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Neil_Anir
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Greetings from England
Nov 27th, 2022 at 10:45am
 
I have been slinging off & on since about 1980, mostly off. When I started there was little or no information available on how slings were made & how to use them. The first sling I made was a narrow (35mm 1 3/8in) short (400mm 16in) leather strap & I quickly discovered that it needed a finger loop, release knot & some cupping in the pouch to keep projectiles in place. The black one in the photo.
In collaboration with friends I then made a longer (800mm 31.5in) sling with a separate leather pouch (150 x 45mm 6 x 1.75in) & leather bootlace cords. The pouch was cupped by wetting it then tying it tightly round a golf-ball sized pebble until it dried.
Recently, I was motivated by Slinging.org to make a few new slings & to redistribute some pebbles round the countryside.
I made an Aussie seatbelt sling, with a pouch 150 x 50mm (6 x 1in) & the length mid pouch to release loop end is 865mm (34in). After that I made a Cap Paul using Curious Aardvark’s template, pouch 250 x 75mm (10 x 2in), pouch to loop end 830mm (32.75in). Both relatively simple & effective.
Then, after seeing the ‘King Tut slings’ projects by contributors to the Slinging.org forum, I was inspired to have a go. So thanks to David Morningstar, T. J. Potter, TEG, Hubert, Lakeslinger & others for your guidance.
I will put photos of these & more recent slings on the relevant pages here.
Good health & Good slinging Neil Anir
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Reply #1 - Nov 27th, 2022 at 6:52pm
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania, USA!
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Reply #2 - Nov 29th, 2022 at 1:19pm
 
Greetings also from England!
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Reply #3 - Dec 5th, 2022 at 8:33pm
 
Howdy from North Texas.
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Reply #4 - Dec 19th, 2022 at 7:24am
 
Welcome and greetings from Virginia
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Reply #5 - Jan 3rd, 2023 at 10:51pm
 
Welcome aboard from New Jersey.
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Reply #6 - Jan 5th, 2023 at 2:41am
 
Pretty cool to see what you came up with on your own!
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