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Re: How the hell do so many of you spend hours making a sling?
Reply #30 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 8:05am
 
Unfortunately, I don't have time for that.  My gymnasium was broken into.  Slings for my group were stolen.  I have to replace them.  There is also a sling project for Switzerland.  Reconstructing this slingshot is a mammoth task.  I already made a couple of replicas.  But there is new knowledge.  Then I have some orders for slings from friends.  I am a trainer for two sports groups and I work full-time as a teacher.
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Reply #31 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 8:19am
 
Braided slings are faster on a Marudai.
It takes a while to set up the strings and bobbins though. The action is quicker though.
My paracord slings with a leather pouch take about half an hour to do properly.
Details take time. No way around it. The more you sling the more you will demand of your sling. I use a very simple non braided sling but it has a lot of design features even at a basic level.
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Re: How the hell do so many of you spend hours making a sling?
Reply #32 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 9:46am
 
well you don't need to spend $10,000 on a robotic solution.

A reasonable programmable 4/5 axis robotic arm can be had for less than $1000 these days.
get two, teach them to braid and leave them to it Smiley

Hell get three and really go to town !

20 or 30 sold slings later and you're into profit !
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Reply #33 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 12:31pm
 
Jaegoor wrote on Nov 12th, 2020 at 8:05am:
Unfortunately, I don't have time for that.  My gymnasium was broken into.  Slings for my group were stolen.  I have to replace them.  There is also a sling project for Switzerland.  Reconstructing this slingshot is a mammoth task.  I already made a couple of replicas.  But there is new knowledge.  Then I have some orders for slings from friends.  I am a trainer for two sports groups and I work full-time as a teacher.


What!?!? They stole your slings?
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Reply #34 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 2:02pm
 
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.


As Morphy said it. Return from work, go for a run, have a hot shower and dinner while pondering the problems of the day for a last time, and then braid in front of the TV or with some good music and a good cup of tea. It's very relaxing and will put your mind at rest. Some call it meditation  Cheesy.

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Reply #35 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 2:32pm
 
Teg wrote on Nov 12th, 2020 at 2:02pm:
otava yo it is tonight


I love their music although I dont understand russian
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Re: How the hell do so many of you spend hours making a sling?
Reply #36 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 3:09pm
 
Jaegoor wrote on Nov 12th, 2020 at 8:05am:
Unfortunately, I don't have time for that.  My gymnasium was broken into.  Slings for my group were stolen.  I have to replace them.  There is also a sling project for Switzerland.  Reconstructing this slingshot is a mammoth task.  I already made a couple of replicas.  But there is new knowledge.  Then I have some orders for slings from friends.  I am a trainer for two sports groups and I work full-time as a teacher.



SORRY to hear, but good luck on your tasks at getting everything done and figured out
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Reply #37 - Nov 15th, 2020 at 8:58am
 
That’s terrible Jaegoor. I’m sorry to hear that. How many slings were stolen? Was anything else taken?
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Reply #38 - Nov 15th, 2020 at 9:47am
 
Can't stand thieves. Hopefully they brain themselves trying to use it.  Wink What a shame though you certainly make some works of art.
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Reply #39 - Nov 15th, 2020 at 1:18pm
 
Morphy wrote on Nov 15th, 2020 at 9:47am:
Can't stand thieves. Hopefully they brain themselves trying to use it.  Wink What a shame though you certainly make some works of art.


Imagine losing one of Jaegoor's slings  Sad Undecided Cry
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Reply #40 - Nov 15th, 2020 at 1:27pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Nov 12th, 2020 at 9:46am:
well you don't need to spend $10,000 on a robotic solution.

A reasonable programmable 4/5 axis robotic arm can be had for less than $1000 these days.
get two, teach them to braid and leave them to it Smiley

Hell get three and really go to town !

20 or 30 sold slings later and you're into profit !


“Teach them to braid”
Ha! Is that all you need to do? Assuming you make around $10/sling, that’s only profit after 30 slings if you completely discount your time. That sounds like a nightmare to program several general purpose robots for braiding!  I’d rather pay $10,000 than spend months working out the software.  Plus, those $1k machines (plus the cost of grippers) are not meant to be operated close to each other. The collision avoidance capabilities come with a much heftier price tag.  You might have better luck teaching one robot arm to do kumihimo, but that still sounds like a really hard problem.
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Reply #41 - Nov 15th, 2020 at 2:06pm
 
SerKraus wrote on Nov 15th, 2020 at 1:18pm:
Morphy wrote on Nov 15th, 2020 at 9:47am:
Can't stand thieves. Hopefully they brain themselves trying to use it.  Wink What a shame though you certainly make some works of art.


Imagine losing one of Jaegoor's slings  Sad Undecided Cry


Probably good I don't own one because knowing me I would lol.
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Reply #42 - Nov 29th, 2020 at 4:39pm
 
I thought I made a lot of slings.  Also very difficult.  But already 1200 years before Christ someone had the idea to make one as complicated as possible.  😁
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