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Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by Snader76, Jul 30, 2013.
Watched few videos on making PVC slingshot.
Has anybody made some PVC shooters?
Pros and cons?
problem is having not a thick enough material. glueing together doesnt work really well. even with epoxy.
Brazil made a toturial vid on how to make one
Yes, he did, and a very entertaining one as well!
Using good quality, schedule 40 or higher PVC will make a very strong shooter. It must be properly glued however!
Sand, primer both ends, glue both ends and hold. PVC glue, when applied correctly, chemically welds the plastic together.
Just as the comment says above. Brazilviking made a fine tutorial on this topic. Click here for the thread. You may find other solutions, like large diameter PVC tube cuts, those are working like "bended boards".
Will's comment about glue preparation is important if you stay with PVC
I've been working with water tubing systems. If you want to build up your slingshot from pieces and you need wall thickness for that you can go with a system like EKOPLASTIK has. It's not glued, it's welded. The welding machine is expensive for a slingshot budget, but a local plumber company might can offer a helping hand. It's not PVC it's PP, not as stiff, but reacts fine for heating, and healthier to work with.
Check out here how EKO's welding is working.
Hope it helps!
I was thinking hot forming not gluing.
Looks like an easy and quick way to make a ss.
And there is a part 2
Thanks for the link Tremoside.
seen it before but completely forgot about it. thanks for sharing!
Ah! I see. I'm not familiar with that process at all (as it pertains to slingshots) but I would think it would work fine
that's not true.....and about the glue, it has a specific type, that melts the pvc and makes it a one piece. You just have to finfd the right connections and they are REALLY thick!
... if you have a too thin material and want to glue many layers together.
i tried it with (too thin) kitchen cutting boards and different glues (superglue, epoxy, wood glue, ...). making the surface rough didn't help.
so yes, if you use the right materials it works. we're both right.
Nice tutorial! And you r real brave - gluing it up on the table without a cover.
I always make a mess.
Actually two drops felt on the table during the filming.... But the table is treated with peroba oil... Nothing happened! Otherwise Fernanda would kill me!
Exactly what I was thinking! My wife would inflict unrepairable damage to my manhood