My new, made ​​from Fimo

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by HonzaS, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. HonzaS

    HonzaS New Member

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    My extra income is the reconstruction of bathrooms. When discarding the old bathroom facilities occurred to me to use the brass balls of the shower holder for my new slingshot, a little like Joergs "Ballfork.<br><img src="http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/9941/ballfork1.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Thread is sufficiently deep, reaching almost the entire diameter of 20 mm balls. The construction is mounted.<br><br><img src="http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/2356/ballfork2.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/2528/ballfork3.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Once that is done I add a photo. But I already know that it will be a little ugly slingshot, but mainly to let function well.
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    cool slingshot<br>
     

  3. Droolp1g

    Droolp1g New Member

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    I was wondering about the band i mean does it not slip off to the side when you stretch the band?<br><br>If so You have already called it ugly so i was thinking why don't you made a nice flat edge on the opposite side to where your going to be looking at the balls from? that way it wont slip off?<br><br>If I'm wrong then nice job and if you have welding gear it would actually look cool if you put another ball under the handle grip and sprayed the frame?
     
  4. HonzaS

    HonzaS New Member

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    Today I finished this slingshot. Fimo mass is very interesting, definitely it ever again use it. It is a solid material and contributes to the overall strength slingshot.<br><br><img src="http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/365/ballfork5.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Bandset is TB Gold, 25 cm length, 50mm - 40mm, one strip on each side.<br>this slingshot has an excellent handle, definetly because I'm into it, pushed my hand.<br><br><img src="http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/9036/ballfork4.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><br>It's not a beauty, but shoots very well, although he is a bit heavy.
     
  5. sotiris

    sotiris New Member

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    it is actually really beautiful, good job
     
  6. Droolp1g

    Droolp1g New Member

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    Yeah it's actually turned out pretty good maybe made the handle a lil thicker but im sure you will have fun with it.<br><br>
     
  7. Otees

    Otees Another Member

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    It looks awesome. Great job. Nice salvaging as well
     
  8. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    I'm working on Steel balls to hold the bands, too. Mine are made form used Hip prothesis....:eek:
    I like that fimo stuff... is it solid? rubberlike? does it Shatter or break after dried?
     
  9. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Another question: what would be the difference between fimo and fimo soft?(I've found it here in Brazil.... God bless the internet!)
     
  10. mvd

    mvd Builds with scrap

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    If my mind serves me correct, Fimo soft its easier to to knead, for the younger ones
     
  11. dannytsg

    dannytsg Senior Member

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    Very nice work. I never thought of using FIMO but I might try it in future.
     
  12. Schultz

    Schultz New Member

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    Nice Slingshot :D
    Fimo is nice but only as Handle with a Slingshot Inside.
    A part from the Handle from one of my Slingshots what holds only a Carabiner with my Ammo is broken but its a Very Hard Stuff and Easy to make a matching Handle.
     

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  13. Great job and slingshot!

    Joe
     
  14. G_Y

    G_Y aiming the less

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    Thought about fibres to work inside when its plastic. Cotton or glassfibres or the fibres they make ropes from and gaskets for pipes.