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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by remnar, Apr 19, 2021.

By remnar on Apr 19, 2021 at 4:28 PM
  1. remnar

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    Anyone remember this root burl that I asked about a while ago?

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    I finally cut into it and it was not fantastic. I almost tossed the whole thing in the trash but decided to attempt to save it instead. I had decided on the Kpx pattern and started by slabbing off a couple of parallel section so I could line up the pattern. Everything looked good at this point and my hopes were high. I rough-cut the shape and noticed that the wood toward the center was very resinous (first sign of trouble) and I could confirm that this came from a Douglas Fir Tree. I set it aside to let it dry some more and when I got back to it to start doing the final shaping I noticed that there was a vein of punky wood running through the middle (second sign of trouble). I dug out as much of the wood as I could and filled the cavity with epoxy.

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    As I worked on the piece I came across a few small veins of softer very sappy wood, unlike the wood that was in the middle that was dry and brittle. I tried to remove the sappy wood and filled most of the voids with cinnamon and super glue. :) Enough of my complaining, here are the finished photos:

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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by remnar, Apr 19, 2021.

    1. Cruiser

      Cruiser Veteran Member

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      turned out beautiful, fatties need love to.
       
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    2. Alex v

      Alex v Well-Known Member

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      That’s stunning!
      Would have been a shame to trash .
      Nice save fella [emoji106]


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    3. Clint

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      Yep very purdy
       
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    4. SLING-N-SHOT

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      Nice save


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    5. remnar

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      Thanks, and yes this fatty is going to stay with me so I can give it all kinds of love. :D
       
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    6. remnar

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      Thanks! I knew that I would regret trashing it and looked at it as an opportunity to possibly learn something with nothing to lose but a little time.
       
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    7. remnar

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      Thank you!
       
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    8. remnar

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      Thanks! It worked out this time and it was well worth it in the end.
       
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      Great save!
       
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    10. KawKan

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      That came out looking spectacular!
      You must have had the jumbo sizes of cinnamon and CA glue. But it looks like it was worth it!
       
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    11. remnar

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      Thanks!

      LOL, Most of the filler was epoxy. The CA and cinnamon was used on some shallower crevices but I did have it smoking at one point. :p
       
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      Thank you!
       
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      Big Ron Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator

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      Amazing:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool: definitely a 5 drooler ;)
       
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    14. Emitto

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      Nice chunky frame, love it!!!
       
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    15. remnar

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      Thank you!
       
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      Thanks!
       
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      Cool frame :)
       
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      Thanks!
       

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