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Charlie (Mid Century Spanish shooter)

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Metropolicity, Dec 3, 2014.

By Metropolicity on Dec 3, 2014 at 2:06 AM
  1. Metropolicity

    Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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    Did this one out of solid walnut and an adjustable banister bracket. The grip block is the same as the Door Crashed but the bottom trigger grip and base plate are different.

    After the oiled it up, it felt like a piece of mid century furniture, my favourite design era. One of my biggest idols is Charles Eames, so I am naming thus slingshot after him.

    The trigger grip was a tough piece to make, I need to cut a rabbet into some stock then cut it out, shape it and fit it. I filed the stem of the bracket a bunch to get a nicer out texture before epoxying he trigger grip on. The base plate was pretty simple, just an off cut and shaping it after screwing it onto the bracket to get it nice and flush. The metro skull is a disc of birch that I already had etched. It was a tad too big so I tapped it onto a dremel bit and sanded it down a bit. Almost didn't need glue to set it into the Fortsner bit hole.

    The BEST thing about using the adjustable banister bracket is that the handle can be rotated into a slight angle for a more natural grip! it doesn't look comfortable but it is.

    I'll take some nicer photos later.

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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 3, 2014.

    1. Ted

      Ted Well-Known Member

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      Very cool. I have often browsed the hardware store looking for things that could be made into slingshots, but I never thought a bracket like this could be useful.
       
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    2. Z-Man

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      This one is way beyond my imagination, pretty interesting design. Please let us know how it shoots.
       
    3. CanOpener

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      Way to go!!! :)
       
    4. Metropolicity

      Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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      Here ya go folks, many asked how it shots...pretty well I think :)



      Here are some better pics of the beast.

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