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Yesterday I made a jig like danny showed us how to set up and today I wrapped some 5/16 rod around and around it and ended up with a new slingshot! It was much harder to do than I thought it would be, but I did pick up a few ideas about how to do it easier the next time. So...drum roll please...here it is!
 

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Very good! If you would have posted it as a model you just purchased from Dankung, I would have believed you 100%. How does it shoot?

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I haven't shot it yet, I didn't get it finished until after dark. I'll get outside Sunday and try it out.
 

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AWESOME WORK Smitty!!! Now you are a "wire bender" too. Glasshopper much impressed by de Smit man!!!!!
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Thanks for the compliments fellers...Glasshoppa happy to share rare success with teechas from forums!
I built the jig from a large piece of 1/4 inch thick angle iron so I could clamp it in a vice to bend the rod. I drilled holes for bolt heads for each Bend I had to make after a lot of measuring and laying out. Attached bolts just by slipping bolts into holes and tightening up a nut on the back side. Then used a propane torch with mapp gas to heat the rod as I worked my way roundy-roundy.
After finishing, I came away from the project with a lot more respect for the awesome skill that Dankung shows in their bent steel shooters.
 
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