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Homemade spinners.

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by kasperthelost, Jul 3, 2021.

By kasperthelost on Jul 3, 2021 at 3:55 PM
  1. kasperthelost

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    First, I drill two small holes about midway up the cap, I use an inexpensive Walmart rechargeable drill and a drill bit about the size of the string I'm using which is pink Mason line I believe it's called, its from home depot it's a few dollars for hundreds of feet. Then I take the line and thread one end thru one of the holes then tie a big knot on the end so it can't be pulled out of the cap then do the same for the other side then make sure the knot is pulled up against the edge of the cap then I usually glue the knots down to the cap then fill it with hot glue to the top then I carefully put it in my freezer for a few minutes and you're done. I really hope this is helpful to someone. I saw something similar online and thought it was a good idea... it's a pretty simple process and the materials are pretty inexpensive if you have any questions I would try to answer them. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by kasperthelost, Jul 3, 2021.

    1. Kennyzedevildog

      Kennyzedevildog New Member

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      Awesome, I'm going to have to do this.

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      Good idea, I'll have to try that.

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      Mr Muz Veteran Member

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      Great idea, try looping the string through a bit of garden hose or pvc plumbing pipe then you can thread it on a wire or string or hang out several in a row depending on space, targets face the correct way. See this simple diagram to try and explain. 20210704_094238.jpg
       
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      I didn’t think to use hot glue. :pompus::pompus::pompus::pompus::pompus::pompus::rolleyes:
       
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      kasperthelost Member

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      Yes! This is a great idea!! I will be trying this..

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      Big Ron Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator

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      That's a great idea,have you had any trouble with the hot glue breaking or coming out?
       
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      Yes actually the first one I made I was shooting at in my indoor catchbox I was shooting them from about 15 ft with heavier ammo like 3/8 and after awhile the glue was cracking and falling out, but once I started shooting from 10 yards with lighter ammo and mud balls about they seem to hold together better. I have been working to perfect my techniques for making them, these are my second or third attempt. They definitely don't last forever, but given cost and time spent I think they're worth making.. I was thinking maybe if I added something fibrous maybe in the middle of the glue that it may help hold them together longer but I'll need to do alot more testing, my current one is a regular soda cap and from 10 yards it can be tricky to hit so its been lasting awhile now also the rain doesn't help. Sunny days and slingshots what more could a person ask for???

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      maybe you could leave a long end on the knot you tie inside and just unravel the end of it the try to work them into the hot glue with a toothpick or just put the glue right on the frayed ends just a thought all the best my friend
       
    9. kasperthelost

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      Yes, that's what I was thinking I'll try that next batch..

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