Friday, 22 July 2011

Slingshot

I decided to make myself a new slingshot (catapult) today, this one was inspired by the old Milbro catapult, but as they are a little expensive for my taste, i thought id make one in a similar style out of 19mm marine ply.

The slingshot has been sanded down to 600 grit and all the edges rounded over for a comfortable grip before it was given two good coats of varnish to protect the wood, the bands i have fitted currently are an old set from my Black Widow (post about it here), and are used in the up and over style, ie the elastic comes over the top of the fork. The only reason I  used the the Black Widow bands was because it's all i have available to me at the moment,  i need to get some Theraband on order later, but for the moment this will suffice and there is certainly enough power in it  with the cut down bands for my purposes.

Rear View Of The Slingshot

I have blanks for another four slingshots marked out and I'll hopefully get those cut out and made over the weekend.


2 comments:

  1. You inspired me to put a few pictures up of my slingshot design process. Thanks for always having interesting posts to read!

    http://spooncarving.blogspot.com/2011/07/slingshot-design-part-1-template-design.html

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