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#1 gaia

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 08:21 AM


The 3 tool-off!

 

 

The idea for this little competition is to see who can make the best slingshot using only three different tools. ​The more ancient and obscure the better!

 

That's excluding essentials such as polishes and varnishes.

 

How to enter:

 

Tell us whether you're going to join in or not.

 

Post a couple of pics showing the rough build process. Show the tools in action!

 

Post a picture of each tool that you are using.

For example:

 

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After all those who have entered have posted their builds, we'll vote on them in a poll.

 

 

The winner recieves the slingshot I build!

 

Good Luck to all!  :bowdown:  :bowdown:  :bowdown: 



#2 Toolshed

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 09:08 AM

You're going to use a mountain goat to build my slingshot??  :naughty:



#3 Tony the slinger

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 12:01 PM

I'm in! 

I'm using a rasp, sandpaper, and a wood burner!

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#4 gaia

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 04:09 AM

Awesome tony!



#5 gaia

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 04:09 AM

You're going to use a mountain goat to build my slingshot??  :naughty:

 Yup :D



#6 Toolshed

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 07:58 AM

Can't figure out which three tools to use.  I'd like them to be somewhat unique....  (Please, Don't hold me to a full build here....I have a severe case of 'ooo, look, a bunny' and off to other projects....)

I think my cleaver will be one....

 

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Not sure how to incorporate some cast aluminum....Or my lathe....  :screwy:

 

Heck, the competition will likely be over before I choose three out of three thousand tools....



#7 brucered

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 09:13 AM

Does the initial cut of the fork shape to size with a saw, count as a tool? I'll assume my pen markings don't count as a tool

If not, I think I'm in as I wanted to make one that was completely power tool free. I'm working on a little plinker right now. Outside of cutting the fork, I've only used a pocket knife, 4-1 rasp file and sandpaper.

It's a piece of Oak from a branch I cut down from our yard on the weekend and was working on Saturday and Sunday.

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#8 brucered

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 06:52 PM

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#9 Chuck Daehler

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 07:21 PM

Shucks, my build along photos have not included the hand tools. 

Question...Would including them with the final finished frame and of course the build along compiliation be OK? 

 

I'm not much of a contest enter-er but to add to content I'm in if the above is approved.  I'm not making any frames in the near future (or so I think, LOL)



#10 brucered

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 10:10 AM

Is this thing still on?

#11 Toolshed

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 10:33 AM

Give us some time.  :-)

 

Some of us have Gingery machines to build, and wives, and jobs.  HAHAHAHA



#12 gaia

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 02:03 PM

Shucks, my build along photos have not included the hand tools. 

Question...Would including them with the final finished frame and of course the build along compiliation be OK? 

 

I'm not much of a contest enter-er but to add to content I'm in if the above is approved.  I'm not making any frames in the near future (or so I think, LOL)

No problem, as long we can see the tools in the final pic its ok!



#13 gabeb

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 02:39 PM

I'm in. #1 Coping saw #2 wood file #3 sandpaper (is more than one ok?(80,220,880,1000))



#14 gabeb

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 09:23 AM

When is the competition over?


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#15 gabeb

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 12:45 PM

A nice willow fork that I cut, dried, then shaped. The photos show a rough build process. Image1466448163.722731.jpg Image1466448173.310181.jpg Image1466448182.495881.jpg Image1466448201.279585.jpg Image1466448209.431493.jpg Image1466448217.600312.jpg
After a tung oil soak the fork is ready to dry.Image1466448260.495322.jpg

Now the finished shooter.Image1466448283.239881.jpg Image1466448290.006957.jpg

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Posted 24 June 2016 - 12:23 PM

Can a dumpster be one of my tools??  I got a crap-ton of Corian out of one I'm thinking of using to make some slings.  :rofl:



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:08 PM

I'm still building.  Got it cut and banded and shot the golf ball a few times last night.  I still need to put some spit and polish on it to make it all "purty" but so far I've only really used two tools, the hatchet and my belt sander.

 

I'll likely use a pocket knife to purty it up and maybe to some carving on it.  The thing is a pickle fork, about 8-10" long.  Oh, when I said shoot the golf balls, I didn't mean those were the targets!!!



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 05:21 PM

Can I submit an entry using only two tools?



#19 Toolshed

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 07:13 PM

Still wondering what the third tool will be....

 

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My son locking and loading, one round.....

 

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Prepare to fire!!!!

 

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Oh, yeah, this is a pickle fork shooter....It shoots golfballs

 

 

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#20 wn4Studios

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 11:21 AM

I'm in if this is still on? Deadline?


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