My Slingshots :)

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Antraxx, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Antraxx

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    Hi,<br><br>i want to present you the ones a made in the last two Weeks after Jörg came up with the Slingshotvirus <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>The two brighter ones are beechwood.<br>I like to use ones that are already a bit bend, sometimes that fits your hand perfectly.<br>i also carve them in a way that they are comfortable to hold.<br><br>The<br> double-thera one with the tip, is mine, and the one with the single <br>band i made for my girlfriend. so when we take a walk in the woods on <br>weekend we will see who is the most skilled Squirrelhunter lol<br><br>The "blue" one has a grip carved in below the thicker part.<br>So<br> you can hold it in hammergrip, using the carved part, or grap it a bit <br>higher, on the thick part, to shoot it in thumb-index-support.<br><br>i <br>wanted to keep the beech ones very natural, so i sanded them very <br>smoothly and waxed them with 3 layers of canauba, so water can´t <br>penetrate the surface anymore.<br><br>the blue one is made from hazelnut<br> and experimental in color. after sanding it like i wanted with 320, i <br>painted it with blue ink and let it dry.<br>after that i made the final 600 sanding, that gave him a "used-jeans-look".<br><br>i then clearcoated it with a few layers of boatcolor for saltwater...that creates a glasslike surface, very strong.<br><br>the used-jeans look is a perfect carmouflage color when the slingshoot peeps out of your backpocket <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br><img src="http://s1.directupload.net/images/110915/29vb44ht.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><br><img src="http://s7.directupload.net/images/110915/77bo8p46.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><br><br><img src="http://s7.directupload.net/images/110915/fmm6dq5t.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. John S

    John S New Member

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    I like the blue coloration what kind of dye did you use?
     

  3. Joe

    Joe New Member

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    I like it. did you get those forks yourself?
     
  4. Antraxx

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    Yes, i collected them myself.<br><br>After i saw some of Jörgs Videos, i always went out for a walk with a pocketsaw.<br><br>The blue one is Hazel...was a bastard to saw...it´s pretty compact.<br><br>The blue one is just painted with two layers of standart ink for a pen.<br><br>After that sanded again with 600 and clearcoated.
     
  5. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Neat idea I haven't considered, the painting, and then sanding and THEN coating. Gives a neat look <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  6. petersonOD

    petersonOD New Member

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    This reminds me of a big pile of walnut branches in my back yard. I have to check them out.
     
  7. McMilchreis

    McMilchreis New Member

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    They are really pretty. I like the shape of the first one. Its nice made.
     
  8. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood New Member

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    holy crap , that first one is to die for
     
  9. Antraxx

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    Hey Guys,<br><br>just got a letter from the UK.<br><br>Just wanted to show you what was inside <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> :<br><br><img src="http://s1.directupload.net/images/110923/sn48z382.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><br>Only Problem i have...i think it´s for left handed shooters?<br>i´m right handed, so i´m holding the catapult in my left hand...drawing out with right...but then the bands are on the wrong side <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> gotta change them.
     
  10. VARG

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    Those were all great, ive yet to make a natural. . . . there's probably a law against that?
     
  11. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    I'm right handed, yet I hold the ss with my right hand... :s
     
  12. Antraxx

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    Hey Guys.<br><br>Just wanted to update my Thread with the latest "shots".<br><br>I always loved the Design of the Howitzer and in December i decided to get one.<br><br>Since i work with Brass from time to time at my Job and i like that metal a lot i wanted to have a brass one instead of bronze.<br><br>Peter was so kind to cast me one in Brass...and within a few days after my first email i had it in my hands.<br><br>Could not resist and gave it a polish with Never Dull before i banded it up again...such a beautiful Catty...i love it!<br><br><img src="http://s14.directupload.net/images/120106/2dnek52f.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><br><br>With Jörgs Panther and this Howitzer i now had two "production" slingshots.<br><br>Since i like building them at least as much as shooting and owning them it was more then urgent to build one on my own again.<br><br>I already had plans on doing one completly from aluminum...but during that time Jörg finished the last evolution of his hammerhead design, the moorhammer...well...i think that catty looks almost as elegant as the howitzer...esp. in wood...so i tried to combine my beloved brass and a few pieces of olivewood.<br><br>I´m quite pleased with the result of my first "laminated" Catapult.<br>Took me nearly the entire Weekend to finish it...longer then i expected...but that olivewood was suprisingly solid...i don´t know why but i expected it way smoother...maybe it was an old tree <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>I also took a few pictures while i build it, so i can add a short "making of" if you want me to.<br><br><img src="http://s14.directupload.net/images/120226/pgpyw7d7.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://s7.directupload.net/images/120226/qszynuyo.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://s1.directupload.net/images/120226/3499myfn.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  13. porcelanowy

