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OTT A natural fork with an unnatural touch

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Fidencio León Burgos, Feb 23, 2021.

By Fidencio León Burgos on Feb 23, 2021 at 8:19 PM
  1. Fidencio León Burgos

    Fidencio León Burgos Veteran Member

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    2020 was a complicated year, full of ups and downs (my daughter's wedding, my mother's death, the pandemic, job shortages and others like that). That made me prioritize other aspects and I left others on hold.
    Among the latter was this large bocote fork that I received a little over a year ago. It came from a dead tree and had a hole in its central part.
    In order to rescue it, I filled the hole with epoxy resin added with photoluminescent powders.
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    I wanted to take advantage of the fact that the grain of this wood accentuates the curved lines and looked for a profile that had many.
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    Today I finally finished making it.
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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Fidencio León Burgos, Feb 23, 2021.

    1. Cruiser

      Cruiser Veteran Member

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      What a stunner
       
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    2. Fidencio León Burgos

      Fidencio León Burgos Veteran Member

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      Thanks Cruiser.
      It is the main part of the fork where the plinker I posted a few days ago came from.
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    3. Clint

      Clint Veteran Member

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      Very nice
       
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    4. Fidencio León Burgos

      Fidencio León Burgos Veteran Member

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      Clint. It is finally finished. I hope to put it in the mail in a couple of weeks.
       
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    5. JMac9

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      It's like that branch grew to be that beautifully grained slingshot.

      You have quite an eye for grain, and you used it artfully and with functional design.
      My favorite kinda balance.

      Very nice

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    6. Stankard757

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      WOW!

      Sent from my LG-TP260 using Tapatalk
       
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    7. Palmettoflyer

      Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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      That is too cool! Beautiful
       
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    8. Devils son in law

      Devils son in law Veteran Member

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      Very nice, FLB !! The resin color really goes well with the Bocote grain.
       
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    9. Mr Muz

      Mr Muz Veteran Member

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      As soon as I saw the word bocote I knew @Clint would be involved I'm just surprised hes not the 1st comment.

      Looks great.
       
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    10. bottlecap

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      Awesome looking fork!
       
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    11. Clint

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      Knowing it was mine didn’t want to gloat,lol I’m just glad to see the master back work
       
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    12. andypandy

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      Nicely done, the resin and wood combo looks great!
       
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    13. KawKan

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      Awesome work!
      I've been through the build photos a couple of times. Trying to learn from the master!
       
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    14. Fidencio León Burgos

      Fidencio León Burgos Veteran Member

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      You are all too nice.
      That word of master is very undeserved of me. I'm just a hobbyist having fun with a good piece of wood.
      Masters in this group there are many. With a manufacturing quality that I hope to get close to sometime.
       
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    15. Clint

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      Did i say master I meant Mr. lol u have love and pride in your work manufacturing quality is below your work now because u care . That’s why we love u :)
       
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