Pistol Grip Handles

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by cfellows, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. cfellows

    cfellows New Member

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    Made a couple of different pistol grip handles today. I know it seems kind of odd to put a pistol style grip on a slingshot but it turns out these are really comfortable. I'm planning to use the one on the left and make a hammerhead style fork to be mounted on top. <br><br><img src="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29733857/IMG_2347.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Anybody else tried anything similar?<br><br>Chuck
     
  2. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    I think pistol grips are good. It's what ever works for you. I'd be careful with grain direction. Don't want another split.
     

  3. DaveSteve

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    Bill Hays got them. One is called 'Blue Hammer', one 'Camo hammer' and there is a 'S.E.R.E'.<br><a href="http://www.pocketpredator.com/gallery.html" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.pocketpredator.com/gallery.html</a>
     
  4. mhpr262

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    Yes, my designs are somewhat similar. My signature design, the "Bad Company" is a sort of hybrid between a boardcut and your design.<br><br><img src="http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff200/mhpr53/DSCN1504.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br>My "Bad Hammer" combines a Hammerhead fork with similar ergonomics.<br><br><img src="http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff200/mhpr53/DSCN1530.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><img src="http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff200/mhpr53/DSCN1528.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br>Templates for both designs can be downloaded on slingshotforums.com.
     
  5. cfellows

    cfellows New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>mhpr262 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Yes, my designs are somewhat similar. My signature design, the "Bad Company" is a sort of hybrid between a boardcut and your design.<br><br>Templates for both designs can be downloaded on slingshotforums.com.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I like the "Bad Company" a little better. Looks more solid. Looks comfortable to hold and shoot.<br><br>Chuck</span>
     
  6. cfellows

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    So here's my first prototype. I feel like it needs a little more work. The top of the handle can obviously be shortened by 3/4" so the fork rests on my hand.<br><br><img src="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29733857/IMG_2351.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29733857/IMG_2348.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29733857/IMG_2350.JPG" style="width: 651;height: 529" border="0">
     
  7. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Nifce work Chuck!
     
  8. zwillie

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    For all who can`t make a pistol handle themself.<br>Google for "handle stanley plane".<br>The old metal planes have nearly the same handles.<br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEbDJFjE8d8" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">click</a><br><br>PS Nice work cfellows
     
  9. mhpr262

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    That looks really nice and unique, a truly distinctive style.<br><br>Personally, instead of the solid wood, I would cut out several rectangular pieces from a Multiplex board until they can be stacked to the height required for the handle (with all the layers arrayed horizontally) and glue them together. No way that would break. the thickness could be varied very easily and the pieces are so small that one could use all the leftover bits of board from boardcut slingshots.<br><br>PS you are right about the Bad Company, that was my first palmswell and it seems to have been a lucky strike. It is not so easy to come up with one that really fits, given all the requirements it must fulfill and the parameters it must be designed for. The Bad Hammer is still not uncomfortable to hold, though.
     
  10. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    That looks nice
     
  11. stej

    stej New Member

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    Good work, I like it!
     
  12. mojo

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    The advantage in your build a two piece slingshot is you can work on each end up to your satisfaction! So go for it! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  13. zwillie

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    @ cfellows<br><br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33">...the longer I look at your slingshot...the more I like it.<br>Looks a bit like the Enterprise star ship on the third pic.<br>Combination of metal and wood, and the possibility of a very low fork, cool.
     
  14. Bert the Welder

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    Jeez, Chuck, that's really sweet!!!!!!!! Nice bends in the alum. Do you have a break or are you improvising? You'll have to keep us posted on how the mount to the alum does with regards to if it cuts into the bands fast or not. <br>If you don't mind, I'd like to try this style in steel? ( might take me a year to get to though. A little busy at the moment.....)
     
  15. cfellows

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    <tr><td class="quote">Jeez, Chuck, that's really sweet!!!!!!!! Nice bends in the alum. Do you have a break or are you improvising? You'll have to keep us posted on how the mount to the alum does with regards to if it cuts into the bands fast or not. <br>If you don't mind, I'd like to try this style in steel? ( might take me a year to get to though. A little busy at the moment.....)</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thanks, Bert. I have a 20 ton hydraulic press and a metal bending brake I made. The aluminum is 3/16" but 1/8" would have been plenty. I rounded over the edges on the metal pretty good so hopefully the bands will last. I want to remake the handle out of some hardwood and make it thicker.<br><br>Chuck</span>
     
  16. tokSick

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    Nice one Chuck.
     
  17. zwillie

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    Good work, I tried a lot to find a pistol grip which fits to my hand.<br><br>Here a side view of mine.<br><br><img src="http://up.picr.de/13244520se.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  18. cfellows

    cfellows New Member

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    <tr><td class="quote">Good work, I tried a lot to find a pistol grip which fits to my hand.<br><br>Here a side view of mine.<br><br><img src="http://up.picr.de/13244520se.jpg" border="0" alt="">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br><br>Nice, I like the aluminum insert. Is that about 3/8" thick?<br><br>Chuck</span>
     
  19. zwillie

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    Yes, it is 10mm aluminium.<br>It is still not finished.
     
  20. Brendaan

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