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SOTM - August 2022 - It's Altoids! Build an Altoid Canned Catapult


Your task is to make a fully functioning slingshot that all fits ... frame, bands, and pouch ... into an Altoids tin and the lid must close tight. This is not our first "Altoids" contest, so if you need more info, here is a link that describes it in detail.
Altoid Canned Catapult Contest/


As it sits right now, the judges will be picking one over-all winner with the normal badges for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places.


The slingshot itself must be your own work, a new build only, and must be accompanied with dated building pics or videos throughout the month, starting today at the earliest - and ending at 11:59pm, August 30th 2022


*Up to 3 entries per person this month maximum.


*The voting and final judging will be determined by a poll first, and then we have a pannel of 6 judges at this time that will make the final judgment for the Gold, Silver, & Bronze awards.


The person's with the most votes are usually the winners but in the end, our pannel of judges will make the final decision...


*There will be Gold, Silver, & Bronze Badges awarded.
*All entries must be posted into this August 2022 SOTM thread.
*Any other "Threads" started in another section for a frame that is also entered in this sotm will not be considered because we want to keep all entries located within this thread.
* Any slingshots made or started before this date (July 31st, 2022) are not eligible.


馃尀Start building and let's have some fun 馃尀

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Quick question. Do we have to post the full design when we start? Reason being I kind of want mine to be a surprise.
Nope, just be sure that you post it before the last day. You only need a dated start pic that can also be posted when you post it as done.
 

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Hi, here is my first entry, red G10 and black G10 for palm swells, fits well in the altoids box started this yesterday, but had to wait for some sun for pics. Hope you like it, the colors match the can, peppermint! View attachment 374484 View attachment 374485 View attachment 374486 View attachment 374487 View attachment 374488 View attachment 374489 View attachment 374490 View attachment 374492 View attachment 374493 View attachment 374494
That's a sweet set up :love:馃嵒馃ぉ
 

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Alrighty so here's my entry this month. It could use a bit more finishing but I was too anxious to try it out. 馃敟馃尪
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Those look great, you guys are all killing it this month!
 

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Ya I go a HM myself titanium with a fork hit from yours truly haha how I did that is beyond me . Dude this thing more predictable shooting ott ! I get a vid just have make room but going to be short distance
Nice job Jason :love: 馃嵒 馃お
That G10 is nice!
 

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I got a small start today and I'm still thinking it thru. I'm just using a scrap of the purple heart for my 1st entry -
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I got a small bit of cutting done this afternoon and did some drawing ideas, but it's 5:30pm at 97掳 outside, so hotter in the garage... lol. So... it's swimming time!!! 馃尩馃彍馃強鈥嶁檪锔忦煆娾嶁檧锔忦煠解嶁檧锔忦煔b嶁檧锔忦煆滒煂

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Prototype. Looks a little rough, no finish on it.
Was not sure if two piece counts??
90 mm wide forks made from pre-preg carbon fibre 3 mm thick. More than plenty strong.
Fits my hand surprisingly well.
Let me know if I'm already disqualified!
tx, Ed
That was a great idea (y) 馃嵒 馃 馃嵒 (y)
 

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Hi, here is my #2 entry, started on 8/6, I didn't catch the date in my first pic. Blue and black G10, I tried to match the box, but it's a little off. Hope you like it. Double sided palm swells. View attachment 374907 View attachment 374908 View attachment 374909 View attachment 374910 View attachment 374911 View attachment 374913 View attachment 374914 View attachment 374915 View attachment 374916
Nice job Cass, that one really pops the blue with that box also :love: 馃嵒馃榿馃彍
 

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Alright, let's get to it.

I present the Gyptoid; based off my Sour Gypsy natty.

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She started life as a small Chinese Elm fork I trimmed off a tree in the front yard.



Took off the bark.



Trimmed her down and did a bit of sanding,



It was raining out, when I put her all together, so I didn't get any build pics :(

But basically, I super glued on some Atwood Rope Micro Cord for tabs and I drilled and glued the same for a handle extension. The Micro Cord has a 100 lb breaking strength.

I whipped the tabs after the super glue dried with some Atwood Nano Cord.

Then I wrapped the tabs with leather to give a bit of protection and I also wrapped the handle/extension to give some grip.

She's banded with 1636 ZHUIYIXINIAN tubes and a PRECISE 3 hole pouch.

Shooting 32 cal lead.

Here's a few glamour shots.





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Yeah, I changed Altoid Boxes mainstream; I thought she looked better in black.

Thanks for watching.
That's a sweet looking natty and I'm loving that extension 馃 馃嵒 :love:
 
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