New from Austin, Tx

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by cfellows, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. cfellows

    cfellows New Member

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    Hello,<br><br>I'm Chuck, I'm retired, and am an amateur woodworker and home shop machinist. I grew up building slingshots then quit when I became a working stiff. In recent years I've been building telescopes, model engines, and even a PCP airgun. Recently I've regained an interested in slingshots and have been following Joerg's youtube videos. <br><br>I'm currently trying different designs to find the one I like best and want to focus more on really learning to shoot. I find the Moorhammer design to be very elegant and attractive, but am wondering if there is a practical reason for the fork to be so wide. Wouldn't 3.5 inches be plenty?<br><br>Thx... Chuck
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Welcome, i don't know wy the forks on a moorhammer are so wide <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33">
     

  3. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>welcome</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  4. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    Welcome! The moorhammer has wide forks so there is enough room for the projectile to go through and not hit the center. If they were closer, the design would need a deeper cup which means higher forks. Thats my instant theory <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  5. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    hello and welcome