Pocket Sling (sling Rocks Over 100 Feet)

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Introduction: Pocket Sling (sling Rocks Over 100 Feet)

Ah the sling, a primitive weapon still used to this day. In the ancient days, the Romans used this weapon as a siege weapon for naval battles and land battles alike. The sling is mentioned throughout history including the Bible.
-This is a simple way to make this fantastic weapon costing less than 5 dollars.

In this instructable we will go through the process of making an all leather sling.

Materials-

-scrap leather - can be found at the dump on an old leather couch or pocketbook or bought for around 3 dollars

-leather lace - can be found at craft stores for as little as 99 cents

-Altoids tin - 99cents

= about $4.98 before tax

Tools-

-scissors

-nails

-board to hammer on

-hammer

-pencil with graph paper

***************SLINGING IS DANGEROUS so be careful*********************

Step 1: Make the Pouch

It helps to make a pattern on graph paper.

1) make a rectangle 5"x2.5"
2) make points how I show in the picture
3) connect the lines a-b c-d e-f g-h
make holes .25 inches into the shape
4) cut it out (no picture)
5) trace it with a pencil onto the leather
6) cut out the leather

picture 7- done for this step

-Save the paper pattern in case you want to make another sling afterward.

Step 2: Make Some Holes

Use the nail and hammer to punch holes for the lace.

1) -line up the paper template with the leather cut out over the board
2) -hammer holes in the two dots
3) -take out the nails and then admire how much easier that step was

Make sure you nail on the board.

Step 3: Add Lace

Get your leather lace.
1) Cut two lengths of lace that extend from the tip of your fingers to your foot while letting your arms down.
-a lengthy explanation for something so simple, so look at the pictures if you are confused.
2) Next tie knots like a figure eight to the pouch.
3) Make a bowline knot with the loop about the size of your pinky.
4) Put the loop on your pinky then hold the other lace.
5) Tie a knot that when held, makes the pouch level.






***check pictures***

Step 4: Use

Put the bowline on your pinky and hold the knot.
Place a rock (I demonstrate with an eraser) in the leather, swing the sling around, then let go of the knot.
To store/carry fold the pouch, wrap the lace around it, then place into an altoids tin or directly into your pocket!.

Tips-
-Timing is everything so concentrate and use common sense.
-There are many techniques for slinging. Check online on youtube.com, slinging.org, or Wikipedia.com

For farther slinging make the laces longer.

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    43 Discussions

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    crazykiddo
    crazykiddo

    9 years ago on Step 4

    whats with the can you dont use it

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    Wafflicious
    Wafflicious

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Oh sorry its to store the rolled up sling if you want it :P

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    cool2000
    cool2000

    10 years ago on Step 1

     I used duct tape for puoch!

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    aristide202
    aristide202

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I used leather from not too old goat boots I occasionally found in the junk. Really good stuff .

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    ducktape.mac
    ducktape.mac

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    weird, because i tried that and the sling didn't really work. so i tore apart a t-shirt and that worked pretty good.

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    cool2000
    cool2000

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I used plans from another instructable try looking up duct tape sling

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    keng
    keng

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    they actually work very well.

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    Air_Assassin
    Air_Assassin

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Lol in my history book the Greeks used lead balls as ammo

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    aristide202
    aristide202

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    not exactly lead balls , a sort of double cone cast lead almonds I would say with threatening dedications

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    bowmaster
    bowmaster

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I'm not accurate no matter the distance. I just do it for fun.