I had to make one for myself for a change

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Flippinout, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Flippinout

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    I haven't made a slingshot for myself in quite a while, so I tinkered with some ideas I have had brewing. It came out great!<br><br>The core is solid 1/8" thick brass with laminates of paduak, argentinian Osage Orange, and Wenge. The fork tips and palm swell are made from White Oak burl and the spacers are made from copper. It is based on the Axiom design, but i changed the handle profile a bit and made the cross section much thicker than usual to fit my hand just right. It weighs 7.5 ounces compared to the same slingshot made from Dymalux weighing in at just around 4 ounces. It is finished in 5 coats of CA glue and wet sanded to 1500, then polished on a cloth wheel with white diamond rouge. I really wanted this one to shine and shine it does!<br><br>I love the heft and stability this slingshot provides and it is a real pleasure to shoot and to hold. Now, if I only shot it as well as my favorite natural it would be the perfect slingshot....<br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5Krgqb7FuqA/Tql9DZuWZyI/AAAAAAAAAp0/vnqtN1gRJmA/s512/IMG_3604.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-50yzyww0fqA/Tql9D4q5OrI/AAAAAAAAAqE/wIam4Q_-AzU/s512/IMG_3605.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-G0i5__HJq9M/Tql9EV5GPMI/AAAAAAAAAp4/Hw9JUv4wScA/s512/IMG_3606.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vlipwiBfatw/Tql9Fmri8tI/AAAAAAAAAp8/tduXTVc--3k/s512/IMG_3608.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-klZ57ehxN7g/Tql9G1FWGUI/AAAAAAAAAqA/tWTemjkAb-8/s912/IMG_3610.JPG" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. JoergS

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    Wow! What a slingshot. Congrats!
     

  3. Tobias

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    i like it much!
     
  4. Bill Hays

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    Very pretty Nathan!
     
  5. RobertP

    RobertP New Member

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    That is one fine looking slingshot!
     
  6. Cuthbert Allgood

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    speechless , still.<br>5 coats of CA glue? i only ever did one.. I guess I gotta try to build up a few coats.<br>unbelievable
     
  7. Flippinout

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    Yep, 5 coats. Put on a coat of glue, let it dry and add another. I like to add CA till the surface is visibly lumpy and I can tell that there is a depth of glue on the frame. I only do this because I don't like to worry about sanding through the finish. With 5 coats, i can sand it flat and have no worries about hitting the wood. I am sure the same results can be achieved with less, but glue is cheap and I am an impatient sander!
     
  8. Cuthbert Allgood

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    wow, i am totally doing this on my next frame. I might finish this laminate i started the other day. acacia , aussie blackwood with multiplex core <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> i will load up on the glue and show you later.<br>thanks nathan.
     
  9. Oldschool

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    This is EXCELLENT! Do you prefer the theraband black to gold? Did you post a pic of your favorite natural?
     
  10. 3bears

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    wow! is all I can say... really lost for words here!<br><br>that is an inspiration, how long did that take you to make?
     
  11. Ryan Wigglesworth

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  12. Flippinout

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Oldschool wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">This is EXCELLENT! Do you prefer the theraband black to gold? Did you post a pic of your favorite natural?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I usually shoot theraband gold, but have been experimenting with black. I like black pretty well for target shooting with lighter ammo and prefer gold for hunting or heavy ammo. My favorite natural is nothing special, just an oak fork that works well for me.</span>
     
  13. Flippinout

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>3bears wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">wow! is all I can say... really lost for words here!<br><br>that is an inspiration, how long did that take you to make?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I spent several hours working on it before I started keeping track of my time. I logged 15 hours with a few hours for prep and initial work. It took longer than any slingshot I have made previously for certain.</span>
     
  14. 3bears

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    well worth the investment of time, it's a beauty <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  15. stufdk

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    nice dude <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">