Here’s a project I put together last week, a plywood butt stock for my half inch nut shooter. This is the first real mechanism I came up with that relies on the precision of digital fabrication to work, and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.
Do you want to kill a snowman? After this past winter, I definitely did. And there’s no better way to do it than with a DIY device of destruction.
Following up on a request from YouTube, a clean look at the trigger/stock profile. Unfortunately I don’t have the complete blueprints, as I sketched an overall profile and then used paper cutouts to fine-tune the dimensions of different components. The sketch in the lower left corner shows off the different components of the loader-trigger mechanism, […]
Yesterday I learned that slingshots are illegal in the wonderful state of New Jersey if you lack a lawful purpose. Luckily I have one: shooting old toys, CDs, and glass bottles. In this week’s video I actually talk (yea, that never happens…), and explain some of the updated features about my slingshot, like the raised […]
After a week and a half of disregarding proper tool usage, I have finally assembled the P-50 Pump-Action Hex Nut Slingshot Rifle… Version 1.01. Perhaps it was a wee bit ambitious for my very first Jörg Sprave-inspired build, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I will be coming out with a video of more shooting with […]
This is going to be an even shorter post than usual. I cut out strips of Theraband Gold today for my slingshot rifle. Jörg’s band calculator indicated that a 17 gram projectile should use 1″ wide rubber strips, but when I tried putting tension on the bands with my hands I was quite horrified at […]
Many workshop safety protocols were broken today, but I’ve sealed up the P-50 for good and I’m working on external features like the slingshot forks and pump-mechanism. I’m layering the pieces of the slide together, and letting them set overnight (Elmer’s Glue). Hopefully tomorrow morning I’ll be able to put the pump mechanism together and […]