first one, pickle-fork shooter

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by sotiris, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. sotiris

    sotiris New Member

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    This the first slingshot that i have made after a very long time.I needed something small to see if my carving skill is up for the challenge, so i decided to have a go at the pickle fork shooter idea.I made this out of a pretty weird olive fork, that had a thick main stem and thin branches.I haven't finished it with anything, just sprayed some gun polish on it.Let me know what you think
     
  2. zamarion

    zamarion New Member

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    cant see any images?
     

  3. zamarion

    zamarion New Member

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    pretty nice<br>nice wood also, never worked with olive wood myself
     
  4. sotiris

    sotiris New Member

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    <img src="http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/17/36/31/86/dsc01014.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  5. sotiris

    sotiris New Member

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    <img src="http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/17/36/31/86/dsc01015.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  6. sotiris

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    <img src="http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/17/36/31/86/dsc01016.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  7. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    That thing is pretty cool! Almost reminds me of Joerg hammer grip pfs...
     
  8. sotiris

    sotiris New Member

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    thats where i got the idea for it, but i wanted the little forks to be a bit wider, as i am not very familiar with the flipstyle technique
     
  9. tokSick

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    Very nice, i love it.<br>How does it shoot for you?<br>Is there no risk to shoot your hand?<br>If i had to use a slingshot like yours, i probably wear a glove. But that' s because i am not a really good shooter i guess. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt="Rolling Eyes" longdesc="14">
     
  10. sotiris

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    To be honest, i don't know, there seems to be room for the ball to exit without flipping the slingshot and with no danger of hitting the forks or your hands, but i guess i have to test it after i am done with the finish, never shot one of these before.I'll probably put on some very light target bands and gradually ad layers, until i am confident enough
     
  11. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hope you finish it soon and tell us more on how it shoot, etc...<br>Cheers
     
  12. egmont

    egmont Slingshot General

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    it dont look like you wil hit the fork, i think its hig enough, so dont care about that. it looks very beutiful <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  13. Droolp1g

    Droolp1g New Member

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    Chunky and small is all im thinking right now.
     
  14. e_monster55

    e_monster55 New Member

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    It's so fat, I LOVE IT.
     
  15. sotiris

    sotiris New Member

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    you've got to love curves