org.
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Reply #16 - Mar 7th, 2011 at 5:16pm
 
yay, another project to ward off winter blues  Cheesy

thanks for posting.
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Reply #17 - Mar 7th, 2011 at 5:17pm
 
Thanks for kind words! I'm always glad to hear when people find my tutorials useful.

Recently, I've been considering making a revised Tut sling tutorial, showing how to make a sling more like the original artifact (finer linen, larger number of warps, braided cords, etc), rather than just showing the basic method for the Tut pouch.

Is that something anyone would find helpful?

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Re: Tutankhamen Sling Tutorial
Reply #18 - Mar 7th, 2011 at 6:08pm
 
Timothy Potter wrote on Mar 7th, 2011 at 5:17pm:
Is that something anyone would find helpful?

-Timothy

Very! And maybe some advice on how to tighten the weft threads without breaking them.
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Pikåru wrote on Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:59pm:
Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Reply #19 - Mar 7th, 2011 at 9:39pm
 
Masiakasaurus wrote on Mar 7th, 2011 at 6:08pm:
Timothy Potter wrote on Mar 7th, 2011 at 5:17pm:
Is that something anyone would find helpful?

-Timothy

Very! And maybe some advice on how to tighten the weft threads without breaking them.

Seconded!

You know, I'm experimenting with that Tut's sling pouch weaving method to make assorted other stuff too - scale it up to a portable tree swing for my lil niece
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Reply #20 - Mar 8th, 2011 at 12:22am
 
Yeah but let me get this one done first.

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Timothy Potter wrote on Mar 7th, 2011 at 5:17pm:
Thanks for kind words! I'm always glad to hear when people find my tutorials useful.

Recently, I've been considering making a revised Tut sling tutorial, showing how to make a sling more like the original artifact (finer linen, larger number of warps, braided cords, etc), rather than just showing the basic method for the Tut pouch.

Is that something anyone would find helpful?

-Timothy

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Re: Tutankhamen Sling Tutorial
Reply #21 - Mar 8th, 2011 at 10:36am
 
winkleried wrote on Mar 8th, 2011 at 12:22am:
Yeah but let me get this one done first.

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No worries, it takes a lot longer to make a tutorial than a sling, and it takes me even longer to get around to making a tutorial.

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Reply #22 - Mar 8th, 2011 at 6:01pm
 
Masiakasaurus wrote on Mar 7th, 2011 at 6:08pm:
Very! And maybe some advice on how to tighten the weft threads without breaking them.


I assume you mean the warp threads, since those are the ones that are tightened after the weaving is finished. I'm not sure what advice to give, since I've never had the threads break on me, but it might depend on the material. I've made this type of pouch with linen and wool, but both were strong enough not to break; perhaps a thinner thread or yarn would, though. One problem I've encountered when weaving these pouches is to accidentally sew the weft through a warp thread, splitting the plys. When weaving with a needle without the aid of a loom with heddles, this is an easy mistake to make. This causes problems when you go to tighten the warp, because the warp won't be able to pull past the place where the weft is sewn through it. Once, I had to cut the warp of of the weft in this situation. Happily I was using a thick wool yarn, and there was enough strength in the part of the warp that wasn't cut to hold together, but I can envision the warp breaking in a similar situation. I know that this might be confusing since I don't have pictures to show what I mean, so if it doesn't make sense,  I can try to clarify it.

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Re: Tutankhamen Sling Tutorial
Reply #23 - Mar 8th, 2011 at 7:56pm
 
Huh I've always tightened the weft...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/Kette_und_Schu%C3%9F.jpg
The weft are the cords placed on the loom before weaving. After I weave the pouch there's always a little slack to work out, and by the end I usually end up snapping the weft cord somewhere. I've had 3 tut slings turn out well, but I can't even count how many I've ruined. At least 4x as many.
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Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Reply #24 - Mar 9th, 2011 at 12:24pm
 
Masiakasaurus wrote on Mar 8th, 2011 at 7:56pm:
Huh I've always tightened the weft...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/Kette_und_Schu%C3%9F.jpg
The weft are the cords placed on the loom before weaving. After I weave the pouch there's always a little slack to work out, and by the end I usually end up snapping the weft cord somewhere. I've had 3 tut slings turn out well, but I can't even count how many I've ruined. At least 4x as many.


I'm pretty sure that warp is the term what's put on the loom and weft is what's woven through it, but whichever it is, the problem is obviously how to avoid breaking it. One thing that I recently tried that might help a little is to tighten the thread from the middle, and work out to both ends, tightening a little on one side and then the other. This means that you have half as much slack to pull through at one time, and maybe that would help some by not putting as much stress on the thread. If nothing else, it seemed like an easier way to keep both halves of the pouch even. When I did this I used two separate threads for the warp and tied each onto the loom dowels, instead of starting the warp from the middle of a single thread like the tutorial shows.

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Reply #25 - Mar 9th, 2011 at 2:23pm
 
Been there, done that. Sad It may be the thread that I use...
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Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Reply #26 - Mar 9th, 2011 at 8:55pm
 
Masiakasaurus wrote on Mar 9th, 2011 at 2:23pm:
Been there, done that. Sad It may be the thread that I use...


What kind of thread is it?

One other idea I had would be to try weaving a little looser, so there would be less friction on the thread that is being tightened, but you may have already tried that.

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Reply #27 - Mar 9th, 2011 at 9:00pm
 
Harbor Freight Flax, mostly. I've used hemp, which is smoother, but it tends to be less uniform in diameter and harder to tighten. My next step is to buy linen rug warp similar to what you use and try weaving that.
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Reply #28 - Mar 10th, 2011 at 2:03pm
 
Oh Crud that was what I was going to use. Sad

Still a moot point until I can get the loom finshed. Real hard to build one when all of your hand tools are at the bottom of a stoarage shed. Sad. but with a little redneck engineering I managed to at least get the body built Smiley

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Masiakasaurus wrote on Mar 9th, 2011 at 9:00pm:
Harbor Freight Flax, mostly. I've used hemp, which is smoother, but it tends to be less uniform in diameter and harder to tighten. My next step is to buy linen rug warp similar to what you use and try weaving that.

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Reply #29 - Mar 13th, 2011 at 9:03pm
 
winkleried wrote on Mar 10th, 2011 at 2:03pm:
Oh Crud that was what I was going to use. Sad

Still a moot point until I can get the loom finshed. Real hard to build one when all of your hand tools are at the bottom of a stoarage shed. Sad. but with a little redneck engineering I managed to at least get the body built Smiley

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Masiakasaurus wrote on Mar 9th, 2011 at 9:00pm:
Harbor Freight Flax, mostly. I've used hemp, which is smoother, but it tends to be less uniform in diameter and harder to tighten. My next step is to buy linen rug warp similar to what you use and try weaving that.


When I attempted a (cotton) Tut sling, I used two long watercolor paintbrushes tied to the legs on a chair I had laid on the ground. (The brushes were used to bridge the gap between the chair legs.)
I ran out of cord roughly halfway through the pouch, so I'm not sure if the end result would've been "pretty." Grin
It was a little user-unfriendly, but not so much that would prevent the rig from producing a sling from what I could tell.


Redneck rigs ftw Grin
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