my second hammerhead this time made ​​of plywood

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by zurdoman95, May 10, 2013.

  1. zurdoman95

    zurdoman95 Member

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    this is my second hammerhead, the first I did of mdf and some users told me that it was good material, so this time I made ​​of plywood.
     

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  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  4. zurdoman95

    zurdoman95 Member

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    ok. i have a fail
    the marble hit the forck
    two times
    has this ever happened to you
     

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  5. Bullybreeder

    Bullybreeder Banned

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    This has happended to me many times. With this design you are supposed to flip the fork. Hop it helps, Also you can fix those little nicks with a mixture of epoxy, sawdust ( particularly from that same kind of plywood ), and for the color to blend most of the way so the repairs are not obvious you should us wood filler in the mixture.
     
  6. Schultz

    Schultz New Member

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    Sorry to hear that you hit your fork but the Slingshot looks great!
    I shoot the most times Arrow`s so that i can't help you, sry :(
     
  7. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    You don't have to flip, but you should get your pouch and release technique right. The pouch needs a large center hole (60% of the diameter of your marble), and you should twist the pouch 90 degrees with the thumb directed to the handle and the index finger directed to the fork. Then you let the ball slip over the thumb. It gets a lift away from the fork that way.

    Such fork hits occur when the ball slips out of the pouch at acceleration.
     
  8. Thistle

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    I'm thinking for us visual people, someone (who really likes doing vids) should demonstrate this technique up-close and in slow-mo for these type frames. It takes a bit to sink in. Well, it does! [​IMG]

    We get distracted - sometimes - cuz stuff happens.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Thistle

    Thistle RESIGNED

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    Very nice, Zurdoman. It turned out terrific!

    Sorry to hear about your marble ding. [​IMG]

    I don't have any hammerheads - YET! But as Mr Sprave says, I've always twisted the pouch as instructed, and I make certain I've got proper sized pouches and clean, straight releases. There's lots of stuff going on when first learning. Focus is pretty important.

    I haven't experienced any fork hits, but I did ding my hand really bad once.
     
  10. zurdoman95

    zurdoman95 Member

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    thank you all for your help. i'll do the pounch hole bigger andtry to shoot properly. my slingshot I do not think they can recover, I'll try. but it will not be the same:(
     
  11. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    I had fork hits at the same spot. Twisting the pouch helped me to avoid that. Anyway, you did a nice job on that hammer.
     
  12. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    It will not be the same, it will be unique!
     
  13. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Nice Creation, and I hope you manage to avoid future fork-hits!
     
  14. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    Battle scars are sexy:D
     
  15. Traveler

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    Great job on the hammer!