Moorhammer slingshot

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoeChen, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. JoeChen

    JoeChen Junior Member

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    Hello everyone, I'm new here.
    I emailed Jörg Sprave to say thanks for sharing his videos and slingshot articles so I could make myself a moorhammer slingshot based on his sketch.
    Jörg directed me to be here to post my 'home-made'. So here I am. :)

    I can buy some low-cost slingshots from local market and I do have some,
    but I like to build one by my hands and after searching on Internet, I found the moorhammer sketch also the finished works Jörg had built.
    I like the look of moorhammer a lot and this is my first try, to be honest and hope you don't think I'm too cocky, I'm very satisfied after 200 shots with this new toy.

    The material I used were from other projects I did before.
    They are two layers black canvas Micarta to be the core, the thickness is about 0.95cm for one layer.
    The top and down layer are Dymondwood which is laminated rosewood, thickness is about 0.64cm for one layer.

    After roughed out the shape, I finished the slingshot with #240 sandpaper then polished it with white-compound and cloth-based polish wheel. It's smooth but not slippy.

    The overall weight for this slingshot (rubber band included) is 121 grams.

    Here have some pictures I took, hope you enjoy these. Thanks for your reading.
     

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  2. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    Nice sling. I never thought of bonding wood with micarta but it's a great idea.
     

  3. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    I love the way the micarta is the core. it looks magnificently, the way the arms are micarta only and the wood is on top of it, splendid.
     
  4. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    That's a really beautiful piece of work, very impressive. The color of the wood in contrast to the micarta really looks great. Well done. Thanks for sharing here.
     
  5. VWscooby

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  6. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    i applaud you... beauty
     
  7. Drew_Bilbrey

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  8. JoeChen

    JoeChen Junior Member

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    Thank you very much for the kind words, appreciate it.
    I think this slingshot will last for my whole life and only thing I have to do is to change the rubber band sometimes.
    Hope I will not hit my head with steel ball. :D
     
  9. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    If you ever hit your head, use MS Paint to remove the wound, instant healing is guaranteed :)
     
  10. LloydLupfer

    LloydLupfer Is Awesome!!!!

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    That is beautiful nice job!!!
     
  11. Antraxx

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    Came out very nice.
    A very thin piece of aluminium (like 1mm) between the 2 layers of micarta would have looked perfect imo.
    Great job!
     
  12. Alukuchen

    Alukuchen Senior Member

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    Cool! looks great!
     
  13. Can-Opener

    Can-Opener New Member

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    Looks awesome! Way to go!:)
     
  14. LW

    LW New Member

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    That’s a very nice slingshot, and the micarta looks like carbon fiber.
    Normally I would not mix micarta or any material like this with Dymondwood or ply,
    but when it is laminated with rosewood, it create a very nice and high-grade look.

    If this is your first attempt on a slingshot, respect!
     
  15. JoeChen

    JoeChen Junior Member

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    Again thanks for all of your kind words.

    This is the first and only slingshot I made, but I have some experience for handmade stuff.
    Well, when you are a merried guy more than 20 years, I bet you will know some "repair things" around the house. LOL

    By the way, thanks for the tip of MS paint, hope I will never use it to heal any wound, :)
     
  16. Catamantaloedis

    Catamantaloedis Junior Member

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    Are IT guys "paint doctors" then? xD
     
  17. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    lifetime warranty

    Very nice Sling indeed!
    bet you´ll have this
    by your side for a long time!

    Well done!

    Greetings,

    Be