My first Slingshot made from red Meranti

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  1. Jan84

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    <a href="http://www.image-load.net/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://www.image-load.net/users/public/images/Y6mRTMTtwp.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>Today I finished my new wooden Slingshot made from selected laminated Red Meranti Boards. <br><br>A very nice wood to make slingshots <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <div>Looks nice!<br>thanks for sharing!</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  3. tokSick

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    It looks like Joerg' s six circles design. Am i wrong? I think Meranti is a very hard wood. Very nice ss.
     
  4. Jan84

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    ...you´re right tokSick <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><br>very hard wood, but very good to handle...<br><br>I have tons of this wood and i´ve chosen very hard and heavy boards with a density of about 0,8 g/cm³ and a nice texture.<br><br>I am very happy about the result, a very nice shooter with strong bands <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>the next will be a moorhammer-style i think... a very nice design!<br><br>...does anyone know if there are blueprints for jörgs moorhammer desighn online?
     
  5. tokSick

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    Having tons of that wood would make me a lucky guy. I believe you when you say you' re happy with the result, it' s a really nice shooter you made there. About the Moorhammer blueprint i don' t know, but for the Hammerhead you can find the blueprint <a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t798-the-hammerred?highlight=hammerred" class="postlink">HERE</a> . Can' t wait to see your next work. Best, Red.
     
  6. Jan84

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    thanks guys for the nice feedback <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>...tokSick: let me know if you need some of that wood, i evtl could send you a board. i think sending it to belgium in slingshot format wont be expensive... <br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  7. tokSick

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    I just sended you a PM. Thanks mate. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  8. Muizert

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    Nice one <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>And good to know meranti is a good wood for slingshots , cos thats the wood that i use most (easy to get where i live) altough i do laminate it to to get bit more strength. I did broke one before that was out of 1 pice but that was when i started and had a few fork hits <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">.<br><br>Looking forward to youre moorhammer one <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>All the best
     
  9. Saderath

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    Good job!!!<br><br>Red meranti is good for making slingshots but it damages easily if you have a fork hit it withstands until 6,840 lb<sub>f</sub>/in<sup>2 <br><br></sup>I will post tomorrow my piccolo ss Laminated with 2 types of meranti
     
  10. tokSick

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    Saderath.<br>Does it make a difference if oiled and finished with super glue? I saw on the net wood hardeners. Is that usefull for that purpose? I mean for slingshots.
     
  11. Saderath

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    There are 2 cheap ways of hardening wood, Fire hardening and watered down resin glue. Wood hardeners are mostly used for decaying wood but Ive never used any. I don't think super glue will make a difference because it covers only the surface of the wood whereas watered down resin glue penetrates deep into the wood binding the pores together.
     
  12. Jan84

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    ...i think thats right. this stuff is only for the surface.<br>i´m no friend of those hardeners, i think its nod needed if you have chosen a good piece of wood. <br><br>you can still take a piece of multiplex as corewood, that is nearly unbreakable and i´m shure thats cheaper than these hardener stuff <br><br>
     
  13. brat boon

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    <div>nice<br>
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    <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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  14. Jan84

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    ...can someone tell me which glue is used for the superglue finishes? <br><br>
     
  15. tokSick

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    I think every super glue will do the job but i' m not sure. Watch <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8_ulK-w7KE" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">THIS</a> , he says what glue he is using but i can' t really uderstand what he said.
     
  16. Jan84

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> thanks...<br><br>i´m a little bit sceptic about that. I think this will work properly and look good on natural forks.<br><br>I should make a natural and try this out <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  17. tokSick

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    I will try it on a piece of wood i have here. I don' t want to do it on a slingshot and take the risk of screwing it up. And how he does in the video looks like a lot of work to me( and i don' t have those machines). Sure the result is there but is it worth the effort?