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Project by Blackbootsigns posted 06-26-2013 12:15 AM 1188 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This slingshot frame was actually cut from a scrap piece of Trex decking….after it was cut and shaped on the router table, it was coated with spray-on rubber coating, the same crap used to coat tool handles.
I was having fun making these for all my friends, until I found out in Massachusetts slingshot are listed as dangerous weapons…..

-- Jay, Taunton, Massachusetts - "Cry havoc and let rip the dogs of sawdust"





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#1 posted 06-26-2013 12:16 AM

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#2 posted 06-26-2013 01:07 AM

I really like your designs. Something new to try.

As far as Massachusetts, sounds about right.

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#3 posted 06-26-2013 01:14 AM

Yeah, there are several locations where, for whatever reason, they’re banned. In some cases, it’s a state law; in others it’s a county or city ordinance.

If you want an interesting read, try to track down an old (circa 1900-1915) textbook for a boy’s shop class (girls had to take Home Ec). There are usually plans for slingshots, bows and arrows, and knives. And they even had to use sharp tools to build them. GASP!!!! :)

Well done on the slingshot, by the way. It’s a shame you can’t legally use it where you live.

Whit

-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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#4 posted 06-26-2013 12:43 PM

That’s awesome!!! Boy I sure shot a lot of rocks with mine as a kid. I may have to give this a try, I’ve got some scrap Ipe that would make a sturdy handle.

-- David

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#5 posted 06-26-2013 02:03 PM

In this design with the hole at the bottom, has anyone tied on a leather strap to help with the opposite tension when you pull it back?

-- Dad: Someone was supposed to pick up his toys! Son: My name isn't "Someone".

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#6 posted 06-26-2013 03:13 PM

Thanks gentlemen…....Jarrod, I have tied either leather shoe cords or nylon to get a better grip, but on a sling handle this big, I will use that large hole in handle to stick my pinky finger into it and give myself a stronger brace point.
- Jay

-- Jay, Taunton, Massachusetts - "Cry havoc and let rip the dogs of sawdust"

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#7 posted 06-28-2013 11:00 AM

I like these, and have made a lot of slingshots in my life, everything from a tree branch shaped like a Y when I was a Kid, to custom ones like you show. When you say dangerous weapons in Massachusetts, does that mean that you have to register them or something, or you simply are not allowed to have them at all???

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#8 posted 06-30-2013 12:35 AM

Rock buster, here in good-ol’ Massachusetts use, possession or production of said “Dangerous weapon”
carries same punishment as if you were in possession of brass knuckles, double edged knife or sap gloves….go figure.

-- Jay, Taunton, Massachusetts - "Cry havoc and let rip the dogs of sawdust"

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#9 posted 06-30-2013 03:45 AM

Hey Blackbootsigns,, WOW!! I jus read an article, where in good-ol Massachusetts, a dog is considered a dangerous weapon, and I thought that good-ol Indiana had some funny laws.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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