Friday, November 15, 2013
So the grandparents bought these magnetic balls for my boys to play with but you know what I am thinking? A metal target and half hour of shoulder straining slinging is whats on my mind. I spoke with a guy that only slings 3/4 inch steel bearings... I can only dream...well back to reality...where's my crochet needle?
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Slinging friends. I have cracked the code for projectiles that sling well and don't hurt/kill. Its not in the stuffing. The trick was the weave. I kept trying thicker and thicker string/yarn and kept getting the same effect, they were just hard on impact. In this last experiment, I used multiple (in this case 4 strands of thin unsheathed nylon thread, and plastic beads for stuffing. The multiple strands produced a sliding-over-each-other effect on impact significantly lessening the blow. Next I am going to try six strands with dried white peas as filler. These really don't hurt. I had a friend beam me at five feet and it stung but even a blow to the face would be unlikely to break my nose. What is everyone else using?
1. magic circle: six stitches
2. 6 increase stiches at every stich makes 12 stitches total
3. 6 increase stitches every other stitch makes 18 stitches total
4. 6 increase stitches ever third stitch makes 24 stitches total
5. 6 increase stitches every fourth stitch makes 30 stitches total
6-8 3 rows of thirty stitches each
9. 6 decrease stitches every fourth stitch makes 24 stitches total
10. 6 decrease stitches every third stitch makes 18 stitches total
11. 6 decrease stitches every other stitch makes 12 stitches total
12. 6 decrease stitches every stitch makes 6 stitches total
13. 3 stitches by. skipping every other stitch
closing it up: tie a double overhand close to the last stitch and melt to seal
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Just want to point out that I did not sling at the Buddha. It would have been easy though, his ear is taller than three men stacked up. Bhutan is a beautiful country, almost beyond description. A lot like Sikkim except the mountains are taller, the valleys deeper, and there are far fewer people. I really wanted to sling here, not because of the big golden guy but rather because it was the first place I had seen in a week with no people in sight, but I thought the possible offense was too high a risk. The, "but I wasn't aiming at it..." defense rings hollow when dealing with a national treasure I suppose.
|Looking North into Thimpu|
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
|Cricketers bowl at three sticks called wickets|
they are a kind of target.
The batsman is outed when struck.
1 Mero afno tarikale garchu la?
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Smaller Sized Spring 2013 Sling
Speckled-Blue 3mm Accessory Cord
Rod-Handle and Beaded Trigger
Draw Lengths in Stock
1. 54 cm
2. 55 cm
3. 86 cm
Monday, April 22, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Happy April Fools Day.
Monday, April 1, 2013
|Leave your sling at home... Pull this baby|
out at your next family reunion.
|Have trouble hitting squirrels?...|
Next time take out the whole tree.
|Problems breaching that wall?|
|They never hit the same thing twice|
Because the second time around
The thing isn't there anymore
Friday, March 15, 2013
|Slingmoore handle-rods, beads and monkey first triggers|
Friday, March 1, 2013
|Sling Convertible with Mt. Kanchenjunga|
in the background...
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Among the Top Ten Places not to sling, the Chihuly Exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum stands at number 7. We're basically talking about a china shop but perhaps worse. Slinging inside a small space is not tempting... but outside? in a park? surrounded by brightly colored targets?...made of blown glass?! Now that's tempting...but let me be perfectly clear. They are not targets. Rather they are beautifully bizarre pieces of art... So though they are a feast for the eyes they make for a pretty bad place to go slinging. I didn't ask, but I got the feeling that slinging here would fall somewhere between "frowned upon" and "you'll-be-dropped-to-the-ground-by-the-guys-with-shotguns" So I refrained. You should too. Go find an open field or something.