Surgical steel and wood

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Brazilviking, May 26, 2013.

  1. Brazilviking

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    Hi everybody! It's time to show you something more than opinions on this forum.
    I am an orthopaedic surgeon from Brazil, and I work with the Ilizarov Method and external fixation, that weird "cage" and metal device that holds the bone without being inside of the body. Russian stuff.

    http://vikingfighter.deviantart.com/art/Junho-2009-266-374032839?ga_submit_new=10%3A1369605311

    I decided to use some of this material to build a slingshot.
    After some funny hours of work, the SLINGZABBA was born.
    (the nickname for the Ilizarov apparatus in Brazil is zabba, among the orthopaedic surgeons.

    http://vikingfighter.deviantart.com/#/art/Untitled-374034178?_sid=76539a0e

    http://vikingfighter.deviantart.com/art/Untitled-374034571?q=gallery:vikingfighter/41497172&qo=8

    http://vikingfighter.deviantart.com/art/Untitled-374035169?q=gallery:vikingfighter/41497172&qo=7

    http://vikingfighter.deviantart.com/art/Untitled-374035628?q=gallery:vikingfighter/41497172&qo=6

    http://vikingfighter.deviantart.com/art/Untitled-374035950?q=gallery:vikingfighter/41497172&qo=5

    http://vikingfighter.deviantart.com/art/Untitled-374036336?q=gallery:vikingfighter/41497172&qo=4

    http://vikingfighter.deviantart.com/art/Untitled-374036672?q=gallery:vikingfighter/41497172&qo=3

    http://vikingfighter.deviantart.com/#/art/Untitled-374037060?_sid=36f9c2ae

    http://vikingfighter.deviantart.com/art/Untitled-374037598?q=gallery:vikingfighter&qo=1

    http://vikingfighter.deviantart.com/art/Untitled-374038092?q=gallery:vikingfighter&qo=0

    Sorry for the photos on devian art. Can anybody tell me how can I put them directly on the the thread?

    The metal pieve is a Halfring of the ilizarov apparatus made from surgical steelo. The handle is made of a wood that we call here in Brazil as "pink cedar".

    Right now I'm waiting for my TBG to test it!

    What does you guys think of it?
     
  2. braniff

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    If you click on the "insert image" symbol

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    a pop-up window will apear. You can insert the "direct link" of your uploaded picture there.

    Interesting slingshot concept btw.
     

  3. Brazilviking

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  4. Antraxx

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    Looking like a good and functional slingshot.
    The forks might be a bit to high, but the cool part about your "fork" is if you use tubes for example you can use one of the lower holes every time you get better until you reach a comfortable point.
    After that you can saw of the forktips or use a different shaped metalpart.
    I bet those external fixation stuff comes in all kinds of shapes.
     
  5. The Slinger

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    you wrote you were from brazil so i'm wondering if you have traveled to other counties like peru or chile? i got family there so that's why i am asking
     
  6. Brazilviking

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    You are absolutely right, Antraxx! The external fixators have many shapes, sizes And materials, like carbon fiber, aluminum and good quality steel.
    Right now I am working on new designs.

    The Slinger, I have never Been on Chile or Peru, sorry!
     
  7. Brazilviking

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    You are absolutely right, Antraxx! The external fixators have many shapes, sizes And materials, like carbon fiber, aluminum and good quality steel.
    Right now I am working on new designs.

    The Slinger, I have never Been on Chile or Peru, sorry!
     
  8. The Slinger

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    awww.......
    that's too bad...:(
     
  9. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  10. tokSick

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    Very nice looking slingshot and great idea to use that material for the fork. I think that slingshot would be a great shooter with tubes and like Antraxx said, you could lower the tubes when getting better/more comfortable.
    Very nice job Doc!!!