First slingshot for the law professor

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    Recently, I received an email from a professor who teaches at a US law school. Turns out he grew up in Brazil, and loved his slingshot! Now, at pretty much the same age I was in when I got back into the sport, he feels the same urge...<br><br>He asked me about the recommended shooting style (hammer grip vs. finger support), and I said <br>it comes down to personal taste (mine strongly runs towards the hammer grip).<br><br>So I offered to make two slingshots for him, as a gift!<br><br>I was left with the task to design a slingshot for a law professor, who is a beginner (again). I settled on a variation of the lead launcher, as the slightly higher fork works good for beginners and experienced shooters alike. But I wanted more "3D" for the handle, and also a "butt" that swings out like my hammers. <br><br>For the details, I decided that I want to have as many analogs to a good law as possible.<br><br>A good law needs a solid base, so I chose a Multiplex core.<br><br>US courts often use oak panelling, so I chose oak for the handles. But in this case I used moor oak, as the tree it came from probably grew at the time of Hammurabi, when one of the oldest written legal codes were established (in Babylon).<br><br>I settled on the paragraph sign for the handles. Sawed them out of the oak and later filled them <br>with light grey putty, for the contrast.<br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
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    <br><br>A good law is what I call watertight, so I covered the whole frame with polyurethane varnish.<br><br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
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    <br><br>Later on, I will wrap the fork with rubber, so the occasional fork hit won't damage the finish.<br><br>Next, the finger support shooter!
     
  2. Meckillim

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    Its a beautiful slingshot. Im sure he will love it. Very thoughtful gift Joerg! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

  3. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <div>Looks nice boss <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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  4. FORTUNENGLORY

    FORTUNENGLORY New Member

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    Beauty! I like all the thought that goes into the wood. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_pirat.png" alt="pirat" longdesc="23">
     
  5. linuxmail

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    What a well thought out project. I like how you linked every aspect. I also like the Lead Launcher as a beginner's sling shot.<br><br>Brian<br>
     
  6. Saderath

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    Beautiful as always Joerg!!!
     
  7. Jan84

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    awesome! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5">
     
  8. Lars

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    <div>very nice slingshot</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  9. onnod

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Ryan Wigglesworth wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Looks nice boss <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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  10. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    Awesome! Man, that Moor Oak look fantastic. Is it harder than reg. oak?
     
  11. felipegreboge

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    <div>Looks nice! I like the idea with the inlay.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  13. AL...

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    That is a real work of art <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>Made a couple of slingshots yesterday but cant seem to post the pics and they are nothing as good as yours .<br><br><br><br>Cheers<br><br>AL
     
  14. ameevis

    ameevis New Member

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    Really nice! Beautiful work, the shine and everything. I've been thinking about making a slingshot with a design like that!
     
  15. tokSick

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    Beautyful. It gives me some ideas, if i only had the tools to make them real. Great job.