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Revisiting the Pickle Bone

Discussion in 'The Shooting Range' started by Arturo Borquez, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Veteran Member

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    A gift CanOpener gave me 6 years ago, Randy thank you so much again !!!

    hope you like it
    Arturo
     
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    Very nice! We are fortunate to see and learn a little Slingshot history from you. Thank you for sharing. The simplified version is very popular. I like this version and hope we can see more like this from our master builders. Randy's work will always be special to the entire community.

    Thank you Arturo for showing it and taking time to make the video.
     
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  3. Arturo Borquez

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    when I saw your post of the Cold Bone PFS template I thought, why not show mine LOL! posted the pic and made this video. I think the last time I shoot it was 5 years ago, feels different of what I'm used but in fact is a nice frame, a jewel in my collection :cool:
     
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    Thanks Arturo, I am still trying to learn where the road parted paths between the two Pickle Bone designs. The traditional one that has been in the resources since 2016 and this Cold Stone version like Sanch posted and now we see you have a wood version made by Randy. The addition of the tips or projections on the sides are a nice feature. There is almost no info in the forum messages that I can find.
     
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  5. Arturo Borquez

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    the tips projection make the bands self centering which is a plus but I have been always very careful when shooting adding a proper pouch bend because I am afraid to risk a fork tip hit, maybe I am wrong but surely I wouldn't like to harm this beauty
     
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    Sorry if I was clear. It is the left and right side tips, or protrusions. Not the fork tips, but the tips on the handle sides.

    Very minor difference, but does alter the character considerably.

    Sorry, the pictures here are not scaled the same. But they are the same size frames.
    Pickle Bone.JPG Stone Cold.JPG
     
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    ok, understood, those "protrusions" help a bit to the grip, what I use is the index finger makes a hook and thumb pushing over the curve, 50% hammer grip hibrid
     
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    Saludos Maestro!!
    Look what you made me do :D Now I had to band mine for the weekend!!
    I look like a small child LOL!!!
    Randy was (is) such a SUPERB craftsman and fine gentleman!!!
    Your "Pickle Bone" is a WORK OF ART!!!
    And, per usual, AMAZING shooting form!! A pleasure to watch you, my friend!!
    Best regards ...Q
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    awesome Q; I remember when Randy PM'ed asking my address "I will send you something" ... my jaw dropped !!! when I saw the package contents, such beauty !!! ... never realized he gave me "his personal" Pickle Bone, what a great prize !!!
     
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    An AMAZING guy, formidable craftsman and a kind human being!!
    ...I miss him and his videos on the forum (not to mention his works)
    Did you know he made FABULOUS Kaleidoscopes???
     
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    same here, very generous and kind gentleman, yes I remember those Kaleidoscopes when he shown on the other forum years ago, really AWESOME
     
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