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OTT Widemouth Torque inspired design

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by AppalachiaFlipShooter, Feb 23, 2021 at 1:05 AM.

By AppalachiaFlipShooter on Feb 23, 2021 at 1:05 AM
  1. AppalachiaFlipShooter

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    The Simple Shot Torque is one of my absolute favorite frames. I own 2, soon to be 3. As great as it is, there were a couple things about it that I didn't care for. The fork gap is a little unforgiving at times, and it's so thin that it can be uncomfortable with heavier bands. Yesterday, I got my sketch pad down with the torque and made a modification to the design. I christened it the 'Widemouth'. I widened the fork gap from 1'' 9/16 to a full 2''. I put the drawing on some 3/4 thick Baltic birch ply, and went to work. After I routed the edges, I scalloped the bottom fork arm (I'm a side shooter) to support my thumb a little better, hit the fork tips with some 400 grit sandpaper, and put bands on it. I noticed a few great things right off. 1) the thicker material makes this thing a real pleasure to shoot. It's super comfortable to hold. 2) the wider fork gap made a big difference. That difference may only be in my head, but it helped. This is only a prototype, but I'm excited to work on the design more. I plan on adding a thin swell to catch the web area of the hand for a more secure grip, and possibly do some sanding for finger placement on the upper fork arm for a pinch brace style grip. I'll update as I go along! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by AppalachiaFlipShooter, Feb 23, 2021 at 1:05 AM.

    1. Stankard757

      Stankard757 Well-Known Member

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      Nice! Looks pretty cool[emoji106]

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    2. bottlecap

      bottlecap Active Member

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      Also a fan of thicker forks, nice job on this!
       
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    3. thehappyhippy

      thehappyhippy Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Supporting Member Admin

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      Looks grate !
       
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    4. Flipgun

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      There ain't noting that can't be improved. :tu:
       
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    5. KawKan

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      Oh yeah! She'll really shoot better with 2 coats of deluxe rattlecan safety orange!
      Good work!
       
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    6. AdamvVS

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      Appreciate that your calling it a Torque inspired slingshot. I can name so many slingshots and makers that ,
      well there frames are a Torque.
      Regardless it's a thing of handmade goodness that you made!
       
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    7. AppalachiaFlipShooter

      AppalachiaFlipShooter Member

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      Thanks man! I'm not one of those who takes credit for a design. This is 95% torque, 5% me lol

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    8. AppalachiaFlipShooter

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      Thank you sir! I was thinking more in the neon green direction when I get it all finished, green is my favorite color

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