Question about the process of making a slingshot

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by TheVisitorXD, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. TheVisitorXD

    TheVisitorXD New Member

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    Hi forum!<br><br> In Jeorg's video about how to make the wood handheld slingshot, he says "now it's time to round the wood" So from there he goes from the rectangular frame, to a very nice, rounded, and polished state. If someone could explain to me the tools needed and how to preform the task, I would greatly appreciate it!
     
  2. brat boon

    brat boon New Member

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    <div>you need file's <br>and sandpaper to make it smooth if your ready with that you can use linseed oil or something else</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  3. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    1. rasp <br> to give the wood the basic round form<br>2. files of different grades<br> to make the wood surface smooth<br>3. sandpaper of different grades<br> as brat said<br>4. oil, wax, car polish, this is a topic for itself<br>5. paper towel to polish<br><br>This is what I use to give my laminates the right form and the surface.<br><br>Hope this helps
     
  4. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    I always use a wood rasp first, then I switch over to a file. After the shape is perfect, I use sand paper to finish the frame. Start with 80 grit, then 240, 600, 1000. <br><br>After the 1000, put some water on the frame and let it dry again. This raises the fibres. Then sand it once more. <br><br>You can then either use oil (linseed oil or gun stock oil). I apply it with a brush, several layers until the wood stops soaking the oil in. <br><br>Last step: Remove the excess oil and buff up with a cotton rag and car chrome polish. If you use high quality wood, you will be able to see your own face on the surface.
     
  5. Artifex

    Artifex New Member

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    Maybe I just lack Joerg's patience, but I go the power tool route. I've got a selection of drum sanders in different sizes and grades, rotary rasps in barrel, cone and sphere shapes and a Dremel with an assortment of bits. I usually only have to spend about a half hour getting the shape right, then about another hour of sanding. <br><br>If you do it like this, <strong>wear a dust mask</strong>! I made the mistake early on of grinding away without protection and ended up hacking up fine wood dust for a week.<br><br>I also tend to burnish the wood with another piece of wood as a final step after a linseed oil soak.
     
  6. rashid100

    rashid100 New Member

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    u can use sandpaper mate..takes some time though..or if u have a drill, u can buy a sanding bit. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">