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good luck with that. I see around $5 to $10 in parts depending on the model and maybe 2 hrs work if that...seems you're paying yourself around $45 per hour. I doubt the top pros make much more than that for beautiful art. Not trying to be rude but you may want to introduce yourself and check out what the members are capable of before trying to overcharge for something many of us have knocked out in a half hour, it feels insulting.

on a lighter note, welcome to the home of the best builders around. hopefully you stay around and get to know some people.
 

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good luck with that. I see around $5 to $10 in parts depending on the model and maybe 2 hrs work if that...seems you're paying yourself around $45 per hour. I doubt the top pros make much more than that for beautiful art. Not trying to be rude but you may want to introduce yourself and check out what the members are capable of before trying to overcharge for something many of us have knocked out in a half hour, it feels insulting.

on a lighter note, welcome to the home of the best builders around. hopefully you stay around and get to know some people.

Aye, Dolo. Joerg even did a tutorial on how to make the same design (I posted a link on his other thread). All you really need is a hacksaw and a drill to build it.

-Wild Bill
 

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I like the "W" you are making! It needs some enhancements, like aluminum tubes around the eyebolt shafts, if only for the looks. A bit spindly otherwise.

The arrow rest, I am a bit sceptical. The wingnut might damage the fletching after a few shots. I prefer whisker biscuits for that reason. But then again maybe I am wrong here!

Anyway, welcome to the forum, and good luck with your business!
 
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good luck with that. I see around $5 to $10 in parts depending on the model and maybe 2 hrs work if that...seems you're paying yourself around $45 per hour. I doubt the top pros make much more than that for beautiful art. Not trying to be rude but you may want to introduce yourself and check out what the members are capable of before trying to overcharge for something many of us have knocked out in a half hour.
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Aye, Dolo. Joerg even did a tutorial on how to make the same design (I posted a link on his other thread). All you really need is a hacksaw and a drill to build it..-Wild Bill

The cost is much higher and it takes much more than a "hacksaw and a drill". Go to the hardware store and online and try making any of my slingshots with $5 and half an hour time and only a hacksaw and a drill. Make a 30 minute youtube video where you show us the receipts of your purchases and where you record yourself making it.

I know you'll never do it, cause you can't.

Don't tear others down to make yourself feel good, especially in the slingshot community. There's better ways to spend your time. I welcome criticisms, but not hatred.
 

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The cost is much higher. Go to the hardware store and online and try making any of my slingshots with $5 and half an hour time. Make a 30 minute youtube video where you show us the receipts of your purchases and where you record yourself making it.

Don't tear others down to make yourself feel good, especially in the slingshot community. I welcome criticisms, but not hatred.
I once read a line from a famous poet, ''Thou doth protest too much.''
My point is you got up in arms over the opinion of a stranger, leading me to believe you know where I'm coming from. I tore no one down, I told you the truth. You have no bearing on how I view myself, and no hate was given, I know you not well enough to hate.
 
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I once read a line from a famous poet, ''Thou doth protest too much.''
My point is you got up in arms over the opinion of a stranger, leading me to believe you know where I'm coming from. I tore no one down, I told you the truth. You have no bearing on how I view myself, and no hate was given, I know you not well enough to hate.
No, protest, just a factual refutation. As for hatred, it's like a stink; some people get so used to their own, they don't even know they carry it.
 
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Thanks

I like the "W" you are making! It needs some enhancements, like aluminum tubes around the eyebolt shafts, if only for the looks. A bit spindly otherwise.

The arrow rest, I am a bit sceptical. The wingnut might damage the fletching after a few shots. I prefer whisker biscuits for that reason. But then again maybe I am wrong here!

Anyway, welcome to the forum, and good luck with your business!
Thanks for the kind words Joerg.
 
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haha what? They're extremely cheap. Show me any slingshot for under $80 made out of steel and aircraft grade aluminum with an arrow rest extension; a "w" that happens to also be stronger than "y" slingshots on the market.
You obviously don't know what you're talking about.
Look at the split hare http://www.simple-shot.com/products/haresplitter-lite
$120 plus tax without even an arrow rest attachment.
Y-SHOT
$130 plus tax with no arrow rest extension
http://www.simple-shot.com/collections/slingshots/products/y-shot-by-montie-gear
Rail Spike
$250 without an arrow rest attachment
http://www.simple-shot.com/collections/slingshots/products/groucho
 

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I know you'll never do it, cause you can't.
I disagree. 10 dollars and 2 hours work, done by an experienced slingshot maker who knows his sources and has the proper tools, IS possible. I have done that myself several times.

On the other hand, I do not think that 45 dollars per hour is too much for a qualified artisan. My plumber charges way more than that, and his work is OK at best.
 

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I disagree. 10 dollars and 2 hours work, done by an experienced slingshot maker who knows his sources and has the proper tools, IS possible. I have done that myself several times.

On the other hand, I do not think that 45 dollars per hour is too much for a qualified artisan. My plumber charges way more than that, and his work is OK at best.
I agree fully, 45 per if a qualified artisan, I don't believe this instance fits though.
 

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No, seriously, if they cost you so much time and money to make, you are getting ripped off at the shop and taking too long to make them. They do not look like 80$ worth of anything.

The slingshots you pointed out are cast iron, cast aluminum and took a lot of time an resource to produce and finish. Also, they are of an original design, the "W" is not even your own design.
 

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Uncle Dan’s Pumpkin Butter

Ingredients:

• 6 Pint Cans Pumpkin Puree
• 6 Cups Apple Juice
• 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
• 1 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
• ½ Teaspoon Allspice
• ½ Teaspoon Nutmeg
• 6 Cups Sugar

Yields 10 to 12 Pint Jars
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Recipe and Directions:

Step 1 - Fill the crock pot
Fill the crock pot with pumpkin puree, apple juice, spices and sugar

Step 2 - Cook the Pumpkin butter
Set the crock pot on low heat.
Cover it loosely or use a large pot splatter-guard. It will spatter as it boils slowly. You don't want to seal it tightly because you want the steam to escape so it can reduce in volume and thicken.
Leave it to cook for 8 – 10 hours. How long depends on the size and power of your crockpot, and how thick you like it. Stir it occasionally. I let mine go overnight. It will reduce in volume by about one third to one half overnight.

Step 3 – Prepare Jars and Lids

Step 4 - Blend the pumpkin butter (optional)
If you want a smooth, creamy texture use a hand-held drink blender. You can also put it into a regular blender, but if you are going to do that, you might want to blend the pumpkin sauce before you put it in the crock pot (it will be much thicker and too hot afterwards and won't move in a regular blender).

Tips:

• Too thick? if the pumpkin butter cooks down too much or is too thick for your liking, just add a little bit of apple juice and blend it in.
• Not thick enough? Just let it cook some more, with the lid off so the steam can escape!
 
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