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#1 Howard

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 08:56 AM


Inspired by Gamekeeper Johns shared design i made such a fish-style boardcut. The fork is a little wider, the tail is modified and the rest is a little more smooth to fit my hand. Since the last pocket slingshot i made i am really a fan of small shooter mounted with medium to strong bands. Its a lot of fun to shoot them and they fit the pocket more easily. I have 2 more in the works and finished this today.

I am still struggeling with getting the coating clean, smooth and without noses but i am working on it.Maybe 4-6 slingshots more and i will have fixed that problem. The next slingshots will be the first with spray lacquer. Maybe that will work better then. This one i tried to thin the poly with turps and used a towel to afflix it to the wood. I am still not happy with that. Any comments on that would be much appreciated.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:07 AM

looks better than perfect in the picture, very good color!

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:44 AM

Nothin' wrong with that! I made one and it don't look that good. :P

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 10:14 AM

very very cool!

i hang mine upside down.. i use a tack or tiny nail to stick in the bottom of the handle and then string it upside down and then paint the poly on it.. i thin my poly out a lot and i do many many layers. sand in between if i have to.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 10:17 AM

Looks good!

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 10:22 AM

That is one mean looking slingshot. I like it!

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 10:48 AM

that looks lovely howard,nice work

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 11:34 AM

gamekeeper???

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 11:34 AM

yeah it looks like one.. i made a similar design, but the pinky hole is complete instead of open.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 11:40 AM

Thanks guys!

The finish is quite ok. But in RL when you take a very close look you see some very small nicks and stuff which i want to get rid of.

i use a tack or tiny nail to stick in the bottom of the handle and then string it upside down and then paint the poly on it.. i thin my poly out a lot and i do many many layers. sand in between if i have to.

I won't punch holes in the slingsthot!!! :P
But this layering with very thin poly is the method i try with the sith slingshot atm. Still not enough poly on it. Takes many days. There should be a quicker way! :D


gamekeeper???

I am quite sure it was his design with what i started.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 11:42 AM

yeah it takes many days.. patience is the real work to me

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 11:52 AM

you mean this model??

that gamekeeper took, and made a copy of it, but he cut a piece of material to suit the way he shoot?

http://slingshotforu...cha-para-todos/

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MAN!!... swear to good never share more designs!!

#13 strikewzen

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:02 PM

but.. yours is so much better mariachi :naughty:

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:21 PM

:blush: you!! flatterer!!

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:24 PM

you mean this model??

that gamekeeper took, and made a copy of it, but he cut a piece of material to suit the way he


Did not want to hurt your feelings, all i know is i took the idea from the 2nd Post of this thread: http://slingshotforu...wed-up-earlier/

but.. yours is so much better mariachi


Have to agree. Maybe not better but different. In a very better way! lol :P

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:38 PM

Looks great, I use spray on laquer or spray poly, hate brush on! When sanding, always go with the grain to prevent those small cross grain scratches, I start with a 180 grit and finish with 400 grit paper.. always works..

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 08:36 PM

Looks nice

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 03:54 PM

You did a very good job, like it.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 04:19 PM

very nice, who doesn't like small slingshots, just made a mini natural and i love the thing, in total it took 2 mins to build lol, but ima work on it more.
but yeah having a pocket slingshot is always nice




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