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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:41 pm

The first one with the wood shipment... stabilized golden buckeye burlwood.

I bent a 16 aluminum tube, added a threaded rod, drilled out the wood handle and glued everything in. I closed the opened handle with the original wedge I cut out beforehand.

A simple, humble, yet beautiful and comfortable slingshot! The perspex soaking makes the handle watertight and strong, can be polished to a high sheen.

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Hope you like it!

Jörg
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Why does it shoot?

Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:03 am

I guess because sheer willpower makes the ball not hitting the stick and/or not entangling itself in the pouch.

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Shoots great, you can make it in no time. Butterfly style of course, very accurate.

BTW the groove in the stick is because this is my draw strength test stick. I put my scales ring around the stick, secured by the groove, then I draw with a a length of string and a pouch that contains a steel ball. This way I can find out my maximum draw weight. I can do about 65 lbs (30kg), surprisingly low. I can draw out my 70 lbs bow with absolute ease, and I question if the 70 lbs are really based on an honest manufacturer spec.

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I recommend testing your personal draw max this way, it helps finding the right band strength when you want the maximum power.

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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:35 am

i test my draw strength when i went fishing and got bored, got to 15kg only if i could catch a fish that big
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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:48 pm

Here is the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNuwxjBMDEU

Enjoy!

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"Commodus" - Carved from Karelyan Birch

Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:55 pm

The shop where I buy my exotic wood added a piece of imperfect birch to my shipment, for free.

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I decided to make a slingshot from it, what else! It is carved from one piece. Finihed it in oil to highlight the grain. I think it came out pretty good!

The fork is narrow, but that is hardly relevant, as my stickshot clearly demonstrated.

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I named it "Commodus", because it reminds me on the wooden sword from "Gladiator". You know, the old gladiatar got it from Cesar as a sign that he was released from slavedom.

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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:12 pm

I havent seen a single slingshot made by you that hasnt made me say "wow". Where do you get your exotic woods from? Do they ship to America?
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Unread postAuthor: CpTn_lAw » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:00 pm

Hello everyone! I've come here to share my latest creation!!! ("wait...there must be something wrong.....CpTn is posting in the slingshot thread?" ) Yes my dear readers! Last friday, as i was getting back home after my thermostatistics module, i decided to go take a refreshing breath in the woods... so i took my recently offered swiss knife, a warm leather coat, and got into the forest. I found a wonderful piece of wood, (don't know what it is though) and 6 hours of work later (it was a big piece) It was born...
My first wooden slingshot ! It has not been treated yet... here are pictures:

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It's my first time working with wood, but i like the result :)

What do you guys think about it?


Oh yeah specs....: Flat band, blue is the strongest i could find, the draw is hard, and it is very powerful for a slingshot :O
Leather pouch is from a belt, very very sturdy. Needs oil and it's ok.
Took 6 hours, with only hand tools, a rasp, and sand-paper. (60 -> 120 -> 180 -> 240 for finition. 3hours of sanding...)
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:14 pm

Fine, it's very pretty.

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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:10 am

JoergS I watch all your youtube vids and all I ever think is wow this is scary :D Have you or anyone else ever done a traditional sling?
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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:17 am

Yes, I have played with the David sling. Can't hit anything with it. I guess this requires tons of practice.
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Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:27 am

Joerg, I'd suggest that the defecit between only being able to draw 55 pounds in a slingshot and being able to draw a 70 pound bow is the force it applies pulling back on your wrist (that you're holding the slingshot in). If it applied the force equally (as a bow does), you wouldn't rely on your wrist so much, more your entire arm. I'd suggest retrying the draw with a band on each side of your hand and see what you can draw.

(Also, with a slingshot there's a good chance your gripping the pouch and ball with the plain gripping force of your fingers, rather than as a 'hook' or with a release aid, as you would with a bow).

I'd suspect manufacturers ratings to be accurate.
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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:35 pm

Here is a little video about my latest toys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_pBk-j01S8

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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:31 pm

As announced, I made a handheld inswinger "ballista" slingshot, to find out if it brings additional power.

I made a really wide fork and attached little "plattforms" to the fork ends. Then I added a lever on each side, which can swing inside of the fork. I also installed a stopper that I covered with some black tube, so that the returining lever will be cushioned some.

I attached short pieces of Thera Gold to the shorter end of the lever, and a normal hunter band set to the longer tip ends. I used 8 mm aluminum tube as "axis" for low friction.

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It works! It was dark, so no chrony, but the shots are faaaast. Will test tomorrow, and make a video.

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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:47 am

It works, and actually I get about 20% more speed than from a conventional frame!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbNdk4_aIok

It's fun.

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Jack Sparrow's Slingshot Pistol

Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:14 pm

I recently watched "Pirates Of The Carribean" again, and I got an idea.

I made a slingshot pistol that looks like a pirate's weapon!

Simple, robust lock and trigger were called for, so a nice push-up system with a metal hinge was installed. The stock design is following flintlock pistol shapes from the 17th/18th century, and of course the pistol had to look antique.

So I used coffee brown ink to dye the multiplex and the round "barrel" rod, then sanded it lightly and oiled it with linseed oil.

I installed a neo magnet to hold (steel) balls in place, but it works with leas just as well.

It is very powerful (three layers of TB gold per side) and also really accurate.

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Go hit 'em, Jacky boy!

Jörg

PS: I filmed the making steps and may upload a how-to video in case enough people want to see it. I am not sure as I already have a how-to for a sling-x-bow.
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