First set of Home mades :}

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by RickBond, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. RickBond

    RickBond New Member

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    Hello Slingshot enthusiasts! I haven't posted too much on the forums and I've been meaning to work on a few slingshots of my own. I've made around 2 or so more than I'm showing, but they broke due to poor handling from friends :/<br><br><img src="http://i.imgur.com/r7ZrP.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>This is my current collection! We have a Maple Hammerhead, a plywood Phoenix, Tsunami, Pocket Rocket .. 2?, a Dragon, and a Blood wood/Plywood side style shooter. I don't intend on selling any of the designs made by other people. These were simply for me with designs found on the internet.<br><br><img src="http://i.imgur.com/1hSVY.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>This is my first slingshot. I made it out of this cool plywood my neighbor had. I'm really proud of it because it was made with just a rasp and bandsaw. Now that I have a router to use I don't have to worry about rounding by hand anymore.<br><br><img src="http://i.imgur.com/ryYkI.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Ahh the Hammerhead. The reason I got into slingshots was because of this fantastic design. Although there are some nicks here and there I am ridiculously proud of this one. I made it for my dad for his birthday! I'm currently making a Acacia/Maple Hammerhead, but I'm really lazy and don't want to rasp the fork.<br><br><img src="http://i.imgur.com/OeNd5.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>I'm unsure of whose design this is, but it is named the Tsunami and it's ok. After making and shooting it, I'd probably tweak it a bit. It doesn't feel 100% comfortable in my hand.<br><br><img src="http://i.imgur.com/fu0aN.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>This is the Pocket Rocket by Gamekeeper John. He posted the design online, and I was really interested in making one for myself. Like I said, I won't sell any of the designs shown. It's his design, not mine.<br><br><img src="http://i.imgur.com/tUDNB.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Of course I had to make a Dragon! I love this design. It fits my hand well and just looks classy.<br><br><img src="http://i.imgur.com/r0qYZ.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i.imgur.com/kicyZ.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>This one was experimental. I haven't made a laminate of any kind so I gave it my best shot. It's made of Blood wood and just a sheet of plywood. The design was on a youtube video from Flippinout slingshots that I thought looked cool, so I made a variant.<br><br>All of these slingshots were so much fun to make and shoot, I can't stop myself from making them. My weakness in making them is the finish. I sand them down to 400 grit, then I use a tung oil to finish it. I put about 5 or so coats on which is around half the amount I should put on them XD But I get so excited I cut the finish process in half so I can shoot my new toy :]<br><br>After trying out different designs I can say I like the finger support style way better. Also after buying a bit of Blood wood and Purple Heart, I picked up some nice Zebra wood, Wenge, and Padouk :]<br><br>They come in 3/4" boards and I need to resaw them. How do you guys go about making laminates? Do you just resaw them with a bandsaw? Is there someone I can get to do it for me for a more precise cut?
     
  2. Sailorandy

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    Looking good. <br>Since I got into this, less than 2 months ago, I 've probably made over 20 slingshots. Many quick ones just to see how I like the different shapes. I' ve come to the conclusion that the Hammers are what I like the most. And the naturals. It seems like I'm the most accurate with naturals?<br> Keep ' em coming!<br><br>A
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    nice. the sanding is my problem too, but if you sand one to 1200/1500 grit you will love the feel, especially with naturals
     
  4. RickBond

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">nice. the sanding is my problem too, but if you sand one to 1200/1500 grit you will love the feel, especially with naturals</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I only had up to 400 at the time, but I should look into getting higher grits. Also, what's the deal with naturals. Can you just.. go out and pluck one off a tree? Cause there are laws saying I can't :/</span>
     
  5. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    yes, just do it at a place nobody ever comes and nobody will ever notice it. you can also ask a gardner if you can have some forks, they usually give them for free <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  6. brat boon

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    <div>nice collection<br><br>i like ther last one the most</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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  7. pasquale

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    Great collection. Which is your favorite shooter?<br><br>I bought me a saw to cut some natural forks. I dont know wheter it is allowed or not, but who see me in the forest:p . I think if you use dead wood it is allowed, but be careful if it is dead a long time the wood is weak. Just go in the forest after a storm and cut some forks from fallen trees down.
     
  8. RickBond

    RickBond New Member

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    I'm scared to just cut them, but I'll keep my eye out. There aren't many nice trees other than maple here in Washington. I guess my favorite shooter is the newest one I made. The Blood wood one.
     
  9. Jan84

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    very nice! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  10. Jos&eacute; Greboge

    Jos&eacute; Greboge New Member

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    Beautiful collection! Nothing like repetition to enhance the result.