hello from california

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by lueyh, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. lueyh

    lueyh New Member

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    hi everyone happy to join the forum. i am more interested in the use of slingshots in survival situations. but i love looking at peoples creations. so again happy to be here and willing to learn.
     
  2. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Welcome to the forum ..... Luey

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  3. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    hello and welcome!
     
  4. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Hello and welcome, fellow Californian! Glad to have a new member amongst us! I hope you enjoy the forum!
     
  5. Hello and welcome!
     
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  6. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Welcome to the forum, Lueyh! We are happy to have you here :)
     
  7. Thistle

    Thistle RESIGNED

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    [​IMG] Welcome to the forum, lueyh!

    The nice thing to remember is that you are not limited to expensive latex in a survival situation. Office bands and whatever latex material you can find.

    I've have not yet attempted it, but I remember reading somewhere a few months ago that someone made a double bandset with only 2 medical-grade latex gloves that he cut-up. The kind of latex gloves that you can find in any local pharmacy store. He recorded a chrony speed of over 350 fps with his make-shift inexpensive slingshot bands. Full butterfly and 1/4" steel ball.

    Plenty of power for Zombie-fun! Pretty cool I think. :)
     
  8. EnesK

    EnesK Call me the boss

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    welcome to the slingshotforum[​IMG]

    Enes
     
  9. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hello and welcome here ;)
     
  10. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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  11. flicks

    flicks ...lost in the woods....

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    Welcome to the forum lueyh. Have fun!
     
  12. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    Welcome. This is a great bunch of folks to ask if you need any info.

    Enjoy!
     
  13. lueyh

    lueyh New Member

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    thanks for the welcome everyone.

    I have one question that s major in my book. where do i start when trying to make my own slingshot?
    I know that i would have to draw something out. have seen many awesome slingshots, and they are all made with different materials, from wood to aluminum.

    I am looking to get into this for the least money possible. i have some spare 2x4 pieces from a different project. is this an ok wood to use? if all goes well i plan on spending on better materials. this is just to get me feet wet.
     
  14. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    I would recommend getting a piece of 3/4" high quality birch plywood (I get mine at Lowes in 2'x2' pieces). I had to look around, but finally found it. Then take this sheet of wood, transfer on a drawing and cut it out. Hope this helps
     
  15. lueyh

    lueyh New Member

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    Will that is great i didn't even know they sold 2' sections of wood.
     
  16. lueyh

    lueyh New Member

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    another question.

    Any one use Micarta to make slingshots? I have seen a few videos on making micarta at home.

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