New SS, new banding experiment.

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Artifex, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Artifex

    Artifex New Member

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    Hey folks. I've just finished up another 'Predator' clone. I hate to be unoriginal, but I just love the way that it shoots. This one has a cherry side and a Padauk / Tigerwood side that you can see in the photos. The forks are drilled through with a 1/4" bit, then drilled 2/3rds of the way in from the outside with a 3/8" bit. The flat bands are folded like an accordion and fed through from the inside, then doubled over, tied with fishing line and pulled back in. it makes a nice, tight mount that can also be set up for tubes. The purpose was to create an ambidextrous SS that I can easily hand off to a lefty. The finish is a buffing wax that I made myself from carnauba wax, bee's wax, vodka and mineral oil. <br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=13&u=17599519" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i70.servimg.com/u/f70/17/59/95/19/img_2010.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=14&u=17599519" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i70.servimg.com/u/f70/17/59/95/19/img_2011.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=15&u=17599519" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i70.servimg.com/u/f70/17/59/95/19/img_2012.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a>
     
  2. stej

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    Very nice one! Interesting bands attachment, never seen that before.<br><br>And.. did I read "vodka"? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    That is a cool looking shooter, and a very interesting attachment method
     
  4. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>cool<br>does that work?<br>i don´t think it is very efficient<br>the band could rip off at the attachment point<br>and i think it takes too long for pushing inside<br>anyway it looks cool and nice idea! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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    <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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  5. Skorps

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    <div>realy cool looking SS <br><br>intresting attachment. pls tell us how it works.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  6. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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  7. tokSick

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    Great work sir! That is a very nice slingshot.
     
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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"> wonderful and cool attachement method too.<br><br>The inside of the hole <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"> I would round it a bit more, less friction for the bands.
     
  9. Saderath

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    Interesting attachment and very nice slingshot! Good work!
     
  10. MaddyMax

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    great idea! right and lefthanded, bands and tubes with just two holes.<br><br>would it still fit in the holes when you first put a piece of tube over the bands to protect them?
     
  11. tokSick

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    Great idea MaddyMax! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_idea.png" alt="Idea" longdesc="18">
     
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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Great idea MaddyMax! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_idea.png" alt="Idea" longdesc="18">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>i dunno. the tubes maybe will cause the bands to be in the way for the ammo?</span>
     
  13. tokSick

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    Didn' t think about that <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" longdesc="10"> but it is worth a try... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
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    How about a pic or two of the back side. Very unique glue up there.
     
  15. Artifex

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>stej wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Very nice one! Interesting bands attachment, never seen that before.<br><br>And.. did I read "vodka"? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Yup. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> About a cup of carnauna flakes, a half cup of bee's wax, a quarter cup of mineral oil and about a shot of vodka. Put them in a double boiler and melt, whisking them together until they are well blended and pour into an ice cube tray. Then pop the wax blocks out and have fun waxing. The vodka weakens the wax bonds and allows it to be smoother.</span>
     
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Lars wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">cool<br>does that work?<br>i don´t think it is very efficient<br>the band could rip off at the attachment point<br>and i think it takes too long for pushing inside<br>anyway it looks cool and nice idea! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>It seems to be holding up well. It's hard to tell from the photos, but the hole is rounded around the edges and it hasn't shown any sign of wear as of yet. It only took about a minute per side to mount the bands. We'll see how it holds up as I put more rounds through it.</span>
     
  17. Artifex

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>MaddyMax wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">great idea! right and lefthanded, bands and tubes with just two holes.<br><br>would it still fit in the holes when you first put a piece of tube over the bands to protect them?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Ummm... probably... *jumps over to Amazon to order thera-tube* <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"></span>
     
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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Ttnc wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">How about a pic or two of the back side. Very unique glue up there.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>It's just solid 1/4" aged Cherry. I'll upload photos later on.</span>