Beech Natural with Figure 8 attatchment

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  1. Chiron

    Chiron New Member

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    Hi everyone, <br>Here is a small ergo shaped beech natural I made with my take on figure 8 binding method for tubes to forks.<br>This method allows for through the forks shooting and is experimental at the moment but seems to be holding well.<br><br>To do this you push the tubing through a hole in the fork leg from the opposite side to the shooter.<br>Then start to bind the end of the tube against the fork leg in a figure 8 pattern using a fairly long piece of theraband. <br>Once you've made 3 or 4 full 8 patterns across the tube end fold the tube back towards the shooter side of the fork and carry on binding for 2 8 patterns then tie off.<br><br>Hope the photos and diagram show the method better than I've described it :)<br>[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]<br><img src="https://www.dropbox.com/s/gvu9wouxtixqouq/20130117_124602.jpg" border="0" alt=""><img src="https://www.dropbox.com/s/3mn9jqnylen66ob/Figure8binding.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. von_z2

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    <div>Nice, clean looking slingshot</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  3. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    nice slingshot ... I have no experience with tubes, but as it is rubber against rubber with enough "8" I believe it will be secure ... a fork tie failure is really dangerous ...
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Really nice, the attechment is very smart
     
  5. jackathehut

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  6. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>nice<br>i dont know how it works</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  7. Chiron

    Chiron New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Lars wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">nice<br>i dont know how it works</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Here's a close up view Lars. First photo is the 1st stage of the binding and the second photo is the finish where the tube is pulled back through the slot then overlocked with binding. Seems quite secure with single 1745 tubes but I'm not sure if the method would work for stronger tubes.<br><br>[​IMG][​IMG]</span>
     
  8. Chiron

    Chiron New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Arturo Borquez wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">nice slingshot ... I have no experience with tubes, but as it is rubber against rubber with enough "8" I believe it will be secure ... a fork tie failure is really dangerous ...</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Got to agree with you here regarding fork tie failure, particularly as I tend to aim my shots putting my face close to the bands.</span>
     
  9. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    Nice attaching method ! Good job!
     
  10. zwillie

    zwillie New Member

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"> I`ve never seen this before.<br><br>Very cool. Thank you.