Slingshot for "GEAR"

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    The writer for the German "Gear" magazine visited yesterday. <br><br>The task was to do a photo workshop how to make your own slingshot from a natural fork, starting from scratch. <br><br>I picked up some chunky forks some days back, but then we settled for a quite ugly one from a dead dogwood tree I harvested on August 1, 2011. <br><br><img src="http://i32.servimg.com/u/f32/16/32/46/92/dogwoo10.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>So I turned it into a nice, albeit small frame while he took lots of pics. I used hand tools only.<br><br><img src="http://i32.servimg.com/u/f32/16/32/46/92/gearfr10.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>The finishing is somewhat less perfect than usual, simply because we didn't have enough time (we only had a few hours total). But the slingshot came out rather nice!<br><br>We then let a few steel balls fly. He had his own one when he was a boy (didn't we all?), so he was hitting the target in no time. <br><br>I gave him the slingshot as a present, together with some 15mm steel balls. I hope he enjoys it - I am carefully optimistic though <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  2. JoergS

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    That look really nice. Does it matter what kinda wood to use for the fork?<br><br>I really enjoy the MK2 <br><br>Thanks for the AWSOME work you do<br><br>Thank you.
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Nice, so we can have a nice read in some time?
     
  4. JoergS

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    The magazine is in German, but yes, I think he will write a nice illustrated story.
     
  5. Jan84

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    very nice one! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  6. Tobias

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    That´s a really nice one! looks like a single layer slingshot for some plinking fun.
     
  7. JoergS

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    Yes, he is a beginner. A weak plinking band makes a lot of sense.
     
  8. tokSick

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    Very nice slingshot. I am sure that guy will have alot of fun with it. Lucky man...
     
  9. brat boon

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    <div>Nice</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br><strong>at school, I am a slingshot expert</strong> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>on this forum a noob <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20">
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