"The Hammerhead" - A New Slingshot Design

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. JoergS

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    I talked to Tobias, fellow slingshooter and the current record holder for the most powerful handheld discipline, about further enhancing the available designs for hammer grip shooters. <br><br>We both use my "Hand Howitzer", which is a great slingshot. However, the "Lead Launcher" is also a good concept. And two of my other frames have advantages, too. So we spent some time thinking about how we can "marry" all these designs. <br><br>Here is my take!<br><br>The fork is low, which is achieved by making the "throat" very thin - but deep. This way, it is totally solid and won't ever break under stress. It thickens out to a 20 mm round tip, for easy band attachment. The handle is very narrow right under the fork, which is great for holding the frame in the webbing of the hand. A huge palmswell gives you fantastic purchase, and the curved front of the handle is from the "lead launcher" design - very effective. <br><br>I started out with three identical forks, cut from 18mm Multiplex.<br><br><img src="http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/4454/hammerhead1.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Rasp work done.<br><br><img src="http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/3415/hammerhead2.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>File work done.<br><br><img src="http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4420/hammerhead3.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>The final slingshot, oiled and polished. <br><br><img src="http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7766/hammerhead4.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/8894/hammerhead5.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/3338/hammerhead6.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Totally flat over the hand. <br><br><img src="http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/4521/hammerhead7.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Banded up with three layers of TB Gold, very powerful - but manageable with this great frame.<br><br><img src="http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/6853/hammerhead8.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Here you see it next to the three other models that influenced it. <br><br><img src="http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/5461/hammerhead9.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Hope you like it!
     
  2. DukaThe

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    realy nice design Joerg. As always <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     

  3. CEZ

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    Hey Jeorg, <br><br><br>That is a very nice look, how powerful do you think it is? Have you tried it on the chrony yet?<br><br><br>Cheers
     
  4. JoergS

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    The new Chrony should be here in a few days.<br><br>But of course the power is all in the bands. And this one allows me to draw even heavier bands than on the Howitzer.
     
  5. CEZ

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    Can't wait to see it destroy something!
     
  6. 3bears

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    that's the thickest mutliplex one i've ever seen, very impressive stuff!
     
  7. Tobias

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    very nice! this look´s very ergonomic especially in combination with the low fork.<br>this is a very good development.<br>the big forktips on this flat fork and thin throat look´s good! <br>but maybe the howitzer forktips are more praktical.
     
  8. CEZ

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    Hey Tobias, what is the world record? What did you use to set it?
     
  9. Tobias

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    This video is a youtube documented World record with 20mm steel!<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uzNMvlfBvo" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uzNMvlfBvo</a><br><br>but friends, the video is already old, I have in the meantime not slept... <img src="http://r28.imgfast.net/users/2815/14/20/70/smiles/2307125563.gif" border="0" alt="">
     
  10. Tobias

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    @ Jörg, the development and producing this new slingshot desing is maybe a worldrecord too! <br>here is only one Night between the idea and the finsh product <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"><br>I can NOT even really believe it is already finished! <br>this is incredible what Jörg have done in this short time! Respekt! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
     
  11. CEZ

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    OK, this has really convinced me to try and make a hammer-grip slingshot!<br><br><br>Btw. Where do you get 20mm steel balls? Can be Germany, that's close:)
     
  12. Tobias

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    <a href="http://www.kugel-winnie.de/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.kugel-winnie.de/</a><br>this is the best dealer for Slingshot ammo in Germany maybe he send across the border. you from Poland?
     
  13. CEZ

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    Thx, yes I am. I'll have to ask, do you have their email? Contact forms don't work too well for me.<br>PM it to me please, I feel like getting off topic from Joergs new beautiful new design..
     
  14. porcelanowy

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    Yellow <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Now some crazy color dymondwood and the frame jumps from good to awesome <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Really, one of your best looking designs. Good cooperation guys <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>Cheers <br>Rafal
     
  15. Cuthbert Allgood

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    did you just laminate two 18mm boards of multiplex? or did it come that thick already?<br>fantastic work.
     
  16. Ivo

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    oooooh...I've been missing from the forums lately, but coming back with such good timing...I like that one...my kind of wood work - *sublime*.<img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>I try to do my crossbow stocks with with the same artful flow of shapes (making it look organic and alive) while keeping it structurally sound where needed....add proper anatomy and it's now a really fun game of sorts. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_pirat.png" alt="pirat" longdesc="23"><br><br><img src="http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn137/karman333/Brothers%20Crossbow/IMG_3266-1.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><font color="blue"><strong>Ivo</strong></font>
     
  17. JoergS

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    Have optmized the handle, shorter and thinner. This is just about perfect now!<br><br><br><img src="http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/5874/llhw2.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/8676/llhw3.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/3168/llhw4.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/1428/llhw1.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  18. CEZ

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    That's really awesome, will you coat it? Made any destruction with it yet?<br><br><br>I'm really keen to try a hammergrip next, never shot one of those.
     
  19. JoergS

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    I am thinking about sending it to Pete Hogan, and have it cast im aluminum and bronze.<br><br>The hammer grip is the key to high performance slingshots. It allows far higher draw weights.
     
  20. CEZ

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    You should, it's beautiful piece, does it cost much?