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This is my third slingshot build. I wanted to try out a Tiny Turtle so I downloaded the template and cut out some multiplex. I added the palm swell as an afterthought after having glued in the brass for the lanyard hole (drats!) but it's kinda worked out I think? Also ergo'd it ever so slightly behind for my middle finger. I just love this design. For me, this is now my "Curvylicious". Made for a right hand hold.

Photos show it just out of a BLO bath. I am wondering whether I should rub on some wipe-on Poly or use Formby's Tung Oil finish for a bit more protection? Needs to dry completely first of course. Can't wait to band this up and shoot it! Finishing takes so much patience...
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Turtle turtle turtle! Found you! Nice swells, was shooting my tiny tiny turtle last night wondering how I could make it a bit more comfortable. I think you found it. It looks nice.
 

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Man that things just sweet!

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This is my third slingshot build. I wanted to try out a Tiny Turtle so I downloaded the template and cut out some multiplex. I added the palm swell as an afterthought after having glued in the brass for the lanyard hole (drats!) but it's kinda worked out I think? Also ergo'd it ever so slightly behind for my middle finger. I just love this design. For me, this is now my "Curvylicious". Made for a right hand hold.

Photos show it just out of a BLO bath. I am wondering whether I should rub on some wipe-on Poly or use Formby's Tung Oil finish for a bit more protection? Needs to dry completely first of course. Can't wait to band this up and shoot it! Finishing takes so much patience...
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That is a slick build sir!

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Thanks guys! I am begining to enjoy the builds as a way to unwind after work. Still learning and it's a lot of fun. Must say it is rather gratifying to have a build process to enjoy and a reward to shoot after!

@forkless - I won't take any credit for discovering the swell as CanOpener did it on his original Tiny Turtle and I just copied the idea. See https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=https%3A%2F%2Fslingshotforum%2Ecom%2Findex%2Ephp%3F%2Ftopic%2F29509-Tiny-Turtle&share_tid=29509&share_fid=110205&share_type=t

That one by CanOpener is just masterful!
 

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Very cool tiny turtle you've knocked up there mate..looks a quality frame..what's the dimensions? Cheers
Thank you Mr Brooks! I just used the online template created by CanOpener. It's pictured below along with my reusable template cut-out made from it (stuck on plastic backing).

The Tiny Turtle measures 4 5/8" tall and 2 3/4" wide. Fork gap is 5/8" and the curve of the fork gap allows for a neat 19mm (3/4") hole for a perfect cut-out. The fork tips are 1" wide.

I used 1/2" thick multiplex for the body and the palm swell is just a 3/8" thick multiplex laminated on.
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I keep revisiting this - 'Curvylicious' looks good enough to eat, like a fine pastry. Will you show a pic of it gripped in your shooting hand?
 

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That is very well done sir. The fact that it is your third build amazes me. Love the design in every way. Thanks for taking the time & effort to share...now I just gotta get one !!
Thank you Gary! I am learning with each build and I continue to be inspired by the many build masters here. There are finishing imperfections with this. I did make the mistake of using cheapo blue shop towels to dry it out of the BLO and some of the colour transfered on to the surface when I rubbed. And I also left a bit of glue on hard to get to parts. Thankfully neither will affect how it shoots! No more cheapo shop towels for future builds, white paper towels form the kitchen work fine... Credit for the design and template goes to CanOpener.
 

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I too have had problems with color transfer from the blue paper towels...learned that with selfbows & blackpowder gunstocks. Stick to the white type !!
Canopener really shared a great design & I simply must build one. I must decide what material to utilize as, alas wood is not an available option for me. We raise/train mastiffs & the huge pups see all wood as a toy to chew. Hence my wife asked that all slings be metal/non wood to avert problems.
I am thinking pexiglass/metal composition but looking for other options.Strength being my main concern as grandsons/nephews & friends grab a sling when visiting and shoot (three ranges & woods to hunt @ my place)
Looking forward to your future builds and thanks again for bringing this great design to my attention.
 
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