The "Flying Buttress"

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    A "flying buttress" is a typical element of Gothical Architecture. I read about it first in Ken Follet's great books.<br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-O7SjHNVebFc/Txn2Xw4YgLI/AAAAAAAABUs/3AuoYLq9XCQ/s1600/flyingbuttress.jpg" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-O7SjHNVebFc/Txn2Xw4YgLI/AAAAAAAABUs/3AuoYLq9XCQ/s320/flyingbuttress.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a></div>
    <br>(Here you see a pic of "Notre Dame" in Paris, France).<br><br><br><br><br><br>The goal of these things is to allow more elegantly designed, lightweight constructions. <br><br>I just HAD to bring this lofty idea over to slingshots. Therefore, I made a version of my best design (to date), the "Hammerhead".<br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
    <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0ATNgbDPB9I/Txn2t3VL71I/AAAAAAAABVU/njyAADtNbVI/s1600/flybut1.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0ATNgbDPB9I/Txn2t3VL71I/AAAAAAAABVU/njyAADtNbVI/s320/flybut1.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U_BlIxTYwmw/Txn2srZ-BYI/AAAAAAAABVM/kqbmtkQavXk/s1600/flybut2.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U_BlIxTYwmw/Txn2srZ-BYI/AAAAAAAABVM/kqbmtkQavXk/s320/flybut2.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3LFvgYhc7XQ/Txn2rtZYF0I/AAAAAAAABVE/2XJNN6T8j7k/s1600/flybut3.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3LFvgYhc7XQ/Txn2rtZYF0I/AAAAAAAABVE/2XJNN6T8j7k/s320/flybut3.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yKbotmXVkNU/Txn2qtFUqwI/AAAAAAAABU8/bbIiG3cZ20o/s1600/flybut4.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yKbotmXVkNU/Txn2qtFUqwI/AAAAAAAABU8/bbIiG3cZ20o/s320/flybut4.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WGYHIUsKwy4/Txn2pqJusLI/AAAAAAAABU0/9VrVhO5Dxfw/s1600/flybut5.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WGYHIUsKwy4/Txn2pqJusLI/AAAAAAAABU0/9VrVhO5Dxfw/s320/flybut5.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a>
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    <br>I used "Butresses" to stabilize a fork that would be way too thin without this extra support.<br><br>This was a very delicate sawying job for sure. But it came out good. Thuja burlwood handle (boy, I missed the smell!), multiplex core. Very solid, even for strong bands. <br><br>Here is the orginal design:<br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lu9s0eCphlE/Txn3W1AnjTI/AAAAAAAABVc/43e7ox0E5Ns/s1600/Hammerhead3.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lu9s0eCphlE/Txn3W1AnjTI/AAAAAAAABVc/43e7ox0E5Ns/s320/Hammerhead3.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a></div>
     
  2. Tobias

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  3. Droolp1g

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    Awesome jourg i love the design and a fitting name great work.
     
  4. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    What a beauty.<br>Like every time you made something amazing again.
     
  5. newconvert

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    this is beautiful, art! that is unreal.
     
  6. tokSick

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    Hey Joërg,<br>Your design inspire me to make one in heart shape for Valentine' s day. It will be a present from me to myself. My girlfriend can' t use a slingshot...<br>I want to call it" A Piece of Heart" .<br>I guess i can use your blueprint as model because you posted it.<br>What do you think?<br>Any advise is welcom.
     
  7. JoergS

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    Mais bien sure. Bonne chance!
     
  8. tokSick

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    Thank u man.<br>This is what i came with.<img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WA4CFlyQw5s/TyCE-W28Z-I/AAAAAAAAAEQ/NmENUAJAEZM/s512/Valentine%252520D.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Feel free, i' m open for all critics or advises.