3rd Slingshot - "Fusion" - day seven

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by BeMahoney, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Hi everybody

    It´s been a confidential for a while, due to the GST Mk II, but I think it might
    be nice to see how the "Fusion" evolved. It was my third slingshot. The idea
    was to merge the shooters hand into the fork, to locate the forktips "behind" the thumb and index finger, second to also protect the shooters hand.

    Starting with a quick 3d "sketch"; First CAD, then made of cheap PE-foam,
    cutting of the parts to finishing off:

    The sketches -CAD:
     

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  2. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    The foam model
     

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    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Cutting out plywood

    Cutting parts/ laminating
     

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  4. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Forming

    Finding and forming the shape
     

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  5. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Sanding

    refining the surface
     

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  6. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Finishing

    finishing off, blue elephant hardwax oil
     

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  7. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    The Fusion

    done.
     

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  8. flicks

    flicks ...lost in the woods....

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    Very interesting step by step photos Be! Awesome idea to give a rough shape with several layers! :cool:
     
  9. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    awesome work!
     
  10. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    New tecchnique learned! Crazy 3d shaped lamination with computer inmages that I don't understand!!!!
    Nice!!! Thanks for sharing! I'll try it sooner or later!!
     
  11. zurdoman95

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    really good work, I like plywood slingshot, you make a good slingshot from a cheap material
     
  12. dolomite

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    Be's crafty! That was really cool to take a virtual ride through your slingshot style;). All that new fangled CAD stuff is way above my pay grade.
     
  13. EyAlter

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    Really nice. Can you show us how to hold it?
     
  14. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    I´m afraid, No!- The Fusion is now in North Carolina/ USA, it was part of The GST Mk. II,
    Flippinout / Simpleshot owns it now.. (And unfortunately I didn´t take a picture holding it..)
     
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  15. Moin moin,
    danke für die Entstehungsbilder....
     
  16. Lacumo

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    Excellent photo layout! I use artist's modeling clay (Roma Plastilina) to work up models of design ideas and I've been wondering if anybody else did that kind of thing. Your foam model tells me I'm not alone.

    After you complete the plywood execution of the design is that the end of it or do you do take it that one final step further and do it again in a laminated exotic hardwood version?
     
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  17. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    nice sling, also very nice to see the process
     
  18. MountainStorm

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    I like seeing the process. Flippin Out is going to have to show us it in hand so we can fully appreciate the contour you crafted. Thanks for the ride.
     
  19. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Very nice work Be! But then, I got to see many of these photos before you posted them here :) I am a bit dumbfounded by the techniques and technology some of the builders here use in developing their designs. My design technique usually goes something like this (no photos necessary):

    * Consider new slingshot design, begin sketching new ideas
    * Research advanced materials, seeking innovative new techniques
    * Purchase 5 gallons of G-Flex, a wire feed welder, a used CNC milling machine and a 3D printer
    * Prepare CAD program for 3D modeling/concepts
    * Realize I have no idea what I'm doing, begin crying
    * Suck it up and try to be a man again
    * Find stick
    * Strip bark from stick
    * File stick
    * Sand stick
    * Finish stick
    * Hope to heck it fits a hand and shoots well and can technically be called a 'slingshot'

    In the end, there may not be any 3D cad files or multiple layers of foam, but it works ;)

    Seriously though, I can really appreciate the work it takes to take these design ideas through the many processes such as these. In the end, the final design really shows the results of the hard work invested in to them.
     
  20. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Very interesting and very beautiful

    J