The Norseman Slingshot

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by FIAAO, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    I finished this slingshot today. I welded and forged the steel frame in school, but I made the handle and did the sanding at home. The slingshot is obviously made with a steel frame, and the handle is antler from a moose. I know what you gonna say, that it should use tubes, but I found out that flatbands work out just as well. I call it the "Norseman" (another word for "Viking") because I think it looks kinda nordic and rustic. <br><br><img src="http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/17/50/40/49/img_1810.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/17/50/40/49/img_1811.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>The shooters view:<br><br><img src="http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/17/50/40/49/img_1812.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>I had to sand it quite a long time to get it to this shine!<br><br><img src="http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/17/50/40/49/img_1813.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>As a bonus:<br><br><img src="http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/17/50/40/49/img_1814.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Ive been saving all my soda cans in this box, so I can make a big can destruction party when the weather gets better(half a year from now!).<br><br>Also, the first snow came today. Its been snowing non-stop since five o clock in the morning. As you can tell by the pluviometer(Google translated that word... its supposed to mean rain measurer or something like that) thats lots of snow. Me and some relatives, seven and five years old, made five snowmen...<br><br><img src="http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/17/50/40/49/img_1815.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/17/50/40/49/img_1816.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Hope you liked it, thanks for watching, thanks and bye bye! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  2. JoergS

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    Nice! Reminds me a bit about this old shooter of mine:<br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/b7VBtkw5WT0" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed>
     

  3. Jan84

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    nice! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  4. Lars

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    <div>nice slingshot<br>the shooters are getting even younger<br>may at one day as a baby <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>jörg ich mache auch manchmal butterfly<br>aber nur draußen, weil ich nicht genau weiß wie gut ich damit treffe<br>aber morgen (hoffe ich) kommen meine 500 10mm stahlkugeln<br>dann kann ich aufs feld fahren und bisschen üben</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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  5. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Thanks guys!<br><br>Yes, its totally inspired by that slingshot!
     
  6. tokSick

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    Well, that one looks like a great shooter. Must have a lot of power. I see nothing wrong using bands instead of tubes. I think bands can deliver a lot more power than tubes. Very, very, nice work mate, keep going. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  8. I like it, looks powerful, and I especially like the antler handle
     
  9. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Thanks alot for the kind words!<br><br>mikehunt: Actually I planned to use a brass handle at first(like in the video) but I found some antler and decided to use that instead!<br><br>tokSick: I will add stronger bands later, these are just weak targetbands for training.
     
  10. Bert the Welder

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    Nice SS! I like to see the metal ones for sure! If I may suggest, as you mentioned the work involve in sanding your metal rod to a nice shine, a method I use. If you have an electric or cordless drill at home with decent power and it has a 3/8" or 1/2" chuck use it. Chuck up the rod and use sand paper, start coarse and go finer, to sand the metal. Use a small-ish piece of paper(1"x2-3") and fold it in half so the grit is facing out. This allows good grip with your fingers. Pinch the paper around the rod lightly and pull the trigger. Once the drill gets up to speed, you can squeeze harder to remove material faster. Set the drill rotation to spin away from you. This is more effective for squeezing the sand paper. You can use the trigger lock once you get some practice, but to start just us your finger. That way if you have to toss the drill or it slips the trigger isn't stuck on. Keep loose clothing away from anything rotating and don't, yes, I'm staying DON"T, wear gloves. They give a rotating work piece something to grab and twist, potentially sucking in your finger, hand or more into the rotating work piece or tool. No gloves! Blisters or cuts are better than broken bone or torn off appendages. M'kay! <br>You can achieve a nice mirror finish this way and it much faster and less work that doing it manually. Ideally, you could use a drill press or have the hand drill mounted in a fixture or even a bench vise. This frees up two hands. But adds to the risk. <br>Again, be careful and work smart.
     
  11. Slingshot_1994

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    this one is very cool i love it *.*
     
  12. I have a 4 prong section of antler I was tempted to turn into a pair of slingshots but my girlfriend wants me to make knives and use the antler for the handles so no dice <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3">
     
  13. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>mikehunt042084 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I have a 4 prong section of antler I was tempted to turn into a pair of slingshots but my girlfriend wants me to make knives and use the antler for the handles so no dice <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3">
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    <span class="postbody"><br>why don't you make both? the combination works very good with me</span>
     
  14. tokSick

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>mikehunt042084 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I have a 4 prong section of antler I was tempted to turn into a pair of slingshots but my girlfriend wants me to make knives and use the antler for the handles so no dice <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3">
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Tell her a burglar stole it....... Don' t forget to break a window to be more credible. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br>And don' t thank me, i am always happy to help...</span>
     
  15. They were her dad's so I have to do as she wishes.
     
  16. tokSick

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    <div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">I think you can buy antler on the net easily.</div>
     
  17. Theodor

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    Nice work! Respect for knowing how to weld from such a young age!
     
  18. I live in northern california, I can just go hunting and get some antlers, oh look an excuse to get my hunting liscense lol.
     
  19. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Bert: Great idea! Next time I will use that for sure!<br><br>mikehunt: If I were a dad, I would rather prefare that my belongings turned into slingshots <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><br>Theodor: Thanks!
     
  20. He wanted them made into knife handles before he passed away.