Thank you Joerg

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Meanie, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Meanie

    Meanie New Member

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    First thing is first i have to thank you mister Joerg for giving me the idea for this great hobby, pass-time, occupation. I have been looking for something to take me outdoors and fill my time with pure fun and slingshots are just the thing, and you alone are responsible for me trying it out.<br>Here are two homemade slingshots that i am extremely proud of.<br><br>The first a natural fork purely for practice with stones, since i have never shot a slingshot before. The duct-tape has leather underneath so i dont damage the slingshot too much with those nasty fork hits (Last 100-ish shots i havent had one fork hit so i think i have got the hang of it)<br><img src="http://i74.servimg.com/u/f74/18/23/63/27/20130411.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>And this is my pride and joy which i cant wait to shoot. I have no woodworking experience and i managed to make this thing i think it is just love that made it look so beautiful. It was made from a template i found online ( i lost the adress and the name of the template and i am sorry cause i would like to thank the owner of the template). <br><img src="http://i74.servimg.com/u/f74/18/23/63/27/20130413.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i74.servimg.com/u/f74/18/23/63/27/20130414.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Thank you Joerg once again, slingshots are great!!!
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    welcome, and nice slingshots!!
     

  3. LW

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    These two slingshots look almost too good, for it's your "first self-made" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5">...and for no experience in woodworking, these look great.<br><br>I'm sure those are both good shooters and you have a lot of fun with it.<br><br><br>Keep on posting your self-made.
     
  4. Saderath

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    Welcome! Nice looking shooters!
     
  5. Meanie

    Meanie New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>LW wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">These two slingshots look almost too good, for it's your "first self-made" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5">...and for no experience in woodworking, these look great.<br><br>I'm sure those are both good shooters and you have a lot of fun with it.<br><br><br>Keep on posting your self-made.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I found that 3 different grid sandpaper going from 60 to 320 does wonders for making wood look crazy good <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> and that 3 coat sand-varnish is your friend xD<br><br>Thank you for the great reception guys.</span>
     
  6. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">welcome, and nice slingshots!!</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>+1<br><br>But I think you should be careful with the grain direction of the second sling...</span>
     
  7. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Awesome Slinghsot, Welcome! You should try and go up to 600 Grit next time, it just takes the cake
     
  8. Meanie

    Meanie New Member

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Failureisalwaysanoption wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">welcome, and nice slingshots!!</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>+1<br><br>But I think you should be careful with the grain direction of the second sling...</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Oh i thought i got that part right the grain go back to front expanding rings. The wood is really weird it looks like it has grains running in multiple directions and it has some odd lines on it, as i said i dont know much about wood but my friend told me that the wood is 70year ish old oak that he got from the beams of his old house (he may be shitting me i really dont know) . I do know that it felt extremely hard and heavy when working with it.<br><br>maybe a photo to show what i mean<br><img src="http://i74.servimg.com/u/f74/18/23/63/27/20130415.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Oh and will try the 600 grit then <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> ty for the advice.<br><br>EDIT: And i dont plan to go to high draw weights i ordered 8mm steel <br>balls and use 8m hexnuts as ammo. From what i found nice tapered bands <br>maybe double thera black 22mm fork to 11mm pouch and i will get those <br>babys running at 80+ meters per second. But thats just alot of <br>speculation i still need to learn how to shoot properly before i try any<br> of that out.</span>
     
  9. tokSick

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    Hi and welcome Meanie,<br>Those babies are nice. I prefer the natural fork, i think it is just because i can' t make them <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> . The second one is looking very good to me, i think there is no problem with the grain direction but don' t take my opinion too seriously 'caus i am not sure. For double TBBlack it will be ok. Cheerzzz.
     
  10. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Meanie wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">welcome, and nice slingshots!!</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>+1<br><br>But I think you should be careful with the grain direction of the second sling...</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Oh i thought i got that part right the grain go back to front expanding rings. The wood is really weird it looks like it has grains running in multiple directions and it has some odd lines on it, as i said i dont know much about wood but my friend told me that the wood is 70year ish old oak that he got from the beams of his old house (he may be shitting me i really dont know) . I do know that it felt extremely hard and heavy when working with it.<br><br>maybe a photo to show what i mean<br><img src="http://i74.servimg.com/u/f74/18/23/63/27/20130415.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Oh and will try the 600 grit then <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> ty for the advice.<br><br>EDIT: And i dont plan to go to high draw weights i ordered 8mm steel <br>balls and use 8m hexnuts as ammo. From what i found nice tapered bands <br>maybe double thera black 22mm fork to 11mm pouch and i will get those <br>babys running at 80+ meters per second. But thats just alot of <br>speculation i still need to learn how to shoot properly before i try any<br> of that out.</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Oh, okay, it looks much better on this photo. First I tought the grain was only vertical, as on a plank, but this looks very good I think. I'm no wood-pro neither <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" longdesc="10"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"></span>
     
  11. toe2thaknee

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    excellent job! The wood grain looks fine in my opinion; it won't break (unless you go crazy and pull 250 lb on it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"> ).
     
  12. Meanie

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    Oh great thanks for the reassurance. <br><br><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">excellent job! The wood grain looks fine in my <br>opinion; it won't break (unless you go crazy and pull 250 lb on it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"> ). </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I would say "challenge accepted" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> BUT i only have 1 meter of thera band <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"></span>
     
  13. Tysonspapa

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    Well done. The 2. Slingshot looks like oak.
     
  14. Achso_42

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    Good work <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>I think the white lines are sort of water channels, thought the main transprt goes through the bast(beechwood has them too)
     
  15. Meanie

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    <tr><td class="quote">Well done. The 2. Slingshot looks like oak. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thank you,<br>That is good news means my friend didnt lie (well at least not about the type of wood the age is still questionable)<br>Oh and forgot to mention the natural fork is made of peer tree wood very young about 5 years it had to be cut down to make room for a shed <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3">.<br><br></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">Good work <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>I<br> think the white lines are sort of water channels, thought the main <br>transprt goes through the bast(beechwood has them too)</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thank you<br>And now that you mention it some of the horizontal lines do connect with some vertical lines on the sides and they seem to be coming from the middle of the wood in a radial style so you may be right.</span>
     
  16. mhpr262

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    Those are both some pretty good looking slingshots, even for someone experienced. <br><br>The fork part of the second frame - the boardcut - looks a bit like the Dragon that was designed by Hrawk, over on slingshotforum.com. The pear shaped palmswell may be just an added variation.
     
  17. Meanie

    Meanie New Member

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    <tr><td class="quote">Those are both some pretty good looking slingshots, even for someone experienced. <br><br>The<br> fork part of the second frame - the boardcut - looks a bit like the <br>Dragon that was designed by Hrawk, over on slingshotforum.com. The pear <br>shaped palmswell may be just an added variation.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thank you,<br>I<br> found the original template it is Maxred Ergo i think he uses multiple <br>types of wood or some lamination technique to do the middle part. I just<br> liked the shape and felt that that is my idea of a good shooter so i <br>went with it. <br>And the idea for the handle grooves and the fork <br>grooves i got from a design called "la campamocha" from CHANEKE_JOSH <br>over at slingshotforum <br>The palm-swell i saw guys <br>at "flippinoutslingshots" do, and when i completed the work on my <br>slingshot it felt so necessary to add that palm-swell so i glued an <br>extra piece of elm wood on for the contrast and shaped it into a <br>palmrest the slingshot instantly felt more natural in the hand.<br>Hereby i would like to thank all of those guys and their designs for the inspiration to create my own piece.<br><br>Sorry i still cant post links so if you wanna see you have google it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>