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Mojave Mo
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I've been to the dark side, and may still be there. I saw an SPS floating in the cloud that had a proud provenance and drove the price to the clouds
as well in a bid to own it!
It arrived as expected with the type of wear and use that such a sling should have. However, against the advice of nearly everyone, including the SlingGods themselves, I chose a road less traveled to a crushing defeat to my makery ego by believing I could remake it, or make it better..ish in a restored sort of way.
I'll save you the time of reliving this horror through my words. I really just want to apologise to all of The Forum members who advised me and to this hardcore SPS fans that may feel a little sick to the stomach.
It is likely I will donate it to a retreat for the ill-tempered as a tax write-off.
1. Ripped of original grips to Epoxy back on over a green g10 liner. Dumb idea in so many ways.
2. Forget the grips and epoxy on some board stock white oak for scales. Cutting the blanks, snap, this is #$? cheap Poplar boardstock??
3. Cool! I found laminated clip- board from 1981 highschool woodshop class. Almost done with cutting scales and l, Snap!!, broke a scale and no mas again!! Now I know why I got a B- on it. Deleted all photos as I then tossed this disaster into a drawer.
4. Took it out and figured it was time to just epoxy board stock Maple and grind away until I found and SPS sort of sling underneath. As if Jim Harris commanded it himself, my dog Ollie nabbed it off the bench one day and left a near crushing defeat on one of the fork tips. This sling was history by my skill-set.
5. Without the Wise, Sage advice of the one and only Dan Hood, "yer gonna have to sand the hell out of that". I may not be here retelling this very tale.
6. This Faux-SPS will live on to one day write it own fortune and as a stark reminder of tales that should be left untold. I now imagine thousands and thousands of shots have hit a target through these very forks, with thousands more to go!
The photos seems to speak for themselves, with the added bonus of an SPS once owned by Michael MJ McClure who welcomed me to the forum and the joy of the SPS.

Please don't try this at home!

Just Shoot It!
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Mojave Mo
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Mo. You should be sent off to the corner somewhere and left to contemplate your...

Though - came out nice. :) Mo-customized.

You could probably glue up the G10 scales sans core to make another. Or send them my way.
If only those scales were G10 and not rubber I may have pulled it off during round one!

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I was one that said "just shoot it" but you've breathed new life into that baby.
You did a really nice job on it my friend.
(But now you can't drop it and get away with it! lol!!)
I know, I know. Maybe I'll dip the whole thing in Liquid Tool and see how she comes out?!

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Should send it to Jim Harris and he can re scale it.

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Yup. There is a thought! Actually, I need to honor Mr. Harris and order up a special sling to remind me of my erroneous ways. My fix-n-fuss days are long behind me!
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Nice re-do Bud! Lotta work but the end result shines!
 

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Mojave Mo
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
I don't care what anyone says Mo, you're a mad scientist and bespoke slingshot modifier of the highest caliber in my book.
Nerd I am both touched and disconcered as well. But of course all of this will be a fading memory as soon as I hit the center dot by my 3rd shot!

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Such a pity. I have to believe Epsom salt could have prevented this tragedy. Dissolve 2 cups in a hot bath and let the salt just suck all those crazy ideas right out into the water. You have to submerge your head for a good deal of the time; I use a snorkel. The baths have proven especially helpful when I've accidentally run short of reality meds a week before my scheduled visit with Dr. Happy.

And oatmeal. You need to start eating a lot more oatmeal Mo, with prunes in it. It's time my friend.
 

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Mojave Mo
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Such a pity. I have to believe Epsom salt could have prevented this tragedy. Dissolve 2 cups in a hot bath and let the salt just suck all those crazy ideas right out into the water. You have to submerge your head for a good deal of the time; I use a snorkel. The baths have proven especially helpful when I've accidentally run short of reality meds a week before my scheduled visit with Dr. Happy.

And oatmeal. You need to start eating a lot more oatmeal Mo, with prunes in it. It's time my friend.
So you feel my pain then?

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