My metal slingshot (my first one).

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by tamirtuch, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. tamirtuch

    tamirtuch New Member

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    It took me a few days to finally finish this slingshot. For a few years I wanted to have my own slingshot! So i present to you: *drumroll*<br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%"><strong>The "Cable-Metal Slingshot!"</strong></div>
    <br><br>[​IMG]<br><br><br>[​IMG]<br><br><br><strong>And after a few target shooting...</strong><br><br>[​IMG]<br><br><br>So basically it can shoot glass marbles (I think they're about 20mm) for about 45 meters and it can penetrate a 1 to 2 layers of cardboard easilly (I know its not that strong but I'm only a little boy so it's fit for my power and hand.)<br><br><br><strong>Sorry for any English mistakes it's not my my country's language.</strong>
     
  2. zwillie

    zwillie New Member

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    Well done, but the fork is much too high.<br>With lower fork you wouldn`t need the armrest which is illegal in some countries.
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i second that
     
  4. tamirtuch

    tamirtuch New Member

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>What do you mean?</span>
     
  5. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    The higher the forks, the higher the strain on the wrist.<br>If you lower the forks, it is easier and more "comfortable" to draw the bands.
     
  6. mhpr262

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tamirtuch wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>What do you mean?</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>that means he is of the same opinion as the other poster. And he is right, the vertical parts of the fork need to be only a third as high, or less. That will make it much easier to draw out the bands and aim properly. it is just simple physics - law of leverage.<br><br>Other than that it is a pretty neat looking slingshot <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
  7. tamirtuch

    tamirtuch New Member

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    Thanks for the tip all! I will lower the forks the next time I build a slingshot, and thank you for showing your opinion. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  8. stej

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    The fellow slingshooters are right.. Anyway, I see a great shooter that has its potential. And besides that - it's about fun. If it works for you, then it is the best slingshot you can have. Good work.
     
  9. Bert the Welder

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>stej wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">The fellow slingshooters are right.. Anyway, I see a great shooter that has its potential. And besides that - it's about fun. If it works for you, then it is the best slingshot you can have. Good work.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I'll second that! <br>I kinda like the big, cartoony look of it! What kind of rod did you use?</span>
     
  10. tokSick

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    I agree with the others about the fork but i think it is ok for a beginner to start with high forks and reduce them when he get more comfortable when shooting. Anyway, very nice first slingshot. Have fun mate.
     
  11. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    <tr><td class="quote">I agree with the others about the fork but i think it is ok for a beginner to start with high forks and reduce them when he get more comfortable when shooting. Anyway, very nice first slingshot. Have fun mate.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>+1 <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
  12. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>zwillie wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Well done, but the fork is much too high.<br>With lower fork you wouldn`t need the armrest</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>+1 <br>but you could lower the fork and use the armrest for STROOONG bands <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>good work</span>
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    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  13. tamirtuch

    tamirtuch New Member

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Bert the Welder wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>stej wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">The fellow slingshooters are right.. Anyway, I see a great shooter that has its potential. And besides that - it's about fun. If it works for you, then it is the best slingshot you can have. Good work.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I'll second that! <br>I kinda like the big, cartoony look of it! What kind of rod did you use?</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I used an Iron rod I think. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"> I found it lying on the street so I took it, sandpapered it to remove the rust, I covered it with the green cable at the parts I needed before I shaped it (Because if I did after i shaped it, it wouldn't fit). Finally shaped it like I wanted with a hammer and thats it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
  14. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    Cool. Can't beat the price of free steel!