Tips? my first slingshot (moorhammer)

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Neek, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Neek

    Neek New Member

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    I'm taking a shop class at my high school, and I had some extra time so I figured I would make a moorhammer.<br>Disclaimer- I'm not even nearly done with the sanding and finishing<br>Anyhow, does anyone want to make suggestions on how the shape is going?<br><img src="http://i.imgur.com/0RgsI.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i.imgur.com/xESeh.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i.imgur.com/p8NJl.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Also, I need some tips on bands (how to attach, how long, so on) and how to make a pouch. Suggestions would be great. Not sure if I should make my own or buy (where do I buy? :O)
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    <div>It looks amazing so far mate. go to a physio therapy place and ask for 3 feet or whatever increment they can sell you of their exercise band, if they have theraband , ask for black or gold or silver, gold being strongest, then silver, then black. ... i think thats the order. i love black, its great for marbles. anything else is overkill for that light weight.<br><br>pouch materials... you can hit up a second hand store and look for baseball mits, or anything leather, you want thin, light and strong . a borderline of the 3 is probly best. sometimes you can luck out and find something amazing, but belt leather and boot leather is ussually too thick, but sometimes the tongues of boots are perfect stuff... its really touch and go with finding good leather. i have had good luck finding old leather furniture on the side of the road and just cutting it up. if you live in canada perhaps i can send you some that i have scored if you have no luck finding anything. i guess same concept applies to the bands as i have o... 400 feet or so just laying around lol<br><br><br>there is a band calculator somewhere around on this forum that Joerg has posted, it is very helpful in determining length, i seem to have forgotten the formula, but you want to figure out the length of your intended draw, and the stretch of the rubber you have, my black theraband usually is about 6 inches i think but that doesnt let the rubber last very long, the further you tax it by stretching it, the faster it will break.... its trial and error somewhat, and depends on your ammo also... lots of things to consider hehe.<br><br><br>do a forum search on these topics and perhaps you will find usefull information, i know these questions have been answered a few times here, just a matter of digging up the info really... good luck <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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  3. brat boon

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    <div>very nice !!<br>
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  4. Xaromir

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    Beautiful slingshot so far - got some rough edges, but i'm not criticizing, my own probably will not look as nice, especially not as i don't have access to suitable hardwood. A noob myself, but i try to help.<br><br>About band length: I just use Jörg's calculator and hope for the best, he seems to be competent enough, so i just go with it. I can't actually post links yet (FFFUUU), but you can find it when you go to the homepage and klick "FAQ" and "Theraband Gold calculator". (Not the forum - the homepage)<br><br>Attachment isn't so hard, i seen a couple of videos and it doesn't look like a big deal. Here is the most popular method explained:<br>Just go to Youtube and watch this: watch?v=fRm64XqvkEY<br>I think Jörg had a specific video on this subject but i can't find it anymore, but here he also explains it all a little:<br>watch?v=fQr8U34ugH8&t=4m36s<br>Keep in mind that you maybe don't have to fold your rubber, but it's basically the same attachment technique.
     
  5. Neek

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    Thanks for the tips guys, I'll post pictures after I'm done smoothing everything out.<br>I think I might have to order all my leather and TB on ebay sadly.
     
  6. tokSick

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    Very nice looking slingshot. Great work so far. I can imagine the finished product, beautiful and a great shooter too.
     
  7. Bert the Welder

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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Wholly poop Ryan, this gets the award for idea of the year in my books!!!!!!!!!! That's brilliant! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"><br>I just drove by an old one at the side of the road the other day. Now I just have to remember where the hell I was!?!?!? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"><br><br>Thanks <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_exclaim.gif" alt="Exclamation" longdesc="16"></span>
     
  8. ameevis

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    Really nice! You should finish it off with some oils or polish. It would bring out really nice color