My Natural Mini Moorhammer that lasted 2 shots.

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by ameevis, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. ameevis

    ameevis New Member

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    So i wanted a nice, comfortable slingshot for shooting real light ammo. Just for target shooting and what not. <br><br>I had this fork i got in the forest, it was already dead when i got it in the summer, and i had it sitting in my shop for a while. I dont know what hind of wood it is.<br><br><br><br><img src="http://i30.servimg.com/u/f30/17/60/31/15/photo_61.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>After cutting it out of the big fork on the band saw. I did not get a picture of the fork its self.<br><br><img src="http://i30.servimg.com/u/f30/17/60/31/15/photo_60.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>In the middle of using the rasp.<br><br><img src="http://i30.servimg.com/u/f30/17/60/31/15/photo_57.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Done most of the sanding.<br><br><img src="http://i30.servimg.com/u/f30/17/60/31/15/photo_56.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>After all sanding<br><br><img src="http://i30.servimg.com/u/f30/17/60/31/15/photo_55.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>And now finish. I finished it with furniture polish.<br><br><img src="http://i30.servimg.com/u/f30/17/60/31/15/photo_54.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><br><img src="http://i30.servimg.com/u/f30/17/60/31/15/photo_53.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Set up with very light and tapered bands for 10mm steel.<br><br><img src="http://i30.servimg.com/u/f30/17/60/31/15/photo_52.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>A fork hit!!! on the second shot i hit the fork and it broke off. Here is where it broke <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"><br><br><img src="http://i30.servimg.com/u/f30/17/60/31/15/photo_50.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Here you can see where the ball hit<br><br><br><br>All that work for that. i guess it happens to ya sometime. I think the fork is for shure too low for shooting ammo that size, i found that out the hard way. I will try it again soon!....... but with a higher fork
     
  2. Sailorandy

    Sailorandy New Member

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cry.gif" alt="Crying or Very sad" longdesc="11"> Now you got me worried. Most of my hammers are made from pine, and some of them are pretty thin...<br><br>
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Nice, it is sad it Broke
     
  4. tokSick

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  5. Theodor

    Theodor New Member

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    what a pity! it was a lovely piece of craftsmanship!
     
  6. Jan84

    Jan84 New Member

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    nice one! really too bad that it broke! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3">
     
  7. CEZ

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    <img src="http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/16/95/98/50/dscn0311.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br>Same thing here, I also broke a large hammerhead this way. I guess I just can't get the flip-style action right when shooting..
     
  8. theslingshotboy

    theslingshotboy New Member

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    you are not supposed to shoot these kind of slingshots you are supposed to put them in a safe place
     
  9. brainleak

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    Every slingshot is a shooter, no shelf queens. <br><br>I'm a huge believer in twisting the pouch. I've taken to shooting a lot of PFS type slingshots, and twisting the pouch stops all fork hits. <br><br>This works for all types of slingshots. <br>
     
  10. Saderath

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>brainleak wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Every slingshot is a shooter, no shelf queens. <br><br>I'm a huge believer in twisting the pouch. I've taken to shooting a lot of PFS type slingshots, and twisting the pouch stops all fork hits. <br><br>This works for all types of slingshots. <br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I totally agree with you! When i shoot hammer-grip i always turn the pouch and i haven't had a fork-hit since. When i shoot in a 30 or 90 degree angle i hold the pouch the normal way. It all comes down to my release, it is natural to me because i used to play guitar for many many years and it feels like i am holding a pick</span>
     
  11. ameevis

    ameevis New Member

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    I agree with brainleak every slingshot is a shooter. That one is just practice I guess. I'll be making many more slingshots in the future and I will improve my woodworking skills to make each one better than the last. And thanks for the many great comments!
     
  12. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Same here, i twist the pouch with every slingshot or pfs i use. That' s because i had a thumb hit some time ago. From then my thumb is the happyest thumb in the world( my forks too).<br>Hey guys, stop posting those horrible pictures. I can' t sleep at night when i see them. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cry.gif" alt="Crying or Very sad" longdesc="11">
     
  13. theslingshotboy

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>ameevis wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I agree with brainleak every slingshot is a shooter. That one is just practice I guess. I'll be making many more slingshots in the future and I will improve my woodworking skills to make each one better than the last. And thanks for the many great comments!</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>no you put them in a safe or a display case <br></span>
     
  14. stej

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>CEZ wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <img src="http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/16/95/98/50/dscn0311.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br>Same thing here, I also broke a large hammerhead this way. I guess I just can't get the flip-style action right when shooting..</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Imo you should consider how to cut the slingshot more carefully netxt time. The growth rings is from left to the right on you slingshot, but should be from bottom to top (or top->bottom). Thats why it broke horizontally. Ideally the growth rings should go through whole the sshot from bottom to top.<br><br>And that's the reason why I think that if you make a sshot from a wood board (not from fork tree), it might broke more easily. In natural fork the growth naturally continues to the left and right branch. In board, you just cut the righs through.<br><br>Hard to explain that, sorry <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> Anybody doesn't agree (or agree), feel free to add your opinion.</span>
     
  15. ameevis

    ameevis New Member

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    Stej, I agree with what you are saying. For all of my board cut slingshots I use birch plywood for the main support so the wood grain is going in all directions and it is very strong. You can get a fork hit on a multiplex frame and keep shooting usually.
     
  16. CEZ

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>stej wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <img src="http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/16/95/98/50/dscn0311.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br>Same thing here, I also broke a large hammerhead this way. I guess I just can't get the flip-style action right when shooting..</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Imo you should consider how to cut the slingshot more carefully netxt time. The growth rings is from left to the right on you slingshot, but should be from bottom to top (or top->bottom). Thats why it broke horizontally. Ideally the growth rings should go through whole the sshot from bottom to top.<br><br>And that's the reason why I think that if you make a sshot from a wood board (not from fork tree), it might broke more easily. In natural fork the growth naturally continues to the left and right branch. In board, you just cut the righs through.<br><br>Hard to explain that, sorry <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> Anybody doesn't agree (or agree), feel free to add your opinion.</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Thanks, yes, agreed with the wood grain direction! But honestly what I would like to learn is no to hit the fork:) I will be trying the pouch twist idea on a PFS that I just made.<br>Cheers</span>
     
  17. theslingshotboy

    theslingshotboy New Member

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    You went wrong when you made a mini moorehammer because the original moorehamer allready barely hits its for
     
  18. CEZ

    CEZ New Member

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>theslingshotboy wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">You went wrong when you made a mini moorehammer because the original moorehamer allready barely hits its for</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br>You make it sound like a really bad design?</span>
     
  19. Tysonspapa

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    I think its the wood. I has a few forkhits before but it only Made dents, never caused the fork to break.