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Split frame pfs

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  1. KawKan

    KawKan Veteran Member

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    I built this PFS because I was driven to madness by @Stankard757 who keeps posting photos of a split-frame OPFS he shoots frequently.
    Madness?
    Well, I already have too many slingshots, and especially PFS versions. And besides, there are several PFS designs that fit my hand better than the OPFS. How crazy is that?
    But, every time Stankard757 posted a photo of his OPFS, I told myself I need to build that. It looks like a perfect combination of design and material. The split frame technique results in the oak grain shooting up in perfect alignment with the fork angles of the slingshot.
    And I like building split frames.
    And this build would only butt in front of about 10 other builds I want to start.
    So...here it is.
    OakPFS-Target.JPG
    I used a reclaimed landscaping stake for the material. Cut out the shape with a pull saw and coping saw. Electric drill for the pinky hole. Rasp and sandpaper, then one wipe-on coat of BLO and two wipe on coats of Tru-Oil.
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    Banded her up with #64 office bands for .177 steel and 6mm airsoft pellets. Shoots fine!
    Thanks for looking!
     
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  2. Stankard757

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    Outstanding, KawKan! Good job

    Need to break mine back out got set to the side with all my new news

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  3. Cruiser

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    MAD KAWKAN could be a movie
     
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  4. Palmettoflyer

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    Love it! Might have to copy the idea soon!! Looks great and like the repurposed wood idea too.
     
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  5. bottlecap

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    Great build, KawKan, looks great!
     
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  6. StringSlap

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    Nice build! Came out great!
     
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  7. KawKan

    KawKan Veteran Member

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    Thanks! I know you've been bitten by the Conus bug, like so many of us!
     
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  8. KawKan

    KawKan Veteran Member

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    Yeah, that would be right up there with Summer Vacation 8, or Heaven's Gate, I'm sure! LOL!
     
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  9. Stankard757

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    More like Mad Max I think you can pull off the leather pants

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  10. Dgui

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    Go ahead KswKaw skin that smoke wagon see what happens!
     
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  11. slingdude

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    Very nice!
     
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  12. MacGyver

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    That is sharp! Did you use a biscuit or dowel at the joint or is it just glued up?
     
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  13. KawKan

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    It's just glued with Titebond original.
    @wombat of Kookaburra Katties really does a great job with this technique. His slingshots are awesome, and often have scales/swells. That would certainly be a good reinforcement. But I haven't had any problems with the six or seven I've made this way.
     
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  14. SLING-N-SHOT

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    Nice Ray !


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  15. Leo Torrevillas

    Leo Torrevillas New Member

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    Is that a real thing this " Conus bug"? That would explain a lot of things every time I see one
     
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  16. Palmettoflyer

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    You know when you're infected when you no longer look at tree branches for the perfect fork and start looking at tree limbs and trunk straight sections and think to yourself, I could make a Conus from that!
     
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    @KawKan, I'm having a brain fart. What's the angle for the cut for the splice?
     
  18. KawKan

    KawKan Veteran Member

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    Yo, @johnnyvol!
    I think the target angle is 22-1/2 degrees. When you put two of them together you get 45 degree forks.
    I have used a speed square, and gotten pretty close.
    I have also eye-balled it - yeah, that looks like 90, half of that is 45, half of that is 22-1/2 - and been just as happy with the result.
    Heaven knows, natural forks aren't all 45 degrees and perfectly symmetrical!
    Sounds like you have a project cooking. Good luck!
    Oh, here's another thought - maybe next project. If you are working with thick stock, you can make the 22-1/2 degree cut, then split that piece and join them for a book-matched fork!
    Coping.JPG
    This fork was was assembled from a chunk of osage cut at about 22-1/2 degrees and then split down the middle. Of course the other side doesn't match.
     
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  19. Stankard757

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    I've wondered why a split frame is always straight why couldn't it be curved as long as the grain at the forks are at 22.5 degrees. Hmmmmm

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    Interesting!

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