Henry the Hermit· Super Moderator
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Some time back I said I was going to make a bent rod slingshot from a copper grounding rod. Unfortunately the "copper" rod turned out to be copper plated steel and I don have the equipment to bend it. So, I ordered some 5/16 inch stock (2 aluminum, 1 brass, and 1 stainless steel) and today bent up the first. It used just over 12 inches of T6061 aluminum rod, so by a slight adjustment to the size, I will be able to get 2 more from the first rod. Tools were a vice, 2 large screws with eyes, a 6 inch length of 3/8 inch pipe and a hacksaw. Next I will fashion a block of wood to slip between the "handle" portion and polish the aluminum. I slipped on an old set of Daisy bands and it shoots great. Here's a picture of the raw fork. I'll post more as I get it looking better.