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Old 06-03-2016, 04:37 AM   #11
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Well thought out with a fine execution. A Very Nice Piece! Well Done.


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Old 06-03-2016, 05:44 AM   #12
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Old 06-03-2016, 05:49 AM   #13
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Very beautiful slingshot! Expertly done. Great English too!

A few remarks (just details really).

1. I recommend using a brush to apply the oil. First, it saves on the oil as the rags soak up lots of it. Second, linseed oil on rags are a fire hazard as they can burst into flames over night. Believe me, I have seen it. You must dispose of linseed oil soaked rags in the most careful manner.

2. I see you did not wet down the frame before the final sanding. If you skip this crucial part, then your finish won't last very long as the flattened fibers WILL eventually raise and the gloss fades away. Just use a wet rag and apply moisture to the sanded frame - you will notice it looks furry afterwards. Re-sand and re-polish a few times (it gets easier every round) until the wetting makes no more difference. Then you may apply the wax.
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:11 AM   #14
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Very beautiful slingshot! Expertly done. Great English too!

A few remarks (just details really).

1. I recommend using a brush to apply the oil. First, it saves on the oil as the rags soak up lots of it. Second, linseed oil on rags are a fire hazard as they can burst into flames over night. Believe me, I have seen it. You must dispose of linseed oil soaked rags in the most careful manner.

2. I see you did not wet down the frame before the final sanding. If you skip this crucial part, then your finish won't last very long as the flattened fibers WILL eventually raise and the gloss fades away. Just use a wet rag and apply moisture to the sanded frame - you will notice it looks furry afterwards. Re-sand and re-polish a few times (it gets easier every round) until the wetting makes no more difference. Then you may apply the wax.
Thanks a lot!

1. I do indeed ude a rag instead of a brush. I tried using a brush once, but for it to be effective you would have to place it in "white spirit" afterwards. Not that it is expensive anyway, but I haven't bothered going to the store just for that reason.

2. I remember you saying this a while ago, but I seem to have forgotten it. While making this slingshot I was thinking about what you said, but forgot it in the final step. Instead I remembered something about sanding at the final sanding grit, oil and then repeat. Wasn't what you meant though.
But thanks for the advice! I will try to remember it the next time I make a slingshot.
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Great colours on that. The ply scales turned out really well. Excellent work.

Oh, and fantastic tutorial, too. Great production value!
Thank you! I am constantly working on raising the production value of my video's, both slingshot- and video-wise.
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Saw this a few nights ago. Excellent work!
Thanks! Nice to hear that I have a few subscribers here on the forum!
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I want to say thanks too everybody else too! I've only seen a few people here on the forum do it, but how do you quote multiple posts?
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I click on "Quote", then I copy the text and go back without posting. Then I paste the text into the "joint" post.
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I want to say thanks too everybody else too! I've only seen a few people here on the forum do it, but how do you quote multiple posts?
You asked this in another thread recently and I answered it with screen shots and everything. I'll try to dig it up for you again later, Jon, when I get a free minute.
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... I've only seen a few people here on the forum do it, but how do you quote multiple posts?
Here you go:

http://www.theslingshotforum.com/f5/bamboo-dog-41070/index2.html

Just scroll down a bit.


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