Is anyone willing to share some board cut designs?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Ryan Wigglesworth, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    I just grabbed some half decent sheets of wood from somebody's trash, they are in the form of a bed side table and a headboard .... Thinking on trying my hand at board cuts, but a nice design would help.<br><br>Also any advice would help as well, I'll be using a skil saw <br><br>Thanks <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/herz.png" alt="I love you" longdesc="22">
     
  2. gamekeeper john

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    <tr><td class="quote">I just grabbed some half decent sheets of wood from somebody's trash, they are in the form of a bed side table and a headboard .... Thinking on trying my hand at board cuts, but a nice design would help.<br><br>Also any advice would help as well, I'll be using a skil saw <br><br>Thanks <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/herz.png" alt="I love you" longdesc="22">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br><br>i'v never used a skil saw so i cant help you there sorry... but u can use any of my designs for your own use <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> john</span>
     

  3. Oldschool

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    I would say grab some from that 'other' slingshot forum. Better yet, make your own, I made a couple that are pretty good myself. It is not hard at all. I just used a ruler and a cup to draw the center. The cutting part is all that is the trouble. You cannnn doooo it!!! :rabbit:
     
  4. Kyl

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    What do you mean by "Skil saw," A circular saw or a reciprocating saw? I like John's designs, but originals are fun. A trick I use to draw symmetrical patterns is to draw 1/2 of the design on one side of a center line. Then, turn it over and trace that half design on the back side in bold black ink, and then fold the paper along the center line with the black ink inside and then trace the missing half. Presto, a perfectly symmetrical pattern. Good luck.
     
  5. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    <tr><td class="quote">What do you mean by "Skil saw," A circular saw or a reciprocating saw? I like John's designs, but originals are fun. A trick I use to draw symmetrical patterns is to draw 1/2 of the design on one side of a center line. Then, turn it over and trace that half design on the back side in bold black ink, and then fold the paper along the center line with the black ink inside and then trace the missing half. Presto, a perfectly symmetrical pattern. Good luck.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Jig saw. Sorry <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br>I was hoping to try out tried and tested frames...</span>
     
  6. horstel-1980

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    when i started with building my own slingshots, i thought too, that designing is hard, but it is not. draw a big Y on the board and cut it out. Or you draw the shape on a piece of cardboard, so you can "feel" your design.
     
  7. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Ah! Now there is some good idea I had not considered! thanks Horstel! CARDBOARD DUH LOL <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br><br>Well, I grabbed a bunch off the other forum, now to transfer them to cardboard <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">