Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Jack Sparrow's Slingshot Pistol
I recently watched "Pirates Of The Carribean" again, and I got an idea.
I made a slingshot pistol that looks like a pirate's weapon!
Simple, robust lock and trigger were called for, so a nice push-up system with a metal hinge was installed. The stock design is following flintlock pistol shapes from the 17th/18th century, and of course the pistol had to look antique.
So I used coffee brown ink to dye the multiplex and the round "barrel" rod, then sanded it lightly and oiled it with linseed oil.
I installed a neo magnet to hold (steel) balls in place, but it works with leas just as well.
It is very powerful (three layers of TB gold per side) and also really accurate.
Go hit 'em, Jacky boy!
PS: I filmed the making steps and may upload a how-to video in case enough people want to see it. I am not sure as I already have a how-to for a sling-x-bow.
Posted by The Slingshot Channel at 7:19 PM