with all this starship talk...

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Cuthbert Allgood, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood New Member

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    This is a stainless steel metal thing that was attached to this wheelchair when I acquired it from the garbage. It was in mint condition so I took it for my computer chair. Best chair ever.. <br>Anyways, this piece looks a lot like like a slingshot in the making.<br>any advice to actually make it work?<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=54&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0062.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=55&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0063.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=56&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0064.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=57&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0065.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a>
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    How strong are the arms if you cut out the ends and make a fork would it hold ? Or would it wobble?
     

  3. Cuthbert Allgood

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    the arms are welded to the "arm loops". the thing is rock solid. I figured something like cutting the tip of the bent loop at the end, adding some kind of wood fork tips?
     
  4. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Yeah man, I like where you are going with this <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>maybe a nice wooden handle grip as well.
     
  5. Cuthbert Allgood

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    yeah i want to have as much wood in there as I can. I really have no idea where to start with it
     
  6. Kyl

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    Hey bj000, That thing has promise. Do you shoot gansta style, and do you hold your frame in your left hand? If so, I know what I would do. I would hold it just like in the third picture, in my left hand. With my arm though the left "D" shaped bit. Then I'd make a wooden handle that fastens to the forward band/ring. Probably near where that steel nipple is. If the nipple is in the way, I'd just saw it off. Use a bolt through the handle and in to the band/ring. Then cut the circular curve off of the forward end. Leaving the the two bars to be bent perpendicular and to the right for the verticle forks. I think that it would make a very cool looking slingshot. All stretched out, shiny and very powerful.
     
  7. Cuthbert Allgood

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    i hold in my left, and i can shoot gansta but i usually shoot somewhere in between gansta and vertical.<br>in that third pic, that is how i imagine it working, just like you said.<br>This thing will be pretty scary when its done lol.<br>thanks for the advice!
     
  8. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Have fun lol, can't wait to see <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  9. Bill Hays

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    Without knowing whether you have tools to work with steel... like a heavy vise, torch and hammers for example... it's kind of difficult to give you some ideas for that.<br><br>The rods look to either be chrome plated steel or are stainless... if chrome plated, it would be a totally different process to get what you want... and if stainless, well the rods are really thick and would be difficult to manipulate unless you have the correct tools.<br><br>So do you have tools that can bend the (what looks to be 1/2") steel into shapes?
     
  10. Cuthbert Allgood

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    first of all, the metal is hollow stainless tubing. I dont know if I have the tools for this job yet. I am pretty sure I could cut it with a hacksaw, but maybe not. I do not have a torch or a heavy vise .<br>I don't think it needs much bending at all, to be honest. It is pretty much ready to band up, after i cut the end of the loop, creating two forks.<br>Thanks for the tips though, because truly I have no idea what I am doing.
     
  11. Bill Hays

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    Ahhh, that makes it much easier to manipulate.<br><br>You can cut the end in the middle with a small and cheap wheel pipe cutter, that'll turn the edge inward making it easier on future band attachment. To turn and bend the prongs either a thick walled cheater pipe or a decent hole drilled in a good strong piece of wood can be used.... so long as the long arms can be held still.