To make conversation. "Eight" on climbing

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by HonzaS, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. HonzaS

    HonzaS New Member

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    I recently got an interesting idea to use an "eight" on climbing like a small fork slingshot.<br>Fifteen years ago I climbed over rocks.<br>I searched in the cabinets and found what I was looking for. Old eight.<br><br><img src="http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/57/osma1.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>It's very strong material. Grip is not too big and can not be used very strong rubber.<br>Appropriate ammunition will probably 10mm. lead or steel<br><br><br><img src="http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/7066/osma2.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Once that is done, i give information into homemades.<br>Eights is a great selection and are not too expensive. Around $ 10.<br><br><img src="http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/53/osmy.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. JoergS

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    Nice! Great pinkie hole, too.
     

  3. Oneswunk

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    Real sweet ider. I think I have a bunch in my old tree climbing gear.
     
  4. horstel-1980

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    Good idea! How do you attach the bands? I think i`ll buy me one next Saturday...<br>Isn`t it possible to shoot through the 8, so you do not need to saw sth.
     
  5. Antraxx

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    the golden one (singing rock)and the top-middle one from your 2nd photo are beautiful shapes.<br><br>do you have some kind of shop-link or so, where i can purchase one of them? i can´t find any.<br><br>Hat sich erledigt, mir hat der Fachbegriff gefehlt...Abseilachter...jetzt kommen die Treffer <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.kletterbude.de/images/produkte/i90/90011-spezial-abseilachter-austri-alpi.jpg" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.kletterbude.de/images/produkte/i90/90011-spezial-abseilachter-austri-alpi.jpg</a>
     
  6. Tobias

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    Hey, Great idea! looks like someting new. easy to make... <br><br>@Horstel, i think it´s the best you attach Flatbands like on the Howitzer! i like this way to attach bands.
     
  7. HonzaS

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    Currently it looks like this:<br> It's going slowly because I have a little time. But today's finish.<br><br><img src="http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/6041/osma3.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>I have to remove some material on the grip and then polish it.<br>I will use the rubber Thera Band Silver.<br>Into the drilled holes glue pins.
     
  8. Tobias

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    well done! how wide and high was the fork (mm) ?
     
  9. HonzaS

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    On Friday I make bandset and polish it.<br>The fork is 53 mm. wide and 35 mm. high. Height could be lower by 5 - 10 mm.<br><br><img src="http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/4640/3spoj.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/551/matice3.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>I can not wait until the shooting. I think I can use a strong rubber and larger ammo.
     
  10. Rummelsdorf

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    Wow! Nice work, buddy! I am eager to learn how well it shoots!<br>Thumbs up for great pictures!
     
  11. Jonab Gama

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  12. tokSick

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    Nice job.<br>The look is realy cool.<br>Gonna try to make one too.<strong></strong>
     
  13. HonzaS

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    I can not make a bandset, I have not enough solid skin.<br>This is my problem:<br><br><img src="http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/9779/p1130872.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  14. horstel-1980

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    I got my leather from working loves and they hold pretty well (10kg per side). <br><br>I also bought today a abseil eighth and attached the bands so it shoots through the big ring. <br><br>It works, as long as you use the fist-grip, but when you flip it, the ball ricochets. <br><br>It was a very light target bandset, tomorrow i will test a stronger one.
     
  15. Droolp1g

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    Yeah this is brill i had a problem with the poutch as well as i bought pig skin leather and it is great for wrapping around the ammo but fails in strength. So i use suede leather or the leather i used from an old punching bag lol.
     
  16. Splugen

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    That is freaking genius! This brings to mind something I like to do even more than make slingshots: finding things to make into slingshots.
     
  17. HonzaS

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    Thanks for the praise. With this small aluminum slingshot, shoot very accurately. Grip is not ideal, (it is small) but what a shot, that hit. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
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  19. Tysonspapa

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    Looks great, good idea. Like it never was something else than a slingshot. :)
     
  20. Nice and great recycling!

    Good job!

    Joe