First (Work in progress)

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Barkundra, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Barkundra

    Barkundra New Member

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    Finally got around to making a slingshot. All thats left is to sand and oil it. It feels great to hold and for my first work with wood after a little practice I don't think it's half bad but I have a question. The forks, although they feel strong, make me worry because of their low thickness, so does anyone know a way to solidify them? Thanks, sorry if the picture is bad I'm using my phone
     

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  2. Schultz

    Schultz New Member

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    Looks nice, you can try to Stabilize it with Ducktape but try to pull with a String before you shoot. I have never try it. The Ducktape looks not very beautifull but i think ok for the first shoots before you finished your next one ;)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eHqFVn7Xsw
     
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  3. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Great suggestion Schultz! You may want to try wrapping the fork arms with cordage (paracord) and down onto the handle. Should strengthen the whole thing substantially. Looks good so far!
     
  4. Barkundra

    Barkundra New Member

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    Schultz, tried the string idea and I guess the thin forks are really strong! I'll have a few pictures of the finished slingshot hopefully in 1-3 days, depending on how lazy I am. Thanks the both of you! :D