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Re: Blanket Roll

Postby Frothgar » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:32 am

How do you secure the tie straps to the broad band? A single hole? Two? And particular way of making or reinforcing the holes so the toe straps stay put?

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Re: Blanket Roll

Postby Eledhwen » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:40 am

The shoulder strap has one slot in one end, and the other end is doubled over and another slot is punched through both layers. The tie band, goes through the one slot, over a carved wooden toggle, and back through the same slot so that equal lengths are hanging from the shoulder strap. The free ends are passed through the slots in the doubled section and tied in a knot. That's it. The toggle spreads the load at one end and the doubled layer and knot spread it at the other.

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Re: Blanket Roll

Postby Frothgar » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:46 am

Thank you. Im making my own as we type. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Re: Blanket Roll

Postby Frothgar » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:57 pm

Just finished. Did it slightly diferently, i knotted a pair of thin straps together on the broad strap. Dindnt do the wood toggle.

Ill let you all know how it holds up.

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Re: Blanket Roll

Postby Eledhwen » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:56 am

Looks great. I happened to have one long piece of strap so I used a toggle, rather than cutting the strap. Yours should work just fine.

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Re: Blanket Roll

Postby Frothgar » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:02 am

Yeah, i didnt have a cut of leather long enough to do that. The inn straps need to be longer on mine as i fold my blanket is thirds. In stead of quarters as you seem to have done. Cant wait for field testing.

Thanks again.

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Re: Blanket Roll

Postby Eledhwen » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:06 am

Mine is in thirds. I fold in each side to the middle, containing the items within so they cannot slide out the ends.

Mine was originally made from an example of a tumpline from the Colonial period. That one had a wooden toggle as well...and since I hate to cut a perfectly good strap...there we go. LOL

I think you'll like the blanket roll. Convenient as it gets.

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