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Undefined Thanksgiving conus?

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Clint, Nov 26, 2020.

By Clint on Nov 26, 2020 at 3:48 PM
  1. Clint

    Clint Veteran Member

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    So do they build conus on thanksgiving ?
    Yes they do !!!!!! You’re the winner
    Holidays in my world are I would say normal lonely , wife and Family are nowhere to be seen wife as vacationing somewhere on the East Coast for a month or so butt. That’s OK because I’m OK with myself Lol and I got Xena and Nugget :)
    So this Thanksgiving I decided that I need to get a certain conus out of my head I don’t know how she’ll turn out on the end she’ll shoot but I don’t know what she’ll look like
    Of course I’m using bocote and my white G 10 , because I want it to belong to a real nice set I am collecting otherwise I would’ve done it with different wood just to try it out but hey it’s Thanksgiving just got to work
    Build along hope you don’t mind but I figure it might entice somebody who hasn’t tried this to try it
    I have hidden pens and with my final product I may see the pins on the backside of the slingshot with the grove because I plan on just taking them very thin and very small they’re just to add more to the grove making the G10 pop I hope
    Butt Errors and design changes you never know what I will end up with
    I am not a builder and I can screw it up real quick Lol
    So here we go
    1. G10 drill pilot holes for hidden pens
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    2. Drill holes and 1/2 for gap
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    3. Cut gap and drill bocote and all drill all spacers and drill non groved side facing u
    In two steps drill cut
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    4. Next I found some Bocote imagine that :)
    This is an awful thick piece for what I want to obtain I am actually going to bring it down to between 4 mm and 8 mm thick just an outer layer on the groove side of the frame
    Plan on quarter inch into the G 10 1/4 inch of Bocote making half inch groove .?
    My dream !!!!! Lol don’t have the right saw to cut this thinner . Yet !!!! So the hand grinder will knock off most of it knife grinder finish the rest it’s not the prettiest bocote but it matches for what I want to obtain on each side of the grove . Man we’re overthinking this stuff !!!!
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    5. Ok Epoxy time I used five minute epoxy I could’ve used 15 minute epoxy :( lining all the pens up and getting everything squished together in a short period of time was challenging its been glued for almost 1 1/2 hours Giving it extra time to dry because it is cold here
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    So here now comes the fun part
    My idea which I should not tell anybody because it may not end up looking like that lol
    Then I can’t say oh I thought of that :)
    Is to make the G 10 the star of the show on the groove side of the conus I will just have two slivers of bocote 1/4” Tapered hopefully highlighting the G 10 on that side
    The forks will round over on the G 10
    Then on the pretty side of the conus facing you on the forks I’m going to try to narrow it down to the point if you had a fork hit you would be hitting G 10 and not Bocote don’t know if I can accomplish that I don’t wanna make it too thin up there I will see in the making
    I’m sure in an hour or so I’ll have it all screwed up more pictures to come
     
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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Clint, Nov 26, 2020.

    1. Clint

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      Ok first trim of excess material , lots of wood gone , sometimes you have to spend money to make money :)
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      So a little Red white and blue for American Thanksgiving
      For size so far
      Think I might get this done The way I was thinking maybe
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      So now adjust my attitude sit and think about it for about an hour then go out and do something again
       
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      :smug::smug::smug::tu::tu:
       
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    3. Clint

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      Ok that didn’t last long I only thought about it for about a minute and a half and went out and took off a bunch of wood now we are a lot closer , this is where I screw it up most of the time usually it turns out nice but not what I wanted exactly :)
      So a trim
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    4. Clint

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      Next
      As always a little overzealous with the grinding and found my bottom two silver pens but that’s OK it’ll look fine
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      Now let’s do the gap and grove
      Trust me that red will blind even after file and sanding lol I hope
       
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      So from here out just file and sand paper
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      Ya she’s a stealth bomber she’s got radar detecting angles
      Now if I can get @Bone to come over here and start sanding this thing I know he misses sanding
       
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    6. Alex v

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      Looking good fella. I’ve got a opfs in my pocket that looks like the conus in the picture that was sent to me from @william wallace . [emoji16][emoji106][​IMG]


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      Looks great, can't wait to see it all shiny.
       
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    8. Clint

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      Ok all shiny
      Well I did accomplish my goal of doing exactly what I wanted and I did learn a few things that I want to do on the next one to make it better This frame turned out to be very nice it is as heavy as my titanium frame
      My g10 that’s what I call it it looks like G 10 but it has metal flakes when you cut it with your jigsaw you ruined your blade good bullet proof stash I did make a few mistakes but that’s OK because this is mine and I’m “ not a builder “ I would think you couldn’t wear it out in a lifetime part of my Bocote collection fun days work
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    9. StixShooter

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      That Bocote is something else! Nice work there!
       
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      Super nice Clint, turned out great


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      Clint,
      Thats an amazing looking Conus!
       
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      That looks frickin awesome buddy, the contrast of the bocote and g10 is stunning and the finish looks top notch. Enjoy [emoji106]

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      That is cool Clint! You did well. Looks really good.
       
    14. Clint

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      Feels like a real shooter
      It was a good learning tool made a few mistakes won’t do those next time All in all
      Fun try ! Should definitely last throughout any abuse Lol
       
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      I miss sanding like a hole in the head. Very beautiful Clint!!! Different too!
       
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      Nice
       

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