Well, been playing around again with some wood and G10. This time I am working on a couple new small slingshots. G10 ones will be for BBs and mayb up to 1/4" steel balls. I have a couple bigger slingshots and am getting back into shooting them again and wanted something to toss in my bag to screw around at work. The pictures are on my phone so I'll have to upload them with Tapatalk.
I'll share a couple templates here if any of the craftier people here want to make their own. I am going to try and get a different place here this spring with room to set up another shop to start making more gadgets. Pens, slingshots, kydex and whatever else I want. I'm going stir crazy not having a shop around to make messes in.
First one is the one I've been tinkering with this weekend. Second is a MetroGrade one that I rounded the edges and decided to keep it a skeleton frame. It is banded to shoot BBs but I might put some heavier tubes on it and shoot 3/8" steel or .36 cal lead balls.
I have a larger one with an arm brace, think it's a Marksman, that I shoot anything bigger and rocks out of.
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Ok, since I have been asked a couple questions about making these, I would recommend nothing thinner than 1/2" stock for anything big enough to shoot 1/4" steel balls out of. Unless you use aluminum. If you want to make a PFS, pickle fork shooter, you can get away with 1/4" material as they aren't designed to shoot larger ammo. Usually BBs and 1/4" steel.
I like wood and Lexan currently. But, want to try some HDPE plastic eventually. I need a bandsaw or a scrollsaw to make them faster. Going to be cutting some today with my jigsaw and possibly my coping saw. Since I moved, I lost access to a garage and all my power tools. But, a Dremel and hand drill can do a lot of the work.
Today's projects. Will still need to sand and file some grooves in them, but, basic shaping is done. The left one is a Bill Hays designed TTF Hunter and the right is a Chalice. Forgot who designed the Chalice, though.
Thinking green exercise bands for both. The TTF might be a fun one to shoot beer cans with. Will have to see how accurate I can get with them. Was hitting a fence post with my little dog tag one with BBs at about 50 feet