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Assorted Baltic Birch Ply Pickle Bone

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by AppalachiaFlipShooter, Nov 26, 2020.

By AppalachiaFlipShooter on Nov 26, 2020 at 3:30 PM
  1. AppalachiaFlipShooter

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    I've been anxious to try the pickle bone frame, and finally got one made today. It's still rough, and nowhere near finished, but it's started! It's made from 3/4 thick Baltic Birch plywood, which imo is the best plywood for frame making. Instead of there being a thin layer of wood, then a layer of glue like regular cabinet grade ply, this is alternating layers of birch. It has no voids, and is extremely strong. I wanna give a huge shout-out to Monroe for posting the link to the router table pictured. This is exactly what I've needed to make the edge rounding process a breeze. I'll update the thread as the build goes along, but it's well on the way! [​IMG]

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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by AppalachiaFlipShooter, Nov 26, 2020.

    1. Palmettoflyer

      Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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      Nice, glad you like the table. I can send you a center piece next week that is flush with the table top. Just PM me your address and I can 3D print another that I made for mine.
       
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    2. AppalachiaFlipShooter

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      Will do man. Thanks!

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      Sweet! [emoji106]

      I was on the fence about the pickle bone til I made mine, now I shoot it every chance I get

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    4. SLING-N-SHOT

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      Looking good Josh, Picklebone frames feel great in the hand


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      I have a nice Bosch router and router table, but virtually no experience using them. What size round over bit are you using?
       
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    6. AppalachiaFlipShooter

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      I'm using a 3/8 round over. I'm going to experiment with the 1/2 and 1/4 I have

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      Well, I've been busy working on other projects but finally got around to doing some more work on the frames. I wanted to color them, so I got a green stain that would make the grain really pop. I'm seriously considering sanding back down to bare wood and starting again. Lol tell me what you all think! They still aren't finished by a long shot, but progress is progress! The evergreen is the color I got, and I forgot that stain is akin to paint in that you have to stir it to make sure the color is mixed in, so that's why the middle picture is such a light coloring, the last is when I put the second coat of stain on. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    8. Leo Torrevillas

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      Oh my! those really pop! well done
       
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    9. SLING-N-SHOT

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      I like the green as is Josh..... I would leave it and move on to the next build imho


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    10. Palmettoflyer

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      The green looks great as is. If anything, I would sand a few spots here and there to give it a worn distressed look. Make it look old and used. Then shoot them and make them old and used.
       
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    11. AppalachiaFlipShooter

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      That's the idea. If I had thought I would've roasted them with a torch and then stained them

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