Homemade slingbow

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Joe, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Joe

    Joe New Member

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    I was wondering. Is a coping saw efficiant enough to make large slingshot projects? Just wondering how long it would take
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    You will always need to have alot of sandpaper , but a coping saw should do most of your cutting if you are willing to put in the muscle.
     

  3. Joe

    Joe New Member

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    I wont rust it and I can always sand my life away
     
  4. jordthered

    jordthered New Member

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    Iv found that a RotoZip is a great and afordable power tool for cutting just about any material.(even acrylic)
     
  5. John S

    John S New Member

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    I became very good at using a circular saw, didn't have a jigsaw.
     
  6. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>John S wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I became very good at using a circular saw, didn't have a jigsaw.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>That sounds dangerous <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"> your finger is worth more than the price of a jigsaw <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"></span>
     
  7. John S

    John S New Member

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    Lots of clamps!!! lol
     
  8. petersonOD

    petersonOD New Member

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    A jigsaw would seem like a somewhat sane option. Get a good dremel too! Those little things are great.
     
  9. Јузер Нејм

    Јузер Нејм New Member

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    Do you have some scetches of that slingbow?
     
  10. Miniman

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  11. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood New Member

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    i use a coping saw to cut out all my frames.. even the thick wood.. takes a bit of time and practice but its easier than carrying around a scroll saw lol.. i like to work by the river, so i take all the tools i need in a side bag.
     
  12. WildWilly

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    A coping saw will work fine but takes a lot of work and a steady hand. A jigsaw is a lot better and easier to work with. Even better than a jigsaw is a good scroll saw. A good forked natural carved with a pocket knife is just as good as a board cut and can support a wide variety of band types and attachment methods. The time spent on finishing your slingshot and making it look nice is what really will make you take pride in your worksmanship. You will be making more after your first one so some good powertools will come in handy. The tools you get do not have to be new and you can find some cheap used ones at yard sales and flea markets and pawn shops if you shop around some. You might also try asking some local carpenters if they have any old tools you could get cheap. I hope this helps you out some and good luck.
     
  13. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood New Member

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    i bought a jigsaw, used it twice and went back to the coping saw.. i like the time and effort it takes.. cutting out a slingshot only takes 3 minutes with a coping saw. I used a dremel for my first couple slingshots, but then also regressed into hand tools. I am still new to using any tools, so maybe it is best that i take it slow.