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#1 Can-Opener

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 09:35 AM

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Hi Guys,

  Here is a video I made on how to use a template with a router to make a slingshot frame. I used HDPE but the techniques will work equally as well for wood. I hope you find it entertaining :)

 

 



#2 Yago

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 10:28 AM

MASTER!!!!!!!



Your machinist skills are incredibles Can-opener,very nice tuto!!!!!



#3 Btoon84

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 10:43 AM

Thanks for taking the time to make this C-O, you will help many, including myself ;) That's what its all about dude, you get it :) Thanks again. PS- did I mention routers scare the crap out of me?!



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 10:49 AM

Very entertaining !!!!



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 10:51 AM

I am going to move this down to the Tutorials section. Excellent video!

Cheers ..... Charles

#6 you'llshootyereyeout

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 11:02 AM

It's funny to see how much we do the same and the little things we do differently.  Great video!  Super informative. 



#7 Poiema

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 11:27 AM

That was an extraordinary video tutorial, C-O. What a lot of little steps and work involved. It appears that having a planer makes a huge difference in obtaining those beautiful and exciting patterns. It was amazing to see how that melted block of bucket plastic went from drab to hello!

 
It was entertaining. I enjoyed watching the colorful poly confetti spin around and around.  :P
 
Thanks for sharing your HDPE techs.


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 02:10 PM

Thanks so much for that tutorial video
Cheers

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 02:33 PM

Wow! Thanks for the great videos. I watched both and learned so much. The bubbles trick when forming your blanks was especially cool. Now I want one of your shooters even more!



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 02:45 PM

Thanks CO I enjoyed that!

Nice shop and skills!!



#11 Arnisador78

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 03:37 PM

Thanks C-O! It was like watching Bob Ross with slingshots.

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 07:08 PM

Yep....I sure learned some things.  I don't have a thickness planer...but my carpenter friend does and I use his and his router table too.  His son is getting interested in making wooden SSs and I bought him some surgical tubing recently as a bribe to let me use his machines. It worked.



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 07:12 PM

I love the blocks you're producing. They are stunning!

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 08:57 PM

CO……..thank you for your time and tutorial……..very informative.  Regards,  LBH2



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 09:38 PM

I thoroughly enjoyed watching that video!  Thanks for taking the time to put it together!!  You're the man!!!



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 03:52 AM

WOW! - This is great inspiration!

 

- although many will have to fight frustration

and might develop the urge to upgrade their shop ;)

 

I like the dust-removal contraption on your router! -

 

And to niggle a bit concerning safety, I want to

put up the question if the upper block guiding

the saw band can´t be lowered to maybe 1 1/2 inch

width? (which of course would make filming the

process a lot more complicated..)

 

 

Above all, as I said, I like your tutorial alot!

 

thanks for sharing! - kind regards,

 

Be



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 08:35 AM

Your HDPE seems really comfortable to work with, did not expect it to cut so smooth.

Expected it a bit brittle somehow.

 

Really amazing stuff...and the results do speak for themselfes.

 

Amazing Shooters Randy :thumbsup:

 

Cheers



#18 Can-Opener

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 09:31 AM

WOW! - This is great inspiration!

 

- although many will have to fight frustration

and might develop the urge to upgrade their shop ;)

 

I like the dust-removal contraption on your router! -

 

And to niggle a bit concerning safety, I want to

put up the question if the upper block guiding

the saw band can´t be lowered to maybe 1 1/2 inch

width? (which of course would make filming the

process a lot more complicated..)

 

 

Above all, as I said, I like your tutorial alot!

 

thanks for sharing! - kind regards,

 

Be

 

Yes it would be much safer to lower the upper blade guide/ guard!!!  :)  I need you in my shop to watch over me  :) 



#19 BeMahoney

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 09:36 AM

 

WOW! - This is great inspiration!

 

- although many will have to fight frustration

and might develop the urge to upgrade their shop ;)

 

I like the dust-removal contraption on your router! -

 

And to niggle a bit concerning safety, I want to

put up the question if the upper block guiding

the saw band can´t be lowered to maybe 1 1/2 inch

width? (which of course would make filming the

process a lot more complicated..)

 

 

Above all, as I said, I like your tutorial alot!

 

thanks for sharing! - kind regards,

 

Be

 

Yes it would be much safer to lower the upper blade guide/ guard!!!   :)  I need you in my shop to watch over me   :)

 

 

I know you DON´T! :) - I just thought you might like to see me try to say something smart..



#20 Can-Opener

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 09:51 AM

Your HDPE seems really comfortable to work with, did not expect it to cut so smooth.

Expected it a bit brittle somehow.

 

Really amazing stuff...and the results do speak for themselfes.

 

Amazing Shooters Randy :thumbsup:

 

Cheers

 

Hi Jens,

It is very easy to work. I started working it with the idea that I would use it as prototype material. This way I can test out a design before I put lots of effort into making it out of aluminum. I just had to try the color mixing though.  I have an extensive arsenal of slingshot frames. Many of them are very fine materials. Exotic woods and metals. I find myself shooting a HDPE frame daily.  :)This material has very few shortcomings as a slingshot frame. 

 

  One negative of HDPE is it is slick. This is not as big of a  problem if the frame design is right for your hand.  I use cloth tape to add grip.  :) I was so pleased with a frame I finished last night I had to keep it on my night stand. Seemed like it would be weird to have it in bed  :)

 

Check the weather I am in a rain cycle now  :)

 

Take care my friend  :)

Randy






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