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At last: A Sling-X-Bow for everybody!

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by JoergS, Jul 17, 2010.

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  1. JoergS

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    So many people begged me to do a how-to for the Sling-X-Bow.

    Of course people don't have welding gear and lathes, so a tutorial can't require such equipment.

    I thought about this for a long time, as there were numerous issues to be solved. But then I finalized my blueprints and got to work.

    I used wood and off-the-shelf screws only, plus common household tools.

    Making it took six hours, because of the constant filming and also because welding stuff together is a lot quicker than drilling holes and fixing screws...

    I used Stu's ratchet idea for the cocking, but made my own ratchet out of a length of wood. It is easy, you just push the frame to the front until it hits the stopper, and then it swings into the notch.

    I made the frame, the lock base plate, the lock arms and the trigger plate out of multiplex (most of it I found in the trash of my favorite DIY superstore).

    This is real solid, shooting hunter bands is not a problem, lots of reserve.

    The video will follow tomorrow, here are some pics for now!

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    Jörg
     
  2. JTH

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    Very cool, no noise and that ball bearing or marble would kill you dead if it hit you in the head or for what ever choice you decide to use it for. I think I go with a a good accurate rifle bow or compound bow. This is good if this is only thing you could afford but still a neat project.
     
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    Amazing!!!
     
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    SWEET Joerg the Great has done it again!!!
     
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    Have added Reddot sights, and also I demonstrate that the design is safe, no danger to be hit by the returning fork.

    The mounting rail is made from a piece of wooden board, with a cutoff part of an old metal saw blade as the rail. Works like a charm.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwk3az_uIm4

    Enjoy!

    Jörg
     
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