My Homemade Slingbow

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Alukuchen, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Alukuchen

    Alukuchen Senior Member

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    Hey Guys <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>some days ago I made my first slingbow and I took some photographes on how I built it.<br>Check it out if you want to and let me know what you think about it...<br>I would be glad for some rasponses <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/upDc0f5zz40" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed>
     
  2. bowhunter

    bowhunter New Member

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    nice. it looks really good. now i have some construcrive critisism <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> instead of the pouch, you should put some thing to actually knock the arrow to. you could put some paracord or something inbetween the bands. i think it would be a lot more acurate. you should try it and let me know how it works <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

  3. Alukuchen

    Alukuchen Senior Member

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    Thank you. I have already put on some paracord.. works quite well <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  4. JasonP

    JasonP New Member

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    looks great but the bands look far to long for the limited draw lenght. What % elongation are you firing at?
     
  5. Alukuchen

    Alukuchen Senior Member

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    I dont't know the percentage but wehen the tip of the arrow touches the brushes the rubber is stretches to a "healthy" maximumg, could maybe go a little further but yes I would call it it's maximum <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  6. JoergS

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    Cool slingbow! Using toothbrush heads is a great idea. Cheap and strong. <br><br>The bands are tough, therefore you don't have to stretch them out to the max. <br><br>One tip: If you use string vs. a pouch, this no longer is a slingshot. You can attach a wrist brace. Braces are important when you shoot arrows, as the flip down effect reduces accuracy. With braces, there is no flipdown.
     
  7. Alukuchen

    Alukuchen Senior Member

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    Hey thank you Jörg for your reply and interest!<br>A slingshot with no pouch is no slingshot anymore? That is greeeeeat news! I will try that <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> I'm planning one specificly for fletchettes, it has no pouch either so I could attach a wristbrace to it too...<br>jup jup that will be good, thanks again!
     
  8. JoergS

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    Well, I am not a lawyer, so no guarantees. But a slingshot fires stones and balls, and with a string it can't do that anymore, right?
     
  9. Alukuchen

    Alukuchen Senior Member

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    Right!<br>Furthermore a slingbow with a string and not a pouch is definitly a bow because you only can shoot arrows and I think the law does not mention anything about braces atached to bows...<br>(for all those who read this, we are talking about german law...)
     
  10. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    cool,<br>iteresting concept using toothbrushes, i can use that <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33">
     
  11. Droolp1g

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    Yeah i gathered you mean the german law as i recall it also illegal to use a catty support too in germany! There again english laws are no better and just as pathetic.<br><br>Brill idea i wouldn't glue the brushes in though i would screw them in and with the pouch if you ever use steel instead of wood you can use a golf tee for the grip it works great. <br><br>Im in the mood so though i would add this as it looks like you made your arrow so if you want to make it for free. You need the natural sinew from a tree and a stinging nettle and of course the branch which can be straightened with a lighter or fire. The sinew is the glue and nettle the string the string needs to be attached through out the feathers in a spiral motion weaving it between the feathers. because of the feather material it will naturally close like trapping your privates between your zipper. When you fire an arrow it naturally spins in the air so when you attach your feathers you should put them slightly at an angle giving the arrow more accuracy. If you use masking tape you should make them straight but grip and twist them when your done so there bent giving the spiral effect and burning the end of the arrow will harden the tip and so on. <br><br>If you practice making either of these type of arrows in a sensible environment you can easy make 10 of either type in a few minutes and dismantle quicker. Meaning you wont get caught and you can have good fun/learn and hunt <br><br>Anyway have fun and great idea thanks