Simple Six

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Antraxx, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Antraxx

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    Some time ago i talked to a mate at work.<br>He told me he had a "crow problem" in his backyard.<br>He is a hunter but of course he can´t shoot at crows with a rifle in his garden. So i told him what i´m doing in my free time <img src="http://images.slingshotforum.com/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" border="0" alt=""><br><br>He<br> could not imagine what those Slingshots look like, since all he knew <br>were natural forks he shot in his youth with old bicycle tubes. So i <br>took a few of my latest ones with me to work to show him.<br><br>After a few looks all he said was: "I must have something like that...can you build me one?"<br><br>Of course i said "Yes". "But do something simple" he added. He has no experience in shooting and found the hammerforks very low.<br><br>Too "simple"<br> is not really my style. On top of that he is a very kind guy and a <br>little bit over 60 now. So in a few years he will retire. I wanted to do <br>something simple-but-special for him.<br><br>Since he wanted the fork a <br>little bit higher i cut out a six-circle frame. And he was afraid of <br>forkhits on noblewood so multiplex was the way to go.<br><br>As soon as those descisions were made i came up with the name: <i>"The Simple-Six</i>"<br><br>Because i did not want to keep it <i>too</i><br> simple (like the aluminum-multiplex-tools i did for me) i had an idea: <br>Nearly all day he is working with a welding roboter and .8mm aluminum. So i collected two pieces of that aluminum. I wanted him to <br>remember his job and maybe me, when he uses the slingshot.<br>From the slingshots i showed him, Zebrano was the wood he liked the most so my final plan was:<br>5mm<br> Aluminiumcore - 6mm Multiplex each side - .8mm of his Aluminum each side<br> - Final layer of 6mm Multipley and a solid Zebrawood palmswell.<br><br>Sanded<br> it and applied three layers of oil over a few days. Waxed it to <br>really seal it (so he can use it outside even in the rain). Banded it up with a single layer of TBG since he will only annoy the Crows witch acorns.<br><br><br><img src="http://s1.directupload.net/images/121022/l3mdh6to.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><br><img src="http://s14.directupload.net/images/121022/8o4znsia.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><img src="http://s14.directupload.net/images/121022/jmylugwf.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><img src="http://s7.directupload.net/images/121022/k7xdsaca.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><img src="http://s14.directupload.net/images/121022/quokm4ix.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><br><img src="http://s1.directupload.net/images/121022/8gorw5y9.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><strong>Well...not my usual "model" for such a shooting...but good enough to show how waterproof "she" is.<br><br><br></strong>Cheers AnTrAxX
     
  2. Mithrandir

    Mithrandir New Member

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    Another great one Antraxx! Great craftsmanship
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Very nice, i like how you used the alluminium
     
  4. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Very beautiful and very thoughtful. I'm sure he will treasure it. Well done. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     
  5. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    Well, well, well ... SHE IS BEAUTIFUL period ...
     
  6. von_z2

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    <div>Beautiful! </div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>"non impediti ratione cogitationis" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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  7. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    That is an amazing piece to be called "simple". Really nice! I like how you take your photos.
     
  8. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Very nice crow shooter. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  9. Saderath

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    Amazing as always!
     
  10. LW

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    ...do not know, what is nicer, the slingshot itselve or the quality of the pictures.... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><br>Have already seen some of your work on the internet, my greatest Respect for your craftsmanship.<br><br>This will be a very personal gift that can not be forgotten!
     
  11. Skorps

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Saderath wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>+1!!!!</span>
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    <br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><i><strong>!! SÜDBADNER !! </strong></i> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
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  12. Antraxx

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    Tnank you ver much <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>Yesterday i checked my posts over here and found out that i´m still missing two more slingshots oO<br><br>Gonna update you soon guys, thanks again.<br><br><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">...do not know, what is nicer, the slingshot itselve or the quality of the pictures.... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thanks <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> Well...compared with Slinghots, Photography is my Hobby since Stone Age, glad that you like my Pics.</span>
     
  13. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>nice, but only for design?<br>i think the leverage effect is too high, because you hold it 1-2cm too much down<br><br>you could do it more comfortable<br><br>but, very very nice<br><br>and good pics</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  14. Antraxx

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    Sorry, not sure what you mean.<br>The fork is higher than usual, because the shooter is not experienced enough to shoot a lower fork.
     
  15. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>you could put the grip a bit higher <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  16. Bert the Welder

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">you could put the grip a bit higher <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33">????<br>Would that not defeat the purpose of the higher fork????</span>
     
  17. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Lars, i think i am getting you, but i also think that this would not be possible.
     
  18. Flipgun

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    <div>Also, it is probably only going to wear light bands for the gentleman and the higher forks really should not be an issue as far as I can see.<br>Oh Yeah. DA-YUM! That is a good lookin' shooter. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
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    <br>Failed perception is when you have a gun, I have a slingshot and you think you are the only one that is armed. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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  19. mojo

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    Yeah, beautifull shooter and the quality of the pics is more than appropriate, both things are high grade, thanks for sharing !