3V-Hammer

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Knallfrosch, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Knallfrosch

    Knallfrosch Senior Member

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    As promised a different design this time... partially :D

    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:D.

    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:p),
    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...:rolleyes:)

    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:rolleyes:

    Here are some pictures.
    Thanks for watching.
     

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  2. Juggalo

    Juggalo My slingshots are like me. They aren't pretty.

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

  3. Oscar

    Oscar New Member

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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?
     
  4. Tremoside

    Tremoside SINdustrial designer

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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!
     
  5. Knallfrosch

    Knallfrosch Senior Member

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    Thanks. I have two cats.:)

    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 :D.
    I can´t tell, if the angled top slots will work as intended.:)

    That is high praise for a slingshot made from scrap wood parts :D
    I humbly thank thee. *Bow*:)
     
  6. slingshotnew1

    slingshotnew1 Junior member forever !!!

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    Fantastic work ! Congratulations!
     
  7. Knallfrosch

    Knallfrosch Senior Member

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    Thank you very much, Drew.

    Mille gracie! :)
     
  8. Widget

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    Schönes Teil
     
  9. Knallfrosch

    Knallfrosch Senior Member

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    Danke :)
     
  10. Raptor

    Raptor Member

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    Geradezu Obersexy :D
     
  11. Knallfrosch

    Knallfrosch Senior Member

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    Danke :)

    Ich werde die beim Fischtreffen mal mitbringen;).
     
  12. nottoyslingshots

    nottoyslingshots Natural Slingshots Enthusiast

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  13. Knallfrosch

    Knallfrosch Senior Member

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    Thanks.:)
     
  14. niranjan

    niranjan New Member

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    Wow, your hammer is amazing, looking nice.