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#1 sideshooterTN

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:33 PM


Hey everyone,
I'm new to slingshot forum and after shooting my dads old marksman brand slingshot then a homemade natural fork for about a week or two I wanted to try a board cut.
I made it with a handsaw and dremel with a sanding attachment.
Specs: It is a Bill Hays patriot made from 3/4 mdf. I'm planning to put in universal forks (I like side shooters) but haven't got around to applying stain or finish cause I just made it yesterday.
So please tell me what you think.

Thanks,
SSTN








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#2 Charles

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:43 PM

Looks like you did a good job on the form. Good idea to go with a proven form first time out. I always worry a bit about the strength of MDF for slingshot frames, but I believe others on the forum have used it.

Cheers ....... Charles

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:50 PM

Welcome to the forum and lovely slingshot!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

Looks great. Have you had a chance to shoot it yet?

#5 sideshooterTN

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:20 PM

Looks great. Have you had a chance to shoot it yet?

yes I have shot it a few time and it is very precise even though i'm not used to shooting ott style

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:07 PM

Great first slingshot, hope it shoots well for you.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:36 PM

Welcome to the forum!

Wow, can't say it was homemade, looks like you brought from a Pro maker :D

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:20 AM

Hello and welcome. Nice work on that ss. Like Charles i' m not sure about the MDF' s strenght i think plywood is more apropriate for slingshots.
Cheers.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:38 AM

as above on the MDF thing although Hawk uses it to good effect. I have one of his slingshots and its sturdy enough.

very neatly cut on your first though :)

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:21 AM

Welcome and very neatly cut looks great!

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:05 AM

Hello and welcome. Nice work on that ss. Like Charles i' m not sure about the MDF' s strenght i think plywood is more apropriate for slingshots.
Cheers.

yeah I heard that mdf might have strength issues. I'm planning to get some 12 ply birtch or some hdpe for my next slingshot, but this mdf is all I have for the time being. besides I saw that several other forum members use mdf so i can't be that bad.
Thanks for your input,
sstn

#12 Knoll

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:09 AM

Ya did good job!




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