The chocolate Tiger

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by LW, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. LW

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    <strong>Now here is my last inspiration, I call it the &ldquo;Tiger&rdquo;</strong><br><br>&ldquo;Inspired by Geko&ldquo; meets the Shrek (alias the seven ball magazine)<br><br>I could not rest I had to try the form "inspired by Geko" the other way around (the right way)<br><br><br>I uses the top part off the Shrek Slingshot with the round fork tips, and combined it with the handle <br><br>and the way to hold the Geko slingshot.<br><br><br><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/08/39/77/gekosh10.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><br><br>Now, see what has come of it:<br><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/08/39/77/tiger010.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><br>This incredible wood is called &ldquo;Wenge&rdquo;, a board my brother gave me.<br><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/08/39/77/tiger011.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/08/39/77/tiger012.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br>The grip is so amazing, because when you look at the pictures, you can see<br>the different layer of the wood like Multiplex. The black layer is much harder<br>then the brown layer, so when sanding the slingshot, there was always some sort<br>of structure coming out. It was impossible to produce a continuous and smooth<br>surface. <br><br><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/08/39/77/tiger013.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/08/39/77/tiger014.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/08/39/77/tiger015.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>The round fork tips 28 mm diameter gives me the ability to assemble very strong bands. In this <br>case I use double TBB 45 mm at the fork and 20 mm at the pouch. <br><br><img src="http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/18/08/39/77/tiger016.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><strong> ...</strong><br><br><br>And now for the bad news. I like the shape of it so much, that I'm not going to build some more "SS" (at the moment)<br>For my needs, I found the perfect symbiosis. None of my others Slingshots are as comfortable in the hands, than this one. <br><br>And shooting is so damn accurate,(from my point of view) it brings me to another level. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"><br><br><br><strong>Of course I will not stop building, but I want to start a different projekt...</strong><br><br>It will cost me a lot of time. It has already started in my head. Now I need to bring it on<br>paper and then build.<br><br><strong>Has it something to do with Slingshots?</strong><br><br>Somehow ...<br><br><strong>What materials will I need?</strong><br><br>Of course, TB, wood, aluminum, and steel balls (many steel balls)<br><br><br><br><br><strong>I hope you like the &ldquo;Tiger&rdquo; and I have made you guys curious on my new Projekt...?!</strong>
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    very pretty!!
     

  3. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    I cant wait to see what your big project are...<br>And also, very nice slingy!
     
  4. Saderath

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    Nice work! Looking forward to see what you come up with!
     
  5. Ttnc

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    You have to be careful letting them get close together. They can become like rabbits and start producing on their own.<br>Really great looking sling!
     
  6. Tysonspapa

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    that wenge wood looks awesome. i first thought its some kind of micarta. stunning work, as usual.
     
  7. LW

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Tysonspapa wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">that wenge wood looks awesome. i first thought its some kind of micarta. stunning work, as usual.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br><br>Believe it or not, when sawing and sanding the wood it smells like chocolate all the time. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_question.gif" alt="Question" longdesc="17"><br><br><br>Therefore the name &ldquo;Chocolate Tiger&rdquo;. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"></span>
     
  8. stej

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    That's a beautiful piece of art.. Really like that.<br><br>When I see how productive you are you probably don't do anything other than building slingshots, right? I even doubt you shoot them, you can't have time to <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  9. Antraxx

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    Very goog looking Slingshot...it seems to me someone is addicted <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  10. LW

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    <tr><td class="quote">Very goog looking Slingshot...it seems to me someone is addicted <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br><br>Addicted&hellip;? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" longdesc="10"> Maybe, but there are certainly worse addictions, than building slingshots.<br><br><br>Now, seriously, I have 2 weeks of vacation, and first of all I'm going to build a couple of new furniture<br>and wooden toys for my little daughter.</span>
     
  11. Crappiedude

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    I gotta get some Wenge, that looks like some awesome knife scale material!
     
  12. Firelad

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    Wow <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> That is a very beautiful slingshot <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27">
     
  13. Thistle

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    Chocolate Tiger. I love the name. Gorgeous slingshots -- all of them.<br><br>I adore THAT shape too, and am trying to figure out how to obtain a similar one. But I'm thinking along the lines of Bill Hays' quick attachment (top-slotted) fork system. Minimal hand-slaps and no band ties. A snap-and-go arrangement much like tubes, but with OTT flats.<br><br>I want to develop a friendlier attitude toward OTT flat-banded slingshots. This <strong>seems</strong> the more practical way for me to accomplish my mission.<br><br>Thanks for sharing!
     
  14. Flipgun

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    <div>If that wood is easy to get where you are, there is sure to be people interested in getting some.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>Failed perception is when you have a gun, I have a slingshot and you think you are the only one that is armed. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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  15. LW

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Thistle wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Chocolate Tiger. I love the name. Gorgeous slingshots -- all of them.<br><br>I adore THAT shape too, and am trying to figure out how to obtain a similar one. But I'm thinking along the lines of Bill Hays' quick attachment (top-slotted) fork system. Minimal hand-slaps and no band ties. A snap-and-go arrangement much like tubes, but with OTT flats.<br><br>I want to develop a friendlier attitude toward OTT flat-banded slingshots. This <strong>seems</strong> the more practical way for me to accomplish my mission.<br><br>Thanks for sharing!</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I've thought about it already, and yes it would be nice, the OTT method easier to tie, but all I've seen so far, or had considered myself would have been only a compromise.<br>OTT is the most powerful, and if you practice a little bit, it can be very accurate. This combination can not be achieved with tubes or any other type of connection.<br>The OTT connection may seem not particularly elegant, but it is the safest choice. With a little practice, changing the bands is made in one minute.<br>I do not want a small tube from the connection flies in my face or eye. Nobody want this, but it´s already hapened.<br>When I shoot I shoot a lot and have no desire bevor shooting to control the connection, if there is still everything ok.<br>I also have slingshots with Tubes and the attachment is as you already mentioned very simply. But for me, the fun of shooting is important and this gives me definitely OTT and flat bands.<br><br>Incidentally, I do not think that handslaps have only to do with the type of connection. I had terrible handslaps with the Pocket Predator TTF and very strong short bands. I experimented a bit and now use much longer bands with two or three layers. This creates much less handslaps. And certainly the weight of the amo has a very big role. If I had a lot handslaps, usually the amo were too light.<br><br>Much of this is known and much is just my opinion, in the end everyone must find for themselves the best way to have fun.</span>
     
  16. LW

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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I hate saying this, but I think my brother got it from ebay. Unfortunately, you get almost everything there <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" longdesc="10"></span>
     
  17. kineticweaponry

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    who, nice wood and great work
     
  18. slingpit

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    Realy, realy nice work.
     
  19. Lars

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    <div>yea this wood is very cool <br>... and your slingshot too<br><br>i saw this wood some time ago and thought ... I WANT THAT!!!</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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  20. tamirtuch

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    One of the most beautiful slingshots I ever seen i mean WOW this thing is fabulous! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">