Slingbow Arrow Rests..

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Viper23, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Viper23

    Viper23 New Member

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    Hey everyone here! So I have just gotten into this, and made some slingshots and working on a slingbow off of dave canterbury's design on youtube. Now, just like the original design i tried the metal ring and found the arrow drag on it was loud and sent the arrow a bit off... I made a very simple wood dowel rest with a groove on it for the arrow which works well, but are there any arrow rest ideas you guys have tried and seen that work best? I'm not spending the money on a whisker biscuit (and the older 2 hole model is GONE) but that is wat seems to be the best bet...toothbrushes maybe? Any thoughts/pics <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_question.gif" alt="Question" longdesc="17">
     
  2. trobbie66

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    <div>Take a small bottle brush with long bristles,and make into a loop. The bristles will hold the arrow centred , and also allow any fetching to pass with little or no obstruction</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i have seen somebody using 3 toothbrushes as well, but where...
     
  4. JoergS

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    It is important to recess the brush/whisker biscuit/set of toothbrush heads in order to protect the fibers from the rubber/pouch. <br><br>Otherwise the pouch will follow the arrow right through the brush and damage it.<br><br>Also this acts as a string stopper, much needed for getting the maximum speed from the slingbow. Else, the rubber will decelerate the arrow because it is still notched in.<br><br>So you need a ring (wood is OK) a few cm in front of the brush/arrow rest. The ring needs to be large enough to let the fletching pass without contact. Then, maybe 5 cm in, you put the brush/buscuit/whatever arrow rest.
     
  5. Viper23

    Viper23 New Member

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    Thanks:!: for the tips guys, I'll try em out... Getting a bottle brush to bend like in your video Joerg!
     
  6. Viper23

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    Tried out a few, here's what I have and found best.<br><br>1. Bottle brush bent and trimmed with melted bristles on the outside for smoothness<br><br>2. Pumber pvc pipe ring with stuck on felt<br><br>3. Wooden dowel with arrow groove, works great for side shooting like a bow.<br><br>4. And my current experiment that is the best in my opinion, a leather rest from an old <strong>sturdy</strong> belt - zip-tied to the frame. No noise, holds the arrow solid and the release has no drag as the leather bends to the shot.<br><br><img src="http://i44.servimg.com/u/f44/17/64/40/48/110.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i44.servimg.com/u/f44/17/64/40/48/510.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i44.servimg.com/u/f44/17/64/40/48/310.jpg" border="0" alt=""><img src="http://i44.servimg.com/u/f44/17/64/40/48/410.jpg" border="0" alt=""><img src="http://i44.servimg.com/u/f44/17/64/40/48/212.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  7. tokSick

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    Looks nice mate.
     
  8. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    What kind of cord did you use to make the "bowstring" and release loop?<br><br>I like the leather piece. I'm gonna try one for myself (I have the same Marksman in your pics), but I'll have to make the cutout on the side, as I shoot horizontally. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     
  9. Viper23

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    Yeah my new leather piece is cut with two rests for a side and top shot, just made sure the arrow sits centered each time. The bow string is a 4-5mm nylon rope which I use for home made bows, just knotted through the drilled plastic end caps that came with the bands and melted with a lighter to make sure it isn't coming apart. The black loop is actual bow d-loops, came in a pack of 3 for 4.99 at walmart. <br>Need a release because the pull of the black bands is around 40 lbs I think...<br>Try the leather and see if it works good for you!
     
  10. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Thanks for the info, Viper. I'll have to check out those d loops at walmart. I'm thinking I could maybe use one for its intended puprose and another as the bowstring itself. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33">
     
  11. Viper23

    Viper23 New Member

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    No prob. Thats what I thought originally, <i>but</i> the d loops are much thinner than bow string and other cords, and the arrow nocks just slip off. Even a heavy duty nylon shoe lace that fits an arrow nock will do <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_idea.png" alt="Idea" longdesc="18"> but I went on the safe side to pick a thin rope that has a breaking point of around 120 lbs just in case.