It does not get more synthetic than this ...

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Danny0663, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Danny0663

    Danny0663 New Member

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    I've just managed to finish this slingshots today, I made the carbon fiber scales a year ago, but it was to short for full scales, so i thought i would use it one day ... and that day was today. I think it came out quite well ... it was also my first time working with bolsters and it gave me a lot of frustrations getting all the materials perfectly parallel with one another, but i somehow manged to get them aligned after flat sanding all the parts on a piece of glass, i'm really happy with the final result and the fit is *almost* perfect, a milling machine/12" disc sander in this situation would be most ideal to get perfectly parallel parts.

    The bottom base is made from 2mm thick black G10, and the Carbon Fiber and Micarta on top are 7mm thick, so it's nice and chunky considering i normally use 6.35mm thick material, but it's been heavy contoured so it fills the hand well.

    I also did something different and hollowed the finger/thumb on a 8" contact wheel, it's definitely an improvement over the chambered edges and i'll be doing this a lot more often ... only if i figured this sooner :bonk:

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    What do you guys think?
     
  2. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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  3. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    That is gorgeous!!

    The carbon fibre and micarta go really well together, it kind of resembles snakeskin to me.
    I think that would look awesome on my slingshot shelf!:D

    Fantastic job!
     
  4. Danny0663

    Danny0663 New Member

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    ... :D

    Thanks!
     
  5. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    Beautiful slingshot, my respect for a great piece of design and true craftsmanship.
     
  6. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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  7. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    nice tactical slingy, more of a natural guy myself, but this is a cool shooter
     
  8. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    I think it is amazing!!!!
     
  9. Skorps

    Skorps Senior Member

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    Realy nice pice! Realy good work!
     
  10. Danny0663

    Danny0663 New Member

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    Thanks Joerg! much appreciated.

    :)

    I hate tactical things .... i just like to use modern materials. :p

    Thanks

    Setting up for the pics is half the challenge ... haha thanks.
     
  11. LBH2

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    Awesome craftsmanship……..beautiful composition!!!!!!!!!lbh2
     
  12. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    Wow, just wow. How do you make those? And how do they shoot?
     
  13. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Wow, that is awesome! I love the scales, the metal work, the design - it all comes together just great in this one. I like the angles on the fork tips - if I just caught a glimpse of this, I would have thought it was a chisel. Very nice work.
     
  14. flicks

    flicks ...lost in the woods....

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    Awesome Danny! I love it! Very nice design and choice of materials. It is pretty hard to work with carbon fiber. Hats off!
     
  15. Can-Opener

    Can-Opener New Member

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    Sweet Shooter Danny!!! I like your work very much! So clean and elegant!
     
  16. Drew_Bilbrey

    Drew_Bilbrey Drew Bilbrey

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    Wow. Simply amazing! Very well done!
     
  17. zurdoman95

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    wow amazing slingshot I love the handle and y also love the fork, good piece men
     
  18. artons

    artons New Member

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    Truly amazing!
     
  19. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    I'm speechless. That is simply stunning.