Survival Slingshot

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by LW, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. LW

    LW New Member

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    As I mentioned yesterday, I think a bit longer about a slingshot with a knife in the handle.<br><br><br>And here is what I was thinking about&hellip; <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_surprised.gif" alt="Surprised" longdesc="4"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/08/39/77/surviv14.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/08/39/77/surviv12.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>So, what do you think guys, ist this project worth doing?<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><strong>Maybe you have any suggestions or improvements... please let me know!</strong>
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Definitifly worth it!!!! can't wait to see this!!!!
     

  3. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>yes for shure</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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  4. stej

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    We know you - if we say 'yes', you will come tomorrow with finished slingshot <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>So, yes if course,do it! Great idea
     
  5. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    There is some space in the grip, for fishing-hooks or other small stuff:scratch:<br><br>How do you want do do the middle part?
     
  6. Hegz

    Hegz New Member

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    If you were to put an M12 steel rod on the base of the blade, the handle of the slingshot could double as a handle for the knife. This might also allow you to have a larger blade, something you could potentially baton with.
     
  7. ghost0311/8541

    ghost0311/8541 New Member

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    you could do well with that set up
     
  8. Saderath

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  9. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Looks very good to me!
     
  10. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    I think you should get in touch with Coldsteel. Looks like something they'd produce.
     
  11. bushcraft kid

    bushcraft kid New Member

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    I like the design just i was thinking maybe something a little bit stronger and more stable than wood, like G10 or something. Also it might be easier to make it a folding knife that comes out of the handle, less parts to lose in a survival situation, also i think a slingshot like this calls for high durability tubes or linatex so the bandset lasts for a long time
     
  12. LW

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>bushcraft kid wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote"> I like the design just i was thinking maybe something<br>a little bit stronger and more stable than wood, like G10 or something. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Of course you're right, as far as the material, G10 would be perfect. But have no G10 in my workshop. Maybe I<br>could use some Micarta, but hate to work with this stuff, and currently no lust<br>to build some. Smells and dust from sanding is so unhealthy.<br>I always use, when building my slingshots, material that I have lying around in<br>my workshop, such as threaded rods, all kinds of screws, aluminum tube and all<br>kind of wood.The wood I am going to use is incredibly stable and durable. It is always <br>funny to see, when I saw an slingshot out of this wood, I gave a small <br>strip (3-4 mm thick) to a friend and toold him he should break it with <br>his hands. No one has done it so far.If it is an industrial manufactured piece, other materials would of course<br> be better. Also, you could make a Thread in the tube and save much <br>space. But I did not have the opportunity in my workshop.</span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>bushcraft kid wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote"> Also it might be easier to make it a folding knife<br>that comes out of the handle, less parts to lose in a survival situation; also<br>i think a slingshot like this calls for high durability tubes or linatex so the<br>bandset lasts for a long time </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody">Ok, maybe the dimension of the handle will be bigger then the forks, and I leave the handle as a <br>container for different use like extra band set, or fishing material,...(a bit boring, but pragmatic)</span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Achso 42 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote"> How do you want do do the middle part? </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody">I'm going to weld three rods together and then build two pieces of wood around it, like a sandwich.</span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Hegz wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote"> If you were to put an M12 steel rod on the base of the<br>blade, the handle of the slingshot could double as a handle for the knife. This<br>might also allow you to have a larger blade, something you could potentially<br>baton with. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Nice idea, maybe I can keep only the blade with the M12 rod in the Handle and additional a saw with a M12<br> rod, so you can change between blade and saw by type of use.<br><br></span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Bert the Welder wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote"> I think you should get in touch with Coldsteel. Looks<br>like something they'd produce. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thanks for the compliment, as I understood. But unfortunatly I<br> have no desire to sit down with that business apart. If someone wants <br>to use my design, he may prefer to do this, even for a commercial use. I<br> hope he/she is so decent to mention my name.<br><br><br><strong>Thank you guys for all the nice comments and all the nice input</strong> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"></span>
     
  13. bushcraft kid

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    I know how you feel about working with G10 / Micarta, it is some nasty stuff. currently i have a massive block of Micarta just waiting to be turned into something cool but i realy dont want to work on it since i dont have any type or dust collection system <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cry.gif" alt="Crying or Very sad" longdesc="11"><br><br>
     
  14. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Hey which programm was this made in?
     
  15. LW

    LW New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>jt-1911 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Hey which programm was this made in?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Adobe Illustrator CS5</span>
     
  16. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    Maybe you can make room inside for a replacement set of rubber? <br>Cheers<br>Arturo
     
  17. Alias Finn

    Alias Finn New Member

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    A place for an extra bandset would be good.<br>The drawing is awesome by the way.
     
  18. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Ho man, that' s a fantastic idea! I allready tried to put a blade in the handle of a slingshot but i ruined everything. I still got the blade and will try it again but it will not be as cool as your project.
     
  19. Tremoside

    Tremoside SINdustrial designer

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    Pretty inspiring stuff for sure.

    My thoughts, nothing else. You have to know I am impressed by your works! So just hope you don't mind.

    In personal I think a sheepfoot blade or simple stratight blade is better for cutting ropes, branches on the field. Also it's easier to sharpen with natural elements like stony surfaces. In addition I would add a secondary serrated blade for sawlike usage. Some knife manufacturers - like Buck did in 1994 - are offering replaceable blades for pocket folders separately. Perhaps using these kind can make your way simplier.

    As bushcraft kid mentioned above, a lighter material and maybe less water sensitive could be a plus. But I share your idea about using workplacearound stuff. If you thinkin' of reproduceability by other members here its a pura advantage. So for me, hope you stay on simple side.

    At the moment I have doubts about threaded joints at the fork's side. Those could be too heavy (for my taste) and it's harder to set the initial position of the forks. BTW you could go with an axle symmetric design, so the forks can be machined by a lathe. In this case initial position doesn't matter.

    Ammo inside a midsized cylindrical volume is less practical if you planned to use larger balls. Maybe ammo fitted diameter is more economical. You also loose some space if you have to insert those endcaps.

    My quick concept layout is a combination of Bill Hays stuffs and CRKT KISS knife design (credited to Ed Halligan)

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    Bests, Tremo
     
  20. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Very nice project. If you can build it as good as you draw it, it will be one of the best ever!
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2013