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OTT Apple Slice Tyton

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Metropolicity, Dec 15, 2014.

By Metropolicity on Dec 15, 2014 at 10:27 PM
  1. Metropolicity

    Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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    Been working on some new, smaller compact frames. Originally, I had designed this frame for the Rotating Tip sling I made a couple of days ago, but the shape was so cool that I wanted to make one just for OTT shooting. I shortened the tips by a 1/4" so they are really close to the fingers for a nice stout frame.

    Last summer I cut down an apple tree and saved as much good wood as I could (nice...say that 5 times fast) and recently I sliced a 12" log into 3/8" boards. Then I paired the book matched pairs up. Cut them into roughly 4x6 blanks that could be ready to be glued up to a core.

    This one was sandwiching a very thin, 1/8" maple core. I knew I had something special when I shaped the blank out.

    Sanded to 800, soaked in BLO for 15 mins, then beeswax. The grain is so cooooooool!

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Eric Au is the designer and owner of Metro Grade Goods. A Canadian company dedicated to providing slingshot enthusiasts with uniquely made quality slingshots and accessories. Eric's background has a strong emphasis on industrial design and material process which is clearly reflected in his work.

You can purchase his designs on the Metro grade Goods website here:
http://metrogradegoods.com/

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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Metropolicity, Dec 15, 2014.

    1. Devils son in law

      Devils son in law Veteran Member

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      That's cool indeed, Metro!! I have 4 old apple trees out front, if they don't start producing some more fruit...........
       
    2. August West

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      Very nice, love the bookmatched grain.
       
    3. Samurai Samoht

      Samurai Samoht Well-Known Member

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      very nice!
       
    4. Ted

      Ted Well-Known Member

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      Nice job. Apple wood is so great. I've thought about asking a local apple orchard if, after a big storm, they can save the fallen branches for me. Do you have any osage orange? You could make an apples and oranges shooter. :)
       
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    5. squirrel squasher

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      Thatt is some sweet wood!
       
    6. Metropolicity

      Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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      THAT sir, is a great idea. I indeed have some slabs of Osage.

      I think it is time to make an apples and oranges. With a paper core!
       
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    7. DogBox

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      Oh, Eric!!! That is absolutely the bestest stunner you have done! It is almost a Natural...!
      Have you banded it up to shoot yet? Mm-mmm!!! :cool:
       
    8. Metropolicity

      Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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      No. I haven't, I have it listed for sale in my site, I don't like shooting ones that I have up for sale.

      I do plan on making a few more of this shape.
       
    9. slingshooterPT

      slingshooterPT Well-Known Member

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      I love it! Specialy the way that the wood is glued, the grain is like a normal grown tree!!,If you understant what I´m trying to explain!
       
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    10. You'llshootyereyeout

      You'llshootyereyeout Veteran Member

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      Will you make some alu cores in this shape? It's a real looker!!
       
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    11. Metropolicity

      Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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      That's a great idea. I am still testing the shape out and if a TTF config will work. I love the stout OTT shape and tip but I know some guys will want TTF more.

      Maybe this is the THE shape to go dedicated TTF OR OTT.
       
    12. rawslingshots

      rawslingshots New Member

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      Simply beautifull mate!


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
       
    13. NOTATOY

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      That is so cool man. I can't stop looking at the pictures. The fruit trees can display great colours. Apple, quince and plum tree wood are my favorites.
      Keep up the good work, you put that apple wood to good use.
       

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