Natural Moorhammer

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  1. JoergS

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    OK, I found this dead branch in my garden. It fell from one of the old pine trees, must have been dead for years.<br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
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    <br><br><br><br><br>Turned it into a nice natural, with lots of charme!<br><br><br>First, I sawd out the rough form.<br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
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    <br><br><br><br>Then, I repaired a part that broke off, with the fork's own wood, and filled the cracks with epoxy, mixed with sawdust. <br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
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    <br><br><br><br><br>The file rests!<br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dPE9TEuYeWI/T2XSUWQba8I/AAAAAAAABes/NtwjuyXJd5s/s1600/Namoo8.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dPE9TEuYeWI/T2XSUWQba8I/AAAAAAAABes/NtwjuyXJd5s/s400/Namoo8.JPG" style="width: 400;height: 300" border="0"></a></div>
    <br><br><br><br>After sanding and oiling. Doesn't it look ancient?<br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
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    <br><br><br><br><br>The repaired part.<br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7l7tzEtbZ-E/T2XSQralIvI/AAAAAAAABeU/Ziq3jD1VZ2I/s1600/Namoo12.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7l7tzEtbZ-E/T2XSQralIvI/AAAAAAAABeU/Ziq3jD1VZ2I/s400/Namoo12.JPG" style="width: 400;height: 300" border="0"></a></div>
     
  2. sotiris

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    This looks great, starting my own Moorhammer right now.Im interested to know if it passed your stress test.I,ve always wanted to use pine, as it is available everywhere in my country, but when i did it had a tendency to chip and crack a lot
     

  3. JoergS

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    Pine works as a natural fork (this frame did of course survive my stress test). <br><br>I would not advise to make a strong slingshot from a thin board of pine wood, though. Could be dabgerous.
     
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    That's what i thought, thanks
     
  5. tokSick

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    Looks strong enough to me. Great job
     
  6. ketansa

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    Very beautiful <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">.<br>The repaired part gives different patterns. looks nice.
     
  7. JoergS

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    Only the small edge on the right back side is repaired, the other patterns are naturally grown.
     
  8. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    Lucky find Joerg, you made it beautiful <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>One question about this design:<br>Is the handle to be held with the curve towards the palm, or away from it?
     
  9. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  10. JoergS

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    Palm swell to the back, the inwards curve to the front.
     
  11. zamarion

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    im wondering do you have the blueprints for these because im planning on merging the moorhammer together with the howitzer
     
  12. JoergS

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    Sure, here is the outline. <br><br>The Moorhammer IS pretty much a marriage between the Lead Launcher and the (optimized) Howitzer, by the way.<br><br><img src="http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/3415/hammerhead2.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  13. zamarion

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    thank you joerg <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> but yeah what i miss in this design is the index finger / thumb sideways grip i am just way better at aiming that way and by combing that feature into the moorhammer i think i can create a realy powerfull and more accurate slingshot
     
  14. sotiris

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    zamarion, i think you will be better of using the Howitzer as it is.The moorhammer is optimized for the hammer-grip.
     
  15. zamarion

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    yes but i love the low wide forks on the moorhammer
     
  16. sotiris

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    <a href="http://slingshotchannel.blogspot.com/2011/09/natural-dogwood-howitzer-done.html.The" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://slingshotchannel.blogspot.com/2011/09/natural-dogwood-howitzer-done.html.The</a> howitzer has pretty much the same fork dimensions, expept for the width.
     
  17. zamarion

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    it says : Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.
     
  18. sotiris

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    <a href="http://slingshotchannel.blogspot.com/2011/09/natural-dogwood-howitzer-done.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://slingshotchannel.blogspot.com/2011/09/natural-dogwood-howitzer-done.html</a>
     
  19. zamarion

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    yes and the wide head is what atracts me to the moorhammer
     
  20. sotiris

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    i dont think it will be comfortable to hold if you keep the width.Try it out and tell us what you think