Zombie slaying Slingbow

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Mithrandir, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Mithrandir

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    Thanks to Joerg for the tutorial and great idea.. this is my attempt at his version, I will eventually use my own ideas and make a similar one but as i continue to build this i learn more and more every time.<br><br>I used a nice piece of birch ply and cut the shapes roughly to the size in the video. I then filed and sanded by hand and now I am waiting to drill some holes and then i can glue and bolt it together. I will also be using paracord and theraband gold. <br><br>I have more ideas such as a pvc pipe for the arrow to slide through for better safety and I need to look into more ideas for an arrow rest.<br><br><img src="http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll198/marshmellllow/008-6.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. tokSick

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    Looks good so far. That just shows you' ve got some skills. I think we will learn from you too. Greets, Red.
     

  3. cbsmith111

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    Nice looking work and a very stylish glove.
     
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    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  6. Mithrandir

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    Thanks guys, I put the bolts in and while the wood glue dried I decided to go out and buy some pvc pipe and rubber tube for the arrow rest. It isn't surgical rubber so it's pretty thick yet workable. The pvc is black because that is the color it will be painted.<br><br>Next the bands were cut 2 feet long, and folded in half to 1 foot. I tapered them from 2 1/2 inches to 1 1/4 inches. This is slightly larger than Joerg's slingbow. The pull on it is pretty intense... <br><br>I still have some adjustments and mods left, it isn't complete yet but It was ready for a test fire and today I tested 1. height 2. length 3. accuracy 4. power ... and I did all this with a homeade arrow with a duct tape tail. Amazing results. <br><br>Videos to come soon, here are some pics of the slingbow and a slingshot I made while my girlfriend made dinner. Enjoy<br><br><img src="http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll198/marshmellllow/003-5.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll198/marshmellllow/002-8.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll198/marshmellllow/004-5.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll198/marshmellllow/005-7.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>
     
  7. Mithrandir

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    Finished, painted flat black... Tied some suede leather for a grip... pvc pipe is set in nice and tight, and I'm buying a whisker biscuit for the front for more stability and a trigger would be nice. <br><br>Also we tested the first slingshot I made and It was pretty powerful, I added a better pouch too, the shots were flying everywhere. Here they are Improved and accurate.<br><br><img src="http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll198/marshmellllow/006-1.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll198/marshmellllow/004-6.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll198/marshmellllow/005-8.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll198/marshmellllow/007-6.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll198/marshmellllow/008-7.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  8. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <div>Very awesome man! I lold about the making slingshot while gf made dinner btw <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">
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  9. Excellent work pylespy..... Love the neat paint job too mate.<br><br>I'm with you on the decision to add the PVC pipe.<br><br>First thing I thought when I saw Joerg's was "Na, that's going straight into the back of my hand" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><br>I think I will be doing the same when I get around to this one (currently still in the middle of the Bullpup.)<br><br>Thanks for the pics<br><br>Spoons
     
  10. JoergS

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    Nice job! Isn't the four-rubber-arrowguide a threat to the fletching? I used three so the fletching can pass without touching the rubber. Whisker biscuit to the front doesn't help much unless you don't draw out in full (all the way to the rubber arrow rest). <br><br>You can replace the rubber guide with a full blown whisker biscuit, much better - but also a lot more expensive. The whisker biscuit costs more than all the other components altogether. <br><br>Are you using a mechanical bow release? I recommend it, as the angle in drawn position is rather sharp. You need to attach a loop to the string, of course. <br><br>Many people were concerned about hitting my hand, although that would <br>have required a crazy angle. But for peace of mind, I added a steel <br>protector later on, plus a wrist brace (which really helps). A tube works, too, but the steel bar does the job just fine.<br><br>You can see these enhancements in this video:<br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/1aP_gKlQd-s" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed>
     
  11. onnod

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    Man that Looks damn good
     
  12. JoergS

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    Oh, regarding your slingshot:<br><br>That looks like waaayyy to much rubber. No wonder you aren't hitting anything with it. I recommend using my online band dimension calculator. You can find it here:<br><br><a href="http://www.slingshotchannel.com/band_calc.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.slingshotchannel.com/band_calc.html</a><br><br>The site also has the link to my band manual. You may find a few valuable tips in it.
     
  13. Mithrandir

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    Thanks everyone, I worked real hard on It and I am still improving It and practicing my newly acquired Slingbow technique thanks to Joerg and his videos. Any ideas or input is appreciated.<br><br><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">Nice job! Isn't the four-rubber-arrowguide a threat to the fletching? I used three so the fletching can pass without touching the rubber. Whisker biscuit to the front doesn't help much unless you don't draw out in full (all the way to the rubber arrow rest). <br><br>You can replace the rubber guide with a full blown whisker biscuit, much better - but also a lot more expensive. The whisker biscuit costs more than all the other components altogether. <br><br>Are you using a mechanical bow release? I recommend it, as the angle in drawn position is rather sharp. You need to attach a loop to the string, of course. <br><br>Many people were concerned about hitting my hand, although that would <br>have required a crazy angle. But for peace of mind, I added a steel <br>protector later on, plus a wrist brace (which really helps). A tube works, too, but the steel bar does the job just fine.<br><br>You can see these enhancements in this video:<br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/1aP_gKlQd-s" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br>Thanks for that video! I was looking for something like that for so long.. your Slingbow design VS store bought bows and It seems like It put up a good fight. <br><br>Today I shot some more wooden arrows. Home made.. dowels with duct tape fletchings. They shoot great for test but not for target or hunting. The Arrow rest Is harder rubber than surgical and the four guides are killing the fletchings. <br><br>The whisker biscuit seems like It may fit in between the two square blocks, or possibly even in the PVC pipe If I cut a piece out and can find a way to hold It in. Like I said, It's 3/4 inch birch all the way around and the bands are larger, So the draw is pretty intense. I can draw to about half way inside the pvc with all my strength. I would love to get a Release...<br><br>I Like your arm rest, I didn't think about that but I did think about how It can wobble around on a good draw. Some of my arrows were still flopping around and even miss-firing.. A whisker biscuit would help so much. </span>
     
  14. mjnilles

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    Congratulations!
     
  15. RickBrandon

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    My wife saw the video for that bow the other night and went nuts for it. <br>I tried to print out the drawing for it, but the scale was all off and the measurements on the page weren't much help to me. Are there any other drawings or blueprints out there I could download so I can make this for her? It would really make her day if I can make one for her.
     
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