The safety Shot

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by stylesie, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. stylesie

    stylesie Ptsak Trangluker

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  2. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    That' s awesome!!
     

  3. Ravensbull

    Ravensbull New Member

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    Very cool concept, looks to be a handy rig!
     
  4. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    What the ... Amazing :)

    J
     
  5. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    I like the idea. Are you going to put this into production? I think it would definitely get some sales. It would be a fun 'accessory' to have on hand.
     
  6. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    very very very cool design. Good thinking !

    EDIT: only thing it needs is a case from leather or something, because when carrying around on your belt on that carabiner you could damage the wood.
    EDIT2: you could sell them with a stylus included!
     
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  7. stylesie

    stylesie Ptsak Trangluker

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    With the amount of filing and rasping to get that long groove, no way I could produce these.
    But, someone with a wood router could knock these out every minute, there is not that much to it.

    I'll draw up some plans for where the grooves go.

    I might make another version from cutting board polyurethane.
    If I can find a PVC billet, that might work too.

    For those who are interested:
    The wood was from a broken spade handle, hardwood, not sure what type.
    The carabiner is aluminium, 100mm.
    The sling rubber is #109 office rubber band.
    The tensioner is a smaller office rubber band looped 4 times.
    The safety strap is 550 para cord.

    Tools requires:
    A wood saw.
    A hand drill.
    A large round rasp.
    A large round file.
    Sandpaper and some putty filler for nicks and scrapes.

    One other aspect of this is I wonder, how much extra energy could the tensioner band impart to the velocity.

    Could this be slingception MK2?
     
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  8. stylesie

    stylesie Ptsak Trangluker

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    If you started selling them, it kinda ruins the "stealth" aspect for those who can't carry weapons as EDC.

    This is a really simple build, quite therapeutic :)
     
  9. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    GO!

    Hey Birdman,

    a refreshingly smart gadget!
    rrespect!- If you add a beerbottle
    opener and a laser pointer,
    swiss army will go for it!

    Be (lieve in your creativity!)
     
  10. stylesie

    stylesie Ptsak Trangluker

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    If You wanted to go crazy and abandon the stealth criteria.
    A hole drilled lengthways and a nine inch nail as a spike.
    The lengthways groove does lend itself to accessories.
    I even toyed with the idea of a nail bolt, sort of mini barrel cross bow.

    My preference is for a pana dart type projectile.

    Made from aluminium crochet hooks :)

    Stealth is my thing.
     
  11. stylesie

    stylesie Ptsak Trangluker

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    Personally, this will spend most of its storage time in my bag.

    I thought maybe PVC pipe for a case, or maybe aluminium tubing.

    This is all so simple that any tubular case design could be retrofitted.
     
  12. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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  13. Otees

    Otees Another Member

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    Well, this is one of the coolest things I have seen on this forum! Simplicity is the best!
     
  14. stylesie

    stylesie Ptsak Trangluker

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    ** NEW ** Safety Shot Mini

    The little sister of the Safety Shot.

    https://www.theslingshotforum.com/slingshots/safety-shot-mini-84.html

    The original safety Shot was a little over-engineered. It was a prototype and carried a lot of experimental baggage.

    I wanted to simplify the design so that it could be better reproduced and fit the main stick shot into an aluminium Berocca tube as a case.
    :D

    I knocked this together an hour out of soft Pine. It consists of two rasped slots and one drilled hole.
    The carabiner is a 60mm aluminium type from a $2 store and the 550 Paracord for the safety lanyard.

    I am pretty happy with this design and I will make another attempt out of a hard wood or polyurethane next.
     
  15. ruthiexxxx

    ruthiexxxx ruthiexxxx

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    What a brilliant concept !! I'd love to hear more of this. It looks like a sort of automated flipping
     
  16. stylesie

    stylesie Ptsak Trangluker

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    The Tensioning rubber band takes care of the flip.
    It just a matter of placement to get the pivot point right.

    The danger is that the tensioning band breaks under full tension and the carabiner becomes a missile ... in the wrong direction. So the paracord safety lanyard was born.

    Other than that, its a stick with some slots cut out.
    :cool: