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Old 01-09-2017, 09:34 AM   #1
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As promised a different design this time... partially

Some weeks ago, i had a little talk with Andy ( Derandy ) about his V-Hammer design and
about my accuracy improvement with the V-shaped forktips of the blossom
slingshots. We talked about merging these two designs together and this is
my take on the new design. The 3V Hammer.
First V is Andy´s V-Hammer design,
second V is the blossom style V-forktips
and the third V is the V-shaped top slot geometry,
that was supposed to correct for uneven tension on the bands, when pulling
back the pouch. Well... this maybe nonsense, but who knows until you try.

This design basically features Andy´s V-Hammer style grip,
but with a little curve in it and the blossom style forktips
with a top slot attachment.

I used some old scap wood pieces from one of my first exotic wood orders back in 2014.
The front side (with the Logo) is cut from a maple board with a walnut inlay.
The core is plain 9mm birch-plywood with an orange plastic spacer.
The backside has maple, padouk (at the forktips... it looks like a strawberry),
amaranth, cocobolo, grenadil and cherry in it and some other wood,
that i don´t remember. Elforyn liners with some unknown wood in the middle.
Simple clear varnish spray finish.
I went a little berserk with the forktips and shaped them to a very low silhouette ...
when a steelball hit them, it will most likely deflect without breaking the fork (i hope...)

Anyway... i miscalculated the topslots and it turned out,
that the plywood core does not fully support the frame
in the direction of the draw force.
I did about 50 shots with the shown theraband gold bandset
and had no stability issues so far.
I will give it a more extensive test when the temperatures are slightly less chilly

Here are some pictures.
Thanks for watching.


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Wow you are really pushing the envelope. Beautifully done excellent work


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really nice, I like your cat signature and the nice shaping and finish on the wood

edit: btw do you have a cat or is it just something you do?
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Congratulations! Do like the inward canted tips and angled top slot. Firm grip, nice details. Exciting and fresh work. happy New Year mate!
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really nice, I like your cat signature and the nice shaping and finish on the wood

edit: btw do you have a cat or is it just something you do?
Thanks. I have two cats.

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Congratulations! Do like the inward canted tips and angled top slot. Firm grip, nice details. Exciting and fresh work. happy New Year mate!
Thanks a lot.
I have seen v-shaped tips on a few other slingshots before, and i found it
very stylish from a design point of view. That i happen to shoot better with this type of fork was a happy accident .
I can´t tell, if the angled top slots will work as intended.

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That is high praise for a slingshot made from scrap wood parts
I humbly thank thee. *Bow*
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Fantastic work ! Congratulations!
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