My first christmas ss

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by porslinsblomma, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. porslinsblomma

    porslinsblomma New Member

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    Slingshots is this year's Christmas project. Going to make ss for my kids. The first one is finished! 5 to go...
    Used plexiglass / lexan left it "frosty" looking.
    Used blueprint from BeMahoney.

    It is my first ss since I was a kid. It is almost to much fun to make them
     

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  2. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    It is a slippery, slippery slope!

    Very nice looking shooter, love the frosty look :)
     

  3. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    WOW!

    You know how to do it!

    Great job- beautiful slingshot!

    Greetings to Sweden!

    Be
     
  4. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    That looks fantastic, good work man!
    Forgive the bad humour but you have made a frosted slingshot so you literally have 'Frosty the Slingshot', that is just plain awesome!
     
  5. AngelicScars

    AngelicScars MILF of the board

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    Very nice! I do like the frosted look!
     
  6. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    "Frosted", that's what I like to call the gray hairs that are starting to spread more and more - it just sounds better that way. Nice work on that slingshot. What types of tools did you use to shape it? I've not worked with plexi on something like that before. It looks really good.
     
  7. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    Looks COOL ! Indeed Frosty the snowman would be proud to own this. :)
     
  8. porslinsblomma

    porslinsblomma New Member

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    Frosty the slingshot it is. I will make a glossy one with the kids after christmas, I do not have the time before. The christmas gift includes material, theraband, tools, and some premade and ammunition, maybe targets.... The idea is that the project goes on.


    For tools I mainly used my beloved Festol rotex dx 90, It is an rotary sander. I admit it is maybe cheating for some of you. The plexi is hard, I use a lot of papers!. I have a foam spacer under the paper on the machine to be able to make curves. To cut I used a jigsaw.

    I am happy you like it.
     
  9. porslinsblomma

    porslinsblomma New Member

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    Second one finished, added orange plexiglas on this one.
     

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    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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  11. porslinsblomma

    porslinsblomma New Member

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    Third.
     

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  12. Lacumo

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    Two nice lookers!
     
  13. porslinsblomma

    porslinsblomma New Member

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    Forth and enough. It was fun making these hope the kids enjoy.
     

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  14. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Hey Blomma,

    how did the project proceed?- Did you carry on?
    Are you a family of Sling-Marksmen now?

    kind regards to beloved Sverige,

    Be
     
  15. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    That' s some beautiful slingshots you made there! Sure, the kidzz will have some fun shootin'...
     
  16. rock slinger

    rock slinger I rarely shoot rocks!

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  17. porslinsblomma

    porslinsblomma New Member

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    The slings are not used as often as I like. Now when summer comes we will change that! I have not yet made one for myself! When I get more time I will.
    I believe that I didn't make the best model for the kids, they get a lot of forkhits. What is the best model for kids?

    Thanks for your interest be.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Slingshot Forum mobile app
     
  18. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    They're beautiful pieces of work but a hammer style like that is a bit advanced for a new, young shooter, so not surprising they're getting fork and/or hand hits. Keep it simple with them would be my suggestion. Something that allows them a good strong grip, straight up forks, not too far apart and maybe just a bit higher to allow some extra hand clearance, but not so high as to make it hard for them to hold against the pressure of the band draw. Low and wide forks are definitely something that should be saved for more experienced shooters - as I learned for myself ;)
     
  19. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Withak is right, higher and a bit more narrow will be easier for young uns.