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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by chris parkinson, Oct 25, 2020.

By chris parkinson on Oct 25, 2020 at 2:13 PM
  1. chris parkinson

    chris parkinson New Member

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    Hi everyone
    It has been 3 years since my last post as I just got into making/shooting slingshots before circumstances got in the way forcing me to shelve my new hobby for another day.

    I was routing through my bits last week and found a laminated slingshot I made and decided to give it a whirl, out of practise I had a fork hit and it snapped clean in two.

    I decided would have a go of building a new one and managed to secure a few scrap pieces of 10mm Aluminium from local scrapyard and some black walnut offcuts from furniture maker.
    I cut the aluminium core on my wood bandsaw then treated it to a soak in acid solution prior to roughing the surface. I bonded together using West System G/Flex 650 epoxy resin.
    I have purchased a set of Flipclip X band clamps but as my forks are thicker than the Scout, I need to purchase a couple of longer my screw bolts.

    I still have a bit more polishing and finishing touches to do but thought I would post up and get myself back in the forums.
     

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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by chris parkinson, Oct 25, 2020.

    1. Cruiser

      Cruiser Veteran Member

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      Great job what a beauty that one won’t snap
       
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    2. Clint

      Clint Veteran Member

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      Nothing like building your own
       
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    3. KawKan

      KawKan Veteran Member

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      Really nice work.
      The aluminum spacer on the swell is a strong visual element.
      Well, the whole darn thing is a strong visual element!
      Glad you're back!
       
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    4. chris parkinson

      chris parkinson New Member

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      Totally agree
       
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    5. chris parkinson

      chris parkinson New Member

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      Thankyou for your kind words, really enjoyed making it, was great working with new materials although I did manage to get more resin on my hands than the core;)
       
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    6. chris parkinson

      chris parkinson New Member

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      Thankyou
      I made my last one from Keroin that is used to deck the back of lorries, very hard wood to work with, I thought that lamininating 3 cores would be strong enough to take a fork hit, I am shooting 6.5gram lead bean which took it out first hit:(
       
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      :drool: for those that dont know ....im a scout addict ....i have 6-8 scouts at any given time.. and that right there makes me drool fine work dont leave that one on a shelf . Just gorgeous!
       
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    8. chris parkinson

      chris parkinson New Member

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      Thankyou...
      I just purchased the Scout myself and absolutely love it, couldn't hit a bin wagon at 50 yards at moment; I have the Gamekeeper John PPM TTFS and always end up shooting my hand whereas the scout has good clearance between the forks for beginners like me.
      I enjoy making them and have some great ideas for future builds, hopefully they will get better.

      Thanks again for your kind words, they give me inspiration to make more.
       
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      chris parkinson New Member

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      Can anyone please tell me what type thread is on the screws for Scout Flipclips X.
      I purchased a spare set when I bought my Scout for my own build but ended up with thicker forks due to using 10mm Alu.
      I have a box full of assorted M6 bolts but none of the threads match.

      Any help would appreciated as I need to purchase slightly longer version in order to christen the new build.
       

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    10. AdamvVS

      AdamvVS Veteran Member

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      Great post! Now let the games begin!
       
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    11. bottlecap

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      That's a beasty thang, and a looker too. Great work!
       
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    12. chris parkinson

      chris parkinson New Member

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      Thankyou
       
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    13. SLING-N-SHOT

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      Nice sling, and welcome back


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
       
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    14. chris parkinson

      chris parkinson New Member

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      Thankyou..

      It's great to be back..

      Looking at other members slingshots and seeing what can be achieved with various materials and a bit of creativity has me all inspired to get back into it, hopefully I will soon be able to put together a few designs of my own.
       
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    15. Devils son in law

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      That's a fine looking flip, Chris!!
       
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    16. chris parkinson

      chris parkinson New Member

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      Thanks mate
      Having trouble finding longer slotted bolts for the Flipclips, I think they are Whitworth thread but unsure if British BSW Whitworth will be suitable as they are made in USA, don't want to cross thread them trying.
      Just emailed SimpleShot for some answers and hopefully soon I can start destroying it with fork hits;)
       
    17. Flipgun

      Flipgun Veteran Member

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      Take the bolt to the nearest fix-it place and show it to the oldest guy you can find in the department and he don't even have to work there and I'll bet you get what you need.
       
    18. chris parkinson

      chris parkinson New Member

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      I did exactly that yesterday and that's exactly what happened.

      I was told it was 1/4" Whitworth but they only had them in hexbolt form; I ordered some slotted round heads online as you can undo them with a penny if band snaps in the field.

      Thankyou for reply:)
       
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    19. Sammy Shuford

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      Awesome Build,
       
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