A fork and a swiss army knife.

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Thomas Kole, May 2, 2012.

  1. Thomas Kole

    Thomas Kole New Member

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    Hello everyone.<br><br>This is my first post that is not admin-related, and also my first slingshot I ever made.<br><br>I'm on a family trip to the Belgium Ardennes, and I spent a lot of tome in the woods with my trusty army knife.<br><br>I found a nice fork, and started carving it in the dense pine forest, laying on my back in the soft moss on a steep hill, with my feet supported by a tree. It turned out pretty cool, I tried to add some detail. I had no wood file or sandpaper at my disposal, I tried my best using the knife. I used a bicycle tube as bands, and attached it using the method I found on the slingshotchannel website.<br><br>I needed something to make the pouch out of, and miraculously I found a piece of leather-like fabric next to a abandoned power plant.<br><br>I attached that, and it was done. It is not all to powerful, but it shoots pretty far and can at most cause a bruise when shot at someone.<br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=35&u=16861104" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/16/86/11/04/th/img_7111.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=36&u=16861104" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/16/86/11/04/th/img_7112.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=37&u=16861104" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/16/86/11/04/th/img_7113.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><img src="http://r28.imgfast.net/users/2815/14/20/70/smiles/2307125563.gif" border="0" alt=""> Wood<br><img src="http://r28.imgfast.net/users/2815/14/20/70/smiles/4053770264.gif" border="0" alt=""> Bicycle inner tube<br><img src="http://r28.imgfast.net/users/2815/14/20/70/smiles/1859659018.gif" border="0" alt=""> Small rocks and pebbles<br><br>Later, I also made a bow. To anyone who has never made one; it's fun.<br>I found several old and broken PVC tubes, and cut those to length. I used two pipes to form the limbs of bow. I punched holes in all the ends, and used a simple thin but strong rope to make the string. I then reinforced the pipes using fresh twigs of a birch tree, that just fit the pipes. I used a small piece of PVC between the two pipes to form a gap, and supported it with the same fabric I used for the pouch of a slingshot.<br><br>I also made a target. I use the same fabric again, and grabbed the biggest sheet I could find, and cut a big square out of it. I used smaller pieces to make a same sized square, and stitched the pieces together using my knife and some old rope I found that I peeled off. I then stitched 3 sides of the square together using the same method, and filled it with dry leafs. I stitched that and used river clay to make circles on it (not in picture), I then made a wooden construction to hold the whole thing in the air.<br><br>I made a quiver as well, but after I took the photo.<br><br>The big downside of a bow is the limited ammo. I made arrows out of straight twigs, but they are very unstable, even with feathers. But it's fun and relaxing to make them.<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=38&u=16861104" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/16/86/11/04/th/img_7010.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>What do you guys think?
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    That is cool!!!!!!!
     

  3. zamarion

    zamarion New Member

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    thats great whats with the spiky points on the bands is that a way of attachment?
     
  4. Thomas Kole

    Thomas Kole New Member

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    Haha no, the spiky points on the end of the bans are just for decoration. I used it on my bow as well, it just looks cool <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  5. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    Thomas, great to see you making real things, not just computer stuff. Good for you!<br><br>Keep it up.
     
  6. Thomas Kole

    Thomas Kole New Member

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    Haha, thanks. Any time I get the chance, I grab my Victorinox, and run into the woods and make something. However, I don't get the chance very often, where I live forest are almost non-existent, and I barely have time, so holidays are perfect.
     
  7. mjnilles

    mjnilles New Member

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    Love it. MacGuyver style.