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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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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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· Tex-shooter
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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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Bicycle handlebar Wood Bicycle fork Grey Cross
Product Sports equipment Material property Gas Electric blue
 

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I use a 1/16 by 1/16 strip of gum rubber, never had a problem with it! On the one one that I shoot yet. there is a piece of red heater hose (like the first) then a piece of Kralon tube over that, then a dowel driven in to lock, then the foam driven on with a little alcohol. There was a dowel driven the first one also.
 
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