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Reply #30 - May 11th, 2021 at 11:10am
 
Ahh a hemp/jute mix. Thats very interesting. Where did you find that?
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Reply #31 - May 11th, 2021 at 3:17pm
 
A sling that I like.  It is a replica of a historical sling.  It comes from the Bronze Age.  And it still holds many secrets
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Reply #32 - May 12th, 2021 at 3:04am
 
Jaegoor wrote on May 11th, 2021 at 3:17pm:
A sling that I like.  It is a replica of a historical sling.  It comes from the Bronze Age.  And it still holds many secrets


Cortaillod ? It looks cool, but the cords seem very thin and look like they wont be able to  shoot a stone that is bigger than a golf ball. But it still looks great, like almost everything you do.
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Reply #33 - May 12th, 2021 at 6:02am
 
https://youtu.be/i5Xz_oNvu2k

Yes that surprised me too.  But stones up to a maximum of 100g are possible.  Amazing too.  The small sling now has 10,000 wefts on the linen fiber.
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Reply #34 - May 12th, 2021 at 7:50am
 
Jaegoor wrote on May 12th, 2021 at 6:02am:
https://youtu.be/i5Xz_oNvu2k

Yes that surprised me too.  But stones up to a maximum of 100g are possible.  Amazing too.  The small sling now has 10,000 wefts on the linen fiber.


That is surprising. I'll have to make one, to test it myself.
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Reply #35 - May 12th, 2021 at 2:26pm
 
Morphy wrote on May 11th, 2021 at 11:10am:
Ahh a hemp/jute mix. Thats very interesting. Where did you find that?

It was actually hemp and jute cords braided together. I wish I could find hemp jute string. I wonder if it exists
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Reply #36 - May 12th, 2021 at 2:39pm
 
Oh ok makes sense. I wont hold my breath on a hemp/jute mix. Shoot, I still cant find a source for very high quality hemp cordage.
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Reply #37 - May 12th, 2021 at 3:16pm
 
Morphy wrote on May 12th, 2021 at 2:39pm:
Shoot, I still cant find a source for very high quality hemp cordage.

I found this to be very good.
https://www.hempbasics.com/shop/Category/hemp-yarn-spool
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Reply #38 - May 12th, 2021 at 7:23pm
 
Wow!! Hell of a price too. No thick spots or random pieces of dried organic matter in it?
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Reply #39 - May 12th, 2021 at 9:10pm
 
I'm not sure.  As of this point I would probably say this one.  There is a caveat though.  I'm not really sure how it threw.  I used it for literally just two ice balls to make sure it didn't fall apart, then it got packaged up and went to hubert.

It was made of hemp and waxed linen.

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Reply #40 - May 13th, 2021 at 6:07pm
 
Beautiful Joe. I like both hemp and waxed linen for cordage when I can find the good stuff. Damn everyone wants that quality hemp these days. If not always for the same reasons. 

The color combo is great as is the pouch. Ever think about making one for yourself?
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Reply #41 - May 13th, 2021 at 9:29pm
 
Thanks man!

Ha!  Some day I'll hang on to one.  The last two I made went out.  The one I'm working on right now (and taking way too long, sorry Duckhands whistle) will be going out too.  It's all good though.  I like making slings to give away.

Most of the cordage I get I just pick up on Etsy.  Sometimes there are deals, sometimes not.  But there's usually a big selection.  Especially if you're looking for colored cordage.
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Reply #42 - May 14th, 2021 at 6:15am
 
This is my favorite design layout at the moment.
It's nothing spectacular in terms of skill to build or in beauty
This one happens to be made from gutted paracord. It's not as heavy as it looks, about 38 grams.
It's as long as my arm,  symmetrical in nature, flat, with smooth release cord and a synching wrist loop
I utilize the full fist grip, with both cords pinched together. This provides a very good grip and allows me
to use such a long split securely, thus I can use small and very big stones.
It's silent, due to the lack of a whip, no high pitch swishing sound either
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Reply #43 - May 14th, 2021 at 7:07am
 
joe_meadmaker wrote on May 13th, 2021 at 9:29pm:
Thanks man!

Ha!  Some day I'll hang on to one.  The last two I made went out.  The one I'm working on right now (and taking way too long, sorry Duckhands whistle) will be going out too.  It's all good though.  I like making slings to give away.

Most of the cordage I get I just pick up on Etsy.  Sometimes there are deals, sometimes not.  But there's usually a big selection.  Especially if you're looking for colored cordage.


Duck can feel better knowing I am still working on NOOCs SITH sling.   Roll Eyes
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Reply #44 - Jun 2nd, 2021 at 2:13pm
 
My new best sling
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