what to do? looking for ideas/blueprints

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by slawek, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. slawek

    slawek New Member

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    Hi.
    Till now i was making my slingshots from plywood and natural, have 1 made out of "scraps" but now i want try something like "lvl UP" and make something more challenging IMO and thats the reason i bought this:
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    Its a aluminum plate12x15x7mm and 2 pieces of plywood 15x20x12mm

    and i have no idea what to do with this :p i mean i know i want a slingshot but really cant find any "interesting" blueprints. Would like to make something look really good, and also be quite powerful and fit to this aluminum plate dimensions well :p

    Now i also have a dremel to use so this might be a more "challenging" for me to do as for now i used mostly common tools to make my slingshot.

    Any help would be appreciate :)
     
  2. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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  3. artons

    artons New Member

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    it's a pity using such a big piece of aluminum with only some plywood, why don't you add some exotic wood?
     
  4. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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  5. slawek

    slawek New Member

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    its simple iam from Poland and i dont have any exotic wood here :/
     
  6. studer1972

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    Anything you make from those materials will be nigh indestructable. You'll need a thick fork to make use of all 3 sheets on 1 fork. I love aluminum cores on wood forks, can't wait to see what you make of it.
     
  7. slawek

    slawek New Member

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    for now i have 2 projects in my head :) and its Hrawk "Dragon" and Bill Hayes "Pocket Predator" but mine will not be "pocket" i have big hands i need big weapons :p

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    Cant decide :p iam tempted to make this "predator" looks really nice but i never shoot from slingshot like this. Maybe i should use 2x9mm plywood not 2x12mm ?
     
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  8. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    This is a great piece of aluminum! I wish I had this!
    Either design is perfect and will look great. Is there really no native woods in Poland that would go well here? Even a cedar board would look beautiful laminated to that core.
     
  9. Xanthos

    Xanthos Nobody

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    Hello Slawek,
    The mass from the aluminium and the wood is to small tu build all what you want to build. Or do you combinate centimeters and milimeters?


     
  10. slawek

    slawek New Member

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    this cost me ~2 usd i bought it on scrapyard next to my work :) this was a piece like ten times bigger than this piece nice and solid, didint have money to buy it :(
     
  11. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Excellent purchase of $2!
     
  12. Brazilviking

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    I totally agree!!
     
  13. Brazilviking

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    Try first only on the plywood! If you like, go to aluminum!
     
  14. AMaarten

    AMaarten New Member

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    keep the leftovers, you could make some very nice ammunition out of it (heavy, easy to shoot, perhaps pointed for easy target practice) ;)
     
  15. Jim

    Jim Junior Member

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    Hi. This aluminium would go nice together with some masur birch-wood, I dont know if thats the right translation in english but it's latin name is Betula Pendula. It has a fine pattern and a gold tone finish and I'm sure you can find it in Poland. You have a fine piece of aluminium there, so why dont you just sketch up your own slingshot. Looking forward to see this one:)

    Jim