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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Barkundra, May 8, 2013.

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  1. Barkundra

    Barkundra New Member

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    Hey, I'm new here and I want to make a slingshot, but I have no woodworking tools or experience. So can I get some suggestions for rasps and such? Also how to finish it and stuff thanks in advance :) I do have a jigsaw though.
     
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  2. Thistle

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    Barkundra, I'm assuming you might want to begin with just a natural for starters???

    I like this thread. Jörg shows how to make a natural fork slingshot.

    You can search through the tutorial vids or watch the tutorial linked here:
    How To Make A Slingshot From A Natural Fork
     

  3. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    Common tools are rasp, file, knife, sanding paper.
    For advanced builds: coping saw/bandsaw, drills...
     
  4. zwillie

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  5. Barkundra

    Barkundra New Member

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    Thanks guys, does anyone have a suggestion for a rasp or something?
     
  6. Barkundra

    Barkundra New Member

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    Just watched the video, really helpful
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    just look around at your local hardware store, i'm using the cheapest they had and they do great so far
     
  8. Barkundra

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    Thanks a lot :) ill get one soon
     
  9. Thistle

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    I had to go back and re-watch the vid myself.

    It looks like Jörg is using three types of files: flat medium (course rasp) to remove knots and excess, fine flat file for smoothing and shaping, and a round needle file for fork grooves.

    You can buy these in complete sets at your local hardware store. I was looking at these earlier this week. They are relatively inexpensive. I don't know about best quality and brands. I was only looking to get some ideas.
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    Are you guys seeing the same thing?
    How To Make A Slingshot From A Natural Fork
     
  10. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    Roll newspaper into tight rolls and tape shut. Wrap a sheet of 60 or 80 grit around it and you will have a good rasp. Works with finer grits too. This ought to do you until you decide what rasps you need.
     
  11. Will

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    A cheap electric palm sander (Black&Decker Mouse, etc) is a great investment. With the various sandpaper available for them, you can remove a lot of wood in a very controlled manner. They start at about $30 US.
     
  12. Lazerface

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    My tools.

    I dont use a vise so my left hand is stronger than my right from holding my projects.
     

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  13. zwillie

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    This rasps are real fine [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnRsAlvgf8E[/ame]
    Zwillie
     
  14. Barkundra

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    Update if anyone is interested I got a 4-in-1 rasp and file, a saw, and a pocket knife from my local hardware store they all work like a dream. I'm working on my first ss now and will post it on the forum so keep checking the homemade section. Thanks all of you
     
  15. Maulwurfsurfer

    Maulwurfsurfer Junior Member

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    This is the tool i use. And it realy das work perfekt. I have no praktice with it but its easy to handle. In german its called a "Drehmel" or aktually its the brand^^ [​IMG]
    And some sandpaper.

    About to make my secound ss and will post both soon.

    keep it up
     
  16. Thistle

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    Wow, ALL of guys above are making me green with envy. [​IMG]

    @Lazerface - That is an impressive set of tools you've got there. I gotta get some of that stuff to add to my street cred. [​IMG]

    @zwillie - I have a 'Microplane', but I use it to grate hard cheeses. I didn't know these could be used for wood. When I suggested it once, I was told the Microplanes would not outlast the traditional rasp and files in terms of durability; the teeth would eventually bend. But it sounds to me like you enjoy them and they are working out just fine for you? Perhaps I should investigate these a bit more.

    @Maulwurfsurfer - I LOVE your Drehmel! But I'm betting it's very expensive. But OH MY GOSH! All of those glorious attachments -- WOW! I want one!

    My Christmas list just expanded again.
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  17. Maulwurfsurfer

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    Well i got mine from dad. He didn't use it. There similar tools not even that expensive (about 40-80 Euro) depens on the size and power. I saw it at the "OBI" store in germany.