My first Slingshot

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Drew_Bilbrey, Nov 4, 2013.

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  1. Drew_Bilbrey

    Drew_Bilbrey Drew Bilbrey

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    Made from red cedar. It's boardcut, and yeah, I know better now. Haha. About 5 minutes after I put the bands on it I had a fork hit and the fork snapped off. Cedar was just way too soft a choice, but I enjoyed making it anyway. I've since glued it back together to keep but not use. :)
     

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  2. kineticweaponry

    kineticweaponry Senior Member

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    That sucks, well now you know
     

  3. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Nice slingshot. Too bad for the fork break, but you learned a good lesson without any injury. Good experience to have and to carry on into the next build.
     
  4. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    glue it, cut it down the center and stick a plate of aluminum in there. amazing cedar. i love that red cedar
     
  5. Otees

    Otees Another Member

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    Great for a first slingshot! Maybe, just like above make a plywood or aluminium core and use some good epoxy.
     
  6. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    It's a sad image to see it broken. The design is so cool! Maybe you should have a higher fork in order to use tubes and this attachment style to the for. Bands have the advantage of being attached in "over the tips" style, making fork hits more difficult. If you have acess to aluminum plates, I'd do as Ryan said.
     
  7. Bushmaster

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    It's a sad image to see it broken. The design is so cool! Maybe you should have a higher fork in order to use tubes and this attachment style to the for. Bands have the advantage of being attached in "over the tips" style, making fork hits more difficult. If you have acess to aluminum plates, I'd do as Ryan said.
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    Sorry to interrupt, but where do you get that thick aluminum plate?
     
  8. Brazilviking

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    In Brazil? Mercadolivre.com.br....
     
  9. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Amazon also sells several sizes of aluminum plate. It would also be worth paying a visit to a metal scrapyard or recycling facility.
     
  10. Drew_Bilbrey

    Drew_Bilbrey Drew Bilbrey

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    Thanks for all the advice. I'm just starting out and can use all the tips I can get. Not sure if I have access to aluminum near me here in TN but I'll have a look around. I'm trying to laminate some 3/8 cedar right now. I'll see how this works out. I also just finished a white oak with cedar laminate handles. I'll post that too. I have plans to order some TBG unless I find another heavy band at Walmart that will work. Any advice there??
     
  11. Tilia

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    Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.

    Confucius
     
  12. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    My advice...tbb instead of tbg, its my goal to convert as many to the "dark side" as possible, easier pull and faster at same draw than gold as well as being half the price.
     
  13. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    That's a real shame .... It was and looks amazing for sure

    J was it accurate while you were shooting?
     
  14. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    i love the black and couldnt agree more. although in sunny areas i find it cant hold up ... sun seems to rip it apart much much faster
     
  15. Drew_Bilbrey

    Drew_Bilbrey Drew Bilbrey

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    Thanks! I didn't really have time to tell how accurate it was before it broke. Haha. I'm still getting the hang of aiming with a slingshot and just deciding what technique is gonna work best for me.
     
  16. knivesgotguns

    knivesgotguns New Member

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    That sucks. I did that to my first slingshot. Now I use 3/4inch red oak and pay attention to the grain.
     
  17. knivesgotguns

    knivesgotguns New Member

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    I use to really suck at aiming/shooting lol. Until I watched this video. I started making my ss ttf style too. [ame]http://youtu.be/PtXX896X1oM[/ame]. You might have seen it but just in case you haven't.
     
  18. knivesgotguns

    knivesgotguns New Member

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    Hummmm...... I might have to try it on my next order. How about longevity??? Does it last longer or about the same???
     
  19. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    So where does everyone their TBG or TBB?
     
  20. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Most say tbg lasts longer but I find tbb lasts at least as long as tbg for me. It's all about finding the right band/ammo combo.