Dayhiker's Modified Flipper

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Ravensbull, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Ravensbull

    Ravensbull New Member

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    Less the pinky hole in the original pattern. 7/8" thick maple laminate with colonial maple stain and 24 hour BLO soak. Gold's Gym blue bands 1"×11/16"×9" before ties. These bands were also optimized by Dayhiker for 7/16" steel. Thanks for looking!
     

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  2. Lacumo

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  3. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    Nice looking shooter!
     
  4. Ravensbull

    Ravensbull New Member

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    Thanks guys! It's very similar in form to the Chalice and shoots very nice with high grip finger hook/thumb brace for me.
     
  5. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Is this the one you mentioned the other day? Its a good looking slingshot :)
     
  6. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    Nice job! Good lookin' shooter.
     
  7. Ravensbull

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    Yeah this is the one Scoob. The original template by Dayhiker has a pinky hole down low by the heal. I had considered adding it but after shooting it prior to stain/BLO I liked how it was without it. I found that my grip was too high on the forks to properly use the pinky hole. Maybe my fault for not giving the design a full go as originally designed though...
     
  8. inkspot

    inkspot New Member

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    That looks like a very nice shooter, love the chalice design, simple and extremely effective beautiful job
     
  9. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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  10. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Indeed! A perfectly simple shooter!
    A skilled hand did a very precise job!

    Lovely! Greetings,
    thanks for sharing!

    Be
     
  11. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Finally! A laminate that blends well instead of being ridiculous layers of random color! Great looking form, Bro! Sweet!

    -Wild Bill
     
  12. Lineman

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    Looks great! You said maple laminate. Is that what you laminated together or something that was already made that way? Either way, great build. I like the blue bands, they set it apart nicely.
     
  13. Ravensbull

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    Thanks again guys! @ Lineman, this laminate is a manufactured product for some of the major bow manufacturers used for making risers/grips. The panels I have were given to me by my neighbor who has a friend that works at the factory. These pieces were rejects due to surface imperfections, slight twists or warps. It's a parallel laminate so it's not near as strong as Baltic Birch ply and requires paying attention to grain orientation, making it unsuitable for some designs... The panels I have are 24"×29" rectangular and 1 7/8" thick. I think it's 27 or 28 layers. So everything I've used it for so far requires quite a bit of sawing. Very thankful for my full size table saw!