Old hacksaws as draw length extended slingshot frames...

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Ryan Wigglesworth, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    This is the second old hacksaw handle I have had the pleasure to stumble across before it hit the garbage truck, instead of a fishing rod, I plan on making a nice long draw length extended sling ... I have to get some parts and tools still before I can really start.<br><br>Does anyone else have any good junk to be on the look out for ? <br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/viewimage.forum?u=http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/5456/img2012032500495.jpg"><img src="http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/5456/img2012032500495.jpg" alt=""></a><br><br><br><br>also scored these... I think I hit the bingo on this one... this leather is the best feel I have touched yet <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><a target="_blank" href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/viewimage.forum?u=http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4629/img2012032500496.jpg"><img src="http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4629/img2012032500496.jpg" alt=""></a><br><br><br><img src="http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/2888/img2011102700186.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ryanwigglesworth" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ryanwigglesworth</a> at 2011-10-27<br><br>and bearings... o boy if you can get your hands on these and a grinder to get them open... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    you'v just found the good stuff<br>(where did you find the bearings???)
     

  3. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Now I just need to find a good source of rubber ... ball bladders maybe.<br><br><br>The bearings are in the metal waste at certain types of businesses.... textile factories for example use a lot of good sized bearings and cheap bearings break semi often <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br><br>The thing is they get money for them, so you have to work it out with the owner or some1 to buy them or arrange for these to be put aside for you instead of just normal scrap metal rates...<br><br>Better yet, if you can get in good with a person at a metal scrap yard.
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    ok thanks<br>
     
  5. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Ryan' The Treasure Hunter' Wigglesworth. Nice stuff you found there. Specialy the leather.
     
  6. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    <tr><td class="quote">Ryan' The Treasure Hunter' Wigglesworth. Nice stuff you found there. Specialy the leather.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br> My brain is hardwired to be cheap <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br>The leather... I need a better method of cutting pouches before I crack into that stuff <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> It's too good to experiment with... The last great stuff I found was at a thrift store, an old leather goalie mitt.</span>
     
  7. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hope some one will make a tuto about that. I' d like to know the best way to cut the pouches.
     
  8. zamarion

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    awsome i love finding scrap <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> i go to local scrap yards as well.. the other day i was walking down the road and there was an old crappy broken bike but it had a leather sadel so i grabbed my wrench and took the sadel with me <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"> love the ball bearings! never found any ... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3">
     
  9. ketansa

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    Hallo Ryan, <br>The idea must be inserting bent rods as fork inside the hollow tip.<br>the hacksaw is too thin and it will flip left or right when you draw powerful bands, and will make it hard to hold it steady from shaking horizontally.<br>If this happens, you will have to add some wooden batons and support.
     
  10. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Great score on the bearings! Is that a penny in the middle of the largest one? If so, those are some jumbo bearings. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
     
  11. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    You are right ketansa... once again <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br><br>and yes thats a penny <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">You are right ketansa... once again <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br><br>and yes thats a penny <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">)<br>Ryan treasure hunter <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>About the bearings. you will see some C ring or screw ring that can be removed to separate the steel balls.<br>Here is a video-<br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/lnoS8VdR0qc" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed></span>
     
  13. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    That is the pussy way with ting ting music. I go stand in the sun with a angle grinder a table and a clamp, the sound of the grinder and smell of the metal and grease burning is better than music can ever be <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  14. ketansa

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    <tr><td class="quote">That is the pussy way with ting ting music. I go stand in the sun with a angle grinder a table and a clamp, the sound of the grinder and smell of the metal and grease burning is better than music can ever be <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Yes the music is funny for the job in the video. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br>ok if you have already found the way. I thought you dont have the grinder <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>