What Tools Do I Need

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by SlingingDave, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. SlingingDave

    SlingingDave New Member

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    Hey guys i am wondering what tools you would recommend for making a slingshot out of multiplex and maple palm swells
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    well, do you want it cheap or advanced? you could do it with just a hand saw(those you use to cut little figures, forgot the name) and some sandpaper and files. if you want to do it slightly more advanced you could use a jigsaw or/and a powersander and if you want it as advanced as probably possible you could use a bandsaw. it all depends on personal needs.
     

  3. Spatzenterrorist

    Spatzenterrorist New Member

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    onnod is right....itall depends on personal needs .. i think the best is to use a jigsaw some rasps files and sandpaper....i do my slingshots only with this few tools:D
     
  4. Hegz

    Hegz New Member

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    If you intend to glue your palm swells to the mutiplex, some sort of clamp would serve you well.
     
  5. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    I think onnod is referring to a cope saw or hand scrolling saw.
     
  6. bushcraft kid

    bushcraft kid New Member

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    i would say bare minimum is a coping saw, (and a couple blades cause they dull/break pretty fast) a 4 in one rasp and file tool, (here is a pic <a href="http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2000278/359/4in1-hand-rasp.aspx)" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2000278/359/4in1-hand-rasp.aspx)</a> some sand paper and a vice or c-clamp as hegz pointed out. you should be able to get all of this for under thirty dollars <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> or even lower if you shop around, also check out yard sales and flea markets you can often find barly used tools really cheap. any ways with the coping saw and rasp you can shape just about any sling shot frame you would want if you take your time, then smooth it out with some and sandpaper, finish how you like and you are ready to go <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  7. SlingingDave

    SlingingDave New Member

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    Thanks Guys i think i am going to make a slingshot with a jigsaw and some rasps and sandpaper
     
  8. Hegz

    Hegz New Member

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    If you have access to power tools, then it might be useful to use a hand drill and drill a some holes, large enough for your jigsaw blade to fit through, in any of the tight corners around your chosen slingshot template.<br><br>TheArtofWeapons has a good video tutorial about this here: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6v5iTzGcsE&list=UUpV7D0LoRbYhdx2G-whWyog&index=8" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">LINK</a>
     
  9. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    I recomend a coping saw with rough blades, a jigsaw works faster, but you have to be really careful, especially when you aren't used to work with a jigsaw.<br><br>According to onnod and spatz, I mostly use a rasp, some files and a lot of sandpaper.<br>Btw you should think about a finish, oil or wax are good for the beginning.<br><br>HOWEVER: you got to find out for yourself <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">