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Metro Made | The Spanish Cafe Racer Slingshot

The best thing about slingshots is that it is like a very large pie, each slice a different flavour. One particular slingshot flavour is the legendary Spanish target style shooter. The Spanish Target Style has more in common with Olympic style free pistol and recurve bow target shooting than slingshots. With ergonomically shaped handles, adjustable […]

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Ivy Leaguer Slingshot

Haven’t posted much in terms of Metro Made’s lately, so here we are with another unique slingshot build. We’ll let the pictures do most of the talking, but in short, this slingshot is proof of concept for more advanced build that I’ll write about later. The concept is to make a wood slingshot with a […]

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Metro Made | The Molly Pick-Nick Slingshot

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to come across some new materials gifted to me by a fellow slingshot crafter, something called GPO3. GPO3 is a loose fill fibreglass composite, commonly used to insulate electrical installations. Like all things that are flat and tough, most times knife makers will use it to graft onto […]

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Metro Made | The Wormhole Attachment (Lumbri Tyton Slingshot)

I recently bought a new Chinese cast aluminum slingshot called the Tiger Scorpion, while the attachment system wasn’t new (I have a few frames with the same style tip), the shape was kind of neat. So I banded it up with some bb tubes and played around with shooting it..it was neat! I had set […]

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Metro Made | The Taser PFS

This project, titled the Taser PFS, couples a number of things that I love: machining metal on a lathe, working with stabilized wood and using leather tabs for attaching rubber to a sling. This all started when I was poking around YouTube trying see what other country’s slingshot tournaments looked like. I came across this […]

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Metro Retro Made | Stanley No. 64 Spokeshave

Our last Metro Retro Made featured the restoration of a unique, stubby handled brush. In the same purchase, I also found a nice looking spokeshave. Spoke shaves work a lot like hand planes, but instead of pushing the blade forward, the blade is drawn towards you. This allows for very light, precise curls on cylindrical […]

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Metro Made | The Nibbler Natural PFS

Been a little quiet here, mostly because it is summer and it’s hard to ignore the call of the outdoors. In this instalment of Metro Made, we make a natural Pickle Fork Shooter! Instead of reading about it…how about you watch this nice video. Grab some popcorn and a soda!    

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Introducing the Metbro Unishot and Classic

We are super proud to introduce our latest aluminum cores, the Metbro Unishot and Classic. Based on the vintage Milbro shooter from mid-century Britain, the Metbro is our interpretation and modern update of the classic boyhood icon.     Seen enough? Want more? Get yours here: Metbro Unishot & Metbro Classic     

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Metro Made | The Bolt Cutter

Happy Father’s Day! In this Metro Made instalment I make a little BB shooter from the nuts and bolts isle at your local hardware store. A recent post over at the Slingshot Forum sparked the inspiration for this quick project. Literally taking all of 15 minutes, this little BB shooter is actually quite accurate once […]