Maus and hammerhead

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Ahavy, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Ahavy

    Ahavy New Member

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    here are the two new slingshots that I made.<br><br>the maus:<br><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/11/72/61/dscn3810.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/11/72/61/dscn3811.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/11/72/61/dscn3812.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/11/72/61/dscn3813.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>the pouch didn't last long, is very tiny (made for 6mm steel bb's). So I made a new one:<br><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/11/72/61/dscn3814.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>here the specifications:<br><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/11/72/61/maus_p10.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>made from itaúba, cedro (4mm ply) and eucalipto at handle.<br><br>now the hammerhead. cedro (4mm plywood), virola (also 4mm ply) and acrylic (polymer).<br><br><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/11/72/61/dscn3815.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/11/72/61/dscn3816.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/11/72/61/dscn3817.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/11/72/61/dscn3818.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/11/72/61/dscn3819.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>finish is 10min epoxi. the maus finish is creepy, have to fix it later.<br><br>thanks for viewing.
     
  2. Tobias

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    good work! those are chinestubes?
     

  3. Ahavy

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    i dont know what chinestubes are.<br>they are tubing rubber for very light draw weigh.<br>on hammerhead, the tubes are about 8mm in diameter and 1,5mm thick.<br>on maus, they are 5mm diameter and 1mm thick.
     
  4. Jonab Gama

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    Nice hammerhead; Im very impressed... <br>Congratulations!<br>But I learned (from Jöerg, of course) that Thera Bands are more powerful.<br>What do you think?
     
  5. Ahavy

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    There is a house specialized in selling rubber, but i went there last week and they didn`t have flatbands anymore. have to find another place to buy those things.
     
  6. JoergS

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    Really nice! The hammerhead looks spectacular. How does it shoot for you?
     
  7. Ahavy

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    its awesome! very good design, Jörg. I often get the bullseye at 15~20 steps shooting sideways. the rubber is long, for butterfly style. it can break 10mm naval plywood easy (I use 20mm marbles, not steel). I don`t think I need more than this, but i`d like to find some flatbands in near future for experiments.
     
  8. Antraxx

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    how long does a marble last?<br><br>or can you shoot each one only once?
     
  9. Ahavy

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    it depends. if you shoot into a catchbox, it can last forever. if you shoot on a tree, it can last forever, or not. If you soot onto a wall, it can last 1 shot, or 20. I had marbles that broke after the first shot and I have marbles that I'd shot about 100 times and its only marked on the surface.
     
  10. bowhunter

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    very nice. on the second one, how did you attach the tubes to the cord, and how did you attach the cord to the slingshot. i am currently making one with a similiar attachment, but i need to know how to attach the cord, etc.
     
  11. Ahavy

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    On this hammerhead, I have used 6X #4 waxed string. So I took 3 strings together and started to twist them on the middle. they will form a loop (used to make another loop to attach to the slingshot) and, as you twist the strings, they tend to twist on each other in the opposite direction. make a knot on the tip, this will be into the tubes and fixed with a constrictor knot.<br>here's a pic of the cords:<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=17&u=17117261" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/11/72/61/31122010.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a>
     
  12. Droolp1g

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    What type of plywood did you use because that looks beautiful and great job
     
  13. Ahavy

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Droolp1g wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">What type of plywood did you use because that looks beautiful and great job</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I used two kinds of naval plywood. The light one is "virola 4mm" and the dark one is "cedro 4mm".<br>The "milky white" layer is 6mm acrylic and the black one is 3mm dark gray, also translucent.</span>
     
  14. Droolp1g

    Droolp1g New Member

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    Thanks for the info man.
     
  15. Levi

    Levi New Member

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    very nice, I think i'm going to copy it, but then plain triplex, multiple layers with maby some other wood, any suggestions?