Super Precise Flat band Cuts using Guillotine type paper cutter

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Flatband, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Flatband

    Flatband New Member

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    You can measure them real good, cut them right on the line you made and still notice that both bands are not exactly equal. Here's a way I've found to be totally "dead on" and have bands that are a perfect match. Example: You have a set of band dimensions using a 30 gauge latex that are 1 1/8 x 7/8 x 8 1/2"s. First:<br><br>Cut a set of bands 1 1/4" x 1" x 8 5/8".<br><br>Now put both bands together on top of one another,<br><br>Line them up on the edge of the paper cutter for about a 1/16" cut to square one edge on both up<br><br>Press down on both with straight edge and make cut<br><br>You'll notice that both bands are stuck together after being cut-leave them that way! The pressure of the cut kept them together.<br><br>Now swing both bands(stuck together) around so that the other edge is on the side to be cut<br><br>Measure from the just cut edge your dimensions of 1 1/8" at the wide end and 7/8" at the small end<br><br>Make sure both bands are still stuck together at the opposite side that is to be cut<br><br>press down on your straight edge and make the new cut on both bands<br><br>You now have two bands that are EXACTLY the same width<br><br>Now take a cut of both bands on one of the ends-make cut and then measure from there out to 8 1/2"s and make that cut<br><br>You have two bands that are dead equal in both length and in both width measurements-A Perfect Set<br><br>Will this make a difference in my shooting? Probably not. We've all experienced shooting using a set that had a tear in the band near the pouch that was like over 50% of the width of the band and we're wondering how we are still hitting our target-weird right? Well at least with this method we know we have them cut as good as we're gonna get them! Flatband <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Good stuff, very interesting read. Thanks for posting Flatband <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> When it comes to my bands... close enough is good enough <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">