Jump to content

Close
--Click to Remove Ads--

The Gopher

Member Since 24 Aug 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 20 2017 02:49 PM
****-

Topics I've Started

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!

PicShop-AE81C4687F9EABCEC5E35B8EB9149BD3

PicShop-E1A9346DCCA3EA3DE185E3B336D81872

PicShop-B5B043A3E71AFF3598BDD565AC0F91F1

PicShop-652F751C6E3DB4FB25F311C87F252A3C

PicShop-FBCE4C53996CF0CA86270E1A82E917B9

PicShop-6213C3D15B23712D7D9C6C6D984248E7

PicShop-2A65793EC4D5B187171E47BACD1DDFC0

PicShop-761A70BE1E878069DBF2336B495D5ECE

PicShop-D2363089BB887554197C4D08EB84BF3E

PicShop-24DD07BCEA4AD84E9C3E2BD6E8BE2E2C

PicShop-1E159214D456DD04E8F72C83790EA3C9

PicShop-8865FE86F4AC3E600CD2BC18ECFED4AD

PicShop-44A77B4854A4ED53417F157809211B4D

Vintage slingshots

21 December 2016 - 09:06 PM

Hey fellas, I'm starting to collect a few vintage slingshots, I'd be interested if anyone has a milbro, little David, milligan small, zip zip, etc. Thanks, dan.

Carry On!

22 September 2016 - 09:48 AM

I made this slingshot and knife combo over a year ago but never got around to finishing a carrying setup till now. Finally here it is!

2016-09-22%2007.32.36_zpsewytzvao.jpg
2016-09-22%2007.31.41_zps4eaiu68f.jpg

Heavy Duty

22 September 2016 - 09:43 AM


Here is a big heavy slingshot, it has a 1/4" aluminum core with white G10 liners and black palm scales. The Handle is black palm and synthetic mother of pearl. All the palm was stabilized with cactus juice, but its still a pain in the butt to work with. This is nearly an identical copy of one I made in the past, except the forks and this one doesn't have a lanyard hole. Enjoy!

2016-09-14%2022.10.31_zpssiwyeelr.jpg

2016-09-14%2022.10.58_zpswnwfulzw.jpg

2016-09-14%2022.10.02_zpspurpjvly.jpg

2016-09-14%2022.11.36_zpse9xf64j1.jpg
--Click to Remove Ads--