Carry gallery updates from the past couple months.
Just Plain Fun
Look what I got!
Here are 4 more, random samples of the fish I caught. 10 total keepers, all but one were like this, big and plump!
Great day on the ice, 25F, clear and sunny, 8″ of ice on Cushman lake– Ice report said 13″, so we parked on the lake… 2 full size pickups side by side on 8″ of ice was pushing our luck, but thankfully God is graciou- no issues.
We were over the deepest water, 25 feet, the ice is usually thinner over the deeper spots, so the ice report was probably right. There were lots of other tracks, an ice skating area and trail to huts has been plowed too. I wasnt really worried about it, but technically it was a little on the skethy end.
Anyway, back to the fun!
My buddy, his son, and myself all limited out (10 fish per) on these “little” king salmon.
Their piles of fish;
About 4.5 hours out, we just couldn’t quit, it was so much fun! Action was great too, not just the catching, but the fighting. Had to work for them not just catch them(easy fishing is boring fishing!).
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!