First one (newbie)

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Abdalan, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Abdalan

    Abdalan New Member

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    Hi, friends.<br><br>I'm Abdalan, 39, and I live in Brazil. I just discovered this nice forum and THE SLINGSHOT CHANNEL at UTube. I simply fell in love with those beauties I watched there, so I tried my first slingshot (thanx to Joerg Sprave's useful hints). Here are the images.<br><br><img src="http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/17/19/45/49/badoqu10.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Unfortunately the pouch I made was not strong enough; I'll make another one tomorrow.<br>They call this wood something like "naval": they said me that the glue is stronger and is kinda water-proof. I used also a sealant. The rubber is from a brand called Carci Band (I'm not sure this is a nice choice).<br><br>Now, I'm going to buy a nice white hard wood we call in Brazil "marfim" (translated: ivory) [Agonandra brasiliensis?]. Any hints?<br><br>Best wishes!
     

  2. Abdalan

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    Thank you, pipesmoker. One piece and here I am already compulsively reading and watching videos on the matter. Slingshot's highly addictive.<br>
     
  3. Jonab Gama

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    Welcome, bro.; good see you here. <br>Be at home.<br><br>I know Carci Band, but Thera Band is better, I think.<br><br>I found it here; not too expansive:<br><br><a href="http://www.futurasaude.com.br/ch/prod/219644/Faixa-Elastica-Ouro-Maximo---Thera-Band.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.futurasaude.com.br/ch/prod/219644/Faixa-Elastica-Ouro-Maximo---Thera-Band.aspx</a><br><br>Hints?<br>How about the "Gloveshot"?<br><br>How to make video here:<br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/DYJETqNQdeE" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed><br><br><br>And presentation here:<br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/h_gJ1xrCrcI" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed><br><br>See you!
     
  4. Abdalan

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    Yeah! The best birthday gift - I'm 39 today! - I ever got: a handmade slingshot from my brother, Jonab. Yes, I'm going gaga.<br><br>Thank you Jonab!<br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%"><img src="http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/17/19/45/49/badoqu11.jpg" border="0" alt=""></div>
     
  5. Jonab Gama

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    Congratulations, Lan; and beware; marbles loves Newton's third law!!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">
     
  6. hattorihanzo3500

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Abdalan wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Hi, friends.<br><br>I'm Abdalan, 39, and I live in Brazil. I just discovered this nice forum and THE SLINGSHOT CHANNEL at UTube. I simply fell in love with those beauties I watched there, so I tried my first slingshot (thanx to Joerg Sprave's useful hints). Here are the images.<br><br><img src="http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/17/19/45/49/badoqu10.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Unfortunately the pouch I made was not strong enough; I'll make another one tomorrow.<br>They call this wood something like "naval": they said me that the glue is stronger and is kinda water-proof. I used also a sealant. The rubber is from a brand called Carci Band (I'm not sure this is a nice choice).<br><br>Now, I'm going to buy a nice white hard wood we call in Brazil "marfim" (translated: ivory) [Agonandra brasiliensis?]. Any hints?<br><br>Best wishes! </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Belo trabalho meu amigo, bom saber que alguem aqui no Brasil tambem se interessa por estilingues.....rerere.......te falar, você comentou sobre madeiras e tal, nos estilingues que fiz eu percebi uma coisa, cheguei a usar compensado, compensado naval, maçaranduba, e algumas outras madeiras que não me recordo, e todos os que fiz com madeira não sei por qual motivo ficaram frágeis, a maioria quebrou por conta de uma simples queda, mas os de compensado estão firmes e fortes a um bom tempo......ahh, e fibra de fidro tem se mostrado um mateial mto bom tb<br><br>Essa borracha que você usou não é ruim não, mas também não dura tanto quanto uma theraband gold. Vale a pena importar.<br><br>Grande abraço <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>