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Walnut and Garage Micarta Slingshot

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by cityofthesouth, May 24, 2015.

  1. cityofthesouth

    cityofthesouth Loaded Pockets

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    I've made buckets of homemade micarta but not like this. I've been itching to make a slingshot for a long time, even had some band sets sitting around on my desk for months that I ordered pre-assembled, and wanted to somehow incorporate micarta into it. I couldn't think of a good way to put the layers together after they were shaped like a slingshot so I decided to press it all together as one glob of stuff. I think it worked. Time will tell if it will all stay together.

    Here is a sandwich of canvas, blue construction paper and a slab of walnut.
    [​IMG]slingshot_lumpofstuff by city_ofthe_south, on Flickr

    Here it is after spending some time with my jig saw. The pattern is from the slingshot forum called the mule.
    [​IMG]slingshot_shapedobject by city_ofthe_south, on Flickr

    Pretty quick project really. I think I will go buy a 2" hole saw and cut the crotch first on future variations. To get mine to come out nice I did spend a little extra time with a round file and round dura-block getting it shaped up nicely.
    [​IMG]slingshot_finished1 by city_ofthe_south, on Flickr

    Here it is with a Kershaw Link. I was going to skip on the Link thinking they might eventually put it out with Sandvik steel or something, but the design is so good looking to me, I just had to get one. I do really like it.
    [​IMG]slingshot_link by city_ofthe_south, on Flickr

    It's finished with 400 grit paper and the tube is just 1/4" aluminum cause it seemed like it needed something extra to dress it up.
    [​IMG]slingshot_finished2 by city_ofthe_south, on Flickr
     
  2. baccar-3

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    Fine lookin' catapult.
     
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  3. GiraffeHooves

    GiraffeHooves EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    That is really awesome! I'd take me one of those.
     
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  4. ManVsLawn

    ManVsLawn EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    thats very nice, COTS!! :D
     
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  5. jds1

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    Beautiful work!

    Jeff
     
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  6. guttaperk

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    Gorgeous!


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  7. guttaperk

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    By the way, my username is a local slang word for slingshot!


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    That's pretty cool - is there a literal translation?
     
  9. Lorenzo

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    excellent work, do you make knife scales as well? A matching slingshot&knife set would look oh so wonderful...
     
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    Yes, I have in the past and that's a great idea! I've got 3 more band-sets and some various woods for making more.
     
  11. guttaperk

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    It seems to be derived from the name of the trees that rubber comes from— gutta percha.
     
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    Ahh I see, makes sense.