Beginner Slingshot Guide ! Video !

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by jt-1911, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    So this post is ment for all the beginners, who want to start this hobby/sport or just whant to make a simple slingshot! If you do heres a video as a instructional learning purpose:<br><br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aWLb8ykZ3I" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aWLb8ykZ3I</a><br><br><br>Please note, that this is only my method of doing things, please tell me if you guys to somethings differently! Thanks <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>And PS. Do you guys use spray can gloss ?<br>(If this may help novices, you can out this thread as a sticky)
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  3. Courier

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    No offence, but the bands are cutted rather poor.<br>I would <i><strong>highly</strong></i> recommend to use a rotary cutter.<br>All in all it is a good video for novices.
     
  4. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Thats true Courier, but i sadly didnt have a rotary cutter, i tried to get through it with my Damask knife, but even that didnt work, well i gues a rotary cutter is the only way to go.
     
  5. tokSick

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    Nice vid.<br>I made a video some time ago showing how to cut bands if you don' t have a rotary cutter. If you want to watch it, <a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t1149-how-to-straight-cut-bands-with-scissors" class="postlink">HERE</a> is the link.
     
  6. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Thats a good concept, was that therband gold? Becuase it looked like a yellow color on the video...?
     
  7. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    No, it is "kettler latex flexiband" green( medium).
     
  8. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Aha ok <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> One question: Do you spray your slingshots with clear coating or do you use clear coating from boat stores which you paint on the slingshot?
     
  9. tokSick

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    I use super glue to finish my slingshots. You can see how <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8_ulK-w7KE" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HERE</a>.
     
  10. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Hmmm interesting but it seems quite a long and difficulat procedure, maybe a clear epoxy resin would be a good idea.
     
  11. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    It is if you do like Nathan does. After several layers of super glue, i wet sand it with the highest grit i got and then just rub it with a cloth and metal cleaner. I think super glue finish is way more durable then any other finish( just my opinion).
     
  12. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Ok, ill try it later on my moorhamer, but right now i covered it in some ink <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> Its pitch black now... should i use some 600 grit to sand away the first layer of ink to make the wood a dark brown?
     
  13. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i would keep it black, waaay cooler IMO
     
  14. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Hmm i`ll upload a picture once its dry then you can judge <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
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    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    <a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=15&u=18153285" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/18/15/32/85/710.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=16&u=18153285" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/18/15/32/85/810.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=17&u=18153285" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i75.servimg.com/u/f75/18/15/32/85/910.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a>
     
  16. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Bad lighting but i am deffinetley going to sand it off.
     
  17. stej

    stej New Member

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    Good intro. Short and full of information.<br><br>However, the bands.. you know.. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>Good job.
     
  18. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Jaja i know <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"> Next time there going to be better. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>PS. I`m gonna give this slingshot away <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> On my youtube channel, a little sub contest <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">