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This is going to take some explaining.......
When I first started lurking around this forum, I did not build anything cause the slingshots with the very nicely tied on bands intimidated me. Had trouble figuring out how it was done and had trouble doing it neatly later. And the bands to pouch tie was even harder for me. Keep in mind I have old dairy farmer fingers. A lot of dexterity left a long time ago!
The woodworking part was pretty straightforward so this SOTM #3 Open Build is my take on what I should have done right away. If I'd only known then what I know now?????
A little laminating work on the frame with maple and walnut with a nice simple Tee style shape. Wrapped with a simple good quality paracord.
Binding post band retention - which is working way better than I would have thought. And is really easy both to build and to install the bands.
The pouch is tied on with simple cotton string with a single constrictor knot and a single square knot over the top.
Shoots beautifully, holds nice and is accurate. Easy to build and band. And is not the ugliest thing I've ever built.
90 mm x 130 mm x 13 mm thick with 18-12-260 0.5 mm Ignite latex bands and a homemade pouch from an old glove.
Not world class like some of the builds on here but it hits the theme or purpose very nicely.
tx, Ed
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This is going to take some explaining.......
When I first started lurking around this forum, I did not build anything cause the slingshots with the very nicely tied on bands intimidated me. Had trouble figuring out how it was done and had trouble doing it neatly later. And the bands to pouch tie was even harder for me. Keep in mind I have old dairy farmer fingers. A lot of dexterity left a long time ago!
The woodworking part was pretty straightforward so this SOTM #3 Open Build is my take on what I should have done right away. If I'd only known then what I know now?????
A little laminating work on the frame with maple and walnut with a nice simple Tee style shape. Wrapped with a simple good quality paracord.
Binding post band retention - which is working way better than I would have thought. And is really easy both to build and to install the bands.
The pouch is tied on with simple cotton string with a single constrictor knot and a single square knot over the top.
Shoots beautifully, holds nice and is accurate. Easy to build and band. And is not the ugliest thing I've ever built.
90 mm x 130 mm x 13 mm thick with 18-12-260 0.5 mm Ignite latex bands and a homemade pouch from an old glove.
Not world class like some of the builds on here but it hits the theme or purpose very nicely.
tx, Ed
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Looking great fella! Liking it
 

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This is going to take some explaining.......
When I first started lurking around this forum, I did not build anything cause the slingshots with the very nicely tied on bands intimidated me. Had trouble figuring out how it was done and had trouble doing it neatly later. And the bands to pouch tie was even harder for me. Keep in mind I have old dairy farmer fingers. A lot of dexterity left a long time ago!
The woodworking part was pretty straightforward so this SOTM #3 Open Build is my take on what I should have done right away. If I'd only known then what I know now?????
A little laminating work on the frame with maple and walnut with a nice simple Tee style shape. Wrapped with a simple good quality paracord.
Binding post band retention - which is working way better than I would have thought. And is really easy both to build and to install the bands.
The pouch is tied on with simple cotton string with a single constrictor knot and a single square knot over the top.
Shoots beautifully, holds nice and is accurate. Easy to build and band. And is not the ugliest thing I've ever built.
90 mm x 130 mm x 13 mm thick with 18-12-260 0.5 mm Ignite latex bands and a homemade pouch from an old glove.
Not world class like some of the builds on here but it hits the theme or purpose very nicely.
tx, Ed
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Looks Great,just out of curiosity,what is the outside to outside dimensions on the fork tips?
 

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Finished up my second entry. Plenty of flaws but still pretty happy with it. First entry will be up tomorrow.

Cheap plywood & double HDPE stack for core, pine root finger grooves, palm swell from a random branch.
Used the same plywood to make the sunburst spacers in a chunk of mahogany for a little glam...2 Minwax stain, 2 Minwax poly on everything...

Human body Basic pump Wood High heels Musical instrument
Footwear Wood Basic pump Metal Hardwood


Wood Natural material Art Creative arts Hardwood
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Wood Natural material Eyewear Metal Fashion accessory
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Last set of pics before before polishing and finishing tomorrow... hopefully will get a shooting video too.

Shaping, with all liners... one drop of glue on each to hold in place.
Automotive tire Wood Finger Gas Auto part


Shape looks good... after this, took it apart and then reglued and put in the internal pins
Hand Wood Automotive tire Finger Thumb


Using abralon pads to keep from gouging... starts at 180 grit and goes to 500
Gesture Finger Wood Thumb Art


Higher grit brings out the natural shine and luster of ironwood
Wood Automotive tire Auto part Human leg Nail


time to put in the skull hole fillers
Gas Automotive lighting Font Automotive exterior Auto part


Revolver Hand tool Wood Trigger Metalworking hand tool


First set of polish and then after that final fitting and repolishing after
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Brown Musical instrument Violin family Wood String instrument


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Tomorrow final fitting, and then polishing... will take pics of the final piece and hopefully some shooting if time permits!
 

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Last set of pics before before polishing and finishing tomorrow... hopefully will get a shooting video too.

Shaping, with all liners... one drop of glue on each to hold in place.
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Shape looks good... after this, took it apart and then reglued and put in the internal pins
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Using abralon pads to keep from gouging... starts at 180 grit and goes to 500
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Higher grit brings out the natural shine and luster of ironwood
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time to put in the skull hole fillers
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First set of polish and then after that final fitting and repolishing after
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Tomorrow final fitting, and then polishing... will take pics of the final piece and hopefully some shooting if time permits!
Nice work bill!
 

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Last set of pics before before polishing and finishing tomorrow... hopefully will get a shooting video too.

Shaping, with all liners... one drop of glue on each to hold in place.
View attachment 380430

Shape looks good... after this, took it apart and then reglued and put in the internal pins
View attachment 380431

Using abralon pads to keep from gouging... starts at 180 grit and goes to 500
View attachment 380432

Higher grit brings out the natural shine and luster of ironwood
View attachment 380433

time to put in the skull hole fillers
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First set of polish and then after that final fitting and repolishing after
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Tomorrow final fitting, and then polishing... will take pics of the final piece and hopefully some shooting if time permits!
That Ironwood is pretty...
 

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Here's my original entry, felt great on the first few shots. Certainly not pocket friendly, ;), but something different to mess with.
Used 1/8 crate ply, same as my other entry, and put in some thin cedar for variation. Just stacked, glued and shaped.
Tried putting a little black paint in some Minwax stain to get a somewhat charred look. I was afraid if I torched it I might compromise the glue.
Two coats of poly.
What a fun month this has been...good luck to all who submitted slings!

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Sculpture Gesture Art Wood Artifact


Hand Gesture Wood Finger Thumb
Wood Sandal Fashion accessory Metal Carmine


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