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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by The preacher, Nov 21, 2020.

By The preacher on Nov 21, 2020 at 8:12 PM
  1. The preacher

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    I had a 4'x4'x1" piece of HDPE laying around for awhile so I thought I would make some slingshots. I made 4 but only put bands on this one so far.

    The slingshot is 4-1/6" outside to outside of forks and 5-3/4" long and 3/4" thick. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by The preacher, Nov 21, 2020.

    1. Cruiser

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      Sweet inky black beauty
       
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      Very nice! Good job on the HDPE. I have a piece of the same pattern in 1" thick. I don't have a thickness planer and need to find someone who can whittle it down for me.

      The FUG is amazing. YSYEO makes them from time to time using the melted bucket technique. If you search through older threads, you'll find a lot of pictures of his work.
       
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      Sweet! Always like that coloring of hdpe.[emoji106]

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    4. The preacher

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      You don't need a thickness planer if you have a bandsaw, resaw it just little thicker than 3/4" then sand it down to 3/4"
      I've done it both ways, with a thickness planer and bandsaw.

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      Yeah, that's the other problem. Bandsaw is on the Christmas wish list! I've survived for many years with only using a scroll saw. My other hobbies never required resawing but I once worked in a shipyard and would watch the shipwrights resaw long lengths of boards into perfect slices on industrial bandsaws. Those guys were real craftsmen that could build anything from wood. I was electrical trade and kept to what I knew how to do.
       
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      Nice!
       
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