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Post  roddie on Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:31 pm

He's 12 years old.. my brother's boy..



Oak branches, surgical-tubing, a couple wood-screws and the leather from an old wallet made these. There were 3.. but my other brother's boy (two years older) saw them one day.. and asked his dad to ask me if he could have one. I was so delighted that he wanted it!

I'd include a bag of marbles for shot.. but I haven't seen those around in toy departments for years. My dad had saved some from his childhood.. a shooter and some cat-eyes! A small suede pouch with rawhide lacing would make a sweet ammo bag!
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Post  Ken Cook on Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:34 pm

I can say first hand that if that's a gift for a twelve yr old, someone is going to be in a lot of trouble. I can speak from experience. While I think they certainly look cool, they probably work a lot better than they should. That is not a toy. Just my opinion of course. Ken
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Post  getback on Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:09 pm

Ken Cook wrote:          I can say first hand that if that's a gift for a twelve yr old, someone is going to be in a lot of trouble. I can speak from experience. While I think they certainly look cool, they probably work a lot better than they should. That is not a toy. Just my opinion of course. Ken
  that's WHAT I WAS THINKING AND LAUGHING ALSO take 'em outside and let hem shoot some before ya send them off Bad Xmas Gift  just give them one yor ole fox engines LOL !! I Love This Forum!
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Post  roddie on Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:59 pm

lol! lol! C'mon you guys.. you were boys once. Of course a sling-shot is not a toy.. neither are drones..
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Post  getback on Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:13 pm

I did mean to say that those are some fancy looking sling shots ther Roddie !! I have not made one/shot one in a while might have to explore with all this good tubing I have now Computer Issues What? tongue
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Post  roddie on Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:51 pm

getback wrote:I did mean to say that those are some fancy looking sling shots ther Roddie !! I have not made one/shot one in a while might have to explore with all this good tubing I have now Computer Issues What? tongue

Thank you sir. You could spend $100 Shocked

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or make one sorta ole-school.. like I did. I used wood-screws long enough to go through the thickness of the branch and pre-drilled pilot-holes for them. The screw points were filed-off.




You can use leather from an old shoe or wallet for the sling. I used an old wallet but the tongue of a worn-out leather work-boot would work great.



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Post  NEW222 on Fri Dec 25, 2015 4:24 am

Nice work. I would be proud to get of one those if I was your nephew.
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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:06 am

roddie wrote:lol! lol! C'mon you guys.. you were boys once. Of course a sling-shot is not a toy.. neither are drones..

Ya, Put your eye out Red Rider.

Heck, I was hit by a car and spent six weeks in a hospital, fell off a cliff, got shot, and stood before a Juvenile Judge all before the age of 12. Boy's will be boy's.

Well, I have to admit, it was a BB gun that got me and the judge let me off without even a spanking..... Smile

Gift's like that with a personal touch mean so much more roddie than something store bought. Good for you.

Bob
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Post  Cribbs74 on Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:43 am

Good work Roddie!

They look well made and very functional. Just goes to show what can be made with some spare items and a little enginuity!


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Post  Cribbs74 on Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:47 am

rsv1cox wrote:
roddie wrote:lol! lol! C'mon you guys.. you were boys once. Of course a sling-shot is not a toy.. neither are drones..

Ya, Put your eye out Red Rider.

Heck,  I was hit by a car and spent six weeks in a hospital, fell off a cliff, got shot, and stood before a Juvenile Judge all before the age of 12.  Boy's will be boy's.  

Well, I have to admit, it was a BB gun that got me and the judge let me off without even a spanking..... Smile

Gift's like that with a personal touch mean so much more roddie than something store bought.  Good for you.

Bob

Goodness Bob,

You did a lot of living before the age of 12.

I took a pellet in the shoulder at 18, walked right in front of my buddy when he was firing, we dug it out with a pair of pliers Very Happy
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Post  akjgardner on Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:08 pm

Very Nice, I made some for all of my kids years ago and they all 3 still got their eyes.lol
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Re: Christmas gift for my nephew?

Post  roddie on Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:52 pm

Well.. I haven't left the house since yesterday afternoon because my body is fighting off something. I've had a cold sore for a few days.. and my stomach has felt like crap since yesterday. Talk about messing up the holiday plans...

Thanks for all the comments guys. Some of you may have seen this book. I have it.. and it's filled with fun and interesting stuff. 270 pgs. It's classified under Handbooks & Manuals. ISBN 978-0-06-124358-5





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