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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Metropolicity, Feb 12, 2016.

By Metropolicity on Feb 12, 2016 at 9:17 PM
  1. Metropolicity

    Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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    I got tired of standing by a machine and buzzing noises, decided to carve up an gnarly apple fork, it was twisted in growth and had quite a bit of intersecting limbs.

    Shape and shaped and left some bark on for a palm pad, sanded it up to 600 then added some BLO to the surface, heated it up to open the pores and let in the oil. Let it set up for about 20 mins then did a superglue finish. Been experimenting with the CA finish and so far my best results are superglue, then 0000 steel wool, then Meguire's scratch remover (super fine grit). That makes it a nice dull sheen and it's still grippy.

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Eric Au is the designer and owner of Metro Grade Goods. A Canadian company dedicated to providing slingshot enthusiasts with uniquely made quality slingshots and accessories. Eric's background has a strong emphasis on industrial design and material process which is clearly reflected in his work.

You can purchase his designs on the Metro grade Goods website here:
http://metrogradegoods.com/

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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Metropolicity, Feb 12, 2016.

    1. JTslinger

      JTslinger Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator

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      Holy crap on a cracker! That thing is stunning!
       
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    2. GunGuy

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      I'm not a big fan of naturals, but I really like this one.

      Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
       
    3. Sanch

      Sanch Veteran Member Supporting Member

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      Eric that is some serious work stepping away from automation and power tools very respectful, gorgeous work, a totally different kind of you sir outfreaking standing I love it ! although I feel like "Feral Betty" is more fitting!:)
       
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    4. Bugsbrew

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      It's a beauty.
       
    5. bigdh2000

      bigdh2000 Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator

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      Outstanding work sir. Going back to the roots. It is good to see you go back to old school.
       
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    6. oldmiser

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      Very well done...I like the looks of this all natural shooter..Even the band attachment
      system....will reduce most of any hand slap..looks to be a fun time shooting this one..
      Hand carved for a break form the power tools...But of course you got your work horse
      to aid with the carving...Looks great..like to see a few more natural from you my friend..
      OM
       
    7. Ducati250Single

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      Another killer sling. The word stunning comes to mind.
       
    8. Mshew97

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      Very nice work
       
    9. Firefly

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      visual image of this is...hmmm :)
       
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      Diaboloslinger Veteran Member

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    11. AZ Stinger

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      Can`t beat a good natty....
       
    12. MT100

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      Wow - just wow. Apple is a really nice wood to use, it does get fantastically gnarly, looks great.
       
    13. trapperdes

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      That is a super job Eric! Just a superb finish!
       
    14. DarrinGlennCook

      DarrinGlennCook Veteran Member

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      I'm in Love with Apple Betty......Maybe she will Visit hahahaha
       
    15. honorary pie

      honorary pie Veteran Member

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      Awesome! Showed my dog Betty, no appreciation on her part.
       
    16. Emitto

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      Nice one bud! Love the colors.
      Cheers!
       
    17. Skook

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      Wow! That's on artists' eye to be able to see that form in the wood and a real crafting artisan to bring it to life.
      Nicely done!
      Skook

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    18. Kevin

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      Very nice Eric.
       
    19. tyrone8511

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      I think you need to leave those machines more often. I love your natties this 1 included
       

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