More work on the Lead Launcher design line

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    I did the Lead Launcher design a while ago for John the "Gamekeeper" Webb. I had to work under constraints.<br><br>- Hammer Grip (my specialty, John prefers the finger support style)<br>- Multiplex in 18 mm (that is what John uses)<br>- Secure fork height (in other words, OK for beginners)<br>- Not too much filework required (John's products are very inexpensive)<br><br>It came out very very well. To this day, I believe this simple design is one of my best. <br><br>However, the better is the natural enemy of the good.<br><br>I added finger grooves to the slightly altered handle shape, and adjusted the fork accordingly. <br><br>Then I used car body epoxy putty to smoothen all edges and surfaces, then added a delibaretely coarse camo paint job. This looks like it has been carved from a single piece of wood, no seams. And it gives a lot of purchase due to the rough surface.<br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
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  2. Kyl

    Kyl New Member

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    I really like that design. I have been thinking of making one with aluminum forks and a wood handle.
     

  3. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood New Member

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    looks rad. im inspired to make a hammergrip
     
  4. Ditlev1995

    Ditlev1995 New Member

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    very nice <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  5. akidofaction

    akidofaction New Member

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    <font color="indigo"> Never cease to amaze me with your slingshot <img src="http://r28.imgfast.net/users/2815/14/20/70/smiles/2307125563.gif" alt="Slingshot" longdesc="36"><img src="http://r28.imgfast.net/users/2815/14/20/70/smiles/1859659018.gif" alt="Ammo" longdesc="35"><img src="http://r28.imgfast.net/users/2815/14/20/70/smiles/4053770264.gif" alt="Band Type" longdesc="37"> work. Good work as usual Jörg! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></font>
     
  6. DasMoks

    DasMoks New Member

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    One question, would you first assemble the two parts and do the rounding/filework then or do you round the parts seperately and assemble it then? I found the pdf and would love to make a Lead Launcher :)
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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