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Hi, I'm Stanley and I'm new here!

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by Palmettoflyer, Mar 1, 2021.

By Palmettoflyer on Mar 1, 2021 at 8:30 PM
  1. Palmettoflyer

    Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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    About a month ago our good brother and master builder @joe-032 offered a few varieties of his Stanley build. I couldn't resist and quickly jumped on the one with the brown scaled handles. All of Joe's work is impeccable, but the gentle brown tone just looked like an "old school" design with just a touch of modern build looks that was calling my name. I'm hoping that some of you snagged up the others? I was completely blown away when shipping from Serbia only took a few weeks. What the Postman does is out of our control and it's nice when the federal shippers get it right.

    I've always been an admirer of the Stanley, but really don't know the history behind it. Also, tubes have not be my Slingshot strength, but the Stanley is the perfect match of gypsy tabs and round rubber. Due to work schedule, it took me about a week to make some tabs and get it banded up. I used some heavy duty craft leather from Hobby Lobby, cut them using a SureShot pouch as the template. The tabs are bolted on with Binding Post Screws, and used some Simple Shot 1745 tubes. I've learned that for me to shoot a narrow frame, I have to go to semi butterfly and use a floating anchor. Which means, it will take me a few adjustments to get the band length just right. I cut these to 12" active length, but it was probably about 1" too long.

    Even with the bands a little bit long, I had no problem what so ever to get on target with the Stanley! The gypsy tabs gave me the sight picture of flat bands and I was smacking a can on the first shot.

    Thanks Joe for a great frame and this is one tube shooter that is going to get wore out on the shooting range!

    Also, in the Slingmail, Joe added in a couple of aluminum cores for SWOPFS builds. Stay tuned for them as they are getting in line to be built soon.

    Enjoy!

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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by Palmettoflyer, Mar 1, 2021.

    1. Stankard757

      Stankard757 Veteran Member

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      Congrats man she's a beauty[emoji106]

      Sent from my LG-TP260 using Tapatalk
       
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    2. andypandy

      andypandy Well-Known Member

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      Thats one classy looking frame
       
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    3. KawKan

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      Old school elegance for a shooter of distinctive taste!
      Enjoy that one!
       
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    4. Palmettoflyer

      Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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      Thanks guys, it is a sweetie for sure. Hope to find time today for another round of band length testing.
       
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    5. Sammy Shuford

      Sammy Shuford Active Member

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      Very nice


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    6. joe-032

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      Glad you like it my friend, happy shooting.
       
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    7. Mr Muz

      Mr Muz Veteran Member

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      Looks great.
       
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    8. BillyBob

      BillyBob Well-Known Member

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      You hit the nail on the head. Beautiful mix of classic style and modern flavour. Hope it brings you many hours of enjoyment!!

      Out of curiosity; are those swopfs cores made from the template you posted?
       
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    9. Palmettoflyer

      Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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      thanks,

      Yes, I sent Joe a DXF of the SWOPFS plan and he cut those out for me.
       
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    10. BillyBob

      BillyBob Well-Known Member

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      They came out really nice!
       
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    11. BROOKS

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      That's very nice. I'm wondering how you realized you needed to go semi-butterfly with narrow forks. What was the symptom? I imagine it would cause you to shoot low?
       
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    12. Palmettoflyer

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      Brooks, I do pretty well with any frame that is 90 to 100 mm wide and a fixed anchor point on my cheek. When any frame gets much below 90 mm wide, I have to drop my target focus point below the intended hit point.

      I didn't measure the width of the Stanley, but it is probably somewhere around 80 to 75 mm wide. I would need to aim 6 or 7 inches below the target to hit it. I'm a pretty good PFS shooter and it is just easier to shoot narrow frames in the same manor as a PFS. But with the gapper frame, I don't worry about the pouch finesse and just shoot it straight.

      So for my personal style of shooting, 90mm or wider is a candidate for aim and anchor.
      Smaller than 90mm is going to get long bands on it for a floating anchor point.
       
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