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Drew Bilbrey
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This is my second slingshot. Pretty basic design. Pretty comfortable for me though. White oak with red cedar on the handle. Can't wait to put some better bands on it. I'm veering away from boardcut since my first was near disastrous. This oak is definitely tougher, but I know it's not indestructible. :)
 

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Very nice and should be plenty of room to avoid fork hits while getting comfortable with your technique/shooting style! Cool how that knot captured in the palm swell looks like an an aggressively focused eye concentrating towards the fork gap too.
 

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Ha! I didn't notice that about the knot on the handle but you're right. It does look like an eye. I've been practicing as I get time between work and getting things finished at home before winter. I'm needing to build a catchbox as well so I can use some better ammo aand not worry about wasting it. Gonna try marbles. Found some for a fairly cheap price.
 

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Well of course a nice catchbox is essential to recycle ammo but all you really need is a couple old t-shirts, towels, or blanket/sheet hung up by the upper edge and hanging loose as a back drop. You won't shoot through it unless your shooting sharp corner "cube" or sections of cut threaded rod or rerod. Then sometimes it'll rip it up. Charles over on theslingshotforum.com has a tutorial for a pvc pipe frame setup that collapses into a plastic tote bin for portability. Nathan Masters also made a video about his thats a tote itself with a towel hanging inside. Joerg actually shot a hole through the bottom of it with his record monster. Check out the video if you havn't, quite funny when he's poking his finger in it
 

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Well of course a nice catchbox is essential to recycle ammo but all you really need is a couple old t-shirts, towels, or blanket/sheet hung up by the upper edge and hanging loose as a back drop. You won't shoot through it unless your shooting sharp corner "cube" or sections of cut threaded rod or rerod. Then sometimes it'll rip it up. Charles over on theslingshotforum.com has a tutorial for a pvc pipe frame setup that collapses into a plastic tote bin for portability. Nathan Masters also made a video about his thats a tote itself with a towel hanging inside. Joerg actually shot a hole through the bottom of it with his record monster. Check out the video if you havn't, quite funny when he's poking his finger in it
Thanks. I'll definitely have to check those out.
 

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Nice Job. The design and the wood seems more stable.
 

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Looks really nice:)
 

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Looks beautiful!! good job!

Pemplate reminds me the Whammo.

Have you considered attaching bands on OTT style? maybe it can make less twisting stress on the frame, good for boardcutting!
 

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Looks beautiful!! good job!

Pemplate reminds me the Whammo.

Have you considered attaching bands on OTT style? maybe it can make less twisting stress on the frame, good for boardcutting!
Thanks. I actually am planning on using OTT style attachment. I just haven't purchased any new band material yet. Will probably do that in a day or two. :)
 

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Agree with BV about tubes OTT.

And BV that was some nice picture editing!

Nice looking shooter, now just needs lots of practice.
 

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If you find it straining your wrist or leaning back towards you when you draw, you might want to consider taking an inch or so off of the forks.
Happy Shootin'!
 
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