My first order

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by slingpit, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Last year a good friend of mine gave me an order to built a slingshot for his son.
    It will be a Birthday present.
    It´s out of alu with an insert made out of brass.
    Inside the brass, i´ve pressed in a piece of copper.
    His son is playing in a darts club and it should look like a bull eye.
    Hope you like it.
     

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  2. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Wow!!
    I wish that I could hit the 'like' button about a dozen times, because this is beautiful work!
    That brass goes perfectly with the aluminum, and the touch of copper adds a lot of depth!
    Very impressive stuff!!
     

  3. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Thanks Will.
    15 hours of work and 2 hours of them only for polishing.
    My modified woodlathe is worth the money. Saving time and better results.
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Great work! It shines like a mirror!

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Slingshot Forum mobile app
     
  5. beaverIII73

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  6. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Sweet! Nice form, perfect polish and the mix of various metals makes for a really beautiful slingshot. Very nice work.
     
  7. Lacumo

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    Beautiful job!
     
  8. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Thanks for all your kind words.
     
  9. AngelicScars

    AngelicScars MILF of the board

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  10. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Fantastic looking bit of kit! It may be your first order but Im sure it won't be your last :)
     
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  11. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    take a look at can-openers slingshots and his caps for band attachment. It would suit this sling much better to have a clean band attachement. He nakes them iut of L profile metal.

    In the last picture your sling looks like its seethrough :) Perfect finish.

    Also i would add one more "layer" into the copper bcause it doesnt look like a bullseye to me.
     
  12. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    That is an absolutely amazing piece of work. My jaw dropped when I saw the pictures, simply awesome.
     
  13. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Many thanks to all.
    The color of the copper isn´t coming out on the picture as it seems.
    And starting again on a polished slingshot, puuh, i don´t want.
     
  14. JimRhodo

    JimRhodo Junior Member

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    Yummy!

    You will need to source 3/8 untarnished silver balls to shoot at objet d'art with a red velvet catch drape in the basement of a gentleman's club.
     
  15. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    very nice alu shooter slingpit, it shows all the hours of careful work you invested ... congrats !
    cheers
     
  16. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Hey Pit,

    his "Awesomeness", the "King of the Metal Forks" did a very
    impressive work again. I will send an ambassador to pay
    tribute!

    Verbeugung!

    :)

    Be
     
  17. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    Even if the copper is visibly different than the brass yiu still need three circles minimum for a bulls eye.

    Also the change would be to drill holes for some screw with wich u would attach the caps you make out of alu L profile piece of "tubing" ( i dunno the right word for it, component? a long piece of thin metal whit an L profile ).

    I just think that band strips as attachment for bands would be an insult to this immaculate slingshot :) :p

    Edit: look at photos HERE
     
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  18. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Thanks Jim,Arturo and Be.
    @ JohnKrakatoa
    I know this attachment. But i don't like this clamping of bands. Because of damaging the bands,while tighten the screws .
     
  19. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Slingpit, all I can say is...legendary! I dig the bullseye, the polishing is second to none.
    JK, last I checked,and I have a soft tip board in my shop, there's only two rings-bull and bullseye. Maybe your board is defective.
     
  20. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    mkay I am just saying. i like it nevertheless.

    Dolo dont be mad at me its just my opinion xD Its just the language barrier at work. When i hear bulls eye i imagine something like Antraxxs logo at least,eg. the whole board you would say.