Friday, May 13, 2016

Sling Making: Step 2: Thread the Stays

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Step 2: Thread the Stays

After punching four holes per side I thread the stays into this pretzel knot.  For each side, one of the cord ends will be used as a handle or trigger, while the other is used to secure a handle or trigger.  The cord to be used for the handle or trigger should be underneath the other in the pretzel cross over.  This ensures maximum strength.  The tightening of this knot is one of slingmoore trade secrets and will not be revealed here, though any knot aficionados will have no trouble figuring it out.


threading the stays into the pocket
threading the stays into the pocket

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sling Making: Step 1: Soaking the Pocket

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Step 1: Soak the Pocket

Soaking the pocket for about ten minutes in room temp water makes the leather supple.  The leather stretches cuts punches rivets and takes shapes much easier.  I submerge it.  Afterward, towel it off dabbing not wiping it.  

soaking the sling pocket
sling pocket soaking in room temp water