my arrow shooter

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by zurdoman95, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. zurdoman95

    zurdoman95 Member

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    i had long wanted to make a slingshot to shoot arrows, so after a few weeks doing nothing I decided to start with this project. what do you think guys?
     

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  2. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Very nice, great work!! I love the 'mechanical' look of the steel components! Let us know how it shoots!
     

  3. dannytsg

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    I like it very much. If you can post a video of it shooting.

    Out of interest what did you construct the frame from?
     
  4. zurdoman95

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    it shots really well, its made of aluminium and steel.
     
  5. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  6. LW

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    looks cool and very stable, nice job, an arrow shooter is definitely on my to-do list…:)
     
  7. Brazilviking

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    Seems efective and strong. I like to have a thicker grip in order to keep it straight in hand, but depends on the user!
     
  8. zurdoman95

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    You're right, though I have to add paracord to handle
     
  9. Nice and great work.

    Where do you buy your whisker biscuit?

    How much does it cost?

    Joe
     
  10. zurdoman95

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  11. Schultz

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    Great Work, Really nice Look :D
     
  12. Acheron

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    It would be nice to make the whisker biscuit retractable. This way, the draw length wouldn't be limited to the length of the arrow.
     
  13. ruthiexxxx

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    Ah...that's just the style of slingbow I like myself
     

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  14. flicks

    flicks ...lost in the woods....

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    Very nice Ruthie! :cool: May I ask you about your experiences with these band attachments...
     
  15. ruthiexxxx

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    well...I call them "BUNNY EARS" and I use them now on most of my slingshots and slingbows.

    I find they have a number of advantages:-

    More power

    They give a pseudotaper ( that can be made into a double pseudo taper if the main tubes are of a lower rating than the bunny ears..e.g. Ears of Theratube black with blue theratube tubes that are themselves pseudotapered with a loop)

    Minimal wear on the main tubes

    can use up odd lengths of tube for the ears so very economical.

    no more hand slap or fork hits.


    Easy to make...one just needs two bolts coming up from the frame...any sharp edges on the end removed or covered with tape before the tube is pushed down on them.
    Since having a heavy oak board cut snap in half from a fork hit and another hard wood one develop a fatal crack just from the force of drawing (well it was Theratube Silver) I decided I would rather have the fork assembly in steel. It feels safer.
     
  16. flicks

    flicks ...lost in the woods....

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    I am thinking as well about a slingbow and about a tube attachment method. The idea of the "Bunny Ears" is great. The only concern I had was about the tension on the pins, so as you mentioned- a steel or aluminum enforcement of the fork is a must. Or maybe at least multiplex, or a tube attachment without pins but with holes. There are a couple of possibilities. Thanks for the idea Ruthie!
     
  17. ruthiexxxx

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    By the way, Bunny Ears can be used with bands as well (in this case triple Tex Express bands ). I also want to try using band rather than tube for the ears
     

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  18. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Very nice and interesting slingbows, Zurdoman and Ruthie! :D