The one hour slingshot challenge!

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by VWscooby, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    So, I was reading Bighaze51s post the other day about his 30 minute PFS build and it got me thinking. What can people build if they were restricted on time?

    The rules are really simple, the slingshot must be finished and banded up within one hour. That includes all drawing of templates, microwave drying, cutting, sanding, finishing and banding. If you want to use laminates, paint etc then drying time doesn't count but ALL work you physically do must fit within the one hour time frame.

    I thought 30 minutes was too little time for people without power tools but an hour seems like a nice round number.

    So, anyone up for the challenge? :D
     
  2. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Great idea VW! I think I may give it a shot. I probably can't do it until this next weekend though as I usually only get a little free build time on Saturday or Sunday. I could see attacking a natural in an hour. And power tools are allowed? Or would you restrict their use?
     

  3. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Anything is allowed as long as the time is stuck to. I like the idea that there would be a big mix of styles. Everything from a natural made with a knife and sandpaper to a CNC milled titanium frame (maybe!). Tool set-up time counts towards the hour though!
     
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  4. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    This is interesting....... But how to prove the building time?
    Fast motion video? Showing the watch each 15 minutes?
     
  5. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Never even thought of that! Maybe Im too trusting?
     
  6. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    I found that is a great idea, not idea how to prove time ... anyway would worth a lot watching building ... I would need "moon minutes" lol !
    Cheers
    Arturo
     
  7. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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  8. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Filming the whole building, no pauses is the solution, showing a watch in the beggining and in the end. No cuts, and the watch remains in the wrist all the time. Edit the video to fast motion so it becomes possible to watch.....
     
  9. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Well, I like the idea but I have no way of making or editing a video so everyone will have to take my word for it!

    I look trustworthy...right? ;)
     
  10. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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  11. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Maybe I would kick your..
    but: how to do that w/o losing time for filming?
    I´d definitely like to accept that challenge, but
    being a part-time builder this would ideally match my schedule
    to be done before 2014-01-15..

    I´ll have an eye on it!- if you´re too quick,
    according to all the construction ahead, it
    might compress fun a little.. I´ll wait and see!

    Be
     
  12. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    hey guys go ahead, I trust all of you ! again would be nice to watch how pro builders do !
    Cheers
    Arturo
     
  13. Tremoside

    Tremoside SINdustrial designer

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    Hi Scooby,

    Great idea you have. I can't participate this time, but if someone needs some help with the video editing I might can help.

    Off topic [start] Liked your birds :) We have project here related to birds. Don't know how we can handle that but might happen I will contact with you about that. I don't know if it will be realized but maybe some day. Off topic [end]

    Hope this thread will be popular!

    Bests,
    Tremo
     
  14. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    As far as a one-hour slingshot goes, I spent four hours yesterday just on hand-sanding a fork and I'm not even close to ready to finish sanding the blasted thing much less varnish; so no, I'm not in on a 'one hour SS build'. However, since I demonstrated my lack of skill in the art of video editing here...

    https://www.theslingshotforum.com/f11/wish-me-luck-31576/

    ...Any help you can offer I'll gladly accept.

    -Wild Bill
     
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  15. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    If I can get an hour to work while the baby is sleeping I may be able to do this. I'll have to take many stills as I've not got a vid cam. We'll see where it goes from here but you have a good idea here scoobs;).
     
  16. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    Did this in an hour, easy natural.
     

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  17. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    well i finished mine. i managed to make a design and transfer it to the wood before my time limit expired.

    havnt shot it yet, although it feels good in the hand.
     

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  18. Achso_42

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    JoergS Administrator

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    Do I see the beginnings of a Zombie slaying slingbow in that photo? :)
     
  20. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Glad everyone likes the idea in general.

    It doesn't matter what it looks like finished, I've got 11 hours invested in a Sycamore Hand Howitzer that isn't even nearly finished but that's not the point. Its about working with what you have for the hour. :)

    I was thinking maybe run it until 1st December then the finished slingshot with the most likes wins a token prize? Some rubber, leather or something like that. What do people think?

    Off topic- Tremoside, glad you like the birds :) If you want to have a chat about any projects just PM me and I'll pass on my business contact details.

    Thanks

    James