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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.
 

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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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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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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 :)
 

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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!)
 

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Ptsak Trangluker
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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!)
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.
 

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Ptsak Trangluker
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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!
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.
 

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

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Ptsak Trangluker
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** NEW ** Safety Shot Mini

The little sister of the Safety Shot.

http://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.
 

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The little sister of the Safety Shot.



Safety Shot Mini



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

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Ptsak Trangluker
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It looks like a sort of automated flipping
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:
 
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