another homemade

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by onnod, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    hey everybody<br>this is my new slingshot i made today.<br>it's made from some kind of superwood that realy is as hard as stone.<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3&u=17316359" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/31/63/59/sv107112.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br>i think i'm going to varnisch it later but i'm going to test it first to see if it's works well<br>hope you like it
     
  2. HonzaS

    HonzaS New Member

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    Nice job, I like what is this band?
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    thanks<br>abbout the bands<br>i have no idea, i found it at a local sprots store.<br>its about 0.5 mm thick and it doesn't shoot very fast(it's 5cm wide at the pouch and 9cm at the fork so its folded)
     
  4. HonzaS

    HonzaS New Member

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    Today I placed bandset on my new slingshot "Bone." And for the first time I tried to let the rubber in piece, and only curl it. this is probably the best and I'll do it this way always. Probably I will not cut the band on tape, it is useless.
     
  5. Droolp1g

    Droolp1g New Member

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    Haha klkl im laughing because i once spent 3 hrs chipping away at some hard wood the same sort of hard wood as yours and i just about finished it then butter fingers kicked in and i dropped it on concrete floor just to have it snap in pieces. I was a bit gutted but more relieved than anything because i would rather it snap than have no eye =p So i usually drop the pieces im going to use just be be sure.
     
  6. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    mine probably wont break,<br>i know that for shure, couse i hit anoter piece with a hamm,er and it didnt even show a dent
     
  7. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    It looks nice and solid. Congratzzz.
     
  8. CaptainBacon

    CaptainBacon Knowledgeable Man

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    It's hard to tell from the picture, but that might be cherry or mahogany. The cherry stock I had for laminating on my little stinger was extremely dense, and reluctant to shape, but also had the slight pores similar to this. Mahogany has the same look.
     
  9. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    thanks for all the coments<br>the wood is azobe(some kind of tropical hardwood)
     
  10. CaptainBacon

    CaptainBacon Knowledgeable Man

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    Ah yes. Also known as red ironwood. This will not break as a slingshot frame.
     
  11. Droolp1g

    Droolp1g New Member

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    Captainbacon i just want to point out that all wood types have a breaking point. The only reason why we differentiate hard to normal is because some wood types are more dense and i would say more fragile. There is barely any difference in weight. The pattern is the only real difference between wood types.
     
  12. CaptainBacon

    CaptainBacon Knowledgeable Man

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    Actually, the nomenclature is a little misleading. Hard wood and soft wood are differentiated only by the shape of the leaf belonging to the tree, not by the physical properties of the wood. I have to disagree with your assessment that the only difference in wood species is the "pattern." There are specific reasons that certain woods are used for certain applications. <br><br>Yes, red ironwood has a breaking point, yet to realize this, one would have to attack the piece with a sharp object. Since this is an unlikely situation for a slingshot frame, I could fairly state that it will not break. If you doubt the strength of a frame, lock it into a padded vice and attach a length of rope to the fork. Pulling the rope will allow for a proper test of frame durability.
     
  13. Droolp1g

    Droolp1g New Member

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    <font color="red">Yes, red ironwood has a breaking point, yet to realize this, one would <br>have to attack the piece with a sharp object. Since this is an unlikely <br>situation for a slingshot frame, I could fairly state that it will not <br>break. If you doubt the strength of a frame, lock it into a padded vice <br>and attach a length of rope to the fork. Pulling the rope will allow for<br> a proper test of frame durability.</font><br><br>If we knew for a fact that the piece we was using was not going to break then we would not have need for safety goggles.
     
  14. CaptainBacon

    CaptainBacon Knowledgeable Man

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    Yes. I forgot to mention that when doing the vice and rope test, the tester needs to wear safety goggles, and preferably a pair of thick work gloves. Long sleeves would be ideal as well.
     
  15. zamarion

    zamarion New Member

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    just wondering where do you get your wood?
     
  16. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    an old pole that i found in the shed <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  17. stu

    stu New Member

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    Iron wood?<br>Really heavy and hard on knives?
     
  18. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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