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Mojave Mo
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Before my recent faux-retirement I could have finished this sling in about a week. With the help of the Pocket Predator Sideshooter Metal Core and my un-retirement I was able to complete this sling in about 5 weeks!
My goal was (and still is) an absolute blemish free sling. My OCD will learn to not look at this slings defects as this will be my tool for striking match heads and cutting cards. I wanted this sling once I saw Treefork shredding with a Hayes original sideshooter. I couldn't pry one out of any of youz so with the help of my Hayes Core and some cabinet grade walnut I present to you my Mo-Hayes Meatloaf Sammich!
My overzealous sanding created a flaw where you can see the mounting hardware from the backside. I can't feel it when I am shooting, but I am pondering a 'fix' if I can stand making another.
Next on the bench is the PP Ranger Core. If I keep my wits, then THAT sling will come together just perfectly. Thanks for looking! Mojave Mo
P.S.--- did I band this correctly? Yes of course I can Google my answer, but what the heck does Google know?
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Mr. Mo - sorry you missed your goal. You are correct - there are numerous flaws throughout. More importantly, there is about a 6 micron gap at the top and an 8 micron gap at the bottom, where the SS interfaces w/ your index finger and thumb. Sadly, this will most likely prevent it from ever shooting accurately enough to cut cards and light matches.

Fortunately, you can remedy this by mailing it to a newbie for which it is my honor to volunteer. In fact - I will even pay postage and I promise to treat your doomed SS with the utmost of respect.

Seriously - beautiful slingshot - enjoy it and best of luck with your card-cut and match stick lighting adventures.
 

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Ray Rowden
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Wow!

Somebody was MOtivated on this build!

The 1/2-inch core, 1/2-inch walnut scales, and sanding, sanding, sanding!

I'd have to take up weight lifting to shoot that rascal.

And it is gorgeous!

Hat tip to you, Mo!
 

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Mojave Mo
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Dang guys. All of you are such noteable makers and shooters and even a couple of finicky collectors! Your praise will get me through the ranger core sitting on the bench.
Indeed KK my hands are grouchy for the effort. I use a flapsanding wheel on an old bench grinder. 80grit can be about 120 if you keep it light on the the touch! Then I hand sanded from 120 to 1000. Two coats of Tung Oil, one rub with paste wax.
BlueRaja thanks for the laugh! If you an RH shooter then PM me.
And finally. Bill Hayes y'all. This was like painting by numbers. I did a lot of homework before this sling and some if it shows. However, thanks to PP for giving us these very sweet metal cores! I just saw they have cores WITH scales in a 'kit' form as well. With some basic tools a person can make a very capable and potentially beautiful slingshot. This is not a paid advertisement! MM

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Before my recent faux-retirement I could have finished this sling in about a week. With the help of the Pocket Predator Sideshooter Metal Core and my un-retirement I was able to complete this sling in about 5 weeks!
My goal was (and still is) an absolute blemish free sling. My OCD will learn to not look at this slings defects as this will be my tool for striking match heads and cutting cards. I wanted this sling once I saw Treefork shredding with a Hayes original sideshooter. I couldn't pry one out of any of youz so with the help of my Hayes Core and some cabinet grade walnut I present to you my Mo-Hayes Meatloaf Sammich!
My overzealous sanding created a flaw where you can see the mounting hardware from the backside. I can't feel it when I am shooting, but I am pondering a 'fix' if I can stand making another.
Next on the bench is the PP Ranger Core. If I keep my wits, then THAT sling will come together just perfectly. Thanks for looking! Mojave Mo
P.S.--- did I band this correctly? Yes of course I can Google my answer, but what the heck does Google know?
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99985b794aa5d5852b423ba66ae166a4.jpg
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Wow! Amazing work my Friend!!!!
 
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