Hello from New York City

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by perrychannyc, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. perrychannyc

    perrychannyc New Member

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    Hi, I randomly found Joerg's channel on YouTube and instantly fell in love with his designs. Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm currently at work, but I really want to find some time in my life to learn how to make these myself, and come up with my own designs as well. Hoping to learn and share here. If anyone is in NYC, please feel free to contact me. I design and build furniture, so I've got all the tools one might need to get a project going, and I am familiar with all types of wood and building materials.<br><br>Thanks all.<br><br>Perry
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Welcome to the forum perry
     

  3. perrychannyc

    perrychannyc New Member

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    Thanks! I really wanna try to make that featherlight folding sling now. Hate that I am at the office and don't have much time but I feel I'm going to be quite obsessed now. I love making stuff.
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Haha, me too, making stuff is like a drug
     
  5. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hi an welcome to the forum.
     
  7. perrychannyc

    perrychannyc New Member

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    Thanks everyone! Still at work. Gonna be a long week. So has anyone made one of these rifle-looking slingshots on this forum? Where should I start? Judging by the videos, I feel if I freeze-framed them, and had all the time in the world in a post-apocalyptic scenario for example, that I would eventually be able to make one very similar. Is there an easier way perhaps?
     
  8. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    not yet made one, don't know if i will, but, i seems to be fairly easy to be hones, inline lock(there was an explanation on that, somewhere lol) on a pivot for the trigger and the barrel lock seems like a simple meganism too, don't know how to explain that tho
     
  9. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    Hey Perry. Welcome to the show. What kinda furniture do you design?
     
  10. perrychannyc

    perrychannyc New Member

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    Thanks Bert. I specialize in mostly "shared" spaces, such as bunk beds, or special frames, and I use 100% wood that I paint. Pretty much any requirement you need, I can come up with a design for. It's minimalist, and modern looking. Some people have assumed it was purchased from IKEA which is insulting actually.
     
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    Bert the Welder New Member

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>perrychannyc wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Thanks Bert. I specialize in mostly "shared" spaces, such as bunk beds, or special frames, and I use 100% wood that I paint. Pretty much any requirement you need, I can come up with a design for. It's minimalist, and modern looking. Some people have assumed it was purchased from IKEA which is insulting actually.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Cool!<br>Don't take the IKEA thing as an insult. Gone are the days of IKEA being just cheap laminates for the rec room or collage dorm. They've been refining there upper end lines the past 20 years. They are responsible for a large part of N. Amer. embracing and appreciating Mid-Century Modernism and parts of it's philosophies. They've just taken it to a mass marketed and produced level, allowing those that otherwise would be herded like sheep into the pit of plastic-brass, honey oak, and salmon colored stucco to be able to afford "Modern". Because, lets face it, Herman-Miller sure isn't. But I would agree that it would serve folks better if they knew/were told more about what they're seeing then "hey, that looks IKEAish". What they are really meaning is "hey, that looks <i>modern</i>". Hell, I'm still trying to get through to a friend the difference between "Contemporary"(Sears catalog and "The Brick") and "Modern". Argh..... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"></span>
     
  12. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Welcome Perry! <br>I dont know wich x-bow your talking about, if its the one with a sliding fork I made one long ago, you can see it <a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t1650-slingshot-x-bow-with-sliding-fork" class="postlink">HERE</a>. Because that one has a tutorial by Jörg and its the metal-version of this crossbow he attached a rifle stock to.
     
  13. perrychannyc

    perrychannyc New Member

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    Hey, thanks! No, I was talking about the "Featherlight Folding Survival Slingshot Crossbow!" <br><br><br>I have some ideas on how to make it, but again, number one problem is not having any free time for anything. I have no social life. I saw the one you made -- nice job! But that's not the one that piqued my interest. I've got some time I guess. Let me ask you, if you fired this point blank at someone's head, will it pierce his skull? Is it useful for self-defense?
     
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    perrychannyc New Member

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    OMG I FOUND IT!<br><a href="/t2899-feather-light-crossbow-slingshot-build">http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t2899-feather-light-crossbow-slingshot-build</a>