Problems with wood

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Lucasfgrangeiro, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Lucasfgrangeiro

    Lucasfgrangeiro New Member

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    hello again
    I spent the last few days doing this slingshot (it is one of Joerg designs) during the third shot the front pierce broke, so I was wondering what is the best wood to do another piece.
     

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  2. greenevegiebeast

    greenevegiebeast New Member

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    Instead of deminitial lumber. Try plywood.
     
  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    yes, try finding plywood, preferably 18 mm, the type with the very thin layers works best
     
  4. Plywood is the best!

    About 21mm minimum at this Slingrifle!

    Joe
     
  5. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    +1 to above
    Good plywood is fairly cheap and very nearly unbreakable.
     
  6. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Plywood indeed. Multiplex.
     
  7. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    Sad to see another solid wood fork break. Nice work on both the rifle and the fork. I like the look and feel of solid wood better than multiplex, but I'm too rough on my toys to make them out of anything fragile. Just like hickory tool handles break where steel or polymer won't.
     
  8. Lucasfgrangeiro

    Lucasfgrangeiro New Member

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    Thank you
    I have a lot left over plywood I'll make a new piece tomorrow.
     
  9. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    Most slingshooters mean baltic birch craft plywood when they say plywood or multiplex. Haven't seen many forks made from the construction grade stuff. Even construction grade should be stronger than solid wood, but I'd watch out for voids and knots.

    http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=846&site=ROCKLER
     
  10. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    Make the shooter from 2 or 3 layers. If your pieces are big enough, Off set them to each other. 10-12-2 o'clock.
     
  11. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Pinho é uma porcaria......compensado supera....... Vc pode usar talbém um natural bem simétrico e esculpir...aí não quebra MESMO!
    Ficou bem legal apesar do defeito!
     
  12. Neek95

    Neek95 New Member

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    Solid wood will work if the grain is going vertical and the forks aren't too angled outwards.
     
  13. Look @ the wood where it is broken!

    It was a tree who is fast grown!

    It has big year rings!

    And there is it broken!

    It was the weakest place!

    If then you had to saw out diagonally to fiber not with the fiber!

    And of a wood that needs a longer time to grown for the same thickness!

    Like the Forks at this Slingshot's from flicks

    https://www.theslingshotforum.com/f17/sacred-paws-thistle-30397/

    Or plywood then that is crosswise laminated thin wood!

    Joe
     
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