wooden Pipeshot?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Abe_Stranger, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Abe_Stranger

    Abe_Stranger New Member

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    First of all, I'd like to establish something: this is for a good friend with a love of slingshots and a horrible case of follicular lymphoma. Please, I'm serious about this, and I didn't want to bring it up on SSF.com. I'm not afraid of being judged (well, to be honest, I am, but only a bit); I just have a feeling this forum will provide better results. <br><br> Okay, here we go. My friend has been a slingshooter for many years, and has recently begun chemotherapy treatments. The pain is unbearable, and I'm wont to believe him, mostly because I've seen him walk away from a car accident--I was there, trust me--looking as though he'd just left the drug store after buying Q-tips. As a result of the pain, he has started using MMJ (medical marijuana, for those of you outside the US, as if you didn't already know). He can go out, walk through the woods, shoot his slingshot...that is, until the stuff wears off. Knowing this, I thought to myself, "He could combine the two and save some hiking weight--which surely attributes to the pain." <br><br> I drew up a preliminary blueprint, and it looks solid. The only issue I can see is structural integrity. Do any of you have opinions on this matter? I would like to give my friend a quality piece of work, without the risk of said work breaking. I have considered using metal, but have scrapped the idea; it would probably look like crap, as my tools are for wood, thus making metal work near impossible.<br><br> Thanks in advance for any feedback I may recieve.
     
  2. Abe_Stranger

    Abe_Stranger New Member

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    <img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/17/25/47/62/pipesh11.png" border="0" alt="">This is simply a mock-up of the actual design. I will certainly put much more work and detail into the final design.
     

  3. thecoog

    thecoog New Member

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    What you might consider is using a metal pipe as a basis to build it around for ease and durability. Just split a piece of wood and carve matching (or near enough) recesses into it to match the pipe leaving the bowl and mouth piece clear. Then it's just a matter of attaching some forks.
     
  4. pipesmoker

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    take a natural fork<br>drill hole true the stem,like your drawing,3-4 mm dia<br>buy a screw-on pipehead online or in a headshop if in a med state<br>screw it on on the mark of the big dot on your drawing<br>voila,there's your slingpipe!!<br>smoke& shoot!!<br>grtz<br>P