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OTT My 3rd attempt. An oak ott for my brother.

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by JMac9, Feb 23, 2021 at 12:53 AM.

By JMac9 on Feb 23, 2021 at 12:53 AM
  1. JMac9

    JMac9 New Member

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    Hey, y'all.

    I really dig all the positive feedback and the community, here. So first I just wanna say thank you to everyone.

    Y'all really make this more fun for me and I really do appreciate it. [emoji110]

    This is my 3rd slingshot I've whittled-up. This one is for my brother.

    I didn't spend a lot of time making it pretty, yet, because I want him to shoot it a bit and tell me what he would like different before I do a little embellishment on it and give it a leather lanyard and some sorta finish.

    The wood is the 2nd half of the oak branch I made my dad's slingshot out of previously. I thought it'd be cool for my brother and pop to have slings from mirrored matching oak slabs from our property. ..they both liked em. [emoji851]

    Like I said, it ain't finished. I left some meat on it so I can make it comfortable for him later. But I sure like the feeling of that big belly knot in the palm swell. I'll definitely do that again. I don't dig the bottom fork. I jacked that up straight off. No fixing that. Lol but it's super comfortable to me, although, the thumb and finger valleys will be deeper when I finish it, I'm sure.

    Anyway.. I handed it off to him tonight and he's already learned not to use a stump as a target, in the dark, close range. Ha! He called and said: "it shoots straight! They come straight back, too!!" Lol.. I love that dude.

    Here's way too many pictures of that adventure t'day. [emoji116]

    Hope y'all are having as much fun as I am. [emoji95]

    ~JimmyMac. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by JMac9, Feb 23, 2021 at 12:53 AM.

    1. thehappyhippy

      thehappyhippy Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Supporting Member Admin

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      Love the build along pictures .oak and hand tools is no joke. grate job
       
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      Nice and the building pictures
       
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      Great job, can’t wait to see the final product, and LOVE your attitude about this journey and the FANTASTIC folks here that are a huge part of it. [emoji16][emoji1690]


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      Wow! You have some good ability. Im looking forward to seeing the 20th one you build.
       
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      Thank you!

      ..and, yes. Oak ain't no joke. Lol

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      Thank you!.. ..i wasn't positive folks would be interested in where it came from, but I'm glad I took the pictures now.

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      thehappyhippy Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Supporting Member Admin

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      Um working with black walnut right now .what a treat!
       
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      Thank you, sir!

      I'm looking forward to finishing it for him. ..i had an idea of gnarling the finger tip spots like the wood diamond grip of a rifle. My brother was into it, too, so I'll try.

      I'll post pictures if and when it's done. [emoji110]

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      Ha! Gracias!

      I'm obsessive over new distractions.
      I'm really enjoying this, though and I really hope the ambition and interest holds up till I've make 20! We will see.

      Last year this time I was teaching myself to make rings and jewelry outa stainless steel nuts, brass shavings and turquoise. All new and exciting last year. ..this year it's the slingshots so far. [emoji851]

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      You are??

      Man.. Looking forward to seeing that.

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