Had a scrap of oak plank in the shop after another recent project. Also had a Y stick slingshot I’d started laying on the bench. Reminded me I’d wanted to do a silly board cut(as they’re called online, ie; cut out not a stick Y or fork) slingshot for a while.
So, being between projects… 😉 I grabbed a pen and various round items to trace radii, and went to drawing one up.
Jigsaw, drum sander, router and drill later; Plus cutting bands from a old truck inner tube… Some tiring and riveting too.
I’m not 100% fond of the joints to the leather shot pouch/grip, but it works. It was my third Concept, to get a solid low profile joint that didn’t tear out the rubber. It’s less low profile than I wanted. But, as I said, it works. If I can think of something else/better, I’ll try it…
What little I can shoot it inside the shop, it works great. Bands are a bit low in stretch, low power, but do work. If I can spare some cash, I might pick up better bands, if these prove to be too “slow” for my plinking needs. Might play with layering or tapering and length of inner tube straps too. 🙂
Will finish it later, when I can pick up some oil that I need for several projects I have ready for finishing/coating now.
I like it. Came out pretty good for a first non stick slingshot, if I do say so myself!