My first ever made wooden slingshot

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Courier, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    This is my first ever made slingshot.<br>It's just a prototype, therefore it is not finished yet.<br>I wanted to oil it, but I don't know how to and which oil.<br>Some advices would be great.<br>Thank you very much for the answers.<br><br><img src="http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/17/59/74/98/1st_wo10.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Looks almost identical to one I made a few years ago out some acacia growing in front of my house. So close that I thought where did he get a pic of my acacia slingshot? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"><br><br>For oil, you can use linseed or tung. I like to apply with a sponge, since using a rag can leave little fibers of cloth on the wood that will be stuck in the oil when it hardens.
     

  3. ketansa

    ketansa New Member

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    Nice slingshot. ))<br>Linseed oil, warm it a little. In the evening. heat the slingshot in microwave for 20 seconds. then apply with lint free cotton cloth or sponge as pelleteer said. You will see the wood will soak the oil in half an hour. apply again at night. Then apply again in the morning and leave it in the direct sun. then in the evening buff the fork tightly with a cloth. and next day apply oil and leave in the sun again. then again buff in the evening to shine.<br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  4. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Nice one, hope to see it oiled soon.
     
  5. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    nice, hope to see it finished soon
     
  6. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    <img src="http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/17/59/74/98/21_6_111.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>My mum is traveling and got my camera so I cannot show you the finished 1st slingshot, but today I've made a second one.<br>This is it...<br>What do you think? It's very soft and smooth. I will oil it too.
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    cool, is it strong?, it looks a bit like spalted beech
     
  8. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    It is very sturdy and strong, too.<br>Yeah it think it's beech... I found it today in the park.<br>It had already this shape, I just cleared and sanded it.
     
  9. cbsmith111

    cbsmith111 New Member

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    Personally I like the second one better. Looks really good to me.
     
  10. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    I agree with cbsmith111, the second <img src="http://r28.imgfast.net/users/2815/14/20/70/smiles/2307125563.gif" border="0" alt=""> is better to me. Nice job.