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Templates

Here are some tried-and-true designs that may be a help in case you haven't found your favourite slingshot shape yet. All templates can be downloaded and used according to the notes.

Artemis

artemis

Author: Melchior
Free to use for: Commercial, non-commercial use
Download: Artemis.pdf

The "Artemis" has a gently curved side that is easily supported with index and middle finger. The little sight stud on the right fork can help aiming, but may also obstruct the view to your target. I recommend you to cut and grind it to a suitable shape with sharp point after some initial test shots.


Tex-Shooter Classic

classic

Author: Bill Herriman (Tex-Shooter)
Free to use for: Non-commercial use
Download: Tex-shooter Classic

The "Tex-Shooter Classic" is a great slingshot. Few designs have been copied or modified as often as this one. Its simple shape makes it usable for almost everybody, its wide fork prevents fork hits and the clever use of a Forstner Drill allows you to produce the slingshot with minimal effort. I hold this design in high regard, and wholeheartedly recommend it to beginners and experts alike.