"Cutlass" slingshot

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by HonzaS, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. HonzaS

    HonzaS New Member

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    I present to you my version, Cutlass slingshot. It's not exactly like Joergs version, but it does not matter. When I saw how easily, pierces a can of Whiskas, so I said, I must be too! Of course I will add a leather cover on the fingers, and finish paint coating. It is still in an unfinished state. Once that is done, including bands, I add a photo.<br><br><img src="http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/9287/culass.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Bands are longer, the butterfly style, my first, so I hope that I will not hurt.
     
  2. tokSick

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    It looks already nice and i' m sure, it will looks great when finished.<br>Slingshot + Bands + Ammo = Happy man.<br>Have fun
     

  3. CaptainBacon

    CaptainBacon Knowledgeable Man

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    I like the exploded view, because otherwise you'd never see the square hole you had to file to fit the carriage bolt. Using hardware to attach smaller pieces of wood for a frame even allows for switching out parts later that get worn or broken.
     
  4. HonzaS

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    Today I finished "Cutlass" slingshot. Beech wood is painted, hand protector of the solid leather and long bandset for butterfly style is installed.<br><br><img src="http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/551/p3061048.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5230/p3061055.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><br>Rubber is one strip on each side, 50 mm, 40 mm, length 33 cm. I'm not too strong, and I have a lot of work to stretch it, but quite possible.<br>Grip pouch I must use the one that showed Tobias on Youtube (in the palm)<br><br><img src="http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8457/p3071057.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><br>shoots very well!
     
  5. tokSick

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    I knew it!!! I knew it will be a great slingshot when i saw your first pictures but i didn' t know it will be awsome. You did a very good job, simple and effective. I like it so much that i am gonna make one for myself later. Thankzzz for sharing, man. Have fun. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
     
  6. JoergS

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    The cutlass was always one of my favorites, gave it to a new "recruit" at the last shooting in Tobias's rock cellar.<br><br>Great job! This looks better than mine. Love the brown stain.
     
  7. HonzaS

    HonzaS New Member

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    Great thanks for the praise, guys. It makes me always very happy and motivates me.<br>Just add that, hand protector is a very good thing. Not only that protects the hand from nasty slaps, but will help in recharging ammo, I use both hands to carefully loading bullet into the pouch and slingshot I still have firmly in the hand.<br><br>I make maybe another two wooden pegs, on the pegs I fasten shorter bandset. It will be easy to change it, maybe.
     
  8. e_monster55

    e_monster55 New Member

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    Nice work, I might just build my own if you don't mind.<br>
     
  9. Gimbal

    Gimbal New Member

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    Came out real nice!
     
  10. Simon J

    Simon J New Member

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    That is a beautiful slingshot. And wise too, I had a ball stay in the pouch and return on my knuckle it - ached for weeks. I use a leather cuttlass now too (although it's a lot less classy than yours).
     
  11. Droolp1g

    Droolp1g New Member

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    I guess if you wanted to use a stronger pull you could try adding an arm support underneath the middle of the hand protector extending out towards the arm would work As it is bolted and supported entirely of steel?