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    What the heck! I'd go for some nifty wood "custom" toggles!

    Paul...more product!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    Ok not to be off topic but what is it with the retro avatars, first Shug now Grizz?

    Well cool, I am going to get on this then and see what we come up with. I got a lead on some more wood but it is 3/4" diamiter so that seems kind of fat to me Grizz, if I read correctly in another thread you are using 1/2"? Any thoughts anybody 1/2 V 3/4 x ?
    I was thinkin of this as my new Tar

    On a serious note though, do you guys turn these things on a lathe or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    I was inspired by shug's change-over to be sure. Or change-back, as the case may be.



    1/2" is all I need for 1" straps. BB58 got me to wondering though what happens when you use fatter straps (1.5") and how well the straps cinch down. One might arguably want bigger diameter toggles then. But not so much for strength as for fitting better on a fat strap.

    All supposition though.

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    Grizz - my preferred webbing huggers are 1.5" seat belt webbing - uses the same size spike as our 1" seat belt webbing. One time I even used a 1/8" rod, worked fine on the 1.5" webbing. I was thinking at the time that if I could find a way to attach it to the MSLS or the webbing or something so that it wouldn't get lost, I would use that all the time since pulling it is super slick.
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    Paul - if you offered some really exotic wood with a beautiful grain and nice color - even I would buy some of those.

    Say 1/2"x2.5".

    1/4"x2.5" would be very, very good.
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    i can't say that i have whoopie slings yet, but (this site is making me broke in so many ways) my friend said he can get me some bamboo shoots that i could use for that... not sure how much of that i can get but i'd be curious to see how cool that looks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    Paul - if you offered some really exotic wood with a beautiful grain and nice color - even I would buy some of those.

    Say 1/2"x2.5".

    1/4"x2.5" would be very, very good.
    I'll second that.
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    Well guys I just finalized a deal on some exotic wood dowels, I also stopped at the hardware store and picked up some red oak? maybe, no label, to experiment on tomorrow to see what I can come up with for shape, size and finish. I like Mack's idea of shaping them a bit, I am thinking very subtle hour glass shape with rounded ends, but am up for any suggestions.
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    How about a 3/32 hole for a keeper string? Tie it to your Whoopie sling with a loose stitch using heavy thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    How about a 3/32 hole for a keeper string? Tie it to your Whoopie sling with a loose stitch using heavy thread...

    Can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    Well guys I just finalized a deal on some exotic wood dowels, I also stopped at the hardware store and picked up some red oak? maybe, no label, to experiment on tomorrow to see what I can come up with for shape, size and finish. I like Mack's idea of shaping them a bit, I am thinking very subtle hour glass shape with rounded ends, but am up for any suggestions.
    I'll buy your oak prototype (once you're satisfied with it/them)!

    EDITED: I'd prefer "straight" without the hourglass shaping!
    Last edited by beep; 11-12-2009 at 22:26.
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