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How the hell do so many of you spend hours making a sling? (Read 2849 times)
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Reply #15 - Nov 1st, 2020 at 4:49am
 
Jaegoors balearic sling.  You start with the eye.  12 strands.  If you put it together there are already 24 strands.  The letter is part of a network.  12 strands to the left, 12 strands to the right.  You add another 12 strands on each side.  That adds up to 48 strands.  These are tapered until 4 strands remain.  Have lots of fun with it.  😁

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Reply #16 - Nov 1st, 2020 at 1:18pm
 
All honor to the sling-artists!!!!


But, I just want to slinging. So I make them in 15 minutes.
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Reply #17 - Nov 4th, 2020 at 9:04pm
 
Jaegoor wrote on Nov 1st, 2020 at 4:49am:
Jaegoors balearic sling.  You start with the eye.  12 strands.  If you put it together there are already 24 strands.  The letter is part of a network.  12 strands to the left, 12 strands to the right.  You add another 12 strands on each side.  That adds up to 48 strands.  These are tapered until 4 strands remain.  Have lots of fun with it.  😁


Wow! Have a tutorial or resource on how to make them that way?
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Reply #18 - Nov 5th, 2020 at 6:00am
 
Unfortunately there is no tutorial yet.  I always wanted to do one.  Never made it.
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Reply #19 - Nov 7th, 2020 at 11:56am
 
uwe pelzer makes 16 strand braids with intricate patterns throughout.
It takes time - and yes, while you can hang them on the wall to impress ANYONE, they also work as great practical slings/

Something can be both decorative and practical Smiley

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Reply #20 - Nov 7th, 2020 at 12:38pm
 
I would dearly love to get a sling from him.
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Reply #21 - Nov 7th, 2020 at 1:06pm
 
Frag ihn. 😁
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Reply #22 - Nov 7th, 2020 at 1:42pm
 
I'll get round to it Cheesy Last I heard he had a long waiting list so I don't want to bug him Cheesy
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Reply #23 - Nov 11th, 2020 at 8:04am
 
We have the technology!  For the low, low price of $10,000 (plus tax and shipping) you too can subjugate your very own robot slave to make slings for you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjwDAP35bQo
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Reply #24 - Nov 11th, 2020 at 8:08am
 
lol uwe makes money by making slings.
As jaegoor says: Ask him Smiley
ever known uwe to turn down a sale.
But he does haggle well !

I suspect he's made more than a few in the last 6 month or so Smiley
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Reply #25 - Nov 11th, 2020 at 8:25am
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Nov 11th, 2020 at 8:04am:
We have the technology!  For the low, low price of $10,000 (plus tax and shipping) you too can subjugate your very own robot slave to make slings for you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjwDAP35bQo

That thing looks genius!

Curious Aardvark wrote on Nov 11th, 2020 at 8:08am:
I suspect he's made more than a few in the last 6 month or so

That's a good point. I assume he's made it through the backlog by now Cheesy
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Reply #26 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 3:21am
 
Put on a movie, grab you a a cold drink and get to braiding. I've spent many hours braiding while watching movies and it's a lot of fun.

Now if you really want to figure out how to spend a long time making slings process your own fiber into cordage first. Oh buddy that takes a little work.
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Reply #27 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 4:02am
 
Morphy wrote on Nov 12th, 2020 at 3:21am:
Put on a movie, grab you a a cold drink and get to braiding. I've spent many hours braiding while watching movies and it's a lot of fun.

Now if you really want to figure out how to spend a long time making slings process your own fiber into cordage first. Oh buddy that takes a little work.

Funnily enough I started just yesterday using lime bast to make string Cheesy I had this log on the balcony I was saving for a walking stick but didn't know what it was. Turns out it's linden/lime, the bark of which can be used to make cord. Strong cord at that. I've made two slings out of nettle fibre and I'm going to make a braided sling out of the lime bast soon. I've found it very meditative.
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Reply #28 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 4:47am
 
Oh yes I am quite aware lol. I stalk your Instagram looking for project updates frequently. You see I only have two hands so there is technically a limit to the amount of mischief I can create therefore I live vicariously through some of my Instagram fellows projects. It's called 4d chess and I'm playing it.

Vet is another that gets stalked on the regular.  Grin Grin
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Re: How the hell do so many of you spend hours making a sling?
Reply #29 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 7:42am
 
I wish i could  have the time to actually spend to learn hiw to kumihimo.  I even have all the equipment and mutiple  books. But eventually i will, but one of my projects this year is to make cordage.  But we shall see if i do.

On a side note Jaegoor, You should really think about joining the SITH this year. PLEASE????
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