Sunday, August 19, 2012

"The Snail Shell"

Made another slingshot over the course of the last few days.

It took that long because this may be the most work and material intensive Hammer Howitzer variation I ever came up with.

It may not look like a Hammer Howitzer, but it is...

It actually is a fully encapsulated "safety" slingshot, made from a total of 8 layers of Multiplex (birch plywood). Each plywood layer cosists of 13 layers of wood, which means this slingshot is made from 104 layers of wood. It looks like a mixture of a sculpture and a piece of pottery!

The whole thing is laquered with yacht polyurethane (three layers), which makes it watertight and very shiny. Even though it offers total protection from handhits and band slaps, the motion of the hand is not hindered at all.

This was a lot of work and sawdust galore, but I think it was worth it. One of my favorites.


  1. It reminds me of your Octagonale-Box design, only more artistic.

  2. Sehr schön gemacht! Schönste Handschutzschleuder die ich gesehen habe.

  3. Wow. That is gorgeous.

    Now you can fire flechettes without fear.

  4. I am very impressed with this design, great job.

  5. A work of art indeed. I really like that. It looks kind of medevil in a way too.

  6. Wow, looks like it could make a good punching weapon too!

  7. Wow, that's absolutly awsome.....
    it looks really nice...

  8. Just stumbled onto your page. Awesome stuff, this one is definitely my favorite. Getting me inspired to get into the hobby. Keep up the good work,