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"The Cutlass" - new hammergrip style slingshot

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by JoergS, Sep 20, 2010.

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  1. JoergS

    JoergS Member

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    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.

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    And here is the video:

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


    Jörg
     
  2. Gryffydd

    Gryffydd Member

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    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!
     
  3. jdub3

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    Wow, that thing shoots well! I always enjoy your slinghots/videos. Thanks.
     
  4. QuietEarp

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    Nice new slingshot Joerg. Great video as always. I wonder what a metal handguard would be like.
     
  5. janobles14

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    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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