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Here are a few pictures showing how I attach flat bands to the pouch with the tubes. I pinch the edge of the band and roll it into a small roll. Slip the small clamps thru the tube and and force the jaws open then slip the band in to the tube as far as you can then clamp down on the band and pull it thru. Keep the band rolled up tight and slip it thru the hole in the pouch. Again push the clamp thru the tube over the edge of the pouch and clamp down on the band and pull it thru.
 

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One thing I forgot to mention. If you are out and the bands start to break at the pouch you can roll the pouch as small as you can and roll the tube up on to the pouch the pull the bands on thru past the break and roll the tube back on to the bands. Do the other side to even out the band length and keep on shooting.
 

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I tried this when I first saw you post it,I used 1745 tubes it worked very well but I need one of those tools to do it properly it was hard doing with tweezers I put nicks in the bands
 

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I tried this when I first saw you post it,I used 1745 tubes it worked very well but I need one of those tools to do it properly it was hard doing with tweezers I put nicks in the bands
I found a small set of needle nose pliers and sanded the nose and inside until it was smooth and they work great but they are lost here in this pile somewhere.
 

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I use a set of ring opening pliers. They open when you close the handles. Hawk2009 is the one that told me about them. Got mine from E Bay.
 

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I use a set of ring opening pliers. They open when you close the handles. Hawk2009 is the one that told me about them. Got mine from E Bay.
I have been looking for a pair but crap there expensive in the hardware stores. I will check ebay, a much better system.
 

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An excellent attachment method Roger and one I haven't seen used in years-nice! This was the attachment preferred by the Lohman slingshot from the early 70's. The Lohman was a double slotted wood slingshot made by the Lohman company who made some great wooden game calls. I have to give this a try again. I had forgotten about it. Nice job Bud! ( click on the banner below for a look at the Lohman)

 

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An excellent attachment method Roger and one I haven't seen used in years-nice! This was the attachment preferred by the Lohman slingshot from the early 70's. The Lohman was a double slotted wood slingshot made by the Lohman company who made some great wooden game calls. I have to give this a try again. I had forgotten about it. Nice job Bud! ( click on the banner below for a look at the Lohman)

Thanks for the link Gary. I see they were using larger diameter tube than I am using. I know even the 2040 tube will work and it is much easier to put on. It is surprising how little pressure is needed to hold the bands in place. I think I have some small diameter latex here I am going to try. I think it is a much better system than string and I have used a lot of string.
 

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I use a set of ring opening pliers. They open when you close the handles. Hawk2009 is the one that told me about them. Got mine from E Bay.
I have been looking for a pair but crap there expensive in the hardware stores. I will check ebay, a much better system.
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I have some in my watched list on ebay they're around £6 + I need to get me them soon


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230587447231?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_2712wt_1002
 

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I tired this and it works great!!! I have a ton of worn out slingshot tubes in a bucket in my garage and I finally found a good use for them.
 
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