First attempt at woodworking / making a slingshot ever

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Slingshots4Australia, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Slingshots4Australia

    Slingshots4Australia New Member

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    On the weekend I went out and bought a cheap $30 Jig saw and a $20 rotary tool and I attempted my hand at my first bit of wood working ever.<br><br>Its just a boardcut, from 9mm and 7mm Plywood glued together to make a 16mm piece.<br><br>Not the greatest slingshot these forums have seen but im proud of it for my first attempt <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br>Im havent coated it with anything yet, but i have a tin of polyurethane im gonna try abit later<br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=15&u=17567344" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i36.servimg.com/u/f36/17/56/73/44/slingy10.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=16&u=17567344" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a>
     
  2. brat boon

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    <div>cool is the slab good ???</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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  3. Slingshots4Australia

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    Im not sure what you mean by slab mate <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" longdesc="10"><br><br>Im going out the shed now to give this alittle more work with the sandpaper then coat it.<br><br>and start on a new design <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"> practice makes perfect, im gonna have dozens of these dodgy made slingshots until the correct technique clicks to me <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
     
  4. brat boon

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Slingshots4Australia wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Im not sure what you mean by slab mate <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" longdesc="10"><br><br>Im going out the shed now to give this alittle more work with the sandpaper then coat it.<br><br>and start on a new design <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"> practice makes perfect, im gonna have dozens of these dodgy made slingshots until the correct technique clicks to me <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>i means how it fits in your hand</span>
     
  5. Slingshots4Australia

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    Oh Right, Yeah better than i expected, I did alittle more rounding off of the edges at the finger groves today and its pretty decent<br><br>all in all, im fairly happy at the attempt <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br>This is after the first coat of polyurethane<br>well, currently drying.<br><br>man that stuff really enhances the colour of the wood, you can really distingish between the layers now compared to the first pictures i posted<br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=17&u=17567344" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i36.servimg.com/u/f36/17/56/73/44/photo10.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>starting to look nice, but maybe im bias <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">
     
  6. FIAAO

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    Very nice slingy! My first slingshot was 100% crap.
     
  7. NytraM

    NytraM New Member

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    yeh that looks really cool mate, i love the shapes <br><br>
     
  8. kook

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    <div>To make a plywood effect is very beautiful!<br><br>The handle may be some short, may use force big rubber band will be very tired?<br><br>Think about the lever principle.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>Don't laugh at my English level, because this sentence itself is translation software generated. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cry.gif" alt="Crying or Very sad" longdesc="11">
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