Introduction: [video] How to Build a Sling

In this video instructable, Jesse Hensel instructs on how to build a sling.

For the second half of this Instructable, go to Hot to Use a Sling


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FROST (author)2006-12-26

are there any good substitoots for the leather

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Knexagon (author)FROST2007-04-13

try using denum from pants and also you could use duct tape wraped kite string.

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nutsandbolts_64 (author)2010-05-24

 Nice camera rig! How'd you get one?

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harryman (author)2008-02-07

I am a huge advocate for slings. i think they are great. very cheap to make, fun practical and did i say cheap? anyway, its cool to use to throw a tennis ball for your dog. or to use to throw a stone 1/3 of a mile. and yes that is pretty realistic depending on the sling length and the weight of the gland(projectile in a sling) some nice paracord or nylon bootlaces are awesome to use for the strings. check out slinging.org. there are some awesome threads on the forum, pics, and instruct-ables.

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sharlston (author)harryman2010-02-13

can you sling around 333 yards? i can

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harryman (author)sharlston2010-02-14

yuppers....with ONE of my slings lol. they get kinda addictive to make too.

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sharlston (author)harryman2010-02-15

i know ive made oer 20 of them

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milamber (author)2008-10-28

a good alternative to leather is gaffer/bear tape double fold it to the size u want and ya set

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chinnerz (author)2008-10-08

wow, thats rly nice. also where are you? sounds like other people are there working on other stuff.. and lastly thats a nice set of tools you have in the background there :)

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Peter3D (author)2007-09-16

What's the reason why you're wearing a helmet ? Protecting your hands while piercing the leather. Open flame of the lighter ? Sucks.

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chardster (author)Peter3D2008-07-13

He's not wearing the helmet for safety he's wearing it because THE CAMERA IS MOUNTED ON IT!

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kibbler (author)2008-04-08

Whap! BTW, try skipping stones w/ it. AWESOME!!!

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PetervG (author)2006-07-26

How does it work!! Lol.

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Kingbow111 (author)PetervG2007-08-03

Check Wikipedia

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midbe (author)2007-07-31

made it and shoot it like 2000ft awsome

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Kingbow111 (author)midbe2007-08-03

2000 feet? dude thats more then 1/3 of a mile are you sure?

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El-Butchio (author)2007-04-17

im thinking of trying this, how accurate is it?

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mischief4112 (author)2006-10-09

if you dont have leather bicicyle inner tube works great.

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lennyb (author)2006-09-22

i made something just like this 10 years ago after having read clan of the cave bear. iti seemed very nice but i tried to use it with a larger projectile and did not warm up and ended up damaging a rotator cuff in my right shoulder(i know i was doing it wrong now but a few seconds warm up would have saved me alot of pain)

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theRIAA (author)2006-07-27

i just built a rifle sling.....

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mrbob1000 (author)theRIAA2006-07-27

whats that ? ooh i get it!

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jesse.hensel (author)2006-07-26

Another video should be posted shortly demonstrating how to operate a sling.

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mrbob1000 (author)2006-07-26

well you swing it and then let go of the knot when you want it to shoot

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mrbob1000 (author)2006-07-26

pretty cool instructable (i think i will have to try it)

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mrbob1000 (author)mrbob10002006-07-26

well i made it (but couldnt find some stuff so i did what i always do... IMPROVISE)

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