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Universal The Cappuchino

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Metropolicity, Nov 28, 2014.

By Metropolicity on Nov 28, 2014 at 11:24 PM
  1. Metropolicity

    Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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    OH baby...I am so happy with this one. This maybe THE one, my daily driver, my go to, my opus.

    For the past year I have been trying frame after frame, trying to find one that is both accurate, a great base for crafting and is comfortable for hours of shooting. After a year....I went back to one of my first designs, the Capuchin. I've made loads of them, and even kept a few...not sure why I didn't think of pimping one out for myself. I always shot best with one and I finally found a theme worth making. I was so happy with my Italian Job, I couldn't help but apply that aesthetic to the Capuchin (resin cast coffee beans and all!)

    Since this can't be the Italian Job....and this is built on the Capuchin frame....there is only one suitable name:

    The Cappuchino

    -Aluminum Capuchin 1/4" frame
    -Opaque C-Tek
    -Olive wood pinky rest
    -8mm 1960's mazzucchelli 'drift' tortoise shell
    -green/white/red vulcan spacer
    -bloodwood/tortiose shell palm swell
    -copper tube pins
    -copper lined tube holes (but I'll be using flats)

    I chose to have the tortoise shell in my palm because it is slightly thicker so I can shape it more curved to fit the webbing of my hand. I was able to 'scoop' out material on the forks to thin them out while creating a nice crisp edge for the light to catch. The shell was buffed to 4000 grit and then some automotive polish....buffed...but still fitted so it's not slippery. I still need to etch my skull onto the olive wood but whoa...baby.

    *elated*

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Eric Au is the designer and owner of Metro Grade Goods. A Canadian company dedicated to providing slingshot enthusiasts with uniquely made quality slingshots and accessories. Eric's background has a strong emphasis on industrial design and material process which is clearly reflected in his work.

You can purchase his designs on the Metro grade Goods website here:
http://metrogradegoods.com/

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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Metropolicity, Nov 28, 2014.

    1. slingshooter0421

      slingshooter0421 New Member

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      That is amazing right there absolutely amazing. Nice job on this piece of art
       
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    2. Pablo Pedrosa

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      Eric that's nice.The price is the same as Spanish knight?
       
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    3. Devils son in law

      Devils son in law Veteran Member

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      Ridiculous!!!!!! :rolleyes:
       
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    4. Ted

      Ted Well-Known Member

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      Delicious!

      If you're a Lord of the Rings fan, that tortoise shell palm swell looks like a Palantir.
       
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    5. Clever Moniker

      Clever Moniker Administrator Staff Member Admin

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      Great job, your work on this might be your best yet Metro. :drool:
       
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    6. You'llshootyereyeout

      You'llshootyereyeout Veteran Member

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      That color combo is a classic! Great work!
       
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    7. Clever Moniker

      Clever Moniker Administrator Staff Member Admin

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      My little girl (6yr old) just looked that the computer and said, "that's a slingshot and coffee??, mom might want to eat the computer if she see's that.". lol
       
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    8. Kevin

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      Superb! I don't have words to describe how much I like it. :drool::drool::drool:
       
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    9. JohnKrakatoa

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      Wow... maan, i wish I had access to at least olive wood like that, not to mention all the other material...

      Pretty sweet job as always!
       
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    10. Quarterinmynose

      Quarterinmynose Well-Known Member

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      friggin' gorgeous!
       
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    11. Metropolicity

      Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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      I bought a bunch of small blocks of it off eBay. They are perfect for palm swells.

      Send me a PM I'll send you a couple.
       
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    12. DogBox

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      So glad you spoiled y'self and ended up with a slingshot You are happy to be shooting with!
      It really is so natural fitting in the hand! How you choose to build up the outer scales is up to
      your imagination, patience, all the while having the purpose in mind of shooting something that feels really great too!
      The 'lil Alugator grew up! ...and what a stunner!
       
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    13. wll

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      That is absolutely exquisite !

      wll
       
    14. Quercusuber

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      ...just AMAZING!!!!
      This object is way more than a simple slingshot. It's pure ART!!!
      Your sense of aesthetics and craftsmanship are simply SUPERB!!!
      By the way ...I'm a HUGE fan of coffee!!!!! (Number one drink in Portugal!! :D )
      Cheers ...Q
       
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