Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Hammerhead - new design




 I talked to Tobias, fellow slingshooter and the current record holder for the most powerful handheld discipline, about further enhancing the available designs for hammer grip shooters.

We both use my "Hand Howitzer", which is a great slingshot. However, the "Lead Launcher" is also a good concept. And two of my other frames have advantages, too. So we spent some time thinking about how we can "marry" all these designs.

Here is my take!

The fork is low, which is achieved by making the "throat" very thin - but deep. This way, it is totally solid and won't ever break under stress. It thickens out to a 20 mm round tip, for easy band attachment. The handle is very narrow right under the fork, which is great for holding the frame in the webbing of the hand. A huge palmswell gives you fantastic purchase, and the curved front of the handle is from the "lead launcher" design - very effective. 

I started out with three identical forks, cut from 18mm Multiplex.




Rasp work done.



File work done.


Totally flat over the hand.



Banded up with three layers of TB Gold, very powerful - but manageable with this great frame.



Here you see it next to the three other models that influenced it.




Hope you like it!

22 comments:

  1. WOW! Incredible! just beautiful!
    Doesn`t it look like Sid from ice age?
    must...shoot...this...slingshot...

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  2. Excellent craftsmanship! Lots of rasp work there and the beauty and well balanced look show the effort. From some angles, it reminds me of fine Damascus steel. My clunky sling-shots, regardless of the effort I put into them, never seem to aquire the beauty you seem to create so effortlessly and naturally. I am both envious and impressed. How many different grades/sizes of rasps do you use? I only have three and am looking for a mini-rasp for finer detail.

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  3. Looks very interesting… a different shape! Hey, are you still doing the weekly drawings?

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  4. I agree with Horstel! it reminds me Sid from ice age. Looks great!! Really loved it.

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  5. My favorite part is that from above the multiplex looks like a contour map. It is a very nice effect indeed.

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  6. Brilliant! Looks just like a Hornet to me, but I'm sure it gives a much nastier sting!!!

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  7. lower and wider, and more powerful. very impressive!

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  8. This looks like a highpower and high ergonomic shooter :-)
    perferct wood work! I like it very well!

    here is only one Night between the idea and the finsh product
    I can NOT even really believe it is already finished!
    this is incredible what Jörg have done in this short time! Respekt!

    Tobias

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  9. That's one serious looking slingshot and the name is just perfect.

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  10. very cool design i love the wide flat top

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  11. Great design and execution. Very nice work,

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  12. Beautiful sleek design, and it´s aerodynamic.

    If you ever consider shooting out of an airplane, take this one, it probably creates lift.

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  13. I am pleased to see such innovation and I see the response from your forum members. You are doing good work, Joerg, both in your workshop and in stimulating and entertaining your fans while you are having the best fun. Good on you.

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  14. beautiful work, sir! i wish to make one sort of like this one in the future. will you make a video about this?

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  15. How do you bond the 3*18mm pieces? Epoxy, contact glue?

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  16. i love it, I want one an where can i get one??????? the futuer wife got me the dankung panther an over the moon with it,But saying that that look like joy too play with must be great too make a peace of art like that. all the best from scobers15

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  17. Have to say i really love the slim you i think you call it golng to try an make that one hops you don mind

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  18. Function resulted in beautiful design.

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  19. plans please. sell me one, I cant find anything local. Ill soon be the slingshot rep for my town. spreading your name everyday. Keep it up,PLEASE!

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