Slingshot Building Building a Corian Slingshot (A Gift For FireFly) - Part 2

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By bigdh2000 on Jun 24, 2016 at 7:14 AM
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    Part 1:

    The Build Continued...

    Clean out the hole with the spindle sander. However, you have to insert the spindle before securing the top.

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    Then began shaping…

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    Followed by sanding (this is a combination of videos and pictures).

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    …then some wet sanding. Nothing fancy, just 5 minutes of 600 grit after the 320 grit palm/orbital sander part of the process. Sand along the length of the core, not across the core!

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    …and finally polishing (this is a combination of videos and pictures as well).

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    @Firefly now has the finished product and is enjoying shooting it when she can steal it away from @trapperdes or so I am told. The finished product video...the video was made before the gift was sent out so it is a little old and has some informational errors in it. The text above is accurate.

    Total build time, excluding camera use and dry time, about 3 hours.
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My name is Dan Hood. I am a civil structural design engineer who slipped past the age of 40 last year and I proudly play with “kid’s” toys.

Growing up in India, I was exposed to slingshots (known as catapults over there) at a very young age. My first was a natural fork out of a tamarind tree banded with bicycle inner tube rubber. It was a rock lobber at best. This progressed into a few board cuts before I lost interest around 12 years of age. As I moved around the next few years, the first board cut I ever made just followed me around in my sock drawer. Not really sure why, but it just did. In early 2014, some 28 years later, I stumbled upon this weird German guy (Jorg Sprave) shooting insane rubber operated devices. I was a hooked…again. Since that time I have built 100+ custom slingshots per year and have never looked back. It has been a wild ride! And yes, the first board cut I ever made is still with me, now proudly hanging on the shop wall.

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