Yet Another Slingbow

Discussion in 'Slingbows' started by Drew_Bilbrey, May 30, 2017.

  1. Drew_Bilbrey

    Drew_Bilbrey Drew Bilbrey

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    Hey guys! Here is my latest slingbow build. Made from all ply. Had some voids, being cheap ply :p , so I filled them with 2 part epoxy mixed with blue glitter. Stained the wood darker and finished it with tung oil and paste wax. Thanks for looking!
     

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  2. Belargo

    Belargo Mad Scientist

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    Great work as always!
    Glitter is a very good idea. Less likely to contaminate the wood pores when sanding it, I presume?
    I've learned that pigments can be a real hassle in that regard
     

  3. Drew_Bilbrey

    Drew_Bilbrey Drew Bilbrey

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    Thanks! Doesn't give a bit of trouble when sanding. Only problem I've had with glitter is that it just plain gets everywhere! I have a shooter I haven't posted yet that has a CA finish and there are few pieces of glitter in the finish that weren't supposed to be there. :/
     
  4. Belargo

    Belargo Mad Scientist

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    Yeah, I've heard someone say that glitter is the "herpes of the crafting world", impossible to get rid of...
     
  5. JanP

    JanP Junior Member

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    That is not correct... with some time, you get rid of the herpess ;-)
     
  6. dutch_slingshot

    dutch_slingshot Just a Dutch guy

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    The glitter is a fantastic touch, I'm actually laughing out loud, nice slingbow! What arrows do you use? Are they expensive? I love the idea of a slingbow but bands are expensive, a whisker biscuit is expensive and arrows are expensive too!
     
  7. Drew_Bilbrey

    Drew_Bilbrey Drew Bilbrey

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    Thanks! I use carbon arrows purchased from Walmart in them. Not too expensive. The whisker biscuits can be expensive indeed. Lately I've been ordering them from China though. Also, not expensive. :)
     
  8. Belargo

    Belargo Mad Scientist

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    Regarding the whisker biscuit, I've also seen people make something similar themselves, using tooth brushes:

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    Sorry for the thread hijacking :eek:
     
  9. sambo

    sambo New Member

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    How did you make your D-loop. I am making a slingbow but am having trouble with creating something to be able to attach to the bands so that I can pull it back with a release. Also Simple Shot has cheap whisker biscuits around $10USD.
     
  10. NamenloserHeld91

    NamenloserHeld91 Senior Member

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    the thoothbursh whisker biscuit is still more bad ass :D
     
  11. Drew_Bilbrey

    Drew_Bilbrey Drew Bilbrey

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    [ame]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oz3ruRsh-HY[/ame]
    I did the D-loop like Jörg shows in this video. Also, I've started ordering whisker biscuits from wish.com. A lot cheaper there, just have to wait a few weeks to get them.
     

  12. But not nearly as expensive as other arrow rest systems. A good fall away rest will run you at least $100.