Joerg's metal tube/pipe bolt-shooting slingshot - band attachment?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by mabman, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. mabman

    mabman New Member

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    Hi, I've recently found The Slingshot Channel and have been obsessively watching videos.

    There was one in which Joerg demonstrated a simple metal tube or pipe-based slingshot that shot cut-down arrows through the tube. As it happens I have found a piece of copper pipe that I think would work in a similar fashion.

    Of course, since I found the pipe I can't find that particular video again.

    What I can't figure out is how the bands were securely attached to the tube. Was the tube actually notched with a groove similar to what would be done with wood? The tube I have is copper (for plumbing), so I don't think it can be notched easily without breaking. I'm open to suggestions on how to attach it securely - not sure just the standard wrap would hold in this configuration.

    Thanks!
     
  2. kineticweaponry

    kineticweaponry Senior Member

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    im sure it would if you did a good enough job, also put a few wraps down before putting the bands on, that should hold it on better.
     

  3. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Welcome to the forum :)

    J
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    welcome, you can attach the rubber like on a normal slingshot, i don't think you need a groove. as KW said, it will be more secure if you wrap a few wraps before you attach the rubber.
     
  5. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Welcome to the forum Mabman! I'm not familiar with that particular video myself, so I'm afraid I can't be of much help. Perhaps post a photo or two once you've made your first attempt. The folks here can help out once they really see how you're approaching your project.