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OTT Benny's Burro

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Diaboloslinger, Jun 25, 2017.

By Diaboloslinger on Jun 25, 2017 at 6:25 PM
  1. Diaboloslinger

    Diaboloslinger Veteran Member

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    Through the grapevine, my wife's cool 86 year old uncle Benny heard about my hobby, and his initial reaction was "...tell him I'm putting in an order...".
    Apparently, he did a lot of hunting with his "resortera" as a kid.
    I decided to go back to our tried-n'-true reliable principles, designs, and materials, and make him a birch ply core/curly maple scale Mule.
    Problem is, every time I make a Mule, I give it away, and I'm smitten with this one!
    I'll band it up with gum rubber for longevity and old-school throwback flava.
    ...He once lived in @Bone s stomping ground in Southeast Arizona, and now lives in New Mexico, so hopefully he can show up at the SWSSS. 20170625_150657.jpg 20170625_150645.jpg 20170625_150639.jpg 20170625_150535.jpg 20170625_150657.jpg 20170625_150645.jpg 20170625_150639.jpg 20170625_150535.jpg 20170625_145422.jpg 20170625_145321.jpg
     
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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Diaboloslinger, Jun 25, 2017.

    1. Devils son in law

      Devils son in law Veteran Member

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      Nice of you and good for Uncle Benny!!!!
       
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    2. Bone

      Bone Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Admin

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      I hope so too. That would be awesome!

      Bueatiful job on that sling! I really like the curly maple. He will be thrilled!
       
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    3. thehappyhippy

      thehappyhippy Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Supporting Member Admin

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      I gotta look away I'm getting smitten with it from the pictures!! Grate job wonderful gift
       
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    4. vetryan15

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      Sweet dude. I actually gave my 92 yo landlord a catty, he loves it. Definitely will bring up some good memories.
       
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    5. Emitto

      Emitto Veteran Member

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      nice mula!
       
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    6. Rob morris

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      Awesome mule the curly maple looks freakin sweeeet.
       
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    7. Fidencio León Burgos

      Fidencio León Burgos Veteran Member

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      A beauty
       
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    8. Mr Muz

      Mr Muz Veteran Member

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      Nice mule! He will be pleased with that!
       
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    9. William Dawson

      William Dawson Active Member

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      Need make em Two at a time then if smitten kan still keep one lmao.... Very honey sweet!!!!!
       
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    10. Bugsbrew

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      Mules Rule! Nice one bro!
       
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    11. Michael1971

      Michael1971 Veteran Member

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      Looks stunning. What an amazing gift.
       
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    12. Fletch

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      Beautiful build......that wood just glows......
       
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