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TTF Bloodorange Tyton

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Metropolicity, Dec 24, 2014.

By Metropolicity on Dec 24, 2014 at 1:24 PM
  1. Metropolicity

    Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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    One last one...I think before the new year (likely not).

    I have been playing with my new Tyton shape for the past few weeks, rotating tips, TTF, OTT, but this one I wanted to see what a Top Slot would be like. It's a fairly small frame so I only made the slot 1/8" round. I have this banded up TTF with the new Dankung 1632 tubes for BBs and a cowhide/roo pouch I am also testing, it's banded up Roger Henrie style (like he does on his hunters).

    Orange osage on on face (with a Paduak maker mark), Bloodwood on the tips of the other side. A ladder of Pau Amerelo (Yellow Heart) spaced with dark zebra wood divides the zebra wood on the handle. The top and bottom of the ladder is spaced with maple veneer. I tried to line up the grain of the bloodwood with the ladder so that would have a nice visually connection despite the contrast. This is all built on top of a 1/4" birch ply core.

    I soaked the sling in BLO for about 3 minutes, which changed the tone of the zebra wood dramatically, not sure if I like it, but it's darker than I am used to. Finish it with some linseed/beeswax.

    Happy Holidays !!

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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.

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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Metropolicity, Dec 24, 2014.

    1. Toddy

      Toddy Veteran Member

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      Good clean shape that one. Nothing to fancy but everything seems to have good purpose. I like it a lot.
       
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    2. Tacnak

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      Very nice. This is my favorite way to set up tubes for ttf shooting.
       
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    3. Metropolicity

      Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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      It was the idea, I didn't want to overshadow the clean lines of this. I thought the contrasting wood would work well together.
       
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    4. slingshooterPT

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      Good work and happy christmas!!!
       
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    5. roirizla

      roirizla Active Member

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      Such a nice design and I'm intrigued by the attachment method. Lovely work.
       
    6. DarrinGlennCook

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      You Def come up with some cool stuff.....Dig
       
    7. rawslingshots

      rawslingshots New Member

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      Looks great, clean and solid!


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    8. NOTATOY

      NOTATOY Active Member Vendor

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      Another great output by Metropolicity. The pictures are really nice, did you buy or make your lightbox?
      Is there a thread on building a light box on the forum? [emoji3]
       
    9. Metropolicity

      Metropolicity Veteran Member Vendor

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      I actually have a studio to shoot in (part of my line of work)
       
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      That's sweet!
       

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