KIS and a moose

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by GoodRum, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. GoodRum

    GoodRum Slingshot Newb

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    Just an update from the last spare time I had on Christmas Break.

    The first one is my first attempt at a natural fork. I call it KIS (Keep It Simple) because A. Most of the shaping was done with a knife, and B. The fork itself already had a great shape for a sideways shooter. It is made from a Crepe Myrtle fork I got from my back yard, and finished with Watco Danish Oil.

    The second isn't technically MY homemade. It's a slingshot my grandmother gave me as a present a couple of years ago. It is a hand carved moose head she got in Wyoming while visiting my aunt. Since, I got it before I really was interested in slingshots, I ignorantly placed it by my window, so the tubes rotted. Long story short, I put new bands on it, so now it's my plinker with surprisingly enough power to puncture a can with 1/4" steel balls (only happened once).

    One last question: Cab you reuse old leather pouches? Because I found on randomly and was wondering if there is much of a danger of the already used leather tearing at the holes where you tie the bands.

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  2. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Ha! Both of these are awesome, and that moose head reminds me of a girl I dated years ago!
    No harm in trying the old leather pouch. Even if it does let go, the bands fly forward after all, so that will mitigate the risk of a band to the eye.
     

  3. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Will, brother, I'm afraid you're sadly mistaken. That's clearly the girl I went to homecoming with. Call me Costanza, our breakup was so bad, last I heard she wasn't into guys anymore;).
     
  4. Markatrog

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    That's funny, almost spit my tea out my noose!
     
  5. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Great work on the KIS!! The moose looks great too

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  6. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    That moose is a classic!

    Nice job on your natural.

    Leather is pretty forgiving stuff, give it a try, just watch for cracks.
     
  7. GoodRum

    GoodRum Slingshot Newb

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone!

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  8. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    The moose is hilarious, love it!

    As far as leather goes, I wore a pair of shoes the other day I hadn't worn in 6 months. They didn't fall apart so Im sure leather is resilient ;) Joking aside I used a piece of leather that had been around a hawks leg for a month, cut it down and used it as a pouch. Leather is tough stuff. (or the right leather is anyway!)
     
  9. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Yep it is hilarious

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  10. Proximus

    Proximus Junior Member

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    The moose is great! Thumbs up!

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  11. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Nice slingshots both. The moose is a first for me, glad to know it works well for you :)

    @Will and Dolomite - dang boys! What kind of girls you got down there in CA? I thought they were all hotties of the 'beachfork' persuasion. Did the Beach Boys lie to me? Exactly how much beer were you guys drinking?
     
  12. dolomite

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    Basically it's like Romy said in the 40 year old virgin, you gotta pound some hoodrats before you deserve a hot beachfork! I put in my work in the trenches, and I was rewarded with a top notch Cali broad:D. Honestly though, what the Beach Boys were singing about kinda tapered off in the late 80's. Those were the days.
     
  13. rock slinger

    rock slinger I rarely shoot rocks!

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    Nice work. If I were you I'd fix mr. Moose up a bit. Cut the forks, sand down the poor carving, and use a wax finish on it.