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Pickle Fork ?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by The preacher, May 7, 2021.

By The preacher on May 7, 2021 at 1:55 PM
  1. The preacher

    The preacher Active Member

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    I've made several slingshots but have never made a pickle fork.
    Could anyone give me some suggestions, I'm not waiting to make a thin flat one, I'm wanting to make one with a little more mass.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by The preacher, May 7, 2021.

    1. KawKan

      KawKan Veteran Member

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      Well, my approach is to pick a template that looks comfortable and then pick a material to make it from. Trace, cut, shape, band and shoot.
       
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    2. Palmettoflyer

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      I think all the templates are paper thin. :rolleyes:

      But if you want mass, a lot of people (myself included) cut their teeth on the good 'ol Conus design from Arturo. The frame itself can teach you a lot about shooting pickle forks. The Conus is relatively easy to build and very forgiving in shape to make it however you like.
       
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    3. KawKan

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      When it comes to a pfs with mass, I think of the Conus first.
      Then maybe B-Toon's Slim Pickens, or Canopener's Tiny Turtle.
      I've had good success modifying the Bill Hays Ringfinger Hunter to pfs dimensions - 2-1/2 inches outside fork width, 1/2-inch gap.
      And Peter Recuas has posted a bunch of design templates that cry out for depth and sculpting.

      Good luck!
       
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    4. Sergeant Slingshot

      Sergeant Slingshot New Member

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      The pickle bone has good mass to it when made from thick stock. I have a few I've made from 18mm Baltic ply and they work great

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    5. Peter Recuas

      Peter Recuas Veteran Member

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      Any design can be ergo, just choose the one you like and cut it out of one inch thick material, then round it on the side of your hand until it feels comfortable.
      You decide if you settle for the poster on the wall or get something juicier ;)
       
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      Go with the pfs mule
       
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    8. The preacher

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      Thanks everyone, some good ideas.

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    9. MakoPat

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      SWOPOS has what yournlooking for. I have recieved a beautiful one from @Palmettoflyer .

      But that said any frame can be 'adapted' to fit simply by placing a foregrip and palmswell on it.

      Also a longish handle can accommodate an active 'flip' while shooting.

      Examples in the pics.
      Top Pic- Left to right- Arbor's PFS, SWOPFS, and one I cannot remember from Skaard have foregrips and some palmswells
      2nd Pic- Flippin Pic has a long and thick handle.
      3rd & 4th Pic- are examples of 3/4" thick board pic of PFS with various length handles... the Mule PFS has a significantly longer handle.
      Last Pic- MetroMade Jester out of 3/4" board cut and on aluminium core with foregrip and palmswell.

      https://www.slingshotcommunity.com/resources/swopfs.171/
       

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    10. Mr Muz

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      If you want a frame with mass, I would suggest a conus, they are fun to make.
       
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    11. MakoPat

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      It took me a second read... but I see it now.
       
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    12. Searcher_47

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      Perzactly!
       
    13. Searcher_47

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      I think that's one of the reasons for the popularity of the bonegrip slingshot!;)
       
    14. The preacher

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      Thanks to everyone for the replys!

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