The Joerg Sprave Effect

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Ryan Wigglesworth, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Looking at my older slingshot homemades, I cant help but think of all the improvements that can be done. It is hard to complete a slingshot for me now that I have been exposed to this effect <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br>For instance, I made a neat metal/wenge combo a few months back, now I have looked at it and decided to reshape it...<br><br><img src="http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/2014/img2012040100526.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ryanwigglesworth" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ryanwigglesworth</a> at 2012-04-01<br><br>(this slingshot may never be finished <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">)<br><img src="http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/2014/img2012040100526.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ryanwigglesworth" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ryanwigglesworth</a> at 2012-04-01<br><br>It used to be quite square and bulky with only finger groves carved in, at the time I was using only an exacto knife, and had not been exposed to the Jorg influence as much as now, barely really.<br><br> Nowadays I find myself experimenting with different finishes and other finishing methods in a vain attempt at replicating something similar to Joergs masterpieces, never really finishing anything, constantly seeing room for improvement. (not to mention buying tools <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_silent.png" alt="silent" longdesc="25"> )<br><br>Please tell me I'm not the only one... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"><br><br><br>Has anyone else noticed this problem? The problem of slingshots never truly being done, or at the very least taking a much much finer detailed eye to things as a result of Jorg's videos/work and this community?<br>I don't think it's a bad thing per se, probly a good thing <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i did get into this world by his vids but i don't think i<br><br>"find myself experimenting with different finishes and other finishing methods in a vain attempt at replicating something similar to Joergs masterpieces, never really finishing anything, constantly seeing room for improvement. (not to mention buying tools)"<br><br>
     

  3. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    <tr><td class="quote">i did get into this world by his vids but i don't think i<br><br>"find myself experimenting with different finishes and other finishing methods in a vain attempt at replicating something similar to Joergs masterpieces, never really finishing anything, constantly seeing room for improvement. (not to mention buying tools)"<br><br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>You are still young... give it time and I'm sure the sickness will take hold <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"></span>
     
  4. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Yes. When I quit shooting about a year ago I was working on a homemade rotating prong slingshot that was inspired largely by some of Joerg's work. Since getting back into shooting, I've revisited the project and found all sorts of improvements I could make to it. Not sure when I'll ever finish it now, if ever. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">