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#21 brucered

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:15 PM

How do the Poly and Wood work together? Is it a full Poly core with wood palm swells or is it a Poly top and Wood handle?

I haven't seen too many successful posts or threads on Wood & Poly being joined.

Edited by brucered, 16 March 2017 - 08:20 PM.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:23 PM

The plastic runs in the wood which i cut out a slut for the plastic i plane on using pins and glue to finish it off .
Was wondering if anyone has knows the best glue to use on this i am thinking epoxy.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 03:08 AM

How do the Poly and Wood work together? Is it a full Poly core with wood palm swells or is it a Poly top and Wood handle?
I haven't seen too many successful posts or threads on Wood & Poly being joined.

The combination of pins and glue should make it very strong

Edited by romanljc, 17 March 2017 - 03:12 AM.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 03:39 AM

Think may be worth notching the plastic as well - Epoxy should be OK... HDPE as far as I know is not the best substrate for glue as its sort of self lubricating...


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:54 AM

How do the Poly and Wood work together? Is it a full Poly core with wood palm swells or is it a Poly top and Wood handle?
I haven't seen too many successful posts or threads on Wood & Poly being joined.

The combination of pins and glue should make it very strong
It may be, but I personally wouldn't do it. If you really want to use that pine, make some small accents or palm swells on a Ply core frame. It is such a soft wood to begin with, now using it to bond to a material that no one else seems to bond stuff with, seems like a stretch.

Based on the amount of frames made with this combination (I haven't seen any), something tells me it should be avoided.

Wood on wood or all Ply seem to be the standard.

Edited by brucered, 17 March 2017 - 06:57 AM.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:44 AM

I'm not saying you shouldn't try it, if nothing else it will be a learning experience, but an HDPE core would be my second to last choice for core material just in front of spaghetti!



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:51 AM

If I'm correct he is looking to insert an essentially finished SS into a pine handle with a slot to house what would be a tang... Glued and pinned. Which if is the case should be fine. 

 

What I would suggest is he post images as he goes so he can get good pointers and not kill or maim himself...



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:15 AM

How do the Poly and Wood work together? Is it a full Poly core with wood palm swells or is it a Poly top and Wood handle?
I haven't seen too many successful posts or threads on Wood & Poly being joined.

The combination of pins and glue should make it very strong
It may be, but I personally wouldn't do it. If you really want to use that pine, make some small accents or palm swells on a Ply core frame. It is such a soft wood to begin with, now using it to bond to a material that no one else seems to bond stuff with, seems like a stretch.
Based on the amount of frames made with this combination (I haven't seen any), something tells me it should be avoided.

I have seen it the wood is just there for looks it's the plastic that give it strength put some pins in
Epoxied in all up now waiting for it to dry
Wood on wood or all Ply seem to be the standard.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:16 AM

It may sound harsh, but I wouldn't shoot that if you paid me, sorry. It does not look safe to me.

Stay safe and I hope you accomplish what you are setting out to do

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:21 AM

It may sound harsh, but I wouldn't shoot that if you paid me, sorry. It does not look safe to me.
Stay safe and I hope you accomplish what you are setting out to do

You never shot a hdpe plastic
Or a plastic and steel slingshot
If you shot a trumark or any Wal-Mart brand slingshot you actually did the only difference it's hdpe plastic core which is stronger.
Which I shoot all the time

Edited by romanljc, 17 March 2017 - 10:31 AM.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:26 AM

From my perspective, it does not look safe. I have made plenty and shoot plenty of HDPE.

Yours looks too thin, rough and I still can't see how far down into that pine it goes.

You are free to shoot it all you want. I hope it is safe.

Edited by brucered, 17 March 2017 - 10:36 AM.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:32 AM

From my perspective, it does not look safe. I have made plenty and shoot plenty of HDPE.
Yours looks too thin, rough and I still can't see hoe far down into that pine it goes.
You are free to shoot it all you want. I hope it is safe.


Pins go through the whole frame out the other side

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:35 AM

From my perspective, it does not look safe. I have made plenty and shoot plenty of HDPE.
Yours looks too thin, rough and I still can't see hoe far down into that pine it goes.
You are free to shoot it all you want. I hope it is safe.


Pins go through the whole frame out the other side
And I shoot that same basic design hdpe fork all the time even got some fork hits with 50 cal lead ball double tbg and no breaks

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:47 AM

Are you building this one for your trip to Europe ?



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:57 AM

Are you building this one for your trip to Europe ?


No I decided not to bring one don't think I will have anytime to use it there anyway . Was a thought though.😁

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 03:23 PM

Pins glue all done still working on the finnsh maybe I will leave rough .
Try it out first .
It is definitely soild as a rock now


Pins glue all done still working on the finnsh maybe I will leave rough .
Try it out first .
To a view pics .
It feels great in the hammer grip hold which is what I like to shoot .
It definitely soild as a rock now

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:16 AM

How do the Poly and Wood work together? Is it a full Poly core with wood palm swells or is it a Poly top and Wood handle?
I haven't seen too many successful posts or threads on Wood & Poly being joined.

The reason is you cant really sand hdpe like other materials

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:10 AM

Well, you definitely are handy and willing to learn, I look forward to your future builds and good luck!!



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 08:10 AM

Well, you definitely are handy and willing to learn, thanks I look forward to your future builds and good luck!!

I decided to do this to this one its more art then slingshot in a way
the Finnish is on purpose I wanted it a little rough holds better in my hand .
I like to experiment with them .

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 05:48 PM

Thats Pine ( Oregon maybe )... Its a softwood so like the others say - use with extreme care - or don't...

 

Agreed - Pine.

 

I wouldn't use it. Better safe than bloody.

 

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