Scrapshooter

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by mvd, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. mvd

    mvd Builds with scrap

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    Hello everybody,

    I build this today out of some scrap metal (hence the name) with the help of a vice and paracord.

    Its currently banded up for 6mm BBs and shoots really well. Its my first support style slingshot.

    Hope you like it


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  2. EnesK

    EnesK Call me the boss

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    nice work
    i bit rusty (maybe some sanding and polishing)still great job
     

  3. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    what did you use for the handle part under the paracord?
     
  4. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    This is my question also.

    I kinda like the rust though, as if you unearthed an artifact catapault lost in ancient times.
    You could opt to seal it in with some clear kind of varnish so it feels smooth.

    As it gets used it will gain nice marks on the high spots and end up with a unique patina.

    If the handle is as robust as those loops it looks like even the strongest bands would work on it.

    Nice work.
     
  5. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Use a acid whose pH is close to 5 it makes it shine but as mike says it can also look good with rust

    J
     
  6. mvd

    mvd Builds with scrap

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    I used a rectangular part of steel and viced it around the round hinge-thing which name I do not now. It is a solid construction, tested with putting a rope through the forks an pulling.

    I like the rust ;)

    EDIT: it is a 2mm thick 20mm wide piece of steel
     
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  7. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    thanks!

    this "hinge-thing" is called "shackle".
     
  8. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    A 'Shackle' is the name of the 'hinge.' Very clever use of materials!
    In addition to being a shooter, that is a formidable chunk of steel and could be used to dole out quite a conk on the noggin, if needed!
     
  9. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    ???

    are there other words for what you wanted to say? didn't get anything ...
     
  10. mvd

    mvd Builds with scrap

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    "slam it into someone" i think ;)
     
  11. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    I am sorry, I should have used other words
    "Conk on the noggin" can translate to "knock on the head" or "blow to the cranium":D

    Or as some would say here "hit someone upside their head!":D
     
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  12. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    oh, i see. logical due to the weight. i should combine the facts ...
     
  13. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Not at all! My fault for using ridiculous words:D
     
  14. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    not at all! i always like to learn something new. especially if it's ridiculous and has something to do with rough slang. :D
     
  15. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    I like it a lot!!! And like the rusty fashion look!
    If I were you (you would be very petty!!!) I'd attach the bands over the top of the fork, and not through the rings holes. It would work similar to a PFS!maybe you discover a good accuracy on this one!
     
  16. mvd

    mvd Builds with scrap

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    I attached the bands over the top of the rings (hard to see on the picture), in fact i just attached tubes over the top (inferior green theraband broke on me already :mad:) and it shoots straight with 10mm steel, accuracy... we will see if the shooter is up to that task :D
     
  17. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    strike to the head, coup de tete, tolchok to the gulliver, not sure in any other languages.
     
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  18. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    heheh ..., thanks!

    here you have something in return:

    "Einen Scheitel ziehen."

    "Eins auf die Rübe geben."

    :D
     
  19. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Thank you! I had to plug the first phrase into Google translate just to see what it said.
    "Drag a vertex" is what it suggested. Hmmm...how does one drag a vertex? Is it not considered cruel to drag a poor vertex?:D
    I believe Google is much too literal!
     
  20. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    google was right in that case. that's the direct translation. the meaning is: someone makes you a nice hairstyle for free. (side parting)
     
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