Hello From Western North Carolina

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by Kyl, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Kyl

    Kyl New Member

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    Howdy My sling shooting <i>neighbors & Thanks Joerg, for inspiring me to go back to my sling shot roots. When I was a kid in the '70s, I would visit my grandfather & he would give me his "Wrist Rocket" and a big handful of old rusty nuts & bolts. I was supposed to shoot at crows in his garden. I never did shoot a crow but I learned to enjoy whizzing projectiles with rubber bands. During high school I probably made 5 or 6 sling shots from 1/4" steel rods. I even made sling bows and several spear guns. During these intervening years I have not thought about sling shots, but after seeing your wildly entertaining videos on YouTube, I went out to the shed and dug out the old sling shooters. Much to my surprise, my wife really likes to shoot them and is a good shot. I really enjoy missile weapons of all sorts, guns, bows, spears, rocks, knives, </i>Medieval siege engines and of course sling shooters. My first profession was as a farrier (horse shoeing) and a blacksmith. In 1990 I quit shoeing horses and focused on historic reproductions. If you have seen the movie "Last Of The Mohicans" with Daniel Day-louis, I made dozens of wrought iron props for the movie. I quit blacksmithing professionally in 1995 and took up the profession of my father as a land surveyor. These days I enjoy hunting, hiking, camping, building DIY, gardening, and sling shooting. Best of luck, Kyl
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Wow! Welcome to the forum much like you his videos rekindled my interests as well! Thanks for sharing !
     

  3. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood New Member

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    his vids will get you started on making your own
     
  4. RobertP

    RobertP New Member

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    Hello, I am also from Western NC. I am in Canton. Welcome to the forums.
     
  5. Kyl

    Kyl New Member

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    Howdy Robert, I'm just over the hill in Candler.
     
  6. RobertP

    RobertP New Member

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    Ah not to far off then. My mother just moved out to Candler a couple weeks ago, sure beats Arden.
     
  7. slingshots.ws

    slingshots.ws New Member

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    Hello welcome to the forum <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">