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MGG Mantis PFS

Discussion in 'The PFS' started by Metropolicity, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Metropolicity

    Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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    @ZorroSlinger posted this interesting design for a fast draw PFS which involved a very forward canted design with a middle finger hold. I really liked it and I had an extra hour tonite. I completely credit him for this, but I had to add my touch :)

    I laminated 9 layers of 1/4" baltic birch which already had to the laser cut profile, the middle layer was cut short to create the fork gap. After laminating the big block, I traced the forward profile onto the mass and cut off the majority of the material which left me with a block form to now rasp and sand into shape.

    After sanding the form down to 600 grit, it threw it back into the laser to etch my maker's mark and the name Mantis.

    Here are the pics, they do a much better job than me :)

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  2. Metropolicity

    Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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    After a quick hit of olive oil.

    I'll throw some super glue on it in a bit to seal it up.

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  3. Clever Moniker

    Clever Moniker Administrator Staff Member Admin

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    I am in love with this design @ZorroSlinger . Way to hammer out the prototype @Metropolicity, looks amazing brother!! Excellent work my friend. :)
     
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  4. ZorroSlinger

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    Wow ... that was fast! You are a dedicated & creative craftsman and good problem solving skills in producing this prototype. I like the more robust/beefier Metro Grade version of the Fast Draw PFS :)
     
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  5. Metropolicity

    Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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    There's nothing that is more or less Zorroslinger, I just made it happen :)

    Thanks for a great design. I'll have to make up a few in some awesome laminated hardwoods, this has a lot of potential now that I know what layers end up getting eaten up.

    Thanks brotha!
     
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  6. Narcaleptic sling shotter

    Narcaleptic sling shotter New Member

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    That is awesome metro!
     
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  7. GrayWolf

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    WOW...that is a monster PFS!! It looks great.

    @ZorroSlinger nice design!

    @Metropolicity way to make it come to life!

    Maybe I should send in a sketch.....;) Just kidding

    I can't wait to see this one in action.


    Todd
     
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  8. Mister Magpie

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    I love the contoured design of this. I have a drawing of something similar which I have always wanted to try, but @ZorroSlinger's design is far more attractive. And leave it to @Metropolicity to generate a prototype in lightning speed. He said he had an extra hour...it takes me an hour to find my work bench... :)
     
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  9. Cap'n Joe

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    "I just made it happen."
    If ever there was an understatement of the year award, you would win it. Hands down.
    Nice of you to make a thought/drawing come to fruition. You ace hider, you!
    I'm glad I know you. What else have you got hidden up your sleeves?

    Todd, I'd send him your sketch. Never know what this Slingshot Edison might make of it.
     
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  10. Metropolicity

    Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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    I actually timed it, it took exactly an hour. The hardest part was the rasping, so much tweaking! :)

    The space I use, I have to clean up every time I am done, so I always have an open bench :)

    Well.....I do have a habit (good or bad) of making things happen. On my ride to the shop, I brain storming the way to make perfect fork gap. I also didn't how to slice it as to optimize the material.

    Now that I know what shape looks like, I can tune the pattern.
     
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  11. Cap'n Joe

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    I think you figured it out in short order.

    One time my friend, D, had an idea to make a .22 silencer from an oil filter. Fitting the filter to the barrel was where the problem lied. The threads weren't compatible. My other friend, S, took a piece that fit the barrel, cut it with a torch, then welded it to another piece that fit inside the oil filter. It took fifteen minutes + cooling time and that suppressor lasted 20 shots before we could hear anything but the action and a pfft.

    You are a redneck, filled with redneck ingenuity. And I hope you know that's not an insult. Brother!
     
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  12. Metropolicity

    Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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    I am a born and raised prairie boy, I know what being a redneck is all about :) I just use fancy tools to make lessen my redneckness :)
     
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  13. CanOpener

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    That is very interesting. :) and COOL as ALL get out! :) Way to go!!!! :)
     
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    Hmm...this gives me an idea. WATCH OUT!
     
  15. Scott Kilpatrick

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    I want one hands down
     
  16. JohnKrakatoa

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    Very nice homemade ply, and it looks even better since you turned the layer 90° to the usual way people make slingshots from plywood. And then the design coupled with these techniques you used....wonderfull.

    Maybe make one with a full finger hole(not the whole width of the frame, just like on a revolver) to try out. Then you can play wild wild west with that slingshot :D
     
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  17. caizhongliang

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    Youareforumadministrators??
     
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    I really like it, the design is very innovative and striking, hope to see more...
     
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  20. Metropolicity

    Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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    I made a prototype a long while back with a full finger hole. It never felt right.


    There is always a way, hack on!
     

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