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Boo number 2

Discussion in 'Slingshot Building' started by StringSlap, Apr 20, 2021.

By StringSlap on Apr 20, 2021 at 11:34 PM
  1. StringSlap

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    Finished up the second bamboo wide gap OPFS from Shane's template. Wanted to try a different finish, so I gave it a good soaking in Teak oil. Didn't really have a drastic effect on how it looks, but I know it's sealed well. I might let it dry for the recommended 72 hours and then apply a couple coats of satin poly. The pic makes it look like there is a crack on the right fork, but it's a very superficial mark at one of the glue joints. Doesn't even catch my nail when I run a finger over it. Not a looker but should shoot well. Thanks for looking!
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Discussion in 'Slingshot Building' started by StringSlap, Apr 20, 2021.

    1. MakoPat

      MakoPat Veteran Member

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      That's awesome. I am going to cut some of these. PortBoy on SSF has made a few and now you... Shane has clearly made a great design variant of the OPFS. And I love Gappers.

      I am thinking of using coffee iron acetate as a finish. Saw that on a post somewhere, too.

      Thanks for sharing.
       
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    2. StringSlap

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      My plan was to stain with iron acetate, but I must have some high tech steel wool. Soaked it in the vinegar for a week and nothing! The vinegar barely looked discolored at all.:banghead:
       
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      I wonder about my steel wool now. I may just go with many coats of concentrated coffee.
       
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      Looks nice
       
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      I think it looks great!!
       
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      Hey man, you and @SLING-N-SHOT have inspired one of my next builds. I am using Darrell's Hog Nose lanyard and kind of opposite wood scheme with osage and hard maple.

      Goodness this feel awesoms even in its current very rough stage of building.

      Thanks for sharing.

      PS- my hog's nose has a majorly deviated septum. Haha
       

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      Looking good! Can't wait to see it finished!
       
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    8. SLING-N-SHOT

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      Did you use the 0000 steel wool, the super fine ones ?
      The vinegar should have no trouble dissolving those ?


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      Looking good Pat, anxiously awaiting the finished pics.
      After I drill my V holes, I use a metal, cone shaped reaming bit in my hand drill to clean up and even out the holes.
      To get the Paracord through, I use a large paper clip opened up lengthwise, that I’ve bent a small hook into one end to grab hold of the cord and pull out.
      Push the cord in one hole till it bottoms out, push the paper clip with hook in the other hole snagging the cord and pull it out.....works great. [emoji16]


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      Steve and Pat, these are great looking frames and thanks Darrell for the butt inspiration! I need to figure out a way to keep all these great ideas on the top of my memory when I'm starting the next build.
       
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      I used a 3/8" forsner bit onbthe back side to give me a bigger target on the V holes. BUUUT, I made a rookie mistake of not punching a mark and my drill bit skated... skated a bit on wood!

      But I kind of like the look and was out of time. I have few different sized reamer bits... so I can clean it up a little.

      And Monroe, I have sticky notes on my drill press for next time. Haha..
       
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    12. StringSlap

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      Yup, 0000
       

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