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First slingshot!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mr.J Dec 2, 2012. 13 Replies

Hi everyone,here's my first slingshot, made by me and a friend. I found the fork, my friend de-barked and sanded it, then I attached the rubbers and pouch using dental floss and rubber bands. Joe, I…Continue

Catapult elastic?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Hamilton Dec 19, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi everyone,I'm trying to find some suitable catapult elastic. I'm currently using two strips of inner tube, which work passably, but they're hardly powerful. I've done some research, and it seems…Continue

Tools best suited for the NZ bush.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jelena Middleton Oct 20, 2012. 3 Replies

Hello everyone,What tool/s are best suited for the New Zealand bush?For example, people recommend an axe and knife in places like the canadian woods, the machete in the rainforest/jungle, the saw for…Continue

Wood for spoon carving.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jelena Middleton Oct 17, 2012. 6 Replies

Hi everyone,I'd like to make a spoon, but I don't know what woods are suitable. I know that you can use apple, pear and beech, but I haven't seen any of those trees around. Well, I haven't seen any…Continue

 

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Philfy Vermin replied to Jelena Middleton's discussion Tins for billycans.
"i dont know for certain, but it seems to me you could bake it off, let it get red hot and then douse and scrub... "
Apr 8, 2014

Shrafter
Adrian Hamilton replied to Jelena Middleton's discussion Catapult elastic?
"On Trademe, look for Sanctband and get the grey one. You'll need a roller-cutter or gilloutine to cut it into bands. I have Tex latex, Dankung tubes and Theraband Gold on the way. One I'm keen to try is 105 rubber bands from Waugh Rubber…"
Dec 19, 2013

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Dave replied to Jelena Middleton's discussion Tins for billycans.
"Thanks for the tips guys. I have been wondering about this myself. I have just bought a stainless steel large opening water bottle and it fits perfectly inside a short and wide Pineapple tin or a large Lychee tin, both from New World. Now I know how…"
May 11, 2013

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Kev Webb replied to Jelena Middleton's discussion Tins for billycans.
"Unfortunately, it's one of those things you probably wouldn't know of any side effects until years later. My father is now suffering from the side affects of years working with paint solvents as part of his work, and he wasn't even…"
May 10, 2013

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Kev Webb replied to Jelena Middleton's discussion Tins for billycans.
"I've used billy cans for a few years. If you heat the tin hot enough it burns the lacquer lining off, and thereby removes your problem. Do beware of the fumes when you do this though - do it outdoors. Milo tins are good but have a lip, and seem…"
May 10, 2013

Shrafter
Mr.J replied to Jelena Middleton's discussion First slingshot!
"Nobody really knows why twisting the pouch works. The most popular theory is twisting the pouch creates a similar effect as rifling does in a firearm. "
Dec 2, 2012

Newbie
Jelena Middleton replied to Jelena Middleton's discussion First slingshot!
"Thanks Mr.J for the video. I don't know why twisting the pouch works, but it does. I've sort of changed my slingshot a bit. The jute grip kept loosening, and it was a bit to big for me."
Dec 2, 2012

Shrafter
Mr.J replied to Jelena Middleton's discussion First slingshot!
"The pouch twist is particularly effective in deterring fork hits with narrow forks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgQ37yeawG8"
Dec 1, 2012

Newbie
Jelena Middleton replied to Jelena Middleton's discussion First slingshot!
"I eventually decided to try oiling it, just to give it more protection. I put on 6-7 coats of Penetrol wood oil. It darkened it and made it very smooth, but I was hoping for a slightly shiny finish. I tried waxing it and that worked better, so I put…"
Nov 19, 2012

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edward frankham replied to Jelena Middleton's discussion First slingshot!
"i dont know about applying a finish. Try get a straight stick of maple and oil it to see how it turns out first , then you can see how you think it will look."
Nov 17, 2012

Newbie
Jelena Middleton replied to Jelena Middleton's discussion First slingshot!
"Nevermind the last question, I looked it up and it solved all my fork-hitting problems! I just twist the pouch and tiny bit and it flies straight-most of the time. Sometimes they fly to the sides a bit, but they never hit the forks. Still can't…"
Nov 17, 2012

Newbie
Jelena Middleton replied to Jelena Middleton's discussion First slingshot!
"How exactly do you twist the pouch? Thanks."
Nov 17, 2012

Newbie
edward frankham replied to Jelena Middleton's discussion First slingshot!
"okay so i just read that it is either because one of your bands is shorter/more powerful than the other which is causing it to  drift off to one side. The other explanation is that your not putting the rock , marble , lead or steel shot in the…"
Nov 16, 2012

Newbie
edward frankham replied to Jelena Middleton's discussion First slingshot!
"i use the plum ( extra heavy ) bands. I have heard of quite a few people who get fork hits but ive never had them before myself but ill ask one of my friends who has had them before and see what he did. Another tip for you if you want your slingshot…"
Nov 16, 2012

Newbie
Jelena Middleton replied to Jelena Middleton's discussion First slingshot!
"Those look cool! Can I ask what bands you use?  For the past couple of days I've been shooting my slingshot with no problems, but now I keep hitting my right fork. I've tried adjusting my technique different ways, but there's no…"
Nov 16, 2012

Newbie
edward frankham replied to Jelena Middleton's discussion First slingshot!
"the two on the left are my first attempts of oak and the one on the right is cut out of a  piece plywood and im waiting on my files and drill bit to arrive so i can have a finger hole in it."
Nov 16, 2012

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What part of the country are you based?
Auckland Region
Town/City where you are based
Auckland
What are your interests?
Firecraft, Tracking, Primitive skills, Navigation skills, Shelter building, Flintknapping, Survival skills, Archery, Crafts, Plant identification, Hunting/trapping, Tramping

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At 17:15 on November 2, 2012,
Newbie
Wing Szeto
said…

Hey Jelena thanks for the welcome, much appreciated!

At 8:00 on October 17, 2012,
Shrafter
Peter Bell
said…

Hi Jelena. Thanks for the welcome, nice to find a group of likeminded people.

At 2:44 on October 3, 2012,
Tohunga
Ky
said…

Jelena. Thanks for the greeting!

This looks like a neat group here. :)

At 15:12 on August 28, 2012,
Shrafter
Shaun Jordan
said…

Hey thanks glad to have found the site plenty here to learn, and good people to meet.

At 21:24 on February 1, 2012,
Shrafter
Jeff Cameron
said…

howdy Jelena!

 

Hope you enjoy the site, theres lots to read and watch.

 

 
 
 

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