The "Arc"

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by LW, May 11, 2013.

  1. LW

    LW New Member

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    OK guys now I can post The „Arc“

    Because it was a surprise for Ozzy in our Slingshot Trade 2013
    I did not want to spoil the surprise for Ozzy, so I was not able to Post this one.
    As I like the shape so much, I immediately built another one. With a few improvements.
    The arc 01.jpg
    The arc 02.jpg
    The arc 03.jpg
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    The head of the fork makes a small bow or Arc to the wrist, so you can keep your wrist straighter, and therefore is not so much pressure on the wrist. I was inspired by The "Hare Splitter" from flippingout Slingshot.

    Because it is almost perfect in my hand, I can put some strong Bands on it. This is not Theraband blue, this is a band from a discounter ALDI which is comparable with the thickness of the TBB.

    The arc drei.jpg

    But as I discovered yesterday, the bands are faster than TBB :eek:

    I shot two identical setups over the Chrony and the blue band is on average 5 m/s faster than TBB.
    The tension is the same for both 5.8 kg.

    However, the greatest benefit appears to be the durability. I almost shoot two weeks another setup on another slingshot for 10 mm steel balls with an average speed of 85 m / s and there are no cracks or wear on the bands. (About 600 shoots)

    The only drawback is the color, this blue creates me eye cancer.:(


    The finish is 24 hours in linseed Oil, and the last layer is “hard wachs Oil” which I use for most of my wooden slingshots. The natural look and feeling of the wood is preserved with this finish. (I use this also for all wooden toys and wooden furniture I build for my daughter, I can highly recommend this)

    finish.jpg

    Ok, daughter is sleeping for 2 hours now and in 10 minutes, I am going to start another secret slingshot…:D

    I hope you like it?
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  3. artons

    artons New Member

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    No, i don't like it, I really love it. The grip seems very confortable, really a nice one.
     
  4. zurdoman95

    zurdoman95 Member

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    two words: amazing, slingshot
     
  5. Barkundra

    Barkundra New Member

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    That seems amazing to hold in the hand. Great job!
     
  6. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    I really like this shooter!!! Damn! That Gurl iz Purdy!
     
  7. pasquale

    pasquale Member

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    Great slingshot. I love it.
     
  8. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    Amazing as always!
     
  9. ShesHowdew

    ShesHowdew New Member

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    That is beautiful! Deadly Art! I love it!
     
  10. Antraxx

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    Every time i see a new Post from LW, i know i will find a beautiful Slingshot :)
    And i did.
    The 4th Picture reminds me a bit of Wingshooters Recurve Hunters.

    Very nice and clean Build!
     
  11. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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  12. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    I got one word coming to my mind,... PERFECT!!
     
  13. OzzyOsborne

    OzzyOsborne New Member

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    Truly great workmanship - and I've got one!!!!

    Thanks again LW - I'm going to try your finish on my next SS (hard wachs oil after linseed)

    :)
     
  14. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    +1 to all above. No wait, plus 10 to all above. Very very nice slingshot you got there!
     
  15. Skorps

    Skorps Senior Member

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    Soo cool from this one I realy like to have the Blueprints! :D
     
  16. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    +1!
     
  17. Lazerface

    Lazerface New Member

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  18. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    +2:D
    Blueprints would be great!
     
  19. LW

    LW New Member

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    blueprint

    I am not sure, if a blueprint will help you that much, because the complicate part is the side view, and I have no blueprint for that, because I have done it intuitively.
    But OK, if you ask, and if you want it, here you got it!
    You have to scale it to your proportional. The numbers are “cm”

    Arc.jpg

    Good luck on build and it would be nice to see one.
     
  20. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    As beautiful as all your slingshots are, now I'm curious what your daughter's toy collection looks like...