La r's Split Frame

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Ravensbull, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Ravensbull

    Ravensbull New Member

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    Lars' Split Frame

    Much thanks for the great pattern Lars!
    This thing is a blast with short triple tbb and my home cast lead! It's white oak scraps with a wipe of ebony Minwax stain then epoxied the dowel in. 24 hour BLO soak and purified beeswax rub applied with a blow dryer. The bands have been cut down I believe this the third time from big butterfly bands. I also showed the theraband green I like to tie with, it's 2.5" long × 3/8" or 1/2" wide. I like to tie the pouch with about 5 wraps pulled at about 70% stretch, then the last two over my string pull at full stretch. Never a fail and seems to last well. I also talc the wraps and band tips before starting. Thanks for looking guys!
     

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  2. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Now THAT'S what I call thinking outside the slingshot! I dig the creativity, unique design and the quality behind the build. Two thumbs up!

    -Wild Bill
     

  3. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Well thought-out!
    And a very useful explanation,
    besides a valuable design-

    perfect job!

    thanks for sharing!

    Be
     
  4. LW

    LW New Member

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    Very nice Idea, I do not like the wood, but that's a matter of opinion.

    Very well done!
     
  5. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    great job! i was wondering when somebody would try this and you did great!
     
  6. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    I like that! Its like the skeleton stock of the slingshot world!
     
  7. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Excellent!! Three times I tried to build this design (loved it ever since I saw Lars share it), and failed every time. I'm glad you pulled it off, looks fantastic!
     
  8. Ravensbull

    Ravensbull New Member

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    Thanks for the great comments guys! This is a fun and challenging frame to build due to the precision drilling required. I initially had failed also while drilling the larger side even with a drill press and vice due to an improperly aligned angle and crappy drill bit. So I went and bought a good brad point bit and first piloted the holes with a 3/32" bit.