Saturday, October 22, 2011

Stainless Steel.

My wife hates it when I make a steel slingshot...

It is loud. It stinks. It is dirty.

Today, she was at the University, and I HAD to make a steel frame... it's been a long time.

Steel is so much more demanding. It takes a long time to "carve" the shape out of it, and the parts get very hot, too. But in the end, you get rewards galore. Unbreakable. Shiny. Hefty. Unique.


I made this one from a 12 mm and a 30 mm stainless steel rod, drilled the handle out for the fork and welded everything shut. The angle grinder got a lot to do.

I did not polish this to a high shine, just 80 grit - looks "business", and is not slippery at all.

It has the low forks of the Howitzer, deadly effective.




24 comments:

  1. For some reason, I think of the "Fat Boy" of atomic bombs in WW2. I like the matte finish as I think it will be better gripped in sweaty hands. Well done Joerg. I may try your low fork design in my next sling-shot but out of the simplest, multiplex wood. My newest sling-shot is just a week old as my pissed off dog chewed up my last one.

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  2. Almost like an RPG. It looks all business, Great work!

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  3. looks really solid, must be very accurate, and must have some good weight to it. great job sir!

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  4. What material do you prefer over all?Is steal your favorite?I prefer carbon fiber slingshots.All though this sling shot is AWESOME!

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  5. Like Tosh Togo said, this reminds me of a bomb aswell.

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  6. Say it with stainless. That's what I always say.

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  7. It has a certain stark beauty.

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