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Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Reply #45 - Jan 22nd, 2021 at 12:22pm
 

I've just knotted up a couple of old bootlaces to a plastic bread bag. I'll have a chuck tomorrow if the weathers nice.
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Reply #46 - Jan 22nd, 2021 at 1:44pm
 
Welcome to the challenge DM!  Can’t wait to see what you’ve got!

Shockingly, my freeze-dried cantaloupe sling was a failure... on to the backup plan.  That’s going to delay my video for a few more days.
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Reply #47 - Jan 28th, 2021 at 12:37am
 
Well... several after more failures I finally think I have a functional trash sling. I’ll try slinging some tennis balls tomorrow if I have time.
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Reply #48 - Jan 28th, 2021 at 7:57am
 
Awesome!  Looking forward to yours as well David!
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Reply #49 - Jan 28th, 2021 at 9:22am
 
Good news! I finally got a pouch and cord combination that actually worked. I managed to film a few shots this morning (surprisingly accurate), and now I just need to compile and edit the footage. I can’t promise that it’ll be as entertaining as the pumpkin challenge, but it was certainly as complicated of a project... especially with all of the failed attempts.
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Reply #50 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 10:19am
 
Finally done!
Here is my entry into the second annual Trash Sling Challenge:


https://youtu.be/NZk64NVig20


...also, I put a list of entries on the first post so everyone can see all the entries in one place.
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Reply #51 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 10:33am
 
Those truly are some trash slings Cheesy
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Reply #52 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 10:47am
 
Kick wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 10:33am:
Those truly are some trash slings Cheesy


That was the goal!
I was trying to make the trashiest functional sling I could come up with... it took a few tries to get to the “functional” part Smiley
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Reply #53 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 11:52am
 
Great video. Love that tool you used for making plastic cordage. +1 for the trauma shears as well.
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Reply #54 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 11:57am
 
Awesome!  I laughed so hard during the tests with the first sling.  Your dog had to be thinking, 'He's usually way better at throwing than this'.  Cheesy
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Reply #55 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 12:31pm
 
Morphy wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 11:52am:
Great video. Love that tool you used for making plastic cordage. +1 for the trauma shears as well.


I love medical shears!   Did you know the TSA will actually let you carry them on an airplane?

I am a little bummed about giving up on the plastic cordage before figuring out that I really just needed to wet the corn husks, but I wanted to get my entry posted, so I opted not to keep filming.

@Joe LOL! My dog was almost as confused as I was!
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Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Reply #56 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 1:46pm
 
Loved it.

I wonder if you could have been able to get away with a single strip of the plastic cordage, instead of braiding it? 

What was the inspiration for the food waste theme? (loved the supergluing scene)
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Reply #57 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 2:30pm
 
IronGoober wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 1:46pm:
Loved it.

I wonder if you could have been able to get away with a single strip of the plastic cordage, instead of braiding it? 

What was the inspiration for the food waste theme? (loved the supergluing scene)



I definitely could've used a single strand.  There's plenty of strength there, and a multi-stranded soda bottle cord is definitely not ideal, but I thought using a single strip would be way less entertaining Smiley

The food theme was not intentional.  Most of the trash generated in my house comes from the kitchen, and I definitely don't want to make any slings from trash found in the diaper pail! (...or do I??? Hmmm) 

Plastic bags have already been done a few times.  There's still plenty that could be done with those materials (trash bag Balearic anyone?), but I was looking for something a little different just for the challenge of working with new materials. 
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Reply #58 - Feb 2nd, 2021 at 3:25am
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 2:30pm:
trash bag Balearic anyone?

Well now I know what I'm doing for my next attempt...
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Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Reply #59 - Feb 2nd, 2021 at 3:47am
 
Great stuff nooc, I have all my materials I collected over Christmas I just need to make some time to craft something up
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