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The Gopher

Member Since 24 Aug 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 22 2017 09:22 PM

Topics I've Started


02 February 2017 - 10:36 AM

I have been looking for some classic Slingshots lately and the opportunity came up to trade for a deadshot. The trader was looking for an OPFS in a bright, tough material, and I just happened to have some 1/4" orange G10 laying around. Here is what I made him.

Scopeshot question

01 February 2017 - 02:21 PM

I was lucky enough to grab this scopeshot, just a quick question though. I have seen various pictures of these some with a closed and rounded bottom and some with it open like this. The patent on this one appears to show a closed bottom. Do you all know what was typical and why there are both?

Tinker Deerslayer

25 January 2017 - 07:51 AM

I won this Deerslayer on the auction site, I really like these old Slingshots and am glad to get this one, my question is this, I'd like to clean up the oxidation on it, but that will likely result in even more of the original red paint coming off. I could remove all the red paint, restore and repaint. Should I leave it as is just clean with a wire brush or go for the full restore? 20170124_161450_zpslrashjpr.jpg

Calculating Elongation

05 January 2017 - 08:41 AM

OK guys, here is a question for you. In my engineering mind I consider % elongation to be calculated by: (draw length-static length)/static length*100. As an example and with an unrealistic setup to keep it simple, if my static was 10" and my draw was 20" that is 100% elongation in my book.


However, I think most people are considering %elongation to be the ratio of draw to static, so in this example they would say 20/10*100 = 200%


I know it may be semantics, but it makes a big difference and may be misleading to someone new.


Is the general consensus among the slingshot community to use the ratio and consider this the elongation?

Ironwood Duet

25 December 2016 - 06:37 PM

This set I finally finished is from two different woods, both called "ironwood". The core of the slingshot and lighter wood on the scales is "Minnesota ironwood" who's real name is hophornbeam. The darker wood is desert ironwood. Slingshot and knife are my own designs and manufacture. The knife steel is 1084. Both fit in a veg tanned sheath that I custom made for this set. Enjoy!













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