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G'day everyone just thought I'd share a slingshot I just made. The name S-Raptor just came to mind as the slingshot is made from a skateboard, hence the letter S at the start. Yes it is a raptor shape originally designed and made by Asa Wilson A.K.A Romany Custom Catapults. I cut the slingshot out of one of my brothers old skate decks. I hand drew a template to suit my dimensions. Slingshot measures 105mm across, 30mm forktips, and 144mm length ways. Dimensions suit my hand and bands perfectly.馃憣Sanded to 1200 grit and had an over-night soak in boiled linseed oil which really brought out the amazing colours in the stained Canadian Maple. These things are truly that strong even being 7 ply thick. I really tried to break this one once I cut it out before sanding to test the strength and I really could not. It's really amazing the strength this 7 ply Canadian Maple holds. I guess that's why they make skateboards out of them.馃し鈥嶁檪锔廡hanks for reading.馃憤
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Very nice sling! Like the finish.

Canadian maple is one of the strongest quality plywoods you can get. 11 ply is used widely in making flatbed dies for the corrugated industry, I widnae be surprised if the pouch dies you buy from the likes o' GZK are also made from this plywood.
 

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Very nice sling! Like the finish.

Canadian maple is one of the strongest quality plywoods you can get. 11 ply is used widely in making flatbed dies for the corrugated industry, I widnae be surprised if the pouch dies you buy from the likes o' GZK are also made from this plywood.
Thanks mate! Yeah maybe I am not too sure to be honest. (y) (y)
 
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