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Arbutus Ergo (work in progress)

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Mister Magpie, Dec 2, 2014.

By Mister Magpie on Dec 2, 2014 at 3:40 PM
  1. Mister Magpie

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    On the west coast of North America (British Columbia, Washington, Oregon) grows a beautiful tree called an Arbutus (Madrone). Its distinctive red bark sets it apart from all other trees. It is a notoriously difficult wood to work with because of its tendancy to twist and warp. But if you can manage to find some wood, its pleasant light amber tones carry great promise.

    Here is the arbutus tree:

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    And here is the ergo that I have been working on. I still have finish sanding on the fork area, but it feels really good and the subtle grains are simply stunning. I am looking forward to finishing this off and sharing the results with you.

    Thanks so much for looking.
    Darren


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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Mister Magpie, Dec 2, 2014.

    1. Quercusuber

      Quercusuber Veteran Member

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      Absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!
      It happens that my latest slingshot, which is being finished as we speak, it's carved in Arbutus unedo wood, which is a very traditional species of tree in Portugal and Spain!! LOL!!!
      ...but this one it is SUPERB!!!! What a stunning work of carving!!
      The design is AWESOME!!!
      Well done, my friend!!!!
      Cheers ...Q
       
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    2. Clever Moniker

      Clever Moniker Administrator Staff Member Admin

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      This is amazing!!!

      This is a "work in progress"?? Can't wait for the finished result. :)
       
    3. Mister Magpie

      Mister Magpie Member

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      Thanks so much for the compliments guys.

      Here are some pictures of the finished piece.
      Arbutus Ergo (1).JPG Arbutus Ergo (3).JPG Arbutus Ergo (4).JPG Arbutus Ergo (6).JPG Arbutus Ergo (9).JPG Arbutus Ergo (13).JPG Arbutus Ergo (17).JPG
       
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    4. Quercusuber

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      What a BEAUTIFUL piece, once again!!!
      Great work!!!
      Cheers ...Q
       
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    5. Scott Kilpatrick

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      It looks to be very comfortable I dig the flow of the ergonomics
       
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    6. Kevin

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      Most excellent!
       
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