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Re: Cobra Sling Tutorial!
Reply #30 - Nov 7th, 2009 at 11:38am
 
Thanks, guys.  You'll find the Cobra is a very functional sling.  The heavy pouch allows you to shoot a wide variety of projectile weights and the thin cords make it rather fast.  Below is a Rockman/Rat Man Cobra.  Due to my limited weaving skills I had to whip the two extra cords needed to make this Rockman a Cobra into the pouch.  Then I had to adjust the weaving pattern for eight instead of seven strands.  The whole time I was making it I was sure that it would be a disaster.  I think it came out as one of the best slings I've made so far.  I'll have to make an addition to the tutorial for Rockman/Rat Man Cobras.
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Reply #31 - Nov 7th, 2009 at 11:39am
 
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Reply #32 - Nov 7th, 2009 at 2:34pm
 
That's a pretty piece of music, Rat Man!  Smiley And a very good tutorial.
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Reply #33 - Nov 7th, 2009 at 2:45pm
 
Great tutorial, Rat Man!

Thanks for putting in all the effort to share it.

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Re: Cobra Sling Tutorial!
Reply #34 - Nov 7th, 2009 at 6:42pm
 
Rat Man wrote on Nov 6th, 2009 at 4:36pm:
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Hi Rat Man,

I've been working on a cobra. Unfortunately I only have inferior materials at the moment but that will change and I'll post my results when I have a satisfactory item to show. I likely will have other questions later on but for the moment:

1) With regards to the weaving. Once the weaving is done, one end of the weave gets whipped at the throw (narrow) end of the sling, that's clear. But what happens to the other end? The end you begin with (big round end)? Do we whip that into the mix up there as well? If so how?

2) When I'm finished I'll do as you suggest and untie the knot at the top and whip it all together. But why undo that knot? Why not just keep the sling knotted? Too unsightly? Not good for the aerodynamics? Other?

Hope my questions are clear. Thanks, RM

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Reply #35 - Nov 7th, 2009 at 7:04pm
 
Thanks again, guys;
  To answer Dataryder's questions;
1)  At the top or retention end of the pouch just line up the left over weaving cord parallel with the retention cord and whip over them.  Maybe somewhere down the road we'll figure out something more creative to do with it but for now that's it.  
2)  If you whip over the retention knot it tends to loosen up.  I think the sling is stronger down the road if you just get rid of the knot.  This isn't a big deal.  If you left the knot intact it might not be a problem.  Untying it isn't difficult at all though.  
   The Cobra can be made with a lot of different materials.  So far I've made them with jute, cotton, paracord, and acrylic yarn, all woven into a cotton "frame" and I've done jute woven into a jute frame with the Rockman/Rat Man Cobra.  I don't care much for sisal, but maybe that's just because I've only had very poor quality sisal.  Maybe.  I hope to have some hemp to try soon.  I haven't used that at all yet.  I also want to experiment with mason's string.  
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Reply #36 - Nov 7th, 2009 at 7:34pm
 
I have a suggestion for another kind of Rockman/Cobra hybrid. Weave it like a Peruvian pouch until it would normally split down the middle, and instead split it vertically and weave it as before. Cross the two strands like a normal rockman to finish the pouch. I'dmake it, but I don't have a workspace right now.
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Reply #37 - Nov 7th, 2009 at 10:39pm
 
Rat Man wrote on Nov 7th, 2009 at 7:04pm:
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1)  At the top or retention end of the pouch just line up the left over weaving cord parallel with the retention cord and whip over them.  [...]

2)  If you whip over the retention knot it tends to loosen up.  I think the sling is stronger down the road if you just get rid of the knot.  [...] 


Thanks for your answer. Very clear. Excellent tutorial.

I just know.... gonna love the RM Cobra.

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Reply #38 - Nov 8th, 2009 at 12:06am
 
Personaly I love all the SHAMELESS dog photos that happen to have slings in the foreground!!!!
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Reply #39 - Nov 8th, 2009 at 8:52am
 
Dog?  There were dogs in my photos?  Now, how did that happen?
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Reply #40 - Nov 8th, 2009 at 9:06am
 
Rat Man wrote on Nov 8th, 2009 at 8:52am:
Dog?  There were dogs in my photos?  Now, how did that happen?  



Hmmm imagine that, dogs in Rat Mans pictures....... Grin
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Reply #41 - Nov 8th, 2009 at 2:44pm
 
Hey, congrats on you tutorial being finished. Now, send it to guides and articles and your legacy will be complete.

I owe you a Cobra sling, I´ll make one when I can.
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Reply #42 - Nov 10th, 2009 at 11:58am
 
Nice and comprehensive tutorial, Rat Man.  I have not yet made a cobra sling, but I have actually practiced weaving the cobra pouch with some pieces of cord, to be prepared.
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Reply #43 - Nov 17th, 2009 at 4:07pm
 
Hi, kid;
   God, it's good to be back.  In step ten the tying I was talking about was just tying the strands together with the release cord temporarily to make the weaving easier.  You can do this any time you like actually.  I find that it can depend on what material you're using.. if your frame is made of paracord you'll probably want to tie it all together temporarily after just one or two rows of weaving because everything is so slippery.  With cotton you can tie it together when suggested in step ten or when ever you like.  It's a matter of what's easiest for you.   Again, to be clear, the tying is temporary so there's no knot lump to worry about.  I'll ammend the picture in case anyone else is confused by this. 
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Reply #44 - Nov 17th, 2009 at 4:28pm
 
ah ok, i thought you tied on a new strand to weave the fangs- but i knew it couldn't be right
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