Gebirgsjäger - mountain hunter

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Schleuder-Willy, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Schleuder-Willy

    Schleuder-Willy New Member

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    So here is my little slingshot inspired by a figure-eight from my climbing gear.

    It is made out of 15mm birch plywood and polished with wax.

    I use two tapered TBG strands each side. As ammunition I use 10.5mm steelballs.

    It is a nasty little slingshot which makes a lot off fun and I carry it in my EDC just for fooling around a little bit.

    ...and here it is:
     

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  2. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Hey Willy,

    nice (consequent) design!
    This can only be topped by directly using
    a climbing "Achter"..

    If you consider to do so, you should ask flicks
    about how to anodize/eloxadize aluminum, he´s
    pretty good at that!- You could use a blank
    "eight" and then eloxadize it.?

    Nice shooter, thanks for posting it!

    greetings and a merry christmas,

    Be
     

  3. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    It is a nice slingshot, but I think it is a bit small for hunting mountains. Also, the ammo doesn't look like it would do a mountain much harm.

    -Wild Bill
     
  4. Schleuder-Willy

    Schleuder-Willy New Member

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    ...lol!!!
    "hunting mountains", great idea but I guess that´s a mission for Joerg. only he has the big steam-hammer-slingshots you will need for it :D

    No, one of my intensions was to take it to the mountains on my climbing harness for whatever it will be useful :rolleyes:

    BeMahoney, to use the figure-eight itself was my first Idea, but when I held it in my hands, for some sentimental reasons I wasn´t able to saw it to make a slingshot out of it.
    I decided to build a wodden one with the same design, but the idea ist still there and maybe the time will come...
     
  5. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    IT WILL COME!..

    that bug may take a little time,
    but surely he will make you do that :)..

    ..or maybe me, or just someone he´s got
    under control.. ;)

    Greetings,

    Be
     
  6. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Very nice, proof that slingshots can be inspired by every aspect of life!
     
  7. Bushmaster

    Bushmaster New Member

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    It's great to see hobbies blend an influence each other. Really a symbiotic relationship! It shows an awareness on your part to link and combine interests. In other words... Art!