"The Machinist": A Steampunk Slingshot

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    OK, one more steampunk themed experiment. This time more rustic.

    I thought about a machinist aboard one of the big old steamers of the late 1800s. What kind of slingshot would he make for himself?

    He'd use what is lying around... burned, blackened marine grade plywood, and copper pipe. That is what I used!

    It is odd looking, but actually quite comfortable due to the depth. The gauge is of course not functioning. just decoration.

    I left the wood pretty rough, just oiled it - there would be lots of oil on a steamer, of course, and the machinist would have oily hands anyway.

    I hope the pipes will develop patina, then they will look even nicer!

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  2. EnesK

    EnesK Call me the boss

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    awesome
    love it
    BTW i'm making my own rambone thx for the templates

    Enes
     

  3. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    looks excellent. I like this one better then the Chronos.
     
  4. Ravensbull

    Ravensbull New Member

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    Geez Joerg-pumpin' 'em out, FULL STEAM AHEAD!!! "ExSTEAMPUNKly" COOL!!!
     
  5. AngelicScars

    AngelicScars MILF of the board

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    Ohhh nice, I like it!
     
  6. ChronosFIN

    ChronosFIN New Member

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    That one loocks so awesome, but i still like the chronos more.
    When i have more time, i will hobby some slingshots and bows in future :)
    It could still be cool to own slingshot with same name as me in internet.

    -Keep up the good worck, we all support you!
     
  7. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    I like this one very much. Nice work.
     
  8. beaverIII73

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    Joerg,
    Ive been a Machinery Technician on ship for over twenty year. So i can say you nailed it with this one. And yes it seems for some reason or anther we always have oil or grease on our hands.
     
  9. zwillie

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    Hi Jörg,
    this is steam punk!!! :D
    Wow I like this.
    If you want some patina you will need some sulphur.
    Maybe sulphuric acid from a car batterie could work.
    H2S works fine, so a place near the toilett coult make a patina (no joke)
    Sewage treatment is my job and a small copper tube (in a room with wastewater) was complete black after a few days.
    Zwillie
     
  10. frankbs

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    Steam punk that actually works? Whatever next? Steam catapults... steam to cock a repeating sling-bow... shooting zombies with rubber-powered umlauts... engineering genius.
     
  11. SimpleShot

    SimpleShot Everything Slingshots!

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  12. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    I like this one better than the chronos for sure, but I don't know about the petina I kinda like it shiny:D
     
  13. Can-Opener

    Can-Opener New Member

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    Very cool. Way to go! :)
     
  14. rock slinger

    rock slinger I rarely shoot rocks!

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    Deffinetly more unique than the croons, but it looks less comfortable.
     
  15. Bushmaster

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    The pipes going through the plywood is clever and the gauge with the brass back fastener is very cool! That looks unique and expensive. He could make a pouch from an old glove and bands from corset elastic that he stole from a brothal in his last port of call. Har, har!
     
  16. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    Looks awesome. The forks are a little low for my liking, maybe because I have never shot a low fork ss.
     
  17. JoergS

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    The fork is actually not that low over the hand... a full 2", and 1" clearance to the copper tube.

    If you look at slomo studies, you can see that the ball usually flies way high over the whole slingshot anyway. It is more a matter of psychology.
     
  18. sanpawabas

    sanpawabas New Member

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    Love the look of this, cool as hell!