My first wooden slingshot

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Splugen, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Splugen

    Splugen New Member

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    Well, I said I'd put up pictures, so here they are! I am very happy with how this guy turned out. I drew it out with my weird hand size in mind to shoot both side style and hammer grip. I took a good amount of inspiration from Jorg's "Hand Howitzer". The swells in the handle are solid oak, and the main board body is oak plywood. It's finished with lintseed oil. I'm very open to criticism, so let me know what I could have done better! Oh man, I love this thing.<br><br>Front<br><br><img src="http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg13/scaled.php?server=13&filename=cimg1260i.jpg&res=medium" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg338/scaled.php?server=338&filename=cimg1262r.jpg&res=medium" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Back<br><br><img src="http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg341/scaled.php?server=341&filename=cimg1263y.jpg&res=medium" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Bottom<br><br><img src="http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg850/scaled.php?server=850&filename=cimg1264n.jpg&res=medium" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Side profile<br><br><img src="http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg204/scaled.php?server=204&filename=cimg1265w.jpg&res=medium" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Hammer grip<br><br><img src="http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg210/scaled.php?server=210&filename=cimg1266a.jpg&res=medium" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Side grip<br><br><img src="http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg59/scaled.php?server=59&filename=cimg1267me.jpg&res=medium" border="0" alt=""><br><br>With bands <br><br><img src="http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg821/scaled.php?server=821&filename=cimg1271e.jpg&res=medium" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg560/scaled.php?server=560&filename=cimg1268ti.jpg&res=medium" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. pipesmoker

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    wow ,nice shooter man!!!!<br>not bad for the first!!!!!at all!!
     

  3. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Nice man.<br>The very first one i made was crap, so i didn' t show it on the forum and throwed it away.<br>You should be proud, good job.
     
  4. Splugen

    Splugen New Member

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    Thanks guys! I really felt like I found the david in the lump of stone, so to speak. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  5. CaptainBacon

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    Glad to see it turned out so well.<br><br> Oak plywood is the kind I used for my target shooter, and I find it interesting that the only oak on it is the face veneer.
     
  6. Splugen

    Splugen New Member

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    I know! I didn't realize that until after as well. Made me super happy that I bothered with the oak handle. I needed more oak than a damn veneer sheet. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">