Tuesday, November 22, 2011

First slingshot after the accident

OK, after 16 days my hand is healed enough for some light slingshot making. Boy, have I missed my workshop!

I used some moor oak leftovers and some plywood, made a new variation on the Hammerhead. Slightly smaller fork tips (18mm dia, so they can be made from the single multiplex board), a slightly thicker "throat" so the pressure on the webbing between index finger and thumb is distributed better, and a "butt tail" at the rear lower end.

I feels really good in the hand, but I need to do some shooting to streamline it. Too bad there is so little daylight now, it is dark when I come home from work.





9 comments:

  1. Nice battle scar. Yours looks a lot better than mine, but it is very similar to my style with a supportive throat and a 'butt tail' as you call it. I think this is the first one you've made similar to my style. I just finished a replacement for my Golden Oldie and it turned out as a very stable shooting platform and also very accurate as a result. I understand being away from your workshop and glad you are able to work; just take it easy for a while... Congratulations again on your partnership. I am happy for you. All the best! ----for some reason I am not able to log in with my other user name of LordRobere since this afternoon...

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  2. To prove my point of the similarity, you may view both my Golden Oldie and the new replacement at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAH7WPglnsI if you would like and have the time.

    Just plywood mostly... :)

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  3. you can do amazing thing with just a bit of wood i wish i could do that
    keep up the great work!!!!

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  4. sieht gut aus! der dickere Hals gefällt mir.

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  5. Hi im a boy in New Jersey and i like to shoot targets but all i have is nerf guns. I got my uncle and dad to make me one and it is good but the forks are slanted back so i have trouble shooting it i would like to have one of yours i find that the panther is the greatest sling shot i have ever seen it is so great. Now picture this im some times wish i could have been born in another time were i could have everything i needed to make a slingshot so many old movies a little boy pulls out a sling shot i get so jelous. Im 13 and i wish i could find the money to buy a nice panther slingshot but i dont now i dont want to sound greety but i would love if you could send me one because i want the rest of my child hood to great but i just need that slingshot can you please send me one for free i would really apriciate it if you did i love the sport of hunting and target shooting i know that you do to so please out of the goodness of your heart plese send me one i would love it and i would be so happy theres no word for it please and thank you FROM: ADRIANO

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