Greetings from Bavaria (that's near Germany)

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by BavarianBarbarian, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. BavarianBarbarian

    BavarianBarbarian New Member

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    Hello forum,<br><br>like RobertP I am a rather new slingshot enthusiast because of Jörg who awoke my interest in slingshots again after many years of being unarmed. More than shooting (which I don't do too often) I like making nice catapults. Until now I carved three natural forks and equipped an old Barnett Strike 9 with thera band. The pictures below show two of the natural beauties. Jörg, you will notice that I copied your method of joining handle and fork at my latest maple slingshot. Thanks for the idea and your explanation in your blog!<br>Because I am an (almost finished) student of mechanical engineering, I like Jörgs extraordinary constructions very much. I'd like to rebuild the new bullpup Sling-X-Bow, but don't know yet if I will find the time soon.<br><br>I hope the forum will be well visited and bring up interesting discussions!<br><br>BavarianBarbarian<br><br><img src="http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/16/86/40/52/schleu13.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/16/86/40/52/schleu14.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. JoergS

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    Wow, beautiful slingshot! I love the grain. The fork is great, too - low and wide, just the way I like it.
     

  3. Antraxx

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    Hello and Welcome!<br><br>Good looking Slingshots. As you might have seen i also like natural Forks (got some Pics up)<br><br>I like the lower one, looks very comfortable to hold.<br><br>Like to see more of your designs <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br><br>Oh, and how is Bavaria only CLOSE to Germany grrrr <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">
     
  4. BavarianBarbarian

    BavarianBarbarian New Member

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    Thanks guys! I like the lower fork more, too. Though the upper one was more fun to carve. I just had a look at your slingshots, Antraxx. I like them.<br><br>Unfortunatelly I don't have another design to show, but as soon as my instance of the Sling-X-Bow is finished, I will show it to you. The grip and shoulder support will be slightly different to Jörg's, as I tried to copy the outlines of the Steyr 77 AUG.
     
  5. McMilchreis

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    Wow really pretty your slingshots. Bavaria is near Germany ^^ Yes its another country <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  6. ttabor

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    Lovely slingshots! Welcome RobertP!
     
  7. Јузер Нејм

    Јузер Нејм New Member

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    Love that low-fork! And high-fork is great too, looks kinda oldschool!<br>U have multiple holes on your pouch as I can see... What are advantages?<br>Welcome to the forum!
     
  8. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    Welcome and thanks for the cool pics! Glad THE MAN has inspired you to create neat stuff <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>also, what are those balls?
     
  9. Cuthbert Allgood

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  10. BavarianBarbarian

    BavarianBarbarian New Member

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    @Antraxx and @McMilchreis:<br>Sometimes it is just necessary to make a difference between the Bavarian and Non-Bavarian parts of Germany <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_tongue.png" alt="tongue" longdesc="24"> Actually I'm just kidding.<br><br>@ttabor:<br>Thank you, but I am not RobertP. I just wanted to say that I am new to the slingshot thing aswell as he mentioned to be.<br><br>@Јузер Нејм:<br>I found the template for this slingshot pouch on the internet and just copied it. The holes make the pouch softer and also reduce its weight a tiny bit. I made a few of these pouches with very soft leather and they work great with small rocks and metal balls up to 1/2".<br>As the forum doesn't allow me to post a link yet, you have to look for the template for yourself. You should find it by searching for "slingshot pouch pdf" on Google's image search engine.<br><br>@Ryan Wigglesworth:<br>These are rattan balls for decoration. I borrowed them from my mother just for the photoshooting <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">