Introduction: Slingbow

In this Instructable I will show you how to transform a Marksman slingshot into a slingbow (it fires arrows). This is a very simple project that I did for right around $25.

This is the slingshot: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000MD68JM/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1417472777&sr=8-1π=AC_SY200_QL40

And this is the arrow rest: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009X0UJRM/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?qid=1417472960&sr=8-4π=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70

User discretion:
Keep in mind that this is a very fun project, but it is also very dangerous and can result in death or serious injury if used improperly.

Step 1: Step 1: Drill the Hole

I drilled a hole into the top front of the slingshot. I made the hole for a 1/4" bolt.

Step 2: Step 2: Add the Arrow Rest

I purchased a non-name-brand arrow rest from Amazon to save money. I then attached the arrow rest using a 1/4" hex head bolt. Because of the design of this particular model of slingshot, it was rather difficult to attach the arrow rest (some designs are much much easier to attach them to, I just had this one on hand)

Step 3: Step 3: Choosing and Adding the Rubber Band

I haven't added the rubber band to mine yet, but there are yellow, red, and black bands that you can get. The standard are the yellow bands, which are basic strength and life expentancy. The red ones have more power as well as a longer life expectancy. The black ones have even more power and a longer life expectancy yet. I plan on getting a black band, and I'll update when I do. But choosing the band is users choice, keep in mind the more powerful they are, the more difficult they are to pull.

Step 4: Step 4: Reverting Back to a Slingshot

This particular model of arrow rest has hex bolts on it so it can be easily taken apart. Just take off the up right bracket with the rest on it, and leave the bottom bracket still attached for an easy conversion.

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sixsmith (author)2014-12-01

That arrow rest looks a lot like three tooth brushes. . I may have to look into making a version of your slingbow in the next few months.
If you can I think it would be cool to see a video of it in action when you get the band on it!.
Now that I think about it, how do you nock the arrow to the band? are you using modified nocks on the arrow, cutting the band and adding a short section of bowstring, making a larks head loop of bowstring, or something else entirely?

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unordinarypunk (author)sixsmith2014-12-01

I'll see if I can get a video in the near future! My plan for now does not include any modding, just grabbing the nock of the arrow and pulling it back. There are different ways you can do it, and for the most part it will be users preference. One thing that someone else did was they replaced the nock of the arrow with a golf tee so it's easier to grab and release without modding the band itself.

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