My first homemade shooter

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Lapascore, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Lapascore

    Lapascore New Member

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    OK - I only had a saw to cut it out, a knife to whittle it down and automotive foam sanding blocks to smooth it out. Then I treated it over an open flame for an hour or so wiping the char off often with a clean rag. I used crape myrtle because that is what I had available but the color came out nice (at least I think so) from treating it over the fire so I have not stained it.<br><img src="http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/17/89/73/36/start14.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/17/89/73/36/knife11.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/17/89/73/36/front11.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/17/89/73/36/side11.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>It came out smoother than it looks. I know it doesn't look amazing like so many I have seen on here but I like it a lot and it shoots really nice. All I had around the house was tube rubber but I am ordering Flat Band for it.<br>Cheers!
     
  2. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    i really like the look of it. it has its own character. looks a bit like it just came out of a polygon graphic computergame.<br><br>once again someone has proven, there's no need of much more than a knife to build a durable slingshot.
     

  3. Lapascore

    Lapascore New Member

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    great job some times sweet and simple is all you need in life to be happy.
     
  5. Lapascore

    Lapascore New Member

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    Thanks a lot. I figured since I have always had mass produced 'wrist rockets' something primitive would be pretty nice. I can work up from this - learning as I go. I do have a question though, for anyone. I learned to harden wood over fire - is that what the microwaving is for? In going through the forum (just joined today) I have read it mentioned a few times and I am curious. Does microwaving harden the wood?
     
  6. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    microwaving is for drying the wood, before you coat it with oil, wax, polyurethan or else.
     
  7. Lapascore

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    Ahhhh - Thanks <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>MaddyMax wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">i really like the look of it. it has its own character. looks a bit like it just came out of a polygon graphic computergame.<br><br>once again someone has proven, there's no need of much more than a knife to build a durable slingshot.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>thats exactly i think!</span>
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    <br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><i><strong>!! SÜDBADNER !! </strong></i> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
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  9. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    nice, it looks like my favorite one only without a thumb cutout <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  10. tokSick

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    <div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">Nice work mate. I tryed to make a natural a few times and never succeed.<br>Well done.</div>
     
  11. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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  12. Lapascore

    Lapascore New Member

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