Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Natural and Antler

Another natural from the dogwood tree (cornus sanguinea)...

I love that wood, it looks like ivory when polished. And it is very strong. I added antler scales, just to try something new, and also to straighten the handle (it was off to one side). A low, narrow fork allows really strong bands and offers lots of power.

A frame for the experienced shooter, you have to flip this to avoid fork hits. But for those who can handle it, low and narrow forked hammer grip slingshots deliver the hardest shots.




65 comments:

  1. That catapult has just become in one of my favourites.

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  2. Very beautiful! The antler scales make it look like a traditional hunting knife :)

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  3. this wood is really unusual, looks rich, well and strongly. Alot of space for imagination

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  4. As expected, it is very good looking, although, in my mind, it's hard to top the white ebony sling-shot. But as massive as it is and with the short forks, it does look like a powerhouse of a sling-shot. I admit I'm partial to the very elegant white ebony and think it's the absolute best you have done.

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  5. only one word for that - gorgeous

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  6. Like the antler, and from the side it reminds me of a pocket knife.Just dont like the small fork, cant shot well when I must move my hand out of the way.When I made my first stickshot I had this problem, couldnt hit a damn thing :).Maybe you could make one with a little larger fork Joerg.And I like how dogwood looks like plastic when polished.Its a great slingshot.Have you tried some plastic materials before?

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  7. Good work! Love the videos on YouTube

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  8. very splendid, i seen a cheap knife at the thrift store with a handle like this today, i think it was imitation tho... i was tempted to buy it to try to do something similar lol

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  9. BTW, is there any truth to the rumor that Yvonne the cow ran away because she heard you were coming with a cannon sling-shot? :)

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  10. I just found your channel on YouTube. Somehow I am always the last one to catch on to the cool things in life. Anyhow, this piece looks pretty awesome, and like many of the other people are stating... it does look like a knife. It reminds me of my Case Russlock.

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  11. That dogwood really does look like Ivory. I haven't worked with dogwood myself. So there's no "figure" in the wood?

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  12. looking good. i found a place locally where i can buy such antlers and even bone along with leathers.. i cant wait to indulge . thanks for sharing again,.

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  13. Now my father would love this slingshot!

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  14. very nice like the incorporation of the antler with wood, also very interesting how small the fork is other wise brilliant design your getting more creative and different.

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  15. Very Beautiful. I wish I had the talent for that kind of hobby. Very envious...

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  16. Yes, the fork is narrow, which can be disturbing for beginners. I no longer need any kind of fork. I can shoot well with a stickshot.

    But the stickshot requires a "loop" for the pouch, so you loose some power. Not the case with this frame.

    For an experienced shooter, a narrow fork is better - the power vectors are running more parallel, so you loose less energy.

    It also makes it more compact. This is a small slingshot! But it takes a full butterfly bandset with three stripes of TB gold per side.

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  17. its like a natural lead launcher nice work!

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  18. Yellow
    I’ve made that kind of narrow fork sling shot and try to shoot with it: hurts :) Still not enough skills.
    Joerg, do you like working with antler? I’ve made two ore three knife handles with it and never again – I hate the smell when cut, trimmed and polished :)
    Cheers
    Rafal

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  19. And another very nice shooter.
    The handle is perfect!

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  20. now that is a very slick looking slingshot, what velocities are you achieving with 3 gold TB strips on each side?

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  21. There is a smell (like burnt hair), but I do not think it is that horrible. The end result looks good and gives a lot of purchase, so yes, I like working with antler.

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  22. TB gold, cut 31cm x 2,8cm x 1,8 cm, three layers per side, can propel a 20 mm steel ball to over 80 m/s (in full butterfly mode). The current record holder, Tobias "TobseB", achieved 107 Joule of energy with these band dimensions.

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  24. waouw, another good job from the great Jorge

    ;-)

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  25. Hell nice o.o this looks awesome!

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  26. Master craftsman (: perfect as usual haha. Hope i win a panther slingshot this Sunday!(: been posting comments for a week (:

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  28. that's cool, great job

    keep up the good work

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  29. im not shore if its just me but the cable of the slingshot kind of looks like a cable of a pocket nife great work by the way

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  30. I'd like to see it in action!!!
    It's a "White Beauty" !!!!!!!

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  31. slingshotmaniac said...

    I'd like to see it in action!!!
    It's a "White Beauty" !!!!!!!



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    i think we all want to see it in action :D

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  32. OMG!!! Is it just me or you make the BEST slingshots in the world???? I love your work :)

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  33. beautiful work - great u-tube videos!

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  34. Another nice slingshot, be sure to put some more videos cuz they are amazing!!!

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  35. That is one of the coolest slingshots that you have ever made. It is beautiful, and I love the design. However I am not good at flipping the fork when shooting.

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  36. I have to say that I am not a fan of antler handles on most things - I see it a lot on knives - but I really like the look of that dogwood, I know you have said that you haven't varnished it in any way but the polish you are getting in phenomenal!

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  37. Thank you for the Panther Manuel. I can't wait to start on my first Mod.

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  38. Such great work. I wish I had time to pursue projects like these. The white ebony wood slingshot was beautiful.

    Funny thing, you see to have a tough exterior, but I guess the little kittens say otherwise huh? Haha

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  39. i really like your slingshots and a hope i can make them like you someday

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  40. i was wondering what is a good type of wood to make a sling shot out of that is cheap, thanks.
    if you could send me a sling shot i would like the panther please.

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  41. I can't believe that is wood! Not only does it look quite incredible, it also looks very strong! The antler scales give me an idea... I think it would also be very interesting to get famous iconic pistol and knife scales and use them for your Slingshot.

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  42. I absolutely love the second slingshot in this photo of yours:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-R5lrynXcSws/TiyhHUcqsrI/AAAAAAAAAuc/cwRjXwS1QD8/s1600/PantherB5.JPG

    The simple grip plus the thin sling bands make it perfect!

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  43. @Travis: I live by a simple rule,

    Be kind, generous, caring and protective to your family, friends and supporters.

    Be without mercy to your enemies.

    Be professional to anyone else.

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  44. Looks amazing!, i love the finish!

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  45. And the Slingking did it again : another beauty !! The wood looks like ivory.

    Looking at the bandset, must be a good workout shooting this one :)

    All the best.

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  46. "Be kind, generous, caring and protective to your family, friends and supporters.

    Be without mercy to your enemies.

    Be professional to anyone else."

    That is a beautiful philosophy to live by, it sound very much like the advice my grandfather gave me when I was very young

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  47. I am not a big fan of antler horn, looks like a hunters knife, so 50s. But this Dogwood is so nice looking, the ivory comparison is totaly true(?).
    Together it looks awesome.

    What is meant by "you have to flip this"?

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  48. Hi Joerg. I never realized that slingshots could be so powerful and useful.I will buy a quality one shortly. Thank you for your video's.

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  49. Wow your slingshots are always a great combination of form and function combined.

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  50. How do you polish the wood so well? i love it!

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  51. COOL! How did you get the stag antlers cut so nicely?

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  52. cool work i wil havento try one of those i deer hunt so i can get my own antlers

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