Picture of Rock Sling
In this instructable, i will show how to make a sling. making a sling is easy, fun, and one of these bad boys can outclass any slingshot. Slings were first used thousands of years ago for hunting and as weapons. They were used in war up to the1700s in the British military weapon that the Calvary men used for long range hits. A sling was used by small man David to take down the giant Goliath in the bible. This shows two things about a sling: 1) it's a low status weapon and 2) in the hands of an expert it can be devastatingly effective.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
For this instruct able you need about 12 ft of para cord A lighter (optional) And a pair of scissors or a knife
jbuffenmyer made it!25 days ago
Took me a few tries, but i finally got it. Now, where is Goliath?
kmonroe64 months ago
but it's a nice sling.
kmonroe64 months ago
Try making a video. it will be a lot easier to follow.
vemven made it!7 months ago

I had fun making this..I made 4 last night Next I want to make one bigger with 2 braids for bigger things.

Silent_Shadow11 months ago
Wicked. Just made and have yet to test, sure it will be great. However, account for the amount of rope a knot takes up as well as the amount of rope you gain from slack.
dd6k1 year ago

Pretty fun!
Only problem i had was getting the ends to tie off nice after i weaved. Think i improvised well though

dnash21 year ago
it was set up to weave, then all the sudden 1/4 of it was weaved,
redwolfboy (author) 1 year ago
Dnash2 what do you mean
redwolfboy (author) 1 year ago
The launching of the sling is not something I can include in this instructable, but I will soon make one on how to use the sling
dnash21 year ago
please more descriptive on the weave for the launching part of the sling
Teachable2 years ago
Made mine last night really nice. I wonder how big you can go with the W shaped method of making a weaving lattice.
that is what i did to make mine, 5 wire nails in a scrap hunk of wood. made it a lot easier to weave the sling.
Amazing! It took me a while to realize when weaving I shouldn't tighten it too much.
Thorny 13 1 year ago
I've not had a day off and over 3 weeks and I've been really bummed about that. The fact that I just made this has really just made my month. Thank you ! Seriously.
scobu1 year ago
A better descriptive process of the beginning would be helpful. More pictures to start it off between step 2 and step 3. Cool finished product but not intuitive
very easy to make, awesome instructable dude!
8steve882 years ago
I like it, could come in very handy.
My first couple of attempts turned out badly but once it clicks it's so easy. That's true of most of the "man knitting" that I do - once you've managed a particular weave without looking at the instructions then you know you've got it.
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would that be called "mitting"
I am so using that as a verb from now on.
sjoseph92 years ago
fun stuff, it's so cheap and easy i might have to give it a shot
I voted for you :)
Thanks for this!!!! It works and its sooo awesome :)
redwolfboy (author) 2 years ago
Thanks steve
db852 years ago
redwolfboy (author) 2 years ago
Don't forget to vote for me!!
redwolfboy (author) 2 years ago
My aim? I could probably smash a watermelon from 150 ft away.
Great work, man. This would make a great bracelet weapon too. How's your aim with this, RedWolf?
stephenf2 years ago
Old mouse balls make superb slingshot ammo, so I suppose they will be good for this.
Erod D-Isle2 years ago
yes finally people are going back to the simplicities o war human powered weapons and good thing bout slings ammo is everywhere! very nice
ianmcmill2 years ago
Next on my ToDo list !
dataphool2 years ago
Nice explanation; better than another I found which uses 2 - 6 or 7 foot pieces of rope or leather. I'll give it a try. Thanx
revans132 years ago
this looks really cool:) my husband loves making stuff with paracord and this is something we haven't seen before.
Great write up! Where's the link?
redwolfboy (author) 2 years ago
Sorry about the link, I just included the name of the website in the last step. Thanks for telling me about it!
I made one a while back and accidentally hit a car mirror
Long story short I'm banned from slings
Very cool.
kdjanz2 years ago
I don't see the link to the website that taught you to use it. Could you please repost?
Kiteman2 years ago
I like the woven "basket" - it's almost a "survival sling", like a survival bracelet.