New one based on Rambone forks

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by jrcast, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. jrcast

    jrcast New Member

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    Hi all,
    I've only just gotten back into making slingshots, the last ones were when I was a kid and they were a tree fork and a car tyre inner tube, not very good.
    I made this one using 19mm plywood and car body filler to shape it, it's very strong stuff.
    I made it with the thumb hole as I put my hand through a table saw when I was younger right between the thumb and forefinger and if I hold a standard slingshot too long it starts to ache there. This one rests entirely against my thumb not between it and my finger.
    What do you guys think?
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  2. jrcast

    jrcast New Member

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    And just in case anyone thinks this guy is an idiot using bodyfiller to make a slingshot :)
    I used it as a pattern to cast it in bronze in my small foundry:D
    Using twin gold Therabands and shooting butterfly style, it's got some serious power. I love it.
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  3. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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  4. LW

    LW New Member

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    Although I see no Rambone in this one, but a damn nice standalone Slingshot.

    Very good work, I love Bronze!
     
  5. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Nice sling!!! No Rambone!
     
  6. Skorps

    Skorps Senior Member

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    Realy cool one nice design and great work!
     
  7. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Saw the one in filler and thought 'Yeah, thats cool. Would look good painted' Then the bronze one made an appearance! Looks fantastic! :) Very unique design
     
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  8. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    A beautiful piece of work. Really nice job on the bronze casting.
     
  9. jrcast

    jrcast New Member

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    Thanks all for the compliments. I didn't intend for it to be a version of the Rambone, It's just looking at the Rambone gave me the idea for this.
    I do intend making more as the bug seems to have bitten :)
     
  10. Ravensbull

    Ravensbull New Member

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    Yeah, body filler~what a knucklehead... So your taking orders and starting shipment when? :) Really nice piece and exceptional skill/equipment to have!
     
  11. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    Try adding a whisker biscuit to the hole and I may be able to get a slingbow out of it also