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Message started by joe_meadmaker on Jun 2nd, 2024 at 9:24pm

Title: New diana plate - video link added
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jun 2nd, 2024 at 9:24pm
I have a friend who bought a plasma cutter fairly recently.  As soon as I found out, I told him I had an idea for a project.  The plate is 1/4 inch thick mild steel.  It came out quite hefty, right around 19 lb.

This is actually the second one of these that he's made.  The first one I took to the Down South Sling Comp and gave to Channing as a gift.  I'm so excited to get mine!  I just have to drill some mounting holes and get it up on a target.  Which should be sometime this week.

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Update: A video has been made with this thing.  I tried to squeeze an ice ball through the gap.  ;)

https://youtu.be/RItYY76EWBM

Round 2: https://youtu.be/lZkBQ_rlM7o
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Title: Re: New diana plate
Post by IronGoober on Jun 3rd, 2024 at 1:16am
That is so cool. Looks great! I need to get a metal diana again.

Title: Re: New diana plate
Post by kairo on Jun 3rd, 2024 at 5:15am
nice!

Title: Re: New diana plate
Post by Rat Man on Jun 3rd, 2024 at 8:37am
That is awesome!

Title: Re: New diana plate
Post by Stabyhoun on Jun 3rd, 2024 at 9:59am
Very nice.

Could have used the laser plasmacutter for some mounting holes  ::)

Title: Re: New diana plate
Post by Eino on Jun 3rd, 2024 at 5:47pm
Cool!

Title: Re: New diana plate
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jun 3rd, 2024 at 7:27pm

Stabyhoun wrote on Jun 3rd, 2024 at 9:59am:
Could have used the laser plasmacutter for some mounting holes 

Ha!  100% true.

What happened there is he was trying to surprise me with it.  We never discussed the specific position of mounting holes so he just left them out.  I have a drill press so it won't be hard to do.

Title: Re: New diana plate
Post by Mersa on Jun 4th, 2024 at 7:53am
So cool !!
I want one with an eye in the middle!!

Title: Re: New diana plate
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jun 10th, 2024 at 11:13pm
And she's up!  This is just temporary.  I'll eventually put this plate on my stand up Balearic target.  But it's on one of the ground targets for a little playing around first.
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Title: Re: New diana plate
Post by IronGoober on Jun 11th, 2024 at 12:06am
Looks great. I thought there was green paint on it and then remembered it was a hole :)

Title: Re: New diana plate
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 7th, 2024 at 8:40pm
A video has been made with this thing.  I tried to squeeze an ice ball through the gap.  ;)

https://youtu.be/RItYY76EWBM

Title: Re: New diana plate - video link added
Post by xud9a - call me zud 👍 on Jul 8th, 2024 at 5:42am
As usual, great vid, cheers Joe   8-)

Title: Re: New diana plate - video link added
Post by TOMBELAINE on Jul 8th, 2024 at 12:01pm
In the heart ... Mortal ...

Title: Re: New diana plate - video link added
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 17th, 2024 at 11:29pm
And a Round 2 has been posted.  No cool slow motion this time.  I just have the plate moved to my upright target, and finding out how loud a tennis ball is against it.

https://youtu.be/lZkBQ_rlM7o

Title: Re: New diana plate - video link added
Post by Rat Man on Jul 18th, 2024 at 9:43am
I think the ding is fine.  There's no need to mess with it IMO. 

Title: Re: New diana plate - video link added
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 18th, 2024 at 11:55am
It's very strange.  It sounds louder and you can hear it more distinctly in the recording.  Hearing it in person, a diana vs a quad hit is still very distinct, which is the important thing.  But I was surprised how clear it was in the video.

I agree with you though.  I might try making an adjustment in the future when I actually need to replace the wooden board.  But until then, probably not doing anything more.

Title: Re: New diana plate - video link added
Post by Klydd on Jul 20th, 2024 at 1:13pm
Very cool. Also now see why you have "slinging ICE is cool" (thought it was "just" a play on words). Seems like more accessible ammo than clay.


Title: Re: New diana plate - video link added
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 20th, 2024 at 5:06pm
Yep, the pun aspect of the phrase was certainly part of the choosing.  But yeah, ice balls are a great projectile.  They're single use (for the most part), but give a consistent size and weight, about the same size as a tennis ball (if you get the 2.5 inch molds), and you don't need to gather them up.  The biggest downfall is they don't travel very well.  You need to be slinging close to your freezer.

If you like slow motion ice explosions, this is one of my favorite videos that I've done: https://youtu.be/zO9-sKjfC4M.  It's a little bit long, but oh well.

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