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Here is a picture of what I done did today while it were snowing without the house. Made them out of 1/4" stainless rod.
 

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OK Baumstaam, I'll trade what for one of your slingshots? Looks to me like you can make anything you want, but I'm listening. You know I like your shooters, but mine aren't as nice looking as yours. I plan on putting wooden handles on the other two Chinese style slingshots I bent up, but it will take me a little while.
 

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very nice
nothing says testosterone like stainless steel! ;)
i like the 2nd one (bottom left) the best where the forks are more perpendicular at the bend
have you thought of making one with lower forks and/or welding and the top of the handle to make it more rigid?
 

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Honestly, once it's wrapped it is very rigid. I wouldn't want fork height shorter either. I did a lot of measuring just for my hand and it's just right. The only thing that is wrong is I planned the jig for 5/16" stainless and haven't gotten around to buying any yet. That will do away with any question about being rigid enough also. I'm practicing with the 1/4" to save a little money until I feel like I have the techniques down well enough.
 

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Honestly, once it's wrapped it is very rigid. I wouldn't want fork height shorter either. I did a lot of measuring just for my hand and it's just right. The only thing that is wrong is I planned the jig for 5/16" stainless and haven't gotten around to buying any yet. That will do away with any question about being rigid enough also. I'm practicing with the 1/4" to save a little money until I feel like I have the techniques down well enough.
my mistake
i thought you were making those to sell them
 

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how did you go about make that. ive wanted to. did you just bend it in a vice or what? how did you get the angles even. please explain. i would love to know. iwant to make some like that.
Smitty makes his own jigs and then uses a MAPP torch to heat the rod and shape it on the jig. There's a post around here somewhere where he shows one of his jigs, but I can't find it at the moment.
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Poof! Just like magic! Thanks for the help Pelleteer!
PS...Wear gloves, don't try to use pliers, it just scars up the metal as you heat and bend.
 

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Smitty makes his own jigs and then uses a MAPP torch to heat the rod and shape it on the jig. There's a post around here somewhere where he shows one of his jigs, but I can't find it at the moment.
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Poof! Just like magic! Thanks for the help Pelleteer!
PS...Wear gloves, don't try to use pliers, it just scars up the metal as you heat and bend.
Hey! Thanks, smitty! I was just checking out your blog and saw the jig picture and it reminded me of this thread.
 
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