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Split natural.

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by Mark Dalton, Feb 21, 2021.

By Mark Dalton on Feb 21, 2021 at 8:55 PM
  1. Mark Dalton

    Mark Dalton New Member

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    Obviously it was not as dry as I thought. Any recommendations for a filler besides everyday epoxy? What could I use to give it some color (when it finishes splitting)? Don't ask the wood type, not sure. Some type of scrub oak looking thing. split prongs.jpg
     
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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by Mark Dalton, Feb 21, 2021.

    1. Cruiser

      Cruiser Veteran Member

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      Long handle, like the size of the handle.
       
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    2. The preacher

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      Epoxy and clamp it.

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    3. Mark Dalton

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      Actually only 4.125 inch from crotch to butt end. The angle of the picture does make it look long though. It is not as small as a lot of the ones these guys are making these days. I was trying to emphasize the split!
       
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    4. Mark Dalton

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      That was my plan, once it stops splitting. I thought about adding a contrasting color to the epoxy, just for giggles.
       
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    5. SLING-N-SHOT

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      Well, everyone on here knows what I’m gonna suggest, and that’s crushed inlay of some kind.....Turquoise, Malachite, Mother of Pearl, Abalone shell, blue carpenters chalk, and colored craft sand from Hobby Lobby or Michael’s.
      Fill the cracks with any of these materials, use the water thin CA ( super glue ) to let it “wick” down through it till it fills or pools, let dry completely, sand flush with the wood, apply your favorite finish.

      Great looking frame btw [emoji106][emoji16]

      Darrell.


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    6. Mark Dalton

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      Thank you sir, do you mind if I PM you when it does stop splitting to get details on your technique? I have never had to worry about a crack before but I think this set is worth saving. Got a little impatient with all this isolation and didn't let it dry thoroughly.
       
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    7. The preacher

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      You might try drilling a very small hole at the very end of the crack to keep it from splitting any farther.

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    8. Mark Dalton

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      Not a bad idea, let me give that some thought. It has not lengthened in the last three days. Thanks for the comment.
       
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    9. remnar

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      Pack it with ground cinamon and let some super glue wick into the crack like Darrel suggested. It will smell nice and spicy when you sand it. :)
       
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    10. Mr Muz

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      Glue it back together and para cord wrap it.
       
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    11. thehappyhippy

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      I mix chalk dust in my clear epoxy to fill cracks IMG_20181225_113629627.jpg
       
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    12. Mark Dalton

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      Thank you sir, that looks like something I may try. Headed to Michaels today to see what they have. I appreciate the comment and photo.
       
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    13. Mark Dalton

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      Now there is an interesting thought, will have to check the spice shelf. Thanks for the comment.
       
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    14. Mark Dalton

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      Thanks Mr. Muz, this one is a bit too large for me to add a wrap. I could carve it down and go that route but not sure it is worth that much effort. I appreciate the comment, have a good day.
       
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    15. Devils son in law

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      I too have done the chalk dust and copper filings with good results. I like plain superglue with naturals, it comes out looking like a grain line. Good luck
       
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    16. SLING-N-SHOT

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      Absolutely, feel free to PM me whenever you want and I will gladly tell you exactly how to do that.


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