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#21 Daniel Boldeanu

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:18 AM

grip vice

#22 alfshooter

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

Thank you very much Master, the story is fantastic.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

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#24 Wrecksneffect

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

Thank you, lots of great info!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

Thanks! All I need is the coping saw and a free weekend for a walk in the woods.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

Thanks for this
I've not been building slingshots for long and I was just wandered what the best type of wood is I've mostly been using cheap multiplex and i'd just like to know what the best wood I could use?

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:25 PM

Thanks for this
I've not been building slingshots for long and I was just wandered what the best type of wood is I've mostly been using cheap multiplex and i'd just like to know what the best wood I could use?


Spend some time reading through the home made section and take a peek at what others are using. There is no single 'best wood'. Also what is best for one person may not be best for you as it depends on how you rate 'best'. Easiest to work, the strongest, the most easily available, the best looking. So many options.

#28 Old Grouch

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:34 PM

Very well done.

#29 rapidray

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:34 AM

Well, my wife copied the OP's list and took it to our local HF and gave me the kit for Christmas! It will be a couple of weeks as work has been busy!

#30 Bajaja

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:19 AM

You forgot the most importatnt part - first aid kit :D

#31 G30

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:35 PM

I know this is from last year but went out and got a rasp and coping saw after reading this. You made my life easier working on these cedar forks, Thanks for posting this.

 



#32 Hrawk

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:26 PM

Cheers guys, nice to know people find it useful. 



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:05 AM

This video helped me a lot

 



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:05 AM

Thanks for this
I've not been building slingshots for long and I was just wandered what the best type of wood is I've mostly been using cheap multiplex and i'd just like to know what the best wood I could use?

for nattys try to choose Noble woods( fruitwood.tight grain hardwoods) and for boardcuts always check grain.Tight and fine is best.



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:19 PM

...most minimal?

#36 dukanu

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 02:53 PM

Well... I just ordered me some thera band gold :)) about 150cm length. It-s arriving today :) I got myself some pouches from an old belt, and a fork (natural from an old cut down tree). I-ll be posting some pics as soon as i-m done building it . The problem is that i don`t have a disc cutter like in the youtube movie and i-m afraid the bands will be cut wrong. Any suggestions ? Does a normal cutter work as well or ?



#37 Hrawk

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 06:38 PM

A rotary cutter really is the only way to go. A paper guillotine is also pretty good too.

 

Using scissors or a straight blade can cause many problems leading to greatly reduced band life.

 

If you had no other choice then to use a knife, be sure to have one that's razor sharp and has  decent belly on it. Give it a good amount of silicone lube to stop it bunching and stretching the rubber as it cuts.



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:00 AM

Hello
There is/was a clip on youtube: guy is cutting strips of theraband with scissors after covering one side of TB with duct tape. It makes the bands stiffer so it does not move around when being cut. If buying a rotary cutter is not an option I would try that instead.
IMO you will buy a rotary cutter sooner or later ;) :)
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#39 trobbie66

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:16 AM

If you must use scissors ,cover both sides of TB with masking tape. It is easy to mark and peels off easily. Remenber that any nick in the TB will drastically shorten band life!!!!! Good luck.



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:19 AM

If you must use scissors ,cover both sides of TB with masking tape. It is easy to mark and peels off easily. Remenber that any nick in the TB will drastically shorten band life!!!!! Good luck.

 

Yep, don't fully close the scissors when cutting.






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