Question for builders

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Ttnc, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Ttnc

    Ttnc New Member

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    I see in this forum and in brand x forum that some board cuts have metal inserts and some do not. Is the metal a better build or is the non metal plenty strong as long as you use a hardwood?
     
  2. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    Hi! Having metal inserts means you can attach really heavy bands to the ss and it makes the odds less for the wood cracking in case of a fork hit. The strength of a slingshot frame depends mostly on the design and materials used. The more bulky the frame is, the better, considering the comfort. Something like this....<br><br><a href="http://www.slickpic.com/s/OQ,u0TYMYBujBM/FTSBeech/photo#3084353" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/photo/share/OQ,u0TYMYBujBM/800/p/3084353.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a>
     

  3. Ttnc

    Ttnc New Member

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    Thanks, I have a piece of 1" thick mahogany that I will be starting with. It will be thicker in some areas because I plan a palm swell also.
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    One inch is plenty thick, have fun building