Saturday, January 7, 2012

Panther with counterweight



After shooting the "Zombiehammer" slingshot felt so good, I wanted to try a "milder" version of a weighted handheld. 
So I made a modded Panther with a stock turned from European Dogwood (what else). The handle sports a large pommel at the bottom side, which I drilled out and put in a 22mm lead ball. Then I capped the pommel with a bit of leftover olive wood. 

As always, I am thrilled with the density of the dogwood. The way it polishes is astounding, it looks like covered with poly - but it is not. Just buffed up wood. 

Will shoot with it later today!

19 comments:

  1. sieht aus wie ein mikrofon :D

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  2. good idea!!
    have you already done some shooting?
    seems not to be the best slingshot to carry around;)

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  3. Wird langsam mal Zeit für nen eigenen Shop.Würde sicher einiges kaufen ^^

    Ne Frage am Rand. Gibt es eigentlich Pläne, eine große Version der "Shotgun-Schleuder" zu bauen?
    Den wer "Zombie" sagt, muss auch "Shotgun" sagen. Und es wär sicher Fun, 500 Gramm in kleinen Stahlkugeln auf Ballistikgel zu feuern ;)

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  4. A compact double threat. This dogwood really finishes nicely. Well done.

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  5. Awesome Idea =) ! I love your work, all the slingshots you make are just fabulous.
    Greetings from Switzerland

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  6. Stabilisation is not just about about weight but also length. Maybe this slingshot is just heavy, in contrary of the lengthy zombiehammer.

    In architecture we calculate the moment with: force x length
    In this case I think the force can be substituted with inertia (Trägheit) and therefore just the weight of the counterweight. And for the length you have to take the rotationpoint for 0. I guess that rotationpoint is the 'neck' of the slingshot, where your thumb grabs it.

    Actually I'm making it unnecessarily difficult, it's just like a cantilever.

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  7. Looks like you could do some skull mashing on the other end still!

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  8. Hi there! My name is Joe and I'm from the states. I have been a big fan of your youtube channel for some time now and have decided I would like to get into the hobby of making and shooting slingshots like you do. I am wondering if you still do raffles for the panther and cougar. If not what slingshot would you recommend for me to start with? I am 6'3" (about 190cm.) in height and use a compound bow with a 70# draw. What bandset would you recommend for me to get the most out of a slingshot?
    Thanks
    -Joe

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  9. I live in the State of Virginia, US. Our State tree is the Dogwood. Doesn't that almost make us the Slingshot state? Except that it's illegal to harvest a Dogwood here! Maybe one might fall down close to me. Or it could have an accident. The woods are so full of them (beautiful when they bloom) that I imagine the odds are that one might have an issue in my neigborhood. I sure hope so because I never break the law.
    Thanks Joerg, you are a wonderful inspiration.

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  10. Joe, I'm a beginner so others can give a better answer but I believe that what you need can vary a lot depending on what you plan to do. Target, lighter bands, Hunting, whatever you need.

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  11. Hie I'm was looking at X-Pistol and I've wondering why do you have a layer between the lock mechanism and the body? Is it to keep the trigger back or something else?
    Thanks

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  12. Hal, which pistol do you mean? I have several.

    DaveB, all my dogwood is from a dead tree in my own garden. Nothing will be wasted.

    Andreas, you are right, this frame does not have anywhere near the stabilization of the hammer.

    But slingshots with steel forks and wooden handles tend to be top heavy, this one is nicely balanced.

    Hired Gun, vielleicht mache ich mal eine Kydex-Pouch für die große Kanone.

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  13. Hi, so I have been watching your videos for some time now and i want to buy myself a slingshot so I can shoot it at targets just for fun. I watched your video with the Trumark Mass Production Model and I liked that one but I can't seem to find it anywhee in stores. Can you recommend a good cheap slingshot for me? And if you need to know i am about 5'1".

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  14. Dave B I think I would really like to get into target shooting.

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  15. Joerg, I am new to the slingshot channel, and I'm impressed with how powerful one of them can be! Keep up the interesting videos and blog posts.

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  16. I was talking about you're Ruber MK2 pistol that you made in November 2010.
    Thanks

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  17. Well, the "platform" serves as a base plate and joint for the lock arms. The "frame" is made from a piece of multiplex, not wide enough.

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  18. Please answer i really want to buy myself a slingshot
    Hi, so I have been watching your videos for some time now and i want to buy myself a slingshot so I can shoot it at targets just for fun. I watched your video with the Trumark Mass Production Model and I liked that one but I can't seem to find it anywhee in stores. Can you recommend a good cheap slingshot for me? And if you need to know i am about 5'1".

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  19. Do you sell any of the slingshots you make?

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