Step 2: Cutting Your Ammo Pouch

Okay kiddies, time for FUN WITH LEATHER!

...no, not THAT kind of fun with leather, that's another site that takes your credit card info before you see the good stuff. Its all free here! Anyways...

Take that scrap of leather I told you that you would need in the intro and... WHAT? You don't have it yet? Fine, we'll all wait for to get your bit of leather and come back.

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...are we all set? Good. Take that 2" x 3" rectangle of leather and cut it into a crude diamond pattern, like so. This shape will give you the deepest pocket for shot once you shoot this thing for a few weeks and the leather starts to stretch out in the middle.

Punch some holes a little bit smaller than the outside diameter of your tubing at each end of your pouch about 3/8" from the edge of the leather. This will give you a bit of leather to fold over itself to strengthen the pouch where you'll tie your tubing.
<p>I like The MasherSling&quot; with one exception. Don't use wire to attach the bands, it will cause the bands to break and possibly sending wire back into your face. Use rubber bands. They hold great and won't go thru your safety glasses.</p>
<p>If at all possible, it's better to make those holes with an actual leather punch, since with round holes it's far less likely to tear the leather after a lot of use and wear.</p><p>You can always reinforce whatever hole you make with a grommet, of course, for superior strength. Once you find a pouch you're happy with, it's probably easier to just go ahead and make a few of them while you have all the stuff together. Keep them with your little box of ammunition, along with the extra surgical tubing you're going to need when the first one breaks or just dies from old age.</p>
great ible' hope i'm able to make my first ible' this good!!
box cutters do a great job on leather
On my next instrucable, I've been toying with the idea of a wrist rocket that you hold with your hand horizontal, but the fork is vertical like a normal slingshot. If I can figure out how to do it using existing materials, I could almost mass-produce the f@cking things and sell em at a flea market.
Interesting mod and good find by useing the potato masher. I'll have to keep my eyes open for one and give this a try. Have you had any issues with the frame bending when you pull back? Just wondering about the strength of the metal.
The metal is holding up just fine during drawback, however I didn't go with the strongest band that I could have. If I find a masher with thicker steel, I'm definately going to get a bit more brave and try something like the rubber centers of bungee cords.

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