Introduction: Sling Shot Made From Construction Steel Rod

I did this on the first sunny day of spring. I hope you guys like it. 

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bcavaciuti (author)2013-07-10

nice idea and finished product
btw costruction steel rod is the short name is/normally called rebar aka reinforcement bar

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Phil B (author)2013-05-18

Nice. Thank you for sharing. What did you use for the rubber strips? If your welder is a bigger 230 volt stick welder, bending the concrete reinforcement bar would be easier with a carbon arc torch to heat the rods until red hot. I used mine a few days ago to make a horseshoe puzzle I promised to someone. I have attached a photo.

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tchang2010 (author)Phil B2013-05-19

thanks Phil,
Your horseshoe puzzle looks awesome!!! I love the smooth bending that you did to them.

As for my slingshot, I use the 6mm Black Square rubber.
I didn't really think of using heat to make the bending process easier when I made it. But i will sure do what you suggested for my next project.

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Phil B (author)tchang20102013-05-19

Thanks. This was my 2nd such puzzle. The bends on the 1st were not as smooth. I learned how to move the hot spot along as I made the bend.

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darrenhall (author)2013-05-18

Beautiful build - nothin wrong with simple and practical.

Good job.

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tchang2010 (author)darrenhall2013-05-19

thanks darrenhall,
I appreciate your comment.

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