"The Cutlass" - new hammergrip style slingshot


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JoergS
September 20, 2010, 01:54 AM
Hello,

I wanted to do design a frame that works well for the butterfly style.

Goals:

- Low, wide fork for little wrist strain and fork hit prevention
- Mid-size (not as huge as the Monster)
- A big palm swell (found out I like palm swells)
- Protection against hand slaps (seems those always happen on OTP butterfly shooters).

I figured that the "W" would make the frame too big. So I used a length of flat steel I salvaged from the scrap heap and attached a wooden grip and wooden fork arms, all with solid metal screws. I hammered nuts into the fork arms, and sealed the holes with epoxy putty later.

Then I cut a piece of leather and clamped it between the handle and the screw.

It looks like a cutlass handle now - so I had a name for the design.

This is as basic as it gets, a full blown hammergrip style frame. The last picture shows it rigged up with really thin butterfly bands, superfast for lighter ammo. Without the leather protection, handslaps gallore.

It is a superb shooter, probably no beauty queen but the king of functionality.

http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/9302/tbar1.jpg

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/3749/tbar2.jpg

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/8836/tbar3.jpg

And here is the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8TdO3-Y-eM


Jörg

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Gryffydd
September 20, 2010, 03:21 AM
Thanks a lot, I was just about to go to bed and now I've spent 30 minutes watching your videos on YouTube :P

You've really got some interesting designs!

jdub3
September 20, 2010, 03:49 AM
Wow, that thing shoots well! I always enjoy your slinghots/videos. Thanks.

QuietEarp
September 24, 2010, 12:35 AM
Nice new slingshot Joerg. Great video as always. I wonder what a metal handguard would be like.

janobles14
September 24, 2010, 12:59 AM
do you ever stop coming up with new ideas? hey i know you are in germany and all but if you ever need capital to start up a business i will be your investor!

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