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    Hello<br>Hot damn ]:-><br>I think Joerg&rsquo;s hammerhead is one of the best designees in the &bdquo;Open&rdquo; category if it comes to slingshots. You have used it very well <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Astonishing job Antraxx. Congrats <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">Hey Guys.<br>I also took a few pictures while i build it, so i can add a short "making of" if you want me to.<br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>We want! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Cheers<br>Rafal</span>
     
  14. tokSick

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    Beautyfull...all of them. You did a great job..woaw!
     
  15. HonzaS

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    Beautiful pieces!<br> I think John is left-handed, holding a slingshot in his right hand.<br> You write that you have Panther, you ordered the dankung.com, or have a dealer in Germany?
     
  16. Antraxx

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    Thank so far Guys.<br>The Panther is from the "150 Post" Contest.<br><br>Edit:<br><br>Ok here a little "making of". hope you like it.<br><br>First of all my idea was to get that nice and slim hammerhead in a beautiful wood with nice pattern. pure olive is hard to get that thick and would have also been too weak i guess.<br>so i had the idea to give the hammerhead a solid metalcore.<br><br>i went to a local metal-dealer and bought a piece of 5mm brass.<br><br>At work we have the same grafik-converter-sortware the guys from orange county chopper work with, maybe you have heard of those guys?<br>you can basically take any kind of picture / .jpeg and convert it into a cnc-milling programm.<br><br>so i created a clean jpg of that hammerhead design and improved it with the mastercam software.<br>after that i tansfered t to the milling machine.<br>on this 3 pics you can see the machine, a small pic of the milling progress and a picture of the dashboard where you can see that the mill is cutting on the first hammerhead.<br><br><br><img src="http://s1.directupload.net/images/120227/eegwp5o8.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>the result were 3 pieces of brass. precise down to the tenth-thousand of a milimeter. 4 digits behind the "," <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br><img src="http://s7.directupload.net/images/120227/rmxizg6d.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://s1.directupload.net/images/120227/i2ld5ery.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>i then used those metalparts as stencil and sawed out two pieces of olivewood (each 2cm thick).<br><br><img src="http://s1.directupload.net/images/120227/l6h7wt5j.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://s1.directupload.net/images/120227/l77ozrno.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>i shaped the first one roughly with the dremel and then glued it to the metalcore with epoxy.<br>to achieve a higher thrength i "tempered" them in the oven. <br>normally the glue would take at least 12h to harden. at 200°C it only takes 5!<br>But since i did not want to ruin the wood i went for 70° and 45 min.<br><br><img src="http://s7.directupload.net/images/120227/b27mqfwa.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>then i shaped the first wooden part a little bit more.<br><br><img src="http://s14.directupload.net/images/120227/7xybou4a.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>after that i did the same again. rough shaping with the dremel, glued together and finer shaping.<br><br>after i was done with the dremel i went on with the file..after that i started the sanding. 80, 240, 360, 800, 100 and fine steelwool.<br>the surface was very mooth as you can imagine. the wood is nearly as solid as plastic...fells very good...but it was a few tones too bright for me.<br><br>so i took a little bit of olive oil from the kitchen and gave the slingshot a 15min massage with oil.<br><br>the pattern came out great.<br><br>then i dried it with a towel and (again with warm hands) put on a coating of canauba-furniture-wax. <br><br>after a few min of massage again, the wax was nearly gone and i was abled to polish the last remainings of wax with a towel again...well that was it...took a while tho <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br><br><img src="http://s1.directupload.net/images/120227/ac4nd28k.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br>My next idea is to cut out a small piece of brass (a square with about 6mm sidelenght) and glue it into a hole that i will carve into the middle of the fork on the frontside. it will be even with the woodsurface later.<br>might look nice and is also a place for a few letters <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  17. HonzaS

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    The perfect presentation. Very help me at my work. Thank you.
     
  18. stej

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    Brilliant, thanks for sharing. That little tutorial will help other a lot, I'm sure.<br>Now.. where could I get such a beautiful wood like olive wood <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  19. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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