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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Stankard757, Oct 27, 2021.

By Stankard757 on Oct 27, 2021 at 2:59 PM
  1. Stankard757

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    Little peek at the latest Natty in progress.
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    Unknown fork with ply spacer and spalted oak butt cap. Anybody recognize the fork wood? It's pretty cool with a greenish tint?

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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Stankard757, Oct 27, 2021.

    1. Slide-Easy

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      That is nice, Mike.
       
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    2. Devils son in law

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      I dunno, I'm looking at that big bottom!!! ;)
       
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    3. Peter Recuas

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      Same as Dsil :drool: :drool: :drool: ;)
      I can already imagine the combination of grains when you shine her :)
       
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      That’s a beauty Mike !


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    5. KawKan

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      Well, it looks like you are having an adventure with all the shaping, spacing and butt capping! I'm loving it.
      The bark on the fork reminds me of Alder, but my experience with that is very limited.
       
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    6. Stankard757

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      Thanks man. Always like to try something new for me with slings

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      Thanks DSIL. The cap is from the same oak scrap as yours.

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      Thank you kindly Peter. Hopefully get time to finish the sanding today, keeping this one simple gonna be Howard's and wax

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      Thanks Darrell. Used the butt cap screw on this, so much easier [emoji16]

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      Yes sir. Thanks Ray picked this up in Northern VA. I haven't seen it around where I live. It works almost like a birch, but the green hints throw me off. Maybe it's just a local soil thing where I got it?

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    11. Palmettoflyer

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      Looks great Mike.
      Sort of looks like a variety of Cherry that grows wild. Darrell made a couple for me and the bark looks very similar.
       
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      Thanks Monroe. Didn't even think cherry definitely could be, there be Japanese cherry in that area.

      Also "borrowed" the body portion from the PFS60[emoji6]. Works great with a fuller grip profile

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      very nice :cool:
       
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    14. Stankard757

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      Thank you Arturo[emoji851]

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      Nice .as for the fork I definitely agree with the others it's definitely a cherry or plum or off that family @Stankard757 you should give tru-oil a try on your naturals as unlike tung and such like tru-oil doesn't yellow the wood it just highlights the colour and grain and the likes of your green tinges would ping yet your wood would stay light .honestly I don't know why everyone isn't using tru-oil it's so cheap and easy to apply and builds to a laquer like finish here's just a couple of frames just to show you what I mean about the wood staying it's natural colour (all 3 types of wood (birch, oak and Hawthorn) finished with tru-oil
       

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      Looks great, Mike!
       
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      Mike, I’ve used Tru-Oil before and agree with the results of it, but I don’t agree with the cheap part, not for how small a bottle it is.
      I have about a 1/2 bottle of the stuff now that I can’t get the danged lid off of as it’s stuck on but good…….and I’ve wiped the threads of the bottle off after each use too.

      Love the look of the finish, just think imho, there’s easier and cheaper options is all.

      I do love the look of your builds though. [emoji1690]


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    18. Stankard757

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      Thanks man. Did a little more google-fu I'm leaning towards the cherry.

      I've used Tru oil on other projects in the past, but on my slings I like to "feel" the wood. I appreciate and enjoy the time and effort others put into their high gloss finishes like a work of art. Even when I use poly I rub it in/on just for protection not the glass like finish if I go for a little more shine I use wax. I find myself even using BLO and Danish oil less nowadays.

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      Thanks Steve[emoji6]

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