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  1. Homemade Slingshots
    I glued together a couple samples of stranded bamboo and carved away. Added a few coats of linseed oil but they aren't soaking in much, must be because if all the resins used in constructing the material. Anyway, thought I'd share and thank everyone for all of the tutorials. I've been watching...
  2. Homemade Slingshots
    Churned this one out of some 'Chuck Norris Wood' earlier today as it's ebay sunday again. This stuff really is as tough as nails, on the junka test the steel ball actually went home for the day. I've got 1 blank left, I just hope my rasp can withstand another round. Finished with my usual 240g...
  3. Homemade Slingshots
    Hey folks, I've been working on this one for a while. Keeping myself busy by trying some new (to me) techniques. First thing i wanted to try was steam bending. Another technique i wanted to try was inlaying of some sort. This is what I came out the other end with: 2" between the forks. 5" in...
  4. Homemade Slingshots
    Hello everyone! Here is my latest creation made from a goodwill bought bamboo cutting board, and some jatoba scraps I had laying around. Overall length is about 5 inches, and man this is a light one! The cutting board was made from many laminated strips of bamboo so I am anticipating this to be...
  5. General Slingshot Discussion
    THIS IS FOR DANNY breaking 1.8 cm thickness bamboo cutting board with crossbar reinforcement and 2.2 cm thickness very tough oak floorboard x2 with no defect please use common sense when making slingshots, this test does not prove their strength biased verdict, bamboo when properly glued...
  6. Homemade Slingshots
    Here's a nice little shooter I banded up today. Its one of the stronger ones of the batch completed recently. I started it off with AusBand Blue (15mm x 170mm) but it broke after only about 50 shots. So I dug deeper into the parts bag and pulled out some pieces of 1745 Tubing. Figured I'd give...
  7. Homemade Slingshots
    Hey guys, Been a long time since I have posted a SS on here. Just finished one for a friend that helped me out on my house. He doesn't shoot slings but i hope, with this, to get him started I let him grab my slingshot one day just to see how he holds, shoots etc He seems comfortable with a...
  8. General Slingshot Discussion
    O.K. folks ... I went cruising the local second hand stores yesterday. Tuesdays are Seniors Day, and we old farts get a 20% discount. Well, just look at what I found: Well, kiddies .... Can you say "boo shooters"???? Cheers ..... Charles
  9. Slingshot Tutorials
    The term "Boo Shooter" is based on two ideas. First, these slingshots are quite compact ... sort of peek-a-boo slingshots. Second, most of the slingshots of this type that I have made have been made from bamboo. Here are three examples to give you an idea of what they are: The one on the left...
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