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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Stankard757, Mar 3, 2021.

By Stankard757 on Mar 3, 2021 at 11:57 AM
  1. Stankard757

    Stankard757 Veteran Member

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    Been working on a cedar conus as I was cutting the fork gap and sanding the groove. This happened..
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    Is this a saw dust/CA fix or more drastic measures??

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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Stankard757, Mar 3, 2021.

    1. Devils son in law

      Devils son in law Veteran Member

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      I'm thinking CA, with or without saw dust. It's hard to see how big it is from the pics but I'd use saw dust if it's substantial. I use a few drops at a time and let it settle in.

      Good luck, that Cedar is nice!!
       
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      No experience with Cedar, but always have an opinion!

      What Jake said, but be sure to start with thin viscosity CA. Not the hardware store kind, but the model aircraft balsa wood building thin. It will wick down into the deep pores of the wood. Later, you could fill the gaps with thicker filler.
       
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    3. Stankard757

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      Thanks guys it was literally cracking before my eyes..

      Thin CA and saw dust[emoji6]

      Hey Monroe guess it wouldn't be my conus if it didn't have a crack in the gap[emoji23][​IMG]

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      Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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      LOL Mike! Cruiser is going to jump in here in a moment with a joke about how do you tell a boy slingshot from a girl slingshot?
       
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      Hahaha Wife beat him to it[emoji23]

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    6. remnar

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      That looks familiar! I hope the CA and sawdust takes care of the problem for you. The cedar conus that I attempted just kept cracking and getting worse.
       
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      It was kind of freaky I sat there just got done roughing it out and it just started cracking around the edge of the heart wood.

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    8. remnar

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      I don't know if you saw my thread but I had a similar experience. It just kept getting worse and I even had a crack form that was perpendicular to the grain on the back side of the slongshoot. The wood that I was using came from a large branch of a very old red cedar windfall.

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    9. Palmettoflyer

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      Maybe the best advice of working with cedar is to use it as a decorative wood and glue it to a more stable layer of other wood or resin based material.

      I have a cedar natural fork from DSIL and it looks great. I've tried to cut some local red cedar and it just split when I cut it. So left it in the woods.
       
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      I think you may be correct but I have a few pieces that I am going to try to stabilize with cactus juice. I don't know how well it's going to work because of the high oil content in cedar but I am going to give it a shot as soon as I know the pieces are completely dry.
       
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      Same here a large branch off a dead tree. We'll see if I caught it soon enough no more cracks so far. I'm gonna try Howard's Feed N Wax which is orange oil and beeswax. Might throw some on tomorrow before I finish sanding.

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    12. Zippy

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      It’s called character
       
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      Y’all know me, CA and crushed Turquoise. [emoji1690][emoji16].....turquoise really pops on Cedar Mike.

      You can buy it already crushed from www.treelineusa.com, but not the Inlace material as that stuff is nasty to work with.
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      Ha! Now the secret is out![emoji16]

      Just cedar dust this time trying to get ahead of the crack didn't even use my sand.

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      Lol Yeah well this "character" was treating my frame like the Indianapolis 500

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      There are more Cedar trees around me than any other tree. I've yet to make a cedar fork because of how it's fibers are As pretty as the wood is id rather have a Maple or Hemlock as there just solid
       
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      Vacuum pot, and use your favorite resin. Just my thoughts. I am not a wood expert like others.
       
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      Ive never used it before picked some up during a mooch. Had a piece big enough and used it for my first conus. Learned some new things figure others out even if I don't shoot it its going on the shelf as my first. Plus I have the best smelling conus[emoji12]

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      Don't have one and have only used resin a few times. I'm definitely not an expert either

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