Tiny Turtle

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Can-Opener, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Can-Opener

    Can-Opener New Member

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    I swear I am a woodworker : ) but I just can not stop making aluminum slingshots. This is my latest I call her the “Tiny Turtle” She is made from ½” aluminum and dressed up with a tortoise shell scale. I only put the scale on one side for a palm swell. The front side I just put on a nice comfortable radius. On the scale side I put a heavy radius in the finger grip area. By using my channel lock band clamps I avoid having to grip on the binding rubber strips which I do not find really comfortable. Raw aluminum does scratch easily but once it is polished up it feels very nice in the hand. I would not want to use it for a slingshot to be used in cold weather but that doesn't really happen in my shooting environment.
    I know I really like this new slingshot because I can not be too far away from her for any length of time. I can carry her in my shirt pocket. She just went out to dinner at a friends house with us. I took her out to lunch yesterday. I set her on my night stand at bedtime. I really have it bad for her. I will see how long this last. :)
    Don’t worry the scale is faux tortoise no turtles were harmed in the making of this sling shot. :) I put in a picture of the faux tortoise shell so you can see it comes in 3” diameter rods. I hope you like her but don’t get any ideas she is MINE! :) I hope you enjoy the view. :) I can't figure out how to get the youtube video to show up but here is the link if you want to see her in action

    [ame]http://youtu.be/dI3fmMbbVZA[/ame]
     

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  2. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    I love it, the pictures you took we're flawless
     

  3. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    That's a sexy lil beastie!
     
  4. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Amazing work. You know, that i´m working with Aluminium too. I can see a lot of hours inside this nice piece of art.
     
  5. AdaamDotCom

    AdaamDotCom PokeMaster

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    That's a sexy slingshot
     
  6. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    So when's the wedding ;)

    Amazing piece of work, and some great scenery peeking through in the first pic too :)
     
  7. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    WOW! Good Lookin' Shooter!
     
  8. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Amazing, Can! I love the curvy lines!
     
  9. mvd

    mvd Builds with scrap

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    That looks so damn nice, I'm left speechless. Nice work!
     
  10. ermaster

    ermaster New Member

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    That is just a Stunning piece of work.
    Looks so comfortable to use!
     
  11. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    She's a beauty! I love the curvy look :) outstanding work!

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Slingshot Forum mobile app
     
  12. AngelicScars

    AngelicScars MILF of the board

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  13. buckshot500

    buckshot500 Hoonigan Jeeper

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    The fit and finish are so nice. Looks really smooth and comfortable to hold.
    The pics you took are real nice too.

    I also liked that you didn't edit out that one miss, you certainly made the rest of those hits.

    I really like the use of the mirror to include you in the vid.
     
  14. Antraxx

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    I bet that´s the one we talked about?
    Came out really nice, i love that combo.

    Great pics, really nice....especially the first one!
     
  15. rock slinger

    rock slinger I rarely shoot rocks!

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  16. Arturo Borquez

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    amazing Can Opener ! your woodwork experience pays my friend ... awesome little shooter and great shooting as always :D ...
    cheers
     
  17. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    She is a pretty little thing!
    Lovely work, I normally hate tortoise shell things but that looks awesome
     
  18. Will

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    Wow, I really love this shooter!!
    Amazing work!
     
  19. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Beautiful slingshot. Beautiful photos (I just love the Oregon coast). Fantastic craftsmanship. I love it. I envy it. She's probably too committed to ever stray far enough for even a brief fling with another man though :)
     
  20. jurassicbark2000

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    beau

    Sublime slingshot i can see why you keep her so close at hand . Wonderful craftsmanship and finish bravo