How to make a Zombie slaying slingbow at home


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JoergS
November 1, 2010, 06:55 AM
Have made another version of my slingbow. This time, upon many requests, I did a tutorial video as well.

I have devised a home made arrow rest, using rubber (what else). Also, I set the rest far back to gain draw length. Then, I designed the "frame" in a way that armslaps can never happen.

The bow is entirely made from 12 mm and 19 mm plywood, with three screws to stabilize the weapon.

It is more bulky, but also a lot more powerful than its predecessor.

Made this on Halloween, so I just had to shoot at a coconut... penetrated both sides. With a field tip.

Here are some screenshots from the video:

http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/3337/02bow2053s.jpg

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/8088/05bow2345s.jpg

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7104/01bow2010s.jpg

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/1010/03bow2855s.jpg

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/7448/04bow2845s.jpg


The slingbow weighs 550 gramms (1,2 lbs), ready for shooting.

Here are the blueprints:

https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B2lOiwtIPanYMDk3YjllMDgtNGViNC00NmMxLWFkNzAtN2YxNTc4ZmEyYWIw&hl=en

Here is the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz3ruRsh-HY

Jörg

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JShirley
November 1, 2010, 07:30 AM
You're "the man"! Thank you!

John

Mp7
November 1, 2010, 07:44 AM
Man ... that seems absolutely useless.

Send it to me, i´ll pay for postage!

:)

nice job.

War Squirrel
November 1, 2010, 05:06 PM
Joerg delivers again. I'm definitely going to make this. :) Thank you!

sherman123
November 4, 2010, 01:29 AM
That is...genius!:eek:

WardenWolf
November 4, 2010, 01:42 AM
Now that's impressive. Very cool. It's a handsome and functional piece of hardware.

QuietEarp
November 4, 2010, 02:54 AM
Once again, I am impressed. Your posts are always the best.

Oyeboten
November 4, 2010, 03:28 AM
Wow...really nice!

dcarch
November 5, 2010, 02:37 PM
Is this more powerful than a normal bow?

JoergS
November 5, 2010, 03:18 PM
It is comparable to a recurve bow with similar draw weight. But it sure is more compact and a lot easier/cheaper to make.

Jörg

Holo
November 10, 2010, 01:36 AM
What are the chances that the arrow could slip and ram into the back of your hand?

JoergS
November 10, 2010, 01:48 AM
Used to be minimal, now it is zero. I added a piece of scrap flat steel to give full protection.

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/4091/slingbownew.jpg

jdub3
November 10, 2010, 02:06 AM
I'm always amazed with your innovative craftsmanship. Another job well done.

Last Knight
November 10, 2010, 08:14 PM
Hm. If you feel like making more of these and marketing them, definitely let us know. I'd be interested.

jkulysses
November 10, 2010, 08:19 PM
Wow that's pretty cool!!!! I wish I was this creative!!

janobles14
November 10, 2010, 08:56 PM
freaking brilliant! one of these could strap onto a molle pack and you would be all set! you could even add a small quiver on the off side to hold a couple of arrows.

millertyme
November 10, 2010, 09:48 PM
I bet you could change out that arrow rest pretty easily for a whisker biskit. Any idea on the draw weight? All in all, that's pretty innovative.

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