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OTT Natural Alder Ergo

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by remnar, Oct 11, 2019.

By remnar on Oct 11, 2019 at 10:18 PM
  1. remnar

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    This has been sitting on my workbench for quite a while and I finally had time to finish it. I think I showed some of the early pictures before but I'll show them again so everyone can see how this thing started. It was a chunky piece of red alder with twisty grain.

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    I think this was the last picture that I posted and how it looked for a few months before I was able to get back to working on it.

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    I ground, hacked, filed and sanded away and came up with this:

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    I finished it with linseed oil and paste wax, and the only thing left to do is band it up and give it to a friend. :)
     
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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by remnar, Oct 11, 2019.

    1. Cruiser

      Cruiser Veteran Member

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      I like it. That grip, give me some marbles.
       
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    2. Devils son in law

      Devils son in law Veteran Member

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      Give it to a friend?? Ain't we friends??? :rotfl:

      Good job remnar, glad you got back to it!
       
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    3. remnar

      remnar Member

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      Thanks!
       
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    4. remnar

      remnar Member

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      Thanks! I tend to be a lot busier in the summer and don't have as much time for hobbies. I should be getting back to a few more projects soon.
       
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    5. Sharker

      Sharker Well-Known Member

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      Oh that one goes very nice frame at the end :)
       
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    6. MakoPat

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      @remnar I like it when you have time on your hands.

      I look forward to seeing your work.

      This is a great bit of craftimg for sure.
       
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    7. SLING-N-SHOT

      SLING-N-SHOT Veteran Member

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      That is a beauty Remnar, stunning grain to it, and any friend would be blessed to own that one for sure.


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
       
    8. Pablo54

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      Great grain. I like the design. Very well done.
       
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    9. ForkshooterTB

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      Nice
       
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    10. James McCullough

      James McCullough New Member

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      Love this frame!
       
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    11. Y-onathan

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      A very nice piece of work! I like it a lot! Very good for you and even better for your friend! :)
      At what stage did you decide what shape it will be? I mean, did you picture the form of it at the time when you cut it down from the tree, or was it just while you were going along in progress?
       
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    12. SLING-N-SHOT

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      Beautiful frame, turned out great


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    13. remnar

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      Thanks!
      I had no idea what it was going to look like when I started. I can't remember exactly when I decided to go with an ergo type design but it wasn't until much later in the carving.
       
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