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OTT "Warhorn", a deadwood Madrona fork with bluejean micarta stringer

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Lord Of Crows, Jun 2, 2020.

By Lord Of Crows on Jun 2, 2020 at 2:27 AM
  1. Lord Of Crows

    Lord Of Crows Active Member

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    Hey Y'all. Madrona trees (Arbutus Menziesii) are pretty robust in that they can let an entire branch or even parts of the trunk die off while overlapping them with new growth and thriving. They are my favorite tree for this and many other reasons. The natural fork shown here is good example of this common occurrence. However, the fork gap was too narrow for my liking so I glued it up with a homemade bluejean micarta stringer. It was actually my first time utilizing composite materials like this. I only used hand tools to make it and yes there was some foul language required as well. The fork gap is 1.75inches and the tines are 1.25inches wide. I call this one WARHORN.

     
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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Lord Of Crows, Jun 2, 2020.

    1. Alex v

      Alex v Member

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      Very nice work fella
      Cool video as well the finished work looks bad ass
      Cheers fella


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      Wow!That is amazing I haven’t seen such creative beautiful work In awhile.
       
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      Awesome work and unique shape!
       
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      Bone Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Admin

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      It came out really nice with awesome grain too! Excellent workmanship!
       
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    5. Lord Of Crows

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      Thanks Y'all! One thing I found rather easy to do was the epoxy glue up. The only thing that I messed up on was when I drilled some holes as channels for the epoxy in the micarta which showed up in the butt of the slingshot because I got them too close to where the exterior of the slingshot ended up... lack of planning and know how. :D The thin cracks and bug holes I was thinking of filling but decided otherwise... I'm still 50/50 on it.
       
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      WOW, sexy beautiful the micarta the wood the finish and that bitchin ass design. That is a winner.
       
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    7. Lord Of Crows

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      Thanks! I just think I lucked out on the color combo. I've had that micarta sitting around for a few years waiting for me to try something with it.
       

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