Nail Polish Slingshot

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by krayvis, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. krayvis

    krayvis Slingshot Noob

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    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fpTiHPHvjbg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    It's not a slingshot shooting a slingshot, but I came up with another unusual build... I hate cosmetics in general, so I wanted to make a makeup tutorial. I asked my friends to donate any unused nail polish for this video, and I built a slingshot just to shoot the stuff.

    Includes construction montage, and instructional how-to video...

    Pictures to follow shortly.
     
  2. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Looks like the worlds most painful paintball!
     

  3. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Nice, Kravys! Great construction and over all, amazing funny and entertaining video!!
     
  4. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Glad to see your work

    Hey krayvis,

    great shooter,
    great video!

    Cool to have you here,
    I´m curious for what you will show
    to us in future!

    Welcome aboard!

    Be
     
  5. krayvis

    krayvis Slingshot Noob

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    Haha, thanks guys!

    Scooby, it shoots about 50 feet per second, with a 60 gram projectile. Comes to around 7-8 joules if I recall correctly. Only slightly more kinetic energy than a paintball, but a fair bit more momentum... and glass shrapnel.

    Materials List:
    6x1" board
    5mm plywood
    1/4" nuts/bolts, washers
    1/2" steel tubing
    coat hanger
    rubber bands
    theraband
    paracord
    3/4" wooden dowel
    wood screws
    leather

    That's about as simple as I could think to make it. If I were to do it again though, I'd get something with bearings for the forward rollers.
     
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    Frakin' awesome.
     
  7. Otees

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  8. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Last edited: Nov 2, 2013
  9. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    ⌃⌃ I think the overuse of the word 'epic' has kind of devalued its meaning!

    but yes, It's an awesome shooter!
     
  10. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    i spent 10 minutes trying to highlight a large epic in bold on those... i failed and got distracted with facebook :p
     
  11. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Hahaha, great vid.
    I´ve to show it to my wife.
     
  12. LW

    LW New Member

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    That’s nice, that’s entertaining, and a cool slingshot btw.

    Keep on posting these funny videos, we need more of this stuff here.
     
  13. Will

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    Great project and a great video!! I really enjoyed watching this, thanks for sharing it with us and I hope to see more in the future!
     
  14. krayvis

    krayvis Slingshot Noob

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    Thank you all very much for the positive feedback. And the 2856 instances of the word 'epic.'

    Thought I'd share a few more details:
    The coat hangars are used because paracord's elasticity prevented me from properly actuating the trigger. It stretches about a quarter inch under tension, which is too much to reliably set off the slingshot. By reducing the amount of paracord in the system, there's a lot less 'dead zone'.

    One issue with the front rollers is that the diameter is too small, the knots I used to attach the leather pouch have trouble going over them when you're setting up the slingshot.

    You have to launch nail polish top-first, because the acceleration against the leather will shatter the plastic caps.

    Nail polish bottles are surprisingly tough...
     

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  15. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    I thought it was going to be a slingshot MADE from nail polish
     
  16. Can-Opener

    Can-Opener New Member

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    That was awesome! Loved it! Great sligshot and fun video. Way to go!
     
  17. krayvis

    krayvis Slingshot Noob

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    Hah. I know you default to sarcasm and all, and glass would be an unusual material for a slingshot... but it's kind of close to what I'm building my next slingshot contraption out of. And I'll be using nail polish as a thread-locker.

    Thanks for the positive feedback, guys. Glad I could share just a fraction of how much fun it was to make and shoot. (Not shown in video: How terrifying it was to hold in front of your face.)
     
  18. Skorps

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    I´ll like your other vids too! nice channel! keep on gooing