Tutorial Request- How to make a Hammerhead Slingshot

Discussion in 'Tutorial videos' started by Dutch253, May 1, 2013.

  1. Dutch253

    Dutch253 New Member

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    I would love to learn how to make one of these slingshots. A tutorial would be super helpful because this would be the first slingshot I would have ever made!
     
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  3. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Check out my YouTube-channel ( Click the laughing smilie in my signature), I have a tut for how to make a Moorhammer :) Hope it helps!
     
  4. Antagonist_111

    Antagonist_111 Sniper Member

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    Hi Dutchman :)
    I'm not sure if you're looking for a video tutorial or a step by step manual, but anyway..

    Since you haven't build a slingshot yet, I would start off with looking for the right tools. Those of course depend on the materials you intend to use for your slingshot, but for your first tries I'd strongly recommend to keep it simple and stay with either natural and/or multiplex wood (multiple thin layers of glued woodboards, also known as plywood).
    For woodwork you'll need:
    - hand saw
    - rasp with one semicircular side
    - sandpaper with 2 or better 3 different grit scales (from around 60 to 400)
    - a nice finish like natural drying oils like walnut or linseed oil or clear paint

    And thats basically it, you see you don't need a lot of things.
    The great thing about this hobby is, that you can and should be adventurous, this often brings the most amazing results and even improvements.

    1)If you want to build a Joerg Sprave inspired Hammerhead first step I guess would be to get yourself the blueprint or to draw and cut yourself a hammerhead blueprint out of cardboard. You'll find many different blueprints in the thread >>Blueprint & pdf downloads<<
    2)Then you apply the blueprint with a pencil or any marker onto the piece of wood you want to use.

    3)The result of the next steps basically depends on your manual ability to work the piece out of the wood using the tools mentioned above.
    Meaning:
    -->Rough cut the form of your slingshot-->
    -->rasp down the remaining ends until you reach your drawn edges-->
    -->round off the forks and handle with your rasp until you reach the final desired shape-->
    -->sand the whole thing thoroughly, then dampen the slingshot with a little water-->
    -->let it dry completely and sand it again, repeat the last two steps until you reach the desired fineness-->
    -->finish your slingshot with several layers of oil or paint

    Like everywhere in life: practice gets you pro!:) I hope I could help you getting started and can only recommend the youtube channels of the forum members, which give you quite nice ideas of how to work with the material and different great tools.

    Have a good one, cheers!
     
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  5. Dutch253

    Dutch253 New Member

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  6. MaddyMax

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    just pull the end of the wrapping band under the last three wraps through with a string loop or pliers.
     
  7. Dutch253

    Dutch253 New Member

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    Not sure what you mean. Is there maybe closer up video of this being done?
     
  8. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    gamekeeper john did a nice vid fur instance. i would search through his yt-channel but i have to leave now. sorry, maybe later today ...
     
  9. kineticweaponry

    kineticweaponry Senior Member

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    if you want me to make a tutorial video than if you want just ask.
     
  10. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    [ame="http://youtu.be/eGtVGjajQxU?t=7m30s"]http://youtu.be/eGtVGjajQxU?t=7m30s[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bjSxWOWEH0"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bjSxWOWEH0[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9lagnRPU2M"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9lagnRPU2M[/ame]
     
  11. Dutch253

    Dutch253 New Member

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    Perfect! Thanks Maddy! The string method looks awesome.