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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by dinobuddy, Jan 14, 2015.

By dinobuddy on Jan 14, 2015 at 3:13 PM
  1. dinobuddy

    dinobuddy New Member

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    Here's one I did recently from a dead Desert Ironwood fork. Thanks for looking! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    If the good Lord didn't want us to make slingshots out of trees, He wouldn't have made trees out of slingshots.
     
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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by dinobuddy, Jan 14, 2015.

    1. Toddy

      Toddy Veteran Member

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      Superb!
       
    2. Clever Moniker

      Clever Moniker Administrator Staff Member Admin

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      I love this fork, spectacular!!! Will add to our feature slider on the homepage!! :)
       
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    3. JTslinger

      JTslinger Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator

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      As soon as I saw this on the home page I instantly knew who made it. Fantastic work!
       
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    4. dinobuddy

      dinobuddy New Member

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      I know that dude! Thanks :)

      If the good Lord didn't want us to make slingshots out of trees, He wouldn't have made trees out of slingshots.
       
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    5. Quercusuber

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      SUPERB work!!!!!!
      Such a lovely design, with an outstanding finish on the wood!!!!!
      GREAT work, my friend!!!!
      It's the IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA shooter!!!! :D


      Cheers ...Q
       
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    6. DocSouth

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      That's awesome! What's the butterfly made from?
       
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    7. dinobuddy

      dinobuddy New Member

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      It's malachite for the wings, lapis for the body, and turquoise for the antlers. [emoji4]

      If the good Lord didn't want us to make slingshots out of trees, He wouldn't have made trees out of slingshots.
       
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      CanOpener Veteran Member

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      Very nice! :) You did a lot of work on that one! :) I love Desert Iron wood, I bet your work area got a little smelly ????? :)
       
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    9. dinobuddy

      dinobuddy New Member

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      I'm one of those weirdos that doesn't mind the smell. It's kind of like...cheap pancake syrup? And no shortage of smell with all the dust generated from that thing--almost exclusively I used a belt sander, disc sander and Dremel.

      (And yes, at all times I wore a respirator and had the shop vac running about an inch from the piece, straight into a HEPA filter. )

      If the good Lord didn't want us to make slingshots out of trees, He wouldn't have made trees out of slingshots.
       
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    10. wll

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      Out of that fork stump, you make a slingshot work of art ... I'm in awe !


      wll
       
    11. Kevin

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      Most excellent!
       
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    12. Ted

      Ted Well-Known Member

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      I put a thumbs up on your post, but I would put two thumbs up if I could. In the 3rd picture from the bottom, is that a metal rod inserted into the handle? If so, I'm curious as to why?
       
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    13. dinobuddy

      dinobuddy New Member

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      Yes, it's an aluminum rod going down about 3-4 inches. Old Ironwood like this is either famously hard, or totally rotted into dust. Seriously, all or nothing...It's maddening. And you never know until you get deep into it; then you can tell by the sound it makes when you knock on it. This one sounded a bit hollower than I'd like, so I drilled out the "core", poured in about two tubes of CA glue to soak into any weaker interior wood, and then stuck the rod in with epoxy. Seems to be holding up just fine now. [emoji4]

      If the good Lord didn't want us to make slingshots out of trees, He wouldn't have made trees out of slingshots.
       
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    14. Big Ron

      Big Ron Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator

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      :drool::drool:that looks horrible i would never have posted that thing on the forum you should just send that me immediately as to never shame you or the forum again:drool::drool:the nerve of you :drool:i have never in my days seen such a FREAKIN SWEET PIECE OF AWESOME OUT OF IRONWOOD,WOW,i mean that is terrible please remove that from the forum to my collection immediately:rolleyes::D
       
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    15. Ted

      Ted Well-Known Member

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      You stabilized it from the inside out. So now it's literally stronger than ever. Nice work!
       
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    16. DarrinGlennCook

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      Holy Tree Man....That's Nice
       
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    17. mr. green

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      Speechless!!! :drool: :drool:
       
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    18. Emitto

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      Gorgeous! Just stunning, Ill be afraid to shoot it!
      Cheers mate.
      E.
       
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    19. Sharker

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      Omg, what a beauty! o.0 just wow!
       
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