Building tips # 1 Making a lanyard hole in your slingshot

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by LW, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. LW

    LW New Member

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    First you cut a piece of pipe from (what you want to, aluminum, brass, copper, ...)
    It must be slightly longer than the hole into which you want to glue it.
    I rough the surface with a saw little bit. Then I put in one side a tissue or paper,
    to prevent the adhesive from entering the tube. Simply cut the supernatant.

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    Mix some Epoxy and put some in both sides of the hole. Put some more epoxy on your small tube.
    Then push your tube (the closed side with the paper first) slowly inside your hole by rotating it to the left and the right.
    When it is all in you withdraw it a little bit, so that the adhesive is spread evenly on both sides.

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    After drying you can cut the protruding pieces with a saw and feile it evenly.
    For feiling and sanding your tube, you have to wait until the glue is really dry.

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    Also with 2 minutes epoxy you should have to wait at least two to three hours, because when the glue is not dry properly,
    you will work the fine sanding dust of aluminum or brass into the glue.
    Then you will get ugly black edges.

    To deburr the end of the pipe, you can use various tools. A larger drill than the tube can be used for this also.
    This is important so that your lanyard is not torn.

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    I hope I could help some folks around here to improve their working skills…

    Hello Admin / Jörg, it is possible to make a separate category for it, so that everyone can show us his tips and tricks?

    That would be great, thank you…!
     
  2. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    How nice is this series of threads, LW!!!! Keep them up, please!
     

  3. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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    I agree with the idea of a new categorie !!!
     
  4. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    I'm new to playing with epoxy, so this one is great for me. thanks LW!
     
  5. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Awesome idea for a new thread LW. I was really wondering about this process, so I appreciate the thread. Great step by step photos too. Nicely done.
     
  6. CEZ

    CEZ New Member

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    Thanks, useful stuff!
     
  7. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Like bv keep up these tidy threads mun :)

    J
     
  8. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    very good technique
     
  9. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    + a bunch for a new category, I'd get used more than zombie prepping!
     
  10. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    Fantastic idea and tutorial. Please Leonor up.
     
  11. Cubanizm

    Cubanizm Junior Member

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    Thanks a lot for sharing this tip!
     
  12. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Right on LW! Very helpful stuff here!
    I think a thread like this is a great idea. Many people could easily reference building tips and ideas...that would be great
     
  13. EnesK

    EnesK Call me the boss

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    nice thread as always
    and a good idea for a new category

    Enes
    PS:yes i'm back was on a little holyday whith school
     
  14. Antraxx

    Antraxx #7

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    nice idea with those threads.
    as an addition, you could also press one side of the tube into a slice of a potatoe to prevent the glue from entering.
    simply press out the piece of potatoe after the epoxy begins to harden.
     
  15. BrPio

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    I like this thread. Usually for the lanyard hole I make a grommet with a ball ping hammer. Which does not work so well with wood and leaves me angry at a broken wood sling shot. From now on I may just use epoxy for that kind of application on wood. And I agree on the "how to" kind of catagory.
     
  16. Crazylagger

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  17. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    Cool Ty LW!
    This is exactly what this forum needs , a section for work tips and tricks and how to's and tutorials for newbs that want to make some homemade slings.
     
  18. Bushmaster

    Bushmaster New Member

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    Thanks, it's a simple procedure but your tutorial will help me avoid first time mistakes!