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Should it stay or should it go... further

Discussion in 'Slingshot Building' started by SniperKing10K, Feb 26, 2021.

By SniperKing10K on Feb 26, 2021 at 6:01 PM
  1. SniperKing10K

    SniperKing10K New Member

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    Hey guys this is my first attempt making a board cut out of bamboo i think it turned out pretty well for a rough finish i used my maxim champ for the template but my question is since it was a food grade safe cutting board should i put oil or polyurethane on it? Also with it being bamboo about 11mm thick or a lil under a 1/2" should i leave the fork holes as is for snared wrap and tuck or will it be strong enough to go ahead and cut the quick tube groove?
     

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Discussion in 'Slingshot Building' started by SniperKing10K, Feb 26, 2021.

    1. Bugar

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      Made several out of bamboo, no problems in strength, finish, for me. Good stuff
       
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      Looking good!
      If this were my shooter, I'd sand it with 220 and then 400 grit before 2 or 3 wipe-on coats of Boiled Linseed oil. Polyurethane would work too. The bamboo will do fine with a horizontal groove filed across the fork tips at the hole.
      My position on slots for inserting tubes is that I reserve those for use with slingshots with metal, Micarta or G10 content. .
       
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    3. SniperKing10K

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      Thanks kawkan! I have a few more i thought ant cutting out a couple and gluing them for a thicker stronger frame but i think I'll take your suggestion! Then i can keep it for a template!
       
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      Update i got anew toy and cut out some 1/4" scales from red oak glued and sanded, I'm starting to think bamboo makes good for material!! 20210316_164959.jpg
       
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      I also added the holes and slots on the fork but made a slight error with my coping saw, any tips on what i should fill it with? Wood glue, super glue? 16160250093067268272346726176404.jpg
       
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      Get some sawdust from the same wood and your wood glue to make a similar filler. That's what my grandpa did...good luck
       

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