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Post by timmy » January 9, 2021, 1:43 pm

does anybody know where in Udon you can buy the wooden catapults , the Americans call slingshots , you used to see then in many " mom/pop " shops for only a few baht , when you want 1 cant find any for the life of me , cheers .



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Post by tamada » January 9, 2021, 9:54 pm

Mrs tam knows how to make them but after the boys losing them for ages and then suddenly wanting another, we ended up just buying non-wooden ones on lazada plus a big bag of replacement elastic bands. They don't seem to get misplaced as easy as the 'natural' ones.

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Post by parrot » January 9, 2021, 11:25 pm

Phosri Rd, across the street from the Kasisorn bank, a few doors down toward the fountain circle. You'll see lots of rope products in front. It's called หนังสติ๊ก

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Post by timmy » January 10, 2021, 6:52 am

tamada wrote:
January 9, 2021, 9:54 pm
Mrs tam knows how to make them but after the boys losing them for ages and then suddenly wanting another, we ended up just buying non-wooden ones on lazada plus a big bag of replacement elastic bands. They don't seem to get misplaced as easy as the 'natural' ones.
i only want to scare the pigeons from outside the house the bastards even come in the door if left open , bearing in mind we have 6 cats , the pigeons have NO fear , dont want to kill them . just get rid ..

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Post by chopperjoey » January 10, 2021, 7:05 am

timmy wrote:
January 10, 2021, 6:52 am
tamada wrote:
January 9, 2021, 9:54 pm
Mrs tam knows how to make them but after the boys losing them for ages and then suddenly wanting another, we ended up just buying non-wooden ones on lazada plus a big bag of replacement elastic bands. They don't seem to get misplaced as easy as the 'natural' ones.
i only want to scare the pigeons from outside the house the bastards even come in the door if left open , bearing in mind we have 6 cats , the pigeons have NO fear , dont want to kill them . just get rid ..
good to hear you dont want to kill them. no need to kill any animal for a little nuisance that can be solved otherwise.
when i have to scare away an animal (like a cat coming to close when there are bird chicks around the house) i use a watergun or big pressure watersprayer. maybe hosing the birds away might work in your case? i think pigeons will be too non responsive whith pellets that dont hit them, so unless you hit them and potentially injuring them (and having to deal with an injured bird in yr yard) it might not work that well.

in Nong Prajak they fly a kite in the shape of a buzzard to scare away the pigeons. the little buggars dont care at all and eat their bread right under the kite , so pls dont try a kite. ;-)

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Post by tamada » January 10, 2021, 8:20 am

I had a plague of pigeons in the car port and front yard of my Pattaya rental. This despite the lady next door being the local cat lady. The attraction was the two dog dishes put out for our two small dogs. After investing in an airsoft and bringing back some sticky gel from the U.S. that's you squirt on their roosting places, the final, least effort solution was the easiest. Take in or otherwise hide the dog dishes between feeds and sweep up any spillage. There's maybe a food source that's bringing them to your yard.

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Post by choi choi » January 10, 2021, 9:20 am

How to use it? I tried many times.
Cant get the hang of it! Stones fly of left and right! Never straight!
I give up :-k

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Post by Bandung_Dero » January 10, 2021, 10:09 am

Like almost everything it's just practice then one day the "penny will drop", it's perfecting from there on.
I guess most Australian boys of the pre and "baby boomer" era grew up with them, I know I did. Remember the walloping I received after cutting the tong out of one of the olde mans shoes to make a cradle! 55555
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Post by Shado » January 10, 2021, 10:35 am

Rufus Hussy. The Sling Shot Man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ieWrWLjii0

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Post by timmy » January 10, 2021, 11:24 am

parrot wrote:
January 9, 2021, 11:25 pm
Phosri Rd, across the street from the Kasisorn bank, a few doors down toward the fountain circle. You'll see lots of rope products in front. It's called หนังสติ๊ก
hi parrot , just called at the shop you said across from the bank , sorry no sell , they tell me , but thanks anyway ..

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Post by timmy » January 10, 2021, 11:29 am

choi choi wrote:
January 10, 2021, 9:20 am
How to use it? I tried many times.
Cant get the hang of it! Stones fly of left and right! Never straight!
I give up :-k
use no problem , had many a catapult when i was a kid , we all used to make our own no money to buy in
them days ..

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Post by Drunk Monkey » January 10, 2021, 1:28 pm

P L M

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Post by glalt » January 11, 2021, 11:19 am

I bought a very good one off AliExpress and then bought a number of flat bands for spares. The bands oxidize so I keep them in the refrigerator. They last a long time like that. I used it to sting chicken killing dogs. The one dog killed the neighbor's chickens and that dog has disappeared. The neighbor didn't care if the dog was killing our chickens and ducks. When his were killed the dog soon disappeared. After that dog killed my wife's 5 prized Rhode Island reds, she offered the neighbor 500 baht to kill the dog. They told her it was a nice dog.

The dogs are pretty smart. I don't even have to shoot at them. When they hear the snap from the slingshot, they jump up in the air and land on their feet running as fast as they can. I suspect pigeons would also act that way if the shots came close a couple times.

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Post by tamada » January 11, 2021, 11:52 am

^ I far preferred the airsoft (BB gun) during the pigeons brief flirtation with out dog dishes. It's a Glock clone and has a 14-shot magazine. Single bird, single shot and one gets one's sighting eye in real fast. The best though was when there was three of four squatting together on the peak of the neighbors roof. Then I would go full auto. Sounds like a baby A-10.

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Post by timmy » January 11, 2021, 1:07 pm

tamada wrote:
January 11, 2021, 11:52 am
^ I far preferred the airsoft (BB gun) during the pigeons brief flirtation with out dog dishes. It's a Glock clone and has a 14-shot magazine. Single bird, single shot and one gets one's sighting eye in real fast. The best though was when there was three of four squatting together on the peak of the neighbors roof. Then I would go full auto. Sounds like a baby A-10.
can you legally buy a BB gun over here and if " yes " where would you get it from in Udon ?

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Post by Drunk Monkey » January 11, 2021, 1:11 pm

timmy if you dont get a catapult lemme know and i will pick you up in Khu Muang town daily market i see loads of them hung up in the mom n pop hardware shops there .. cost about 20 bob,, a pound

BTW you could take a pigeons eye out with a BB gun .. not nice .

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Post by tamada » January 11, 2021, 1:20 pm

Drunk Monkey wrote:
January 11, 2021, 1:11 pm
timmy if you dont get a catapult lemme know and i will pick you up in Khu Muang town daily market i see loads of them hung up in the mom n pop hardware shops there .. cost about 20 bob,, a pound

BTW you could take a pigeons eye out with a BB gun .. not nice .

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If you're perfect (like me), you can take out the eyes of 3 or 4 of the buggers on auto.

Flying vermin... not nice. We poison and drown rats too.

PS: Can you grab me a couple of sling shots? I'll square away with you at Connor's or...

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Post by Drunk Monkey » January 11, 2021, 1:23 pm

nay probs wee Tarm i will get em next time in in the town .
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