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Wonderful! We used bent wire coat hangers instead of sticks. Coat hangers were much heavier when I was a child. <br> <br>Another caution for parents: Make sure you know which hand a child uses naturally. And practice shooting empty, before adding an acorn or pebble. I was told to hold everything like my brothers. But when I pulled, I reversed what my brothers did. I pulled the sling in front of the Y, and shot myself in the face. (I was very fortunate to have only hit my chin!)
WOW, that same thing happened to a mine aunt. Surely if you allow the child manage both hands without interfere, he/she will do the correct movements.<br><br>Thanks for commenting!
I really love this project! I will make it as soon as possible!<br> <br> <sub>// Sorry, but the texts have a unpleasant style. You don't need to use h2 </sub><sub> size. </sub>
Thanks for the comment. <br><br>I use the standard Instructables style, I don't change anything.
Do you see the page like below image? I think it's not so good. I think the texts of &quot;IMPORTANTE&quot; part are a few big and<strong> mixed</strong>. What do you think?<br>
Ah, I forgot that detail. You're right, maybe I used too much emphasis. But it happens that this toy is also a weapon, depending on how it is used. And raised a lot of suspicion in some people.
This is a good reminder that even today toys can be made from common materials often regarded only as waste, and that imagination is a better resource than a parent's purse. I also grew up during a time when my parents often told us &quot;Money does not grow on trees.&quot;
Phil, you changed your photo! I should change mine...<br><br>Many times I think that is a blessing to have problems, to can solve them. Lack of money is seen as a damn for some people, I think it is an opportunity. Obviously, one thing is not having much money, and quite another to be miserable.<br><br>I remember when I told my father: &quot;dad, I want to go to the movies&quot;, and he replied &quot;if you have money, no problem&quot;. Another time, I want to buy balsa wood for make a glider, but there was no money for that. Then, I cut a branch of ceiba, it is almost so light as balsa, and problem solved!
Wise words Osvaldo...remember that &quot; Necessity is the mother of Invention&quot;, according to Plato.<br>De acuerdo al filosofo Platon: La necesidad es la madre de la Invenci&oacute;n.<br>Y hay gente tan pobre pero TAN pobre que lo &uacute;nico que tiene es Dinero.<br>Grande Osvaldo...pronto subire mi HOBO versi&oacute;n de mi &quot;Cauchera&quot;o como uds les dicen Gomeras.
Whe I was a boy of 12 I used to make it. We used pebbles as ammunition. As far as I understand it is a catapult not a slingshot.
Hi kotya, thanks for comment! Yes, pebbles are good for this... I don't know what is the best <a href="http://www.google.com/search?q=slingshot&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:es-AR:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&hl=es&tab=wi&biw=1067&bih=543">English word for it</a>.<br> <br> I speak Spanish only. As far as I understand, <a href="http://www.google.com/search?q=catapult&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:es-AR:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&hl=es&tab=wi&biw=1067&bih=543">a catapult is different</a>.
It is in fact both a slingshot and a catapult, in the UK and Ireland they are known as catapult.<br><br>I have a vintage cast metal slingshot / catapult handle that is branded catapult if can remember, if I can find it I will post a picture.
Thanks for the explanation! Yesterday I was talking with my friend from Canada. She told me that &quot;catapult&quot; means &quot;to throw something&quot;. Both words (a catapult and a slingshot) are in use. I always thought that &quot;a slingshot&quot; is an acient weapon that David killed Goliath in the Bible with.
Yes, you are right. Both English and Spanish are a lot confuse on this word. I allways said &quot;honda&quot; to this toy &ndash;or weapon&ndash;, that is the equivalente to slingshot, that of David. After I learned to name it &quot;gomera&quot; (goma=rubber).<br> But if you seach &quot;honda arma&quot; (honda weapon) in Google <a href="http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=es&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aes-AR%3Aofficial&biw=1067&bih=543&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=honda+arma&oq=honda+arma&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=8792l11667l0l5l5l0l1l1l0l156l305l3.1">you found this</a>, where the images are all mixed.<br>
In Russian this toy is called 'rogatka' - a small Y-twig. &quot;Rogatina&quot; - a big Y-twig with sharpened ends was a hunting weapon. In the old times Russian peasants would hunt bears with it. During Napoleon ivasion in Russia, almost 200 year ago, Russian peasants often used it to attack French infantry men.
I found the metal one, it is made by Milbro between 1950 - 1970 <br><br><br>http://www.google.co.uk/search?um=1&amp;hl=en&amp;biw=1440&amp;bih=742&amp;tbm=isch&amp;sa=1&amp;q=milbro+catapult&amp;oq=milbro+catapult&amp;aq=f&amp;aqi=g1&amp;aql=&amp;gs_sm=e&amp;gs_upl=2393969l2402735l0l15l15l0l8l8l0l306l1310l0.5.1.1<br><br>
OK, thanks. English is not my metier...
Hello! I still believe it is a catapult made of a forked twig. Never mind! You made me recall my green years. Thank you! I wonder if you ever tried to hunt with it. I used as a target empty tin cans.
I shoot the birds, confident that my aim was so bad that never would hit them, but once I killed a small goldfinch, and gave me so much pain and shame that will never again bothered them.<br>
I did that to a woodpecker when I was a kid. Not a good feeling.
Well said. I totally agree.
good thing money doesnt grow on trees, todays youth wouldnt have the ambition to go pick it!
Good point, although the older generation has been saying things like that about the younger generation ever since the days of Socrates.
Yes, it is. And both have reason... ;)
NOW you're talking (in 2 languages) ! I teethed on a homemade slingshot. GOOD work!
Almost all my instructables are bilingual.<br><br>Thanks for comment!
Thanks Rimar for another beaut instructable. I'm sure it will do well in the contest. I tried to enter my &quot;glove gun&quot; but unfortunately since I submitted it just before the contest opened it doesn't qualify.<br>I will just have to think if something else. Anyway, it's worth the effort just to show my kids what can be done with some imagination and no money.
Thanks for the comment, cammers. I don't hope win anything, there are very good instructables better thwn mine.<br><br>The good thing is that the today's boys can learn that it is possible the life without PS3, MP3, MP4, MP5, etc.<br>
puede vivir sin mp3? imposible!
Yo suelo preguntarme c&oacute;mo pudimos vivir sin Internet!<br> <br> <strong>I often wonder how we could live without the Internet!</strong><br>

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