Firecracker slingshot

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by HonzaS, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. HonzaS

    HonzaS New Member

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    Today I finished the slingshot for shooting firecrackers. Of course I can also use the ball. Rubber is the TB Gold 35 x 20 mm. One strip on each side.<br><br> Slingshot has easily removable lighter. The fork is a little larger than usual to avoid contact, or damage to the flame.<br><br><img src="http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg525/scaled.php?server=525&filename=p7241722.jpg&res=landing" border="0" alt=""><br>8 mm iron rod bend easily, using propane, butane torch, bought in OBI. Price $ 20.<br><br><img src="http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/4914/p7261726.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>I carved threads screwed bakelite balls that are used to control the lever machines. I have a lot of them, of various sizes.<br><br><img src="http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/9560/p8011749.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Handle made ​​of Fimo material, embedded inside the lighter. shrinkable tubing on the fork.<br><br><img src="http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/4459/p8011750.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/7735/p8011751.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>By the way, I bought in Tesco glass marbles 15 mm. 500 pieces for 5 euros.<br><br><img src="http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg819/scaled.php?server=819&filename=p7261723.jpg&res=landing" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. pelleteer

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    Nice! I really like the threaded ball fork ends. I assume you grip the firecracker in the pouch, light it with the handle lighter, and then draw back and release it?
     

  3. Jan84

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    very cool slingshot! <br><br>I like the balls on the fork tips. they look really cool! <br>Firecrackers as ammo? thats what i´m talking about <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> evil!
     
  4. ketansa

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    That propane burner seems powerful. Looks like plastic. Is it a single use and throw burner? or can be refilled?<br>Do you get that rod threader in the stores? is it variable, or single diameter?<br>Very cool slingshot that looks like lot of fun. )) . The Bakelite balls are a good material for the rubber to pull over.
     
  5. Alukuchen

    Alukuchen Senior Member

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    Nice! Never seen one like that but it is a real beauty!
     
  6. JoergS

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    Good one! I have a firecracker shooter too, also with embedded lighter. <br><br>But for the bigger firecrackers, you need more rubber (those beasts are quite heavy).
     
  7. pasquale

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    Great slingshot. The slingshot is very beautiful. Make a picture from the firecracker you want to shoot.
     
  8. Courier

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    Nice slingshot!<br>Damn it, I was recently in Tesco and had the possibility to buy these marbles...<br>Do these marbles splinter?<br>Aren't fork hits with crackers dangerous?<br>Keep on!
     
  9. HonzaS

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    For <strong>peleteer</strong>: Yeah lighter is used for fast ignition, and fire crackers.<br><br><br>For <strong>ketansa</strong>: Propane butane burner has a removable metallic gas cartridges. The casing is plastic, the nozzle is made ​​of brass. screwing tap is commonly sold here, different diameters, are bought separately.<br><br><br>For <strong>JoergS</strong> : Yes, I inspired your Firecracker shooter. Just my firecrackers, are small. length of about 6 cm, diameter not greater than 15 mm.<br><br>For <strong>Courier</strong>: Marbles are probably from China, the impact on the harder surface is broken. But if you get caught in the old carpet and use it repeatedly. fork hits are not dangerous, I use small firecrackers.<br><br>
     
  10. pelleteer

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    ketansa, just look up threading dies. The actual die is just the silver part in the center, the rest is just the handle attachment. You can get different sized dies and screw them into the same handle (as long as the outer diameter is the same). They make round dies, which are for cutting new threads, and hexagonal ones, which are usually just for "chasing" (i.e., repairing and cleaning up existing threads).<br><br>edit: You can buy them in hardware stores, but stores here seem to usually only sell the hex ones. I buy mine on ebay most of the time. They can be very expensive in stores and much cheaper online. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     
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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">ketansa, just look up threading dies. The actual die is just the silver part in the center, the rest is just the handle attachment. You can get different sized dies and screw them into the same handle (as long as the outer diameter is the same). They make round dies, which are for cutting new threads, and hexagonal ones, which are usually just for "chasing" (i.e., repairing and cleaning up existing threads).<br><br>edit: You can buy them in hardware stores, but stores here seem to usually only sell the hex ones. I buy mine on ebay most of the time. They can be very expensive in stores and much cheaper online. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>oo, thank you for telling. I had seen only the large machines used in the workshop. Didnt have any idea about these handy ones. ok, I will check in the hardware stores around. online market is not so good and active in my country. Thanks )) see you.</span>
     
  12. pelleteer

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    Here's a vid to give a closer look at what they look like and how they work. Notice how he cuts a thread then backs off. This is important, as it clears the metal shavings from the threads before cutting the next one. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"><br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-Q34j0NceE" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-Q34j0NceE</a>
     
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    <div>Cool</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br><strong>at school, I am a slingshot expert</strong> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>on this forum a noob <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20">
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  14. ketansa

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>pelleteer wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Here's a vid to give a closer look at what they look <br>like and how they work. Notice how he cuts a thread then backs off. <br>This is important, as it clears the metal shavings from the threads <br>before cutting the next one. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"><br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-Q34j0NceE" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-Q34j0NceE</a>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>This is a nice video, thank you pelleteer. )) . It shows very clearly.</span>