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05-17-2009, 07:45 PM
on a proven killing machine.
Based on my triad design gun I decided to do a Hawaiin sling. I used Ipe wood and added a graphite mix to the bore. The center piece is solid, that is the handle and barrel are all one piece and the sides are lam'd on...did a few test shots in the pool and amazingly it stuck to 3/4 ply at 18':eek: with a 5ft RA shaft and 1/2" bands
05-17-2009, 08:04 PM
thats a sexy little sling ya got their, hows it shoot?!!
05-17-2009, 08:28 PM
Nice, tracks well and dead on, but then it was tested in a pool, once this wind lays we'll see how she performs on fish:beer:
05-17-2009, 09:40 PM
oye steel this wind and weather is going to be with us for a little bit ... got any new predictions because my sources all tell me ..... q la cosa esta mala.
05-18-2009, 05:30 AM
thats sweet man.... I gotta do that some time. how difficult was that to make?
05-18-2009, 06:52 AM
Not too difficult, boring the barrel (lazer straight) and shaping the handle (ipe also known as ironwood:rolleyes:) was the tricky part.
05-18-2009, 10:36 AM
That thing looks beautiful!
MD: Looks like your avitar was taken in the Bahamas, at Big Major's with the pigs?
05-18-2009, 10:45 AM
Arman...you know what they say, "If the ocean is nay, hit the bay":cool:
One area that I've gotten mixed reviews on is the bore hole. One group says make it tight to wrap the arrow, others say bore it out to have some movement, in case you must adjust your shot, in a millisecond...anyone care to comment:confused:
05-18-2009, 10:48 AM
Nice looking work, Tone.
05-18-2009, 01:48 PM
my thoughts for slinging are that it is better to have a tighter tolerance on the sling and rely on adjusting using your arm, rather than attempt to make a quick adjust with your wrist.
the amount of force on the lead hand and wrist is significant and I was told by Art Pinder himself just how easy it is to catch a sling in the mouth...not cool
design looks beautiful Tone, you thought about selling em?
the pistol grip is a nice touch...possibly mount the bands on the front of the sling to maximize band stretch and reduce the dead area at the end of the shot...because of the extra support you would get from the pistol grip, this force added by moving the bands forward should still be easily overcome...just a thought
05-18-2009, 08:00 PM
Thx for the input LB..I did dick around with the bands forward of the handle but the tapered design prohibits that idea (less I change the design) as for the bigger hole it was Art pinder & Co. that provided the input, btw I also made the exact same design minus the handle as alot of die hard slingers prefer the the handless" idea...as to selling them I gave a few away to get some feedback if its right then hell why not:toast:
btw hit me up when you can have to shoot you a couple of questions.
05-19-2009, 11:38 AM
What kind of machine do you use to bore the hole?
If we don't have a machine like that, do you think using a router and then laminating the two channels together would work? Or laminating around a plastic tube?
Beautiful work. Looks like a good project for my son and I before we tackle full on gunsmithing.
05-19-2009, 12:46 PM
^^check your PM
05-28-2009, 02:51 PM
Thx again for all the input and PM's:thumps:...A question I've been asked is whether I'll be selling these slings, seems from the pm/emails some buzz is shaping. Thx for vote of confidence....and double that for the guys who've ordered the DiveZilla Bag:beer:
So the chances are that I will in the very near future (waiting to hear back from a few of the guys "testing" them) In the meantime I'm thinking of a name for this sling. So to get things rolling...
Anyone who comes up with the right name for this sling...gets one shipped over for free, and we keep the rights to the name, of course
05-28-2009, 03:15 PM
1. The Interceptor
2. The Six Shooter (hexagonal shape)
3. The H6 Sling
05-28-2009, 03:25 PM
Isla Vista, dang, way to set the pace...I like them all:toast:
09-19-2009, 02:12 AM
I know its older but I just found this thread after searching around. I've recent had the urge to build a hawaiian sling even though there isn't a place for them here really.
I had a few questions regarding your build. What size band material did you use and how are the knots you tied holding up? Any excess wear or untying themselves? Also, when you drilled the holes for the bands did you angle them from the back to the sides with one hole or did you drill holes parallel with the shaft that were met my holes perpendicular? After testing, how are the side lams holding up to the stress of pulling the band back?
One thing that I immediately thought of was that you could have bored holes all the way through the side lams parallel with the shaft and had the knots at the front of the sling for increased band stretch. What made you decide to go the route you did?
Sorry for the myriad of questions, I really like you design and wanted to know more about it.
10-07-2009, 05:22 PM
Too bad the best name is taken. It would have been perfect. Slingin Steel.
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