My first one...

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Gloin70, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Gloin70

    Gloin70 New Member

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    My first attempt to make a slingshot. Made of oak.<br>It was fun, so it will be more. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><br>Give me feedback please!<br><br><img src="http://i34.servimg.com/u/f34/17/84/89/42/dscf0110.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i34.servimg.com/u/f34/17/84/89/42/dscf0111.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i34.servimg.com/u/f34/17/84/89/42/dscf0210.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    wow very very nice ergo, congrats <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
     

  3. Tysonspapa

    Tysonspapa New Member

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    interessting way to hold it, but looks very good.
     
  4. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    It's innovative.<br>I like it, but isn't it uncomfortable?
     
  5. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Nicelly done. First one... i am curious to see what you come up with next time.<br>P.S.: Welcome to the forum.
     
  6. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Nice slingy, altough I would never be able to shoot it with that gripstyle...
     
  7. Gloin70

    Gloin70 New Member

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> Thank you for your comments! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>This is very new to me so I wanted to create a slingshot that fit nicely in the hand. <br>I was surprised how easy it was to shoot decently despite my beginner status.
     
  8. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    just wondering, you hold it like in the last pic?
     
  9. Gloin70

    Gloin70 New Member

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    Yes!<br>But I also have a band around the wrist that is not in the picture. <br><br>And when i shoot i hold it in 45 degrees so that the rubber bands are vertical.
     
  10. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    interesting, what does this do in terms of wrist strain?
     
  11. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    <div>Probly not much if the bands are weak. This is a wicked slingshot, and one of the best first slingshots I have ever laid eyes on!</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  12. Gloin70

    Gloin70 New Member

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> Thanks!<br><br>I only have two 20mm black thera-bands on this one and I have concluded that it is a bit too little power and will add on an extra band or acquire gold thera bands?!<br><br>As it is now I do not notice any strain on the wrist, hand or fingers.<br><br>I have followed you on the forum for a while and been inspired. It's really fun to build slingshots! :)
     
  13. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Ryan Wigglesworth wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Probly not much if the bands are weak. !</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>yes but that with all slingshots, maybe with strong bands he could have goldmine</span>
     
  14. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    Amazing design!! Very unique!!! Be careful with stronger bands because the grain is facing the wrong way and the wood may snap!!
     
  15. brat boon

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    <div>Nice</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br><strong>at school, I am a slingshot expert</strong> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>on this forum a noob <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20">
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  16. Gloin70

    Gloin70 New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Saderath wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Amazing design!! Very unique!!! Be careful with stronger bands because the grain is facing the wrong way and the wood may snap!!</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>:)<br><br>It is not visible in the picture, but I have glued together three layers of oak with the grain in different directions to precisely reduce the risk of cracking wood.</span>
     
  17. Skorps

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    <div>It´s a realy nice one. Good work. Nice design. go on like this. I´m looking forward to see your next one <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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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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  18. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Cool design.<br>You are shooting right hand in front. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"><br>Same like me.
     
  19. Gloin70

    Gloin70 New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>slingpit wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Cool design.<br>You are shooting right hand in front. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"><br>Same like me.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>It´s the only way! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>I´m Ambidext (both right & left handed) but can´t shoot slingshot with left in front. Strange because when I shoot guns, left or right is irrelevant. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt="Rolling Eyes" longdesc="14"></span>