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Patience has its reward

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by Fidencio León Burgos, Mar 1, 2021.

By Fidencio León Burgos on Mar 1, 2021 at 5:53 PM
  1. Fidencio León Burgos

    Fidencio León Burgos Veteran Member

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    In December 2019 I got a huge forked section of ziricote tree trunk. Since then I have been waiting for it to be completely dry.
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    Today I finally started working on it.
    I completely roughened the sapwood to see how much heartwood volume I'll count for fun.
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    I think there will be at least a couple of slingshots from the main fork and at least one Conus from one of the branches.
     
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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by Fidencio León Burgos, Mar 1, 2021.

    1. Zippy

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      Heck yeah brother can’t wait for the outcome
       
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    2. Stream scoundrel

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      Excited for this one !
       
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    3. KawKan

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      That looks very promising indeed!
       
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    4. The preacher

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      Keep us posted, can't wait to see the finished results.

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    5. SLING-N-SHOT

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      Nice, can’t wait to see what you unlock from that hunk of beautiful wood FLB


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    6. Fidencio León Burgos

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      Ziricote is a hard wood, almost as hard as lignum vitae, so I know it will take me some time to cut and carve.
      It will be a process of several weeks. So I will update little by little.
       
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    7. Clint

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      :) gonna be nice
       
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      That’s a big fork:rotfl:, I admire your patience.
       
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      Roughly, this will be the section that I will cut to remove the main fork
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    10. SLING-N-SHOT

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      FLB, are you able to saw off and save the waste pieces for palm swells, end caps / fork tips etc., would be a shame if you couldn’t


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    11. Fidencio León Burgos

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      In fact I keep the cuts for splices and knobs. When I can get cross cuts, I do some plinker.
      Definitely, from one of the upper branches I will make a Conus.
       
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      Men! Just looking at the color and grain in the cuts, I feel like it was worth the full hour I spent with the handsaw.
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    13. Fidencio León Burgos

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      First cutout. Thanks Arturo for sharing your design with us
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      :cool: Anticipation!
       
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      Can’t wait [emoji14]


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      I am already working with the second cutout of the fork.
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      Looking good so far, keep up the good work.

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      Ziricote Conus in progress. # 80 sandpaper.
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