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Hi,
This is my first slingshot since coming to here and to Jacks shed. It's just the first of more to come. It is for target shooting. I tried it out today and it shoots fast -- it amazed me.
I used what I had on hand. I bought some exercise bands and used the weakest color (since this is experimental). I also have some Theraband gold for later.
I chose to use duct tape to attach the leather (was using string on the old setup). Then, to attach the rubber to the frame, I first used duct tape, then to tighten I tied a constrictor knot with cord and sealed it with a dab of super glue.

TARGET SIDE

SHOOTER'S SIDE

IN MY HAND


Critique away:rolleyes:
 

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Thanks, I think it's great, too. But I know it ain't as sophisticated as most of the other shooters here. I have already learned (from one of flatband's posts that the fold in the band should be facing toward the crook. I don't expect to get too many shots out of this anyway, so I'll fix it on the refit.
 

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Looks great. Dayhiker.
'Tis true! There's nothing like a good natural. Don't sweat having the band folds on the outside. I too prefer the folds to face inwards, but they'll work like you have them now (I put my first couple sets on that way without any trouble). When these bands give out, then you can replace them with a new set with the folds facing in. In all, that's a very nice first catty!
 

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It looks like what the Carolina slingshot man was using. He was the best ever. If I can find some dogwood I will make one like that. Be certain to wear shooting glasses. Wood is good. Thats one sweet catty.
 

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Nice even Natural Bud. That's what you want,even branches on both sides. Great!
Flatband
 

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nice slingshot, much nicer then my first.

General comment, anything to keep the weight down on the pouch is good.
Connecting rubber with rubber itself is always better then adding foreign objects like ties or glues.

Keep on reading , there's alot good information on this site, but not all shooters are inclined to give away all their 'secrets' on first contact...
 

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Thanks to everyone for the kind comments and suggestions. I am now encouraged to make better ones. Aside from trying to produce good, functional slingshots (and perhaps make them look good eventually), my ultimate goal is to make one that'll kill that recurring groundhog that steals my tomatoes every summer.


Thanks again, guys. This ol' dog's learning many new tricks here.
 

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Hi,
This is my first slingshot since coming to here and to Jacks shed. It's just the first of more to come. It is for target shooting. I tried it out today and it shoots fast -- it amazed me.
I used what I had on hand. I bought some exercise bands and used the weakest color (since this is experimental). I also have some Theraband gold for later.
I chose to use duct tape to attach the leather (was using string on the old setup). Then, to attach the rubber to the frame, I first used duct tape, then to tighten I tied a constrictor knot with cord and sealed it with a dab of super glue.

TARGET SIDE

SHOOTER'S SIDE

IN MY HAND


Critique away:rolleyes:
You've come a long way baby!! Just like the rest of us!
 

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RS

It would be interesting to create a post where he published the first slingshot of each member of the forum. and perhaps some of the most recent to see the evolution.
 
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