Custom Panther for a true friend

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    I haven't made a classic slingshot in while... busy with big projects, and also it is bitter cold in my unheated workshop. It's not fun to work in winter clothes. <br><br>But I promised to my friend and fellow team member Brian (aka linuxmail) that I would make him a slingshot. He wanted a custom Panther. <br><br>Brian is always fantastic with his blueprint skills. But in a desparate situation (during the South Carolina filming, when the crossbow did not show up), he saved the day. Without his elaborate blueprints, there was no way we could have made another one of the two shot weapon over night. So it had to be a really special slingshot. <br><br>Took me a while to find a worthy material - but I settled on the block of Sandalwood Thierry sent me from New Caledonia. It only had one handle in it, and that is what I wanted. A unique piece!<br><br>The smell of that wood is just amazing. Beeing a very common, albeit expensive fragrant used in many perfumes, sandalwood smells like heaven. And it polishes really well. <br><br>This is a very nice slingshot, and I am looking forward to hear what Brian has to say about it.<br><br><img src="http://i14.servimg.com/u/f14/16/32/46/92/linuxm10.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i14.servimg.com/u/f14/16/32/46/92/linuxm11.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i14.servimg.com/u/f14/16/32/46/92/linuxm12.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    A very nice piece for sure <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

  3. linuxmail

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    I am very humbled Joeg, it will be my prized possesion!<br><br>Brian<br>
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    very nice, i am a bit jealous
     
  5. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    A very nice one.
     
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    Awesome, yes ... thats the right word! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>I enjoy this concept, your Panther and your custom handle, a cream dream team!<img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/drunken_smilie.png" alt="drunken" longdesc="30">
     
  9. von_z2

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    <div>That's truly beautiful Joerg. Before I die, I hope to own one of your slingshots. Have any new contest ideas? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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    <br>"non impediti ratione cogitationis" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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  10. Theodor

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    This is awesome, a both functional and beautifull shape
     
  11. tokSick

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    That handle looks wonderful. You' re a lucky guy Brian and, of course, you deserve it!
     
  12. zwillie

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    Beautiful!<br>No chance to get some of this wood in Germany <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3">
     
  13. stej

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    Joerg, could you please take a picture of Panther in your hand with this grip?<br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=63&u=17729622" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i16.servimg.com/u/f16/17/72/96/22/2013-010.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=64&u=17729622" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i16.servimg.com/u/f16/17/72/96/22/2013-011.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>I tried to shoot this way, but the horns are too wide for me probably and I can't press the handle into my palm well, so it doesn't feel to comfortable. Maybe it's my hand but I'm 190cm, so my hands shouldn't be that small <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  14. JoergS

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    Don't forget that the slingshot behaves differently under strain. You really will get the pressure on the thumb+index finger.<br><br>The Panther is a poor slingshot if you use the paracord wrapping. It really needs a custom handle, then it is perfect. Did you read my manual for the Panther?<br><br>Jörg<br>
     
  15. stej

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    Yes, I read that manual already. It takes some time to add nice handle if I don't want to spoil the beauty. So I don't rush.<br><br>Dankung delivered the slingshot with tubes that are quite short, so the pull is heavy. That causes a lot of pressure on my thumb knuckle. <br>Anyway, I think that if I make my custom handle, this won't help with the grip as on my picture. I have to try..