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Little Foot "The Irish"

12 April 2017 - 10:44 AM

Ordered one or YSYEO's Little Foot Cores a few weeks back. I had been wanting to do a build with micarta and other manmade materials but was afraid of messing with epoxy and getting every thing lined up. Before this build I basically just laminated my stock together and board cut it. This time I used a top bearing up cut bit and Matt's core as a template. I traced out the design on my stock and rough cut it(still very close) attached the rough cut scales to the core and then used the router bit to even it up. I did not use epoxy on this I used Gorilla Glue's new clear non foaming formula. I tested it on some scraps first and after 24 hours I could not pry it a part with a pry bar(I did try using a pry bar.) 
I used canvas micarta for the core and some scraps that my sheet good vendor threw in with my micarta order. I built a little glueing frame to keep the scales from slipping and glue up went without a hitch. I then proceeded to drill holes and cut slots for the slot method of attachment......That went terrible awry. I threw it in the trash...yep. Then I fished it out. I wish I'd take photos of the faux pas so you could see what a good recovery job I did. But I was too miffed to do so. I filled the drill holes with 1/8" copper pin stock, then I mixed some epoxy and filled the slots with that. It took two applications but it worked great. I drilled my holes for pins and rounded over the edges. Then I tried to go all Lewis Pride on it. I wet sanded down to 3200 grit and then put it on the buffer for 10-15 ,minutes. Shines like glass I tried to get the camera to catch it but it just cannot do the finnish justice. Nathan Masters showed me some of his customs at the MWST and ever since I've been inspired to create something like that. Not sure I ever will but I will keep trying. Let me know what you think.  

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Monday Slingmail Double Header

13 March 2017 - 02:42 PM

I received these two Beauties today. The Weber SlingBow from E-Bay. its in pristine condition I wonder if it were ever shot. The tubes are dry rotted but unworn. The Howitzer I picked up of the Slingshot forum from member Jake Heaton for $40.00. Thanks Jake, It weighs almost a pound and a half. Can't wait to band and shoot. I am not sure what size/type of tubes for the Weber, any suggestions would be appreciated


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Milligan Special on the Way

23 January 2017 - 01:30 PM

Won my first E-Bay auction, no one else bid, so I probably payed too much. But I wanted this little piece of Slingshot history Should be here Friday. Curious how it will shoot once I have some new bands on it :) s-l1600.jpg

Trouble with short forks?

19 January 2017 - 03:59 PM

Anyone else have trouble with TTF on frames with short forks. I get low fork hits and hand hits. I've had to relegate my Hammer to Slingbow only and was shooting it with the Slingshot head this afternoon and hit the back of the handle flange that goes over the top of your hand. I have been told its because I let my anchor drift away from my face but I am about 95 percent sure that I didn't do that this afternoon. Dinging a $100 frame chaps my hide a bit 


Great Service From Simple Shot

05 January 2017 - 10:37 AM

Just wanted to say thanks to Nathan and the Simple Shot crew for excellent customer service. I appreciate the service after the sale and these guys are top notch. Everyone is quick to complain when things go awry, but not quick to post when things are good. Thanks Guys! I recommend you a lot and its good to know I am steering people in the right direction. Thanks again 

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