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Making a wire frame with match stick attachment.How does the short end go over or under the U .I am thinking short end up so it kinda protects the main band ! But I am wrong most times ,any help be awesome never had an attachment this style ???? the pics probably ask my question better . Port Boy ????????
 

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Oh boy Port Boy! You've done put together a TexShooter OTT wireframe matchstick frame?? I'm envious whenever I see Tex showing off his very simple, very 'boring', and obviously very accurate kit.
On my JD Waters TTF I lay over the short piece. I've done it this way because it looks cleaner to me.
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Hey Mo that’s what I was thinking I was also thinking the band tension add security to it from slipping.I was playing with it and I don’t think it slip the other way but any added security be good .Thanks bud ! Ya I am taking a kick at a Tex ott it’s a bit ugly at the minute but I think all frames hit that point lol it will get better
 

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Hey Mo that's what I was thinking I was also thinking the band tension add security to it from slipping.I was playing with it and I don't think it slip the other way but any added security be good .Thanks bud ! Ya I am taking a kick at a Tex ott it's a bit ugly at the minute but I think all frames hit that point lol it will get better
So may I inquire if that was a 'hot bend' cut off of a bolt, or cold, or...?? TIG, MIG, or....? If it is a trade secret I understand!

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I still get amazed by the world of slingshots. Facinating. I've always dealt with tie-on bands and, having had a bad experience with the ocularis type of attachment, I have stayed away from other "jamming" types of attachment systems. Does this system ever loosen with time?
 

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Either way is fine Port Boy. The short end would act like a cushion against the inside of the throat ( in case it wasn't smooth )when used in a TTT set-up which would help in premature band wear. Any other set-up the difference is minimal. Nice job BTW!
 

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Mine is a over the top and I put the long end on top because of my anchor point! Also I use 1018 cold roll steel as it bends hot better than hot roll. I round off the tip. heat it and stick in a 1/4 inch hole close to the edge in steel (slightly enlarged) to bend. Then I cut the longer side so I can easily round off the other end. After it is cold I put it in a vice with a shim to squeeze it to the proper opening width!
 

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Mine is a over the top and I put the long end on top because of my anchor point! Also I use 1018 cold roll steel as it bends hot better than hot roll. I round off the tip. heat it and stick in a 1/4 inch hole close to the edge in steel (slightly enlarged) to bend. Then I cut the longer side so I can easily round off the other end. After it is cold I put it in a vice with a shim to squeeze it to the proper opening width! By the way, I use a 1/16 square gum rubber piece to lock the bands in place.
 
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Hey Mo that's what I was thinking I was also thinking the band tension add security to it from slipping.I was playing with it and I don't think it slip the other way but any added security be good .Thanks bud ! Ya I am taking a kick at a Tex ott it's a bit ugly at the minute but I think all frames hit that point lol it will get better
So may I inquire if that was a 'hot bend' cut off of a bolt, or cold, or...?? TIG, MIG, or....? If it is a trade secret I understand!

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i will do another post later on in the home made sec .working nights this week !
 

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I still get amazed by the world of slingshots. Facinating. I've always dealt with tie-on bands and, having had a bad experience with the ocularis type of attachment, I have stayed away from other "jamming" types of attachment systems. Does this system ever loosen with time?
from what i can tell from playing with it last night .It binds up well but u just have to push up or down on paracord to loosen off .So u might run into problems in and out of pockets .that said i have no idea if my gap is right kinda winging it ! but i have also had wrap and tuck loosen off from going into pockets .Just messing around
 

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Either way is fine Port Boy. The short end would act like a cushion against the inside of the throat ( in case it wasn't smooth )when used in a TTT set-up which would help in premature band wear. Any other set-up the difference is minimal. Nice job BTW!
Thanks for the reply :D I have some pics to put up later on i am close to finished ! its looking not bad
 

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Mine is a over the top and I put the long end on top because of my anchor point! Also I use 1018 cold roll steel as it bends hot better than hot roll. I round off the tip. heat it and stick in a 1/4 inch hole close to the edge in steel (slightly enlarged) to bend. Then I cut the longer side so I can easily round off the other end. After it is cold I put it in a vice with a shim to squeeze it to the proper opening width!
I bent mine almost the same way .Thanks for the input ! I always liked your ott wire frame so i had to try doing one B)
 

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Looks good to me! It looks like that you plan to hold it with a thumb and forefinger grip. I hold mine with a hammer grip, so I think that mine is a bit lower. If you did not have the swell on the bottom of the handle, you could split a dowel epoxy it on then drive a foam grip over it for comfort. I have a few foam grips! You could also epoxy finger rest on it, maybe foam, or maybe you have something else planned. - Cheers
 

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Looks good to me! It looks like that you plan to hold it with a thumb and forefinger grip. I hold mine with a hammer grip, so I think that mine is a bit lower. If you did not have the swell on the bottom of the handle, you could split a dowel epoxy it on then drive a foam grip over it for comfort. I have a few foam grips! You could also epoxy finger rest on it, maybe foam, or maybe you have something else planned. - Cheers
 
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I made 3 in 2002 like the first photo, then in 2005 I made 5 (not with this handle shown) like the second photo. The second photo is the one that I still shoot today and the only one that I still have. Then I made 3 in 2006 like the third photo and still have one of these (no welding), but it makes it too big for me.

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Looks good to me! It looks like that you plan to hold it with a thumb and forefinger grip. I hold mine with a hammer grip, so I think that mine is a bit lower. If you did not have the swell on the bottom of the handle, you could split a dowel epoxy it on then drive a foam grip over it for comfort. I have a few foam grips! You could also epoxy finger rest on it, maybe foam, or maybe you have something else planned. - Cheers
Wow you have my mind going now ! I was thinking a wood handle but like u said I have to knock the nut off. Might keep this one simple and try another one that's more involved.Thanks my friend
 

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I made 3 in 2002 like the first photo, then in 2005 I made 5 (not with this handle shown) like the second photo. The second photo is the one that I still shoot today and the only one that I still have. Then I made 3 in 2006 like the third photo and still have one of these (no welding), but it makes it too big for me.
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Very nice work like them all For the binder do u use a matchstick or small piece of tube or paracord what works the best ?
 
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