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Meet Mr. Stanely Small

Discussion in 'Slingshot Building' started by MakoPat, May 2, 2021 at 12:51 AM.

By MakoPat on May 2, 2021 at 12:51 AM
  1. MakoPat

    MakoPat Veteran Member

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    I am clearly a mid-level builder and shooter... but I have top notch fun all the same.

    Just thought I'd share this 80% scale Stanley I made for April's Build Contest on SSF from scrap 1/4" T6061 aluminium and cherry cut in 1919... I had to disassemble another old project that I was less than happy with. Now I have a comfy shooter that matches my chishikunbos ( Okinawan net puller/fist loads).

    Target side scale is intentionally twice as thick as shoort side scale to make a foregrip to compensate for my hand not closing completely. I used a small brass brush to make the finish on the aluminium. I do not enjoy shiny or polished finishes of forks.

    I used my Harbor Freight drill press to shaping and use hole cutiing bit for the lanyard bead. Lemon oil and beeswax finish. Steel Chicago screws for the tabs and an old utility sheathe for the tabs. Lemon oiled the tabs, but kept them stiff for ease of reloading. 1632 SimpleShot tubes and leather boot string for the ammo mag. 1/4" brass tube for the lanyard hole.

    PS- Over time as I oil this and use it, the wood will get the same shine as the other little pieces in the pic.
     

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Discussion in 'Slingshot Building' started by MakoPat, May 2, 2021 at 12:51 AM.

    1. Stankard757

      Stankard757 Veteran Member

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      That's sweet AF man[emoji106]

      Sent from my LE2117 using Tapatalk
       
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    2. richnewm

      richnewm Veteran Member

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      The stanley is an awesome frame but on the downside a little too large , at 80% ive no doubt its perfect, great work brother [emoji123]

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    3. SLING-N-SHOT

      SLING-N-SHOT Veteran Member

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      Great looking Stanley frame Pat


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      Darrell Allen.
       
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    4. wobblywill

      wobblywill Well-Known Member

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      I like Stanley's and I like that [emoji106]

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      andypandy Well-Known Member

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      Fancyyyy
       
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    6. KawKan

      KawKan Veteran Member

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      That's a great looking slingshot.
      Classic design, excellent execution, and customized to boot.
      Love it, buddy!
       
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    7. Palmettoflyer

      Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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      Awesome Pat! You did good on this one. Love the rugged and classic look. The dangles are a nice extra touch too!
       
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    8. Cruiser

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      Nice
       
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    9. MakoPat

      MakoPat Veteran Member

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      Thanks, fellas.

      I think this one is going to become a regular build on my bench. Working on a full size for a guy I know.
       
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      That looks fantastic! I think the 80% reduction is a nice size and your work is top-notch.
       
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    11. MakoPat

      MakoPat Veteran Member

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      It will cut!
      I need to trim my bands a 1/2" or so to tune properly to 8mm ammo.

      At my discrete location in the woods an using the abandon ironing board that likely was deposited by a tornado in March 2020 as my backstop.
       

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    12. thehappyhippy

      thehappyhippy Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Supporting Member Admin

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      @MakoPat your 1st rate all around brother! Sweet build.
       
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    13. Big Ron

      Big Ron Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator

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      Sweet piece Pat,i love mine i'm just to scared to get a fork hit so it's in my bag maybe someday i will be able to shoot again
       
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    14. Hoggs

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      Great-looking frame, MP! I love Stanley frames, and yours are top-notch!
       
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    15. MakoPat

      MakoPat Veteran Member

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      Thanks, ere'body, for the kind words.
       
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      Big Ron,
      I hope so, too. But let me tell y'all why aluminium is awesome... it take as a many fork hits as we can deliver! Sure the marks remain... but those reminders/battle scars are cool! Super cool even.

      Seriously though, I hope better health and mild weather find you soon.

      I hope that formallmus slingers and even the weird people who don't love slingshots.
       
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