It´s now time for a Pocket- Shooter!

Discussion in 'Conventional slingshots' started by Therider21, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Therider21

    Therider21 Member

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    I wanted to build an everyday- slingshot that fits in my pocket.
    Inspired from some photos i saw around here, i made my first drawing.
    After cutting and sanding, i coverd it with 2 layers of epoxy glue.
    Tomorrow it should be hard/dry :D

    So what do you think about it?
    Some recommondations for improovements?
     

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  2. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Fine work, very nice! Looks to me like its a good design. What kind of wood is it cut from?
     

  3. Therider21

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    Thanks!
    It´s kind of hardwood, i´m not sure.
    Looked like a chess board, made out of squares glued together- but it´s taht small,
    you see the seam on the upper end of the right fork-end.
    Can´t wate to fix the bands.... want to use small steel balls hopefully it will be a good shooter
     
  4. Nice and great work!

    I hope for you that the Slingshot don't shoot in your Pocket! :rolleyes:

    Joe
     
  5. Therider21

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    Thx hahahaha....
    Maybe i would have Problems to pull it there :D
    .... only shoot balls out of ballbearings ;)
     
  6. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    Well done! That is beechwood, I have made many slingshots with this kind of wood !
    I recommend next time you hang the slingshot with a small loop that tightens and loosens easily and not use a screw that hurts the wood and the finish, the loop only leaves a small line that can be sanded out with a 800 grit for a perfect finish!
     
  7. dannytsg

    dannytsg Senior Member

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    Nice work and +1 on the above. use some thin string and tie a loose not to hang it with.
     
  8. Tysonspapa

    Tysonspapa New Member

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    I usually make groves for Band attachment, and thats where i put a String on, if i want to paint it. When the Bands are attached, No One will See where the string was.
     
  9. Therider21

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    Thanks, next time i´ll do so!
    The coating is not as i wished, but i learnd for the next trie ;)
    (i may sand it and do it one more time but now it´s Time to shooooot!!! :D)
     

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  10. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Nice! Looks like gingerbread :)
     
  11. Flipgun

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  12. Therider21

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    Thanks guys!
    i had some sereous problems with shooting it with my 2nd Band set.
    Yesterday evening i disassambled it, made a dogbone pouch and adjusted it as good as possible and it seems now and that i could hit targets ^^
    I shoot mostly pretty unprecise, saw several vids, seems that i need a lot of practice...
     
  13. Thistle

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    "I wanted to build an everyday-slingshot that fits in my pocket. Inspired from some photos i saw around here, i made my first drawing. After cutting and sanding, i coverd it with 2 layers of epoxy glue."

    [​IMG] Very nicely done, Therider. Your FIRST drawing and everyday carry (EDC)!

    Your pocket shooter looks like it will shoot very well for you. Practice is something we ALL need. :p
     

  14. Why do you need a Pocket shooter?

    All Girls have Handbag's! :rolleyes:

    So you can take a lot of Slingshot's and ammo with you! :D

    Or is your Handbag to small? :D

    Then you need a bigger one! :D

    Duck me and run away! :D

    Joe
     
  15. Thistle

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    Laughing… Honestly, D!

    You're gonna get ducked AND run-over you keep this up.

    I don't have a 'pocket shooter' -- it's Therider who has the pocket shooter.

    I don't have a handbag either, cuz I don't like them. Really! I'm usually outdoors, so I wear cargoes (lots of pockets) and tank tops for urban and leisure. I would go shoeless if I could get away with it.

    I carry sometimes a backpack, usually a small paksafe metro for my gadgets and girly stuff. Again, lots of pockets.

    For my slingshots, I have a Maxpedition. Flicks just sent me a Jack Wolfskin pouch for Sacred Paws, so I have that now when I'm traveling light.

    That's it! No handbag. I like shoes tho. [​IMG]

    Sorry, we're hijacking your thread, Therider. [​IMG] I have to educate the D-man.
     
  16. Therider21

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    No Problem ;)
    That´s a kind of conversation, and normal to have some off topic stuff :D
    And so i get to know the ppl around here better...
     
  17. flicks

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    Very nice for your first one, Therider. Be patient, the accuracy will come with practice. When I startet shooting a slingshot, I was not able to hit a barn door at 10 meters, now I am - sometimes ;)
    @D: very dangerous theme. Never give any advices about hand bags to a girl. Could end in a fury. Though there are some nice and useful ones...
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  18. Will

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    ^:eek:^

    My ex girlfriend would have loved these! Me, not so much...!
     
  19. I never say again that girls need handbags when we see this weaponized handbags!

    Outsch

    Joe
     
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