Friday, March 27, 2015

Visit the slingmoore nursery

Cutting hide into stripes
with Fiskar blade.  You have to go
slow with this puppy it'll will slice
your finger off and not bat an eye.

Here's how Slingmoore slings begin. After buying a hide, in this case for Slingmoore's new 2015 all-blacks, I then stare at it for about 30 minutes deciding how to start cutting.  It always feels like there's a wrong way to begin. Then using a glorified pizza cutter, I cut long strips to width and then store them till I get more time. The leather was just the right thickness to make some really nice slings.  I feel a good batch coming on.

"What's next?" you ask?  Well come on back later I'll keep you posted as these slings graduate from the nursery.
Strips are cut to width.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Bottle target

I shattered a bottle at ten paces with the 9th stone I slung.  Not too bad.  I include this picture as proof because as you can see... The bottle is more.  Man have I sunk low, this blog used to carry some of the best action-packed sling videos on the web, now I'm peddling pictures of no-targets.  More to come when slingmoore rises from the ashes of bad bloggery.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Slingmoore t-shirt

Don't tell me...you don't want an embroidered slingmoore t-shirt...Because I won't believe you.



Sunday, March 1, 2015

Curing your sling

 No, not like a ham with salts.  Sling curing involves a massive round object and a gravitational field that approaches 1 G.  Luckily we live on a planet with such a field and massive round objects abound.  However for the simple reason that all of my earthly possessions were scattered and stuffed into ten large bags due to a move, I couldn't find a single ball of any kind. In these cases one finds truly that duct tape applications have no bounds.  Thank you Scotch Tape