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Re: Sling on Trajan's column
Reply #15 - Dec 10th, 2023 at 10:31am
 
I finally finished the sling!
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, “The heads are on the wrong side!” Eino looked at him and said, “You dummy, those are for the other side of the house!”
 
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Reply #16 - Dec 10th, 2023 at 4:06pm
 
That looks fantastic! Thumbs Up

I can't wait to see the full image with everything you're putting together.
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Reply #17 - Dec 11th, 2023 at 1:47am
 
joe_meadmaker wrote on Dec 10th, 2023 at 4:06pm:
That looks fantastic!

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Reply #18 - Dec 11th, 2023 at 12:09pm
 
Thank you! Grin
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, “The heads are on the wrong side!” Eino looked at him and said, “You dummy, those are for the other side of the house!”
 
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Re: Sling on Trajan's column
Reply #19 - Dec 11th, 2023 at 1:16pm
 
That looks like it took a long time, how many strands is that braid? Looks really good.
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Reply #20 - Dec 11th, 2023 at 2:21pm
 
It definitely did take a while, and it is probably the sling that's taken me the longest time to make. The cords are an 8 strand square braid, and the fingerloop is a wide 8 strand flat braid.

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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, “The heads are on the wrong side!” Eino looked at him and said, “You dummy, those are for the other side of the house!”
 
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Reply #21 - Apr 10th, 2024 at 11:02pm
 
After many months of procrastination, the shield is done. I ended up using modified carriage bolts and homemade copper washers for riveting on the boss. Smiley

I tried slinging a bit with it the other day using the method here: https://www.romanarmytalk.com/rat/showthread.php?tid=6508&page=2 (post #21), and it seemed to work pretty well, but will take a bit of practice to get used to it and become faster at reloading.
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, “The heads are on the wrong side!” Eino looked at him and said, “You dummy, those are for the other side of the house!”
 
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Re: Sling on Trajan's column
Reply #22 - Apr 11th, 2024 at 5:17am
 
If I needed a sheild, that is the one I want.
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Re: Sling on Trajan's column
Reply #23 - Apr 11th, 2024 at 10:40pm
 
Looks fantastic Eino! Thumbs Up

I totally get what you mean about the procrastination.  I can't even count how many projects I've started and then take forever (sometimes literally years) to finish.  It always seems to be worth it at the end.
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