My first HDPE slingshot

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by hattorihanzo, Sep 3, 2013.

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  1. hattorihanzo

    hattorihanzo Junior Member

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    Hello, this is my first slingshot made from HDPE, in my opinion, a great material to work on, very resistent.

    You can use loop bands, or over the top attachment.

    In my indoor tests, I find out that this model have a good accuracy and is very confortable in the hand.

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  2. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    Welcome hatto,

    That looks like a nice shooter.
    I always found polyethelene to be hard to work and feisty, but you seem to have a great command of it. That looks sweet.

    nice work on the lanyard too.
     

  3. hattorihanzo

    hattorihanzo Junior Member

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    Thanks.

    Well, HDPE is a hard material, but you shape it the same way as wood, what I found most dificult is to polish it(to give a good polish take some time).

     
  4. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    how do you do

    that polishing?
    Is it made from a cutting-board?

    anyway: you´re an artist!

    really beautiful!
     
  5. kineticweaponry

    kineticweaponry Senior Member

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    Very nice. Where did you find the hdpe?
     
  6. Lacumo

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  7. hattorihanzo

    hattorihanzo Junior Member

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    Thanks, I'm realy glad to hear that.

    And I cut the shape from a 20mm hdpe board, and used a dremel to shape it and polish with a dremel's soft polishing head(Took some time, like 30 to 50 minutes every day during a week to have this result).

     
  8. hattorihanzo

    hattorihanzo Junior Member

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  9. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Hattori, welcome to our little slice of crazy. The polish job you did on it is outstanding! I've never seen it that shiny after being cut from a sheet.
     
  10. NW_frameman

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    A good way to polish hdpe is with lots of heat. If you don't have a blow torch I've heard of people using a stove element. Nice design! It turned out really cool!
     
  11. BrPio

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    Very nice all around. And if your ever looking to give a mirror polish, I found toothpaste works good (fast) on most kinds of plastics. Can be used with a buffing wheel on the rotary tool.
     
  12. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    There is a thread by Lexlow on the SSF about recycling hdpe from milk jugs and other things. Good Stuff!
     
  13. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    This is really great work! I can't believe how clean that came out looking! I've heard that HDPE is very difficult to work with
     
  14. Otees

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  15. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Very nice model, great job!
    I' d like to try that material someday.


    Hi Flipgun,
    Could you give us the link to Lexow' s topic, please?:)
     
  16. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    beautiful!!