Introduction: 10 Minute Wooden Survival Slingshot
DIYWEAPONS here with yet another slingshot tutorial.
Today i will be showing you a very basic but effective design made out of two sticks and some inner-tubing.
There are several variations to this design which i hope to show in upcoming tutorials, but for now lets get on with this one
Step 1: What You Will Need
To make this, you will need: two pieces of wood*, a good length of bike/car inner-tubing, a craft knife and optionally some insulating tape (the slingshot will work fine without the tape.)
*A great way to get branches is to go out to your local woods or park after a storm; you should be able to find a good variety of branches but be sure to check local laws about wood gathering.
Step 2: Cutting
Start by cutting a slope on both pieces in such a way that when you put the two pieces together, they make a 45 to 60 degree angle; it doesn't matter too much what the angle is as long as they fit together well.
To make the gap between the forks wider, cut slopes on the insides at the top of the forks.
Step 3: Wrapping It Up
Starting at the bottom wrap a few layers of inner-tubing around the handle to give it strength and one layer around the forks (you don't want the frame to be too thick)
If you like, you can wrap the whole thing in insulating tape to give it extra strength and durability.
Here is a link on how to attach slingshot bands, (go to steps 4, 5 and 6)
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