2nd: Tube Hammer / One Sunday afternoon

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by BeMahoney, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Hi everybody,

    just left the shop, my work is done.
    Tried to build a Moorhammer equiped with Theratube silver.
    Thought about the attachment of the rubber to the fork-
    will this work?

    Hope you like seeing the steps of production
     

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  2. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Step 1

    This how it started
     

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  3. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Step 2:

    The filing/ sanding
     

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  4. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Step 3:

    Finishing off.

    Still not shure how to fix the tubes to the fork.
     

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  5. Baller-Bub

    Baller-Bub New Member

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    Very nice shape and finish.
    Masterpiece of craftsmanship.

    Man sieht, du arbeitest nicht das erste mal mit Holz.
     
  6. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    Beautiful work.

    I don't know why you couldn't attach tubes.
    Maybe with a short piece of leather at each fork tip if tied on direct doesn't work well.

    Happy shooting!
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    very nice!! you can attach the tubes the same way as flats
     
  8. CEZ

    CEZ New Member

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    That's great, how did you cut out the shape, bandsaw?
    Very nice finish on that!
     
  9. Brazilviking

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    Thera tube silver..... I'm not a weak guy. Pretty strong, in fact.
    So I think.....maybe you and other guys are really strong...like a superhuman from Stan Lee....or the theratube here is different!
    I have a piece here, but it's impossible to use it for a slingshot. Slingrifle, crossbow maybe. Is it possible?
     
  10. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Hello Brazilviking,

    thank you for your comment!- For I am not shure at all, if the tube ain´nuts indeed!-
    How heavy would the balls have to be? drawlength? (I thought maybe 25cm tubes for 90 cm?)
    I think I could pull that, but I also recently found that trigger thing (old 8mm camera), have a
    suitable aluminum barrel and originally bought the tubes for that..

    I honestly am a complete newbie, appreciate any advise and
    I´m just glad to have found people like you guys in this forum
     

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  11. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Yep, I use a bandsaw..
     
  12. Brazilviking

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    I'm 183 cm height.....my traditional style draw lenght is 120 cm...158 in full butterfly. For surgical tubes with 1 cm thick, I use 25 cm, with the possibility of a double tube on each side. Maybe comparable to thera tube black. But you can make a good exercise with the there tube silver. Take a broomstick, hold it on the middle. Take the tubes, bend it and hold the desired lenght. Lace the broomstick and let it near your hand. Pull. See if you can hold it straight without shaking. If not....go for surgical thinner tubes or the thera tube black. Even blue.... Power comes from stretching, not excessive rubber.
     
  13. ruthiexxxx

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    I agree with BrazilViking. TTS is really too heavy for slingshots. I have used it and it gave nearly 30 ft/lbs impact with a 38 gramme lead oval but TTB would give a livelier performance for much less effort! TTS is great for slingbows though !
    Currently I am really impressed by the Dankung 50/80 which I think out performs TTB.
     
  14. tokSick

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    Beautiful and clean work on that slingshot.
    Congratzz!!
     
  15. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Current Assembly

    Hi everyone,

    for those silver tubes are just way too brutal, after the initial Setup with TBG, DL 95cm, double 19mm/11mm tapered, I now mounted some Dankung tubes 20/40 "tapered" by a third tube of 13cm at the fork along two of 32cm, drawlength to be 160 cm.- @ Dolomite and Kiitos: thanks a lot for that leather-band idea!

    Did that to explore butterfly shooting.

    This results in requirement of a new (non-cardboard) catchbox. Mine is equipped with a rubber mat at the rear, which makes the balls bounce back some 15ft., because the towel hanging some inches in front of the rmat is of low integrity now :)

    Somehow these nice slim tubes are quite brutal too!
     

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  16. Will

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    Great work, from start to finish! You make that multiplex look amazing!
     
  17. BeMahoney

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    @Will: Thanks a lot! - Soothes me to make them and that people like ´em :)
     
  18. Brazilviking

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    I'm pretty sure that you can achieve more power this way than with tt silver! Great job!
     
  19. tokSick

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    Great attachment method. Sure some tubes can be really powerful and easy to shoot with. The 3/2 tapering sounds good too!
     
  20. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    That Issue

    just made some shots, sometimes scared of balls flying all around...

    Behind that "declaration of the will to catch balls" (paper, towel, rubbermat, double cardboard, 5cm of open space, medium density fiberboard entrenched
    in a rag) I could see evidence of what a slipped-down rubbermat means to the efficiency of of the system:

    Dents: 7mm passed thru box, missed mdf
    Sticky friend: 7mm, too high
    The hole: 10mm, too high

    Plasterboards are powerless to a 10mm ball.

    Period.

    I NEED TO BUILD A GOOD CATCHBOX. and fix the wall, which means to open it to fix the PE-sheet inside the wall...



    BTW: Kiitos taught that attachment method to me!- Thank you Kiitos!!!
     

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