Hello from Central Virginia!

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by Virginia Jake, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Virginia Jake

    Virginia Jake New Member

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    Just wanted to say hello and register for the SOG multi tool give away! I used to shoot sling shots as a boy. (In my 50's now!) I recently purchased a Crossman sling shot to scare away buzzards that were lighting in my trees. It is not legal to shoot them with a firearm here in Virginia so they have over populated and are making a nusance of themselves! My next door neighbor left some trash in his back yard, and one bird was feasting on some flesh and bones from the trash. I went down and bought a new Crossman sling shot, came home and fired a 3/8" hex nut at the bird. I did not even come close on the first shot. I followed up with another hex nut and hit within a few feet. That was enough to make the bird take wing. Since then, four of the buzzards have been coming back to a tall oak in my yard. I bought some small glass marbles and have taken a couple of shots. It was just enough to get the birds to fly away.<br>I see them circling every couple of days, but they don't roost in my trees anymore. This is a good thing as I have a small, old beagle (dog) that lays in the back yard on sunny days. I don't want the birds to swoop down and harrass her.<br>I did not know it was so easy to make your own slingshot. I have learned so much by watching the videos that have been posted Youtube! Thanks so much for posting these! This is a great channel and I really appreciate the work that you have done!<br>Sincerely,<br>Jake
     
  2. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Welcome! We hope you will be an active member of the forum!
     

  3. Virginia Jake

    Virginia Jake New Member

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    Thank you Failureisalwaysanoption! I hope that I will make a new slingshot soon. There have been some very beautiful ones posted in the videos!<br>Jake
     
  4. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    I recently made a how-to video for how to make a natural moorhammer, maybe you want to check it out? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvW-rM5gcWU" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HERE (link)</a>
     
  5. Virginia Jake

    Virginia Jake New Member

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    Moorhammer? Never heard of that before, but then I don't get out much. Thanks Jake
     
  6. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    nickthefreak New Member

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    hi there <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  8. Virginia Jake

    Virginia Jake New Member

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    Saderath,<br>I went to you Facebook page. You have some very beautiful work there!<br>Jake.
     
  9. Virginia Jake

    Virginia Jake New Member

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    Hello nickgthefreak.<br>Jake
     
  10. man_thursday

    man_thursday New Member

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    Welcome. I'm new here too and also from Central VA.
     
  11. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    Thank you very much!