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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by MacGyver, Mar 1, 2021.

By MacGyver on Mar 1, 2021 at 7:23 PM
  1. MacGyver

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    Gonna give the pickle forks another try. Nothing fancy. Just bamboo backed with hpde to protect from the inevitable fork hits. Banded one up with straight #64s and shot about six shots at around 12-15 feet. Four hits and two fork hits right on the ties effectively cutting them. I’ll probably band them both up to get through the learning curve lol
     
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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by MacGyver, Mar 1, 2021.

    1. KawKan

      KawKan Veteran Member

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      Heck yeah!
      That sounds like a great approach.
      I'd say if you hit the catchbox 4 out of 6 starting out, you must be a natural!
       
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    2. Palmettoflyer

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      Just wondering what glue did you use on the HDPE?

      Also, don't forget that there are short and long band PFS styles. If you don't do well with one, try the other.
       
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      OPFS is a great way to go.
       
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    4. Sergeant Slingshot

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      Yes sir! I love pfs shooting.

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    5. MacGyver

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      I normally use TAP polyweld and it’s awesome for poly. I’ve built some cool stuff for boats with this starboard and that. JB weld clear weld does fair as long as you rough up the surface real good with some 60 grit paper
       
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    6. MacGyver

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      lol I hit a can the first four but the next two went into orbit somewhere above the Mississippi Gulf Coast
       
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      Hope you have good luck, they look good.
       
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    8. MacGyver

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      Thank you. I built a very pretty SWOPFS a little while back and found a weak spot pretty quickly. The black side should be able to take enough fork hits to get me around the learning curve!


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      I've worked with HDPE, aren't you supposed to heat that stuff up so that water pools on it before you glue it?
       
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    10. MacGyver

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      When I first started messing with it years ago roughly in 2010 or so about the only option aside from screws and bolts was to weld it with either the actual rod fed welder or really carefully heating it and the filler with a small torch and dabbing the filler in by hand but now there are a few you can use that hold fairly well if you just scuff it up and wipe it with a little acetone and clamp it down. It just depends on the situation


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