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The original idea was to make a EDC slingshot, to use tubular bands and shoot marbles, rocks and steel balls up to 15mm......In my opinion a nice result on this design, is small and comfortable in the hand, but a little ugly...rerere.......Still have some polishing job to do, and also I want to make a belt holster for it to....Hope you like it :)





 

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have to agree!

Slingpit is absolutely right!

Very nice little pocketable shooter!
That HDPE is definitely on the list..

Thumbs up from Witten too!

Greetings,

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Very nice. I really like the design and the size. Is this from a scrap block of HDPE, or maybe cut from a thick cutting board, etc?
 

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Very nice. I really like the design and the size. Is this from a scrap block of HDPE, or maybe cut from a thick cutting board, etc?
It is made from a 20mm cutting board I bought some time ago.
 

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Very nice looking pocket shooter. I love the idea of repurposing old materials.
 

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It is made from a 20mm cutting board I bought some time ago.
Nice. I guess I'll have to stop by Goodwill and pick up a couple of used boards and give it a try. Good use of old material.
 

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Ugly?! You really think it is ugly??
This little shoota is beautiful man! Love the size, curves and design.
I am collecting bottle caps for making HDPE and will make it in a quality street kind of metal box. Still experimenting...
Thanks for sharing the great work!
 

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Just curious to those that have worked with HDPE - I've not yet worked with this material. What tools work well with this stuff? Any concerns about burning it? Gumming up sandpaper? What tools work best for this material? Also wondering, if you can use something like a Dremel tool (low speed), do you need to be extra careful about any dust you may breath in?
 

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Just curious to those that have worked with HDPE - I've not yet worked with this material. What tools work well with this stuff? Any concerns about burning it? Gumming up sandpaper? What tools work best for this material? Also wondering, if you can use something like a Dremel tool (low speed), do you need to be extra careful about any dust you may breath in?
Well, You can use regular tools for wood, file, sandpaper and a dremel would be a great help, you don't need to use on very low speed, use on medium speed and will do a good job and save you some time......and about burning, I think if you use your regular wood tools on medium speed you will have no problem

I recommend you to use eye protection while working with the dremel, cause some hot particles sometimes fly and can hurt if hit you in the eye.

And I don't know if the dust is toxic or something like that, but will be good to use a mask for precaution.

I hope it helps :)
 

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Ugly?! You really think it is ugly??
This little shoota is beautiful man! Love the size, curves and design.
I am collecting bottle caps for making HDPE and will make it in a quality street kind of metal box. Still experimenting...
Thanks for sharing the great work!
Thanks :)

I have seen some videos about recycling bottle caps and other materials, and I simply love the results.

I have found this 2 videos about recycling hdpe with some nice results, I realy like the patterns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dFyvjXZbgw&feature=player_embedded#t=0

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_XUJwINdLw[/ame]
 

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Well, You can use regular tools for wood, file, sandpaper and a dremel would be a great help, you don't need to use on very low speed, use on medium speed and will do a good job and save you some time......and about burning, I think if you use your regular wood tools on medium speed you will have no problem

I recommend you to use eye protection while working with the dremel, cause some hot particles sometimes fly and can hurt if hit you in the eye.

And I don't know if the dust is toxic or something like that, but will be good to use a mask for precaution.

I hope it helps :)
That does help, thanks for the feedback. Our cutting boards shall be safe no more!! :D
 
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