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Undefined Yew conus build.

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Mr Muz, May 8, 2020.

By Mr Muz on May 8, 2020 at 6:48 AM
  1. Mr Muz

    Mr Muz Veteran Member

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    All shaped, ready for sanding, hopefully might get it finished over the weekend but here is how I did it (pic heavy) almost no power tools. The wood is yew that I was given by @BarkyBow and the design is of course the conus by @Arturo Borquez 20200503_162540.jpg 20200503_162807.jpg 20200503_163010.jpg 20200503_163214.jpg 20200503_163350.jpg 20200503_163522.jpg 20200503_163636.jpg 20200503_163835.jpg 20200503_164038.jpg 20200503_164214.jpg 20200503_164343.jpg 20200503_164623.jpg 20200508_104814.jpg 20200508_105249.jpg 20200508_110025.jpg 20200508_110229.jpg 20200508_111502.jpg 20200508_112554.jpg 20200508_112953.jpg

    More pictures to to follow as I get into refining the shape more, sanding and of course the finish.
     
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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Mr Muz, May 8, 2020.

    1. nsfc

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      Im a road bicyclists also. Ive made a couple of high end full custom bikes, and worked in a couple of shops as there master mechanic. I can share some pictures if your interested.
       
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      Burtini Well-Known Member

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      I brushed the dust off my big box of slingshot stuff today and found the beautiful yew conus you sent me however long ago it was now. Really neat to see how much work went into it, and such a strange coincidence seeing this in the first thread I opened. Excited to see the finished result :)
       
    3. Mr Muz

      Mr Muz Veteran Member

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      https://www.slingshotcommunity.com/threads/mountain-bike-and-cycling.42269/

      I started an off topic thread on bikes and cycling so it didn't clogg up any slingshot related threads but yes I would love to see them on that thread.
       
    4. Clint

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      Made a bow out of yew in the early 90’s backed with Japanese bamboo bocote and horn tips
      Nice wood
      Your conus will be gorgeous !
       
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      Looking absolutely fantastic so far! Great work, Muz!
       
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      Love the pics going to be a solid frame
       
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      I dig the use of all the hand tools as well. How's that shinto rasp working out? I got one of them microplanes and it is great especially for working out the fork crotch.
       
    8. Mr Muz

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      The shinto rasp is quality, would highly recommend one especially for end grain.
       
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      Are you done yet come on !!!:)
       
    10. Mr Muz

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      Been busy, might drop onto it this afternoon.
       
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      Good always in for some good eye candy
       
    12. Mr Muz

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      I'm looking at getting a better round rasp for the groove, I'm not happy with it and the ones I have are not up to the job.
       
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      Last time I did a conus I used a round bar with 40 grit round it and trapped it in the top of the workmate, fancying a few new files and those rasps look cool

      Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
       
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      Yeah thought about that I've only got 120 grit at home, the round rasps are good just not very course, the shinto is excellent I will have a look at what I can get.
       
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      Great pictorial bro! I love how you left the bit of bark on it. I'm sorry to hear you lost your Mom. That's a tough one especially with your wife being sick. Hang in there and hopefully we'll be on the other side of this soon.
      Take care my friend.
       
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    16. Mr Muz

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      Thanks pal, its good to hear from you.
       
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      Excellent!! I love all the build pictures. That conus is going to look bad ass when completed. Sorry about the difficulties you have been going through and hope things improve for your family soon.
       
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      You are one hell of a Maker and i consider us friends,so please take my most humble of apologies to the loss of your mum,and i know you must be scared sh*tless for your wife sick with this stuff,You are a tough man to bare the weight of all of this and still try to keep a good outlook,if there is anything i can do please let me know,one of the most healthy things you can do is take small breaks like jumping on that bike and take everything you have built up in you and let it burn out on your bike so you can stay strong for all around you,all the best to you and yours my friend
       
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      20200510_194945.jpg 20200510_195311.jpg 20200510_200152.jpg 20200510_200730.jpg I used an old belt sander belt to sand in the shape of the conus by pulling it left to right which unfortunately meant I lost the bit of bark that was still left but by making it slimmer using this method made the need for the groove less important which means I can almost hold it like a handlebar grip so tidied it up and got it in the oil. Will post a few glamour shots in a few days after a bit more soaking.
       
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      Thanks Ron.
       
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