"Plumhammer" slingshot

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by HonzaS, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. HonzaS

    HonzaS New Member

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    Today I finished a new slingshot, my first wooden. I used the wood of an old tree plums.<br>At the start of work, I had no exact idea of ​​how it should look. But I think it came out great<br><br>Here are some photos from the production. Were merged together to make them there were not many.<br><br><img src="http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/451/fze14spoj.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>For production I didn't use any electric power tools. A plum wood is very hard.<br>When drying small cracks appeared in the wood. I filled the cracks with epoxy glue using a syringe.<br><br><img src="http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/3594/fze23spoj.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>The fork is solid and quite low. The handle fits the hand well. Can I use a strong rubber.<br>Will be used Theraband gold, 3 strips on each side, for maximum performance. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><br><img src="http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/6931/fini1.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>I used a paint glaze slightly brown, on the surface polyurethane paint, 4 layers.<br>I hope you like.<br><br><img src="http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/6020/fini2.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    Great looking slingshot!<br><br>You may want to clamp it in a vise and attach rope instead of rubber, then draw with both arms, one foot rested against the table. This way you can apply a lot of draw force. If it survives that, then you can attach the strongest bands. <br><br>Of course you have to wrap it in old clothes or towels so the vise does not damage the beautiful finish.
     

  3. pipesmoker

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    nice shooter man!!
     
  4. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    It looks nice and strong.<br>I like the hammerhead model.<br>Nice job.
     
  5. evlwaz

    evlwaz New Member

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    It can double as a vampire stake.<br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">