Inspired by Geko...

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by LW, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. LW

    LW New Member

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    <strong><br></strong><br><strong>Once again I had too much time, and this is the result</strong><br><br><br>This one is inspired by the well known form by &ldquo;Geko&rdquo;. But as you can see in the<br>Pictures, I grab the other way around.<br>Seems more comfortable for me, and I got more pressure on the grip with the pinky.<br><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/08/39/77/geko0110.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/08/39/77/geko0210.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/08/39/77/geko0310.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/08/39/77/geko0410.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/08/39/77/geko0510.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><br>I love the wood, it is Bankirai, it is very tough and hard to work with. Just a short piece of an old<br>decking my Brother gave me. The funny thing, maybe 6 years ago, I build him<br>with the same wood a terrace in his Garden and this ist the some of the rest. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><br><br>I hope you like it, even if it is not my design, I try to give it my style. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  2. Saderath

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    I really like that wood , it looks rustic! Amazing craftsmanship my friend!
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    very nice!!!
     
  4. Courier

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    Of course we like it! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>This is a very interesting wood.<br>You said it is hard to work with...how long did it take to make it? <br>Greetings!
     
  5. Tobias

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    Very nice! <br><br>if i was a suport shooter i would pick this design as well.<br><br>what i like is that you can press the "tail" with your thumb against your hand, this stabilizes the ss in the hand.<br><br>i wonder why you hold it the other way... but if you like it this way it´s ok.<br>it looks like you made it a litte bit different, maybe this is why you hold it different?<br><br>I like it.
     
  6. LW

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Courier wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Of course we like it! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>This is a very interesting wood.<br>You said it is hard to work with...how long did it take to make it? <br>Greetings!</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br><br>Don´t know exactly, maybe it took me about 5 hours without the finish. I cut most of<br>the parts with a hand saw and a rasp, because when working with the Dremel there was so much fine<br>dust, even with a dust extraction near the part I was working on. An sanding<br>was the hell, all in all I wear a dust mask for about 4 hours.<br><br><br>I always wear a dust mask when working with very hard wood, even working with multiplex.</span>
     
  7. LW

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Tobias wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Very nice! <br><br>if i was a suport shooter i would pick this design as well.<br><br>what i like is that you can press the "tail" with your thumb against your hand, this stabilizes the ss in the hand.<br><br>i wonder why you hold it the other way... but if you like it this way it´s ok.<br>it looks like you made it a litte bit different, maybe this is why you hold it different?<br><br>I like it.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br><br>Don´t know why I turn it. When I build a slingshot, there comes the time when almost<br>finish. Then I close my eyes and rotate the Slingshot in my hand, and the side which is the<br>most comfortable for me I chose as the one to hold&hellip; <br><br><br>But maybe I drank too much this is another explanation <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"></span>
     
  8. Antraxx

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    Looks very nice, the finish is also cool.<br><br>I like that your Slingshots vary in shape a lot <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  9. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Nice work LW! And I agree with you about how to hold the slingy, with the curve in the palm. I think holding it in the other way would feel weird...
     
  10. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    I like Geko' s design too. I will probably make a slingshot with that one for inspiration someday. That wood is really nice and the shapes you gave it are great. Wonderful work as always and i second Antraxx' s comment.
     
  11. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>wow very cool and nice curves</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  12. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Very nice and clean work.<br>I like it.
     
  13. mojo

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    <tr><td class="quote">Very nice and clean work.<br>I like it.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>And very nice wood !</span>
     
  14. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    It looks like a pleasure to hold and to shoot this.<br>
     
  15. LW

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Slagskimmer Mike wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">It looks like a pleasure to hold and to shoot this.<br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br>Definitely it is, and it is at the moment my best and accurate shooter, and I built<br>a lot slingshots the last time.<br>Of course it is not (and cannot be) so powerful like Joergs<br>Hammer, but that is another purpose to use. <br><br><br>Sometimes a simple Form is the most effective for it´s made purpose.</span>