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Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Knallfrosch, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. Knallfrosch

    Knallfrosch Senior Member

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    A friend of mine chopped down a walnut tree a few years ago and since he has no fireplace, it stayed in his garden since then.
    When i learned about the wood, he gave me two buckets full... and here we go.

    It was planned to be a starfighter, but i did not get the angle right, so its a starfighter derivate.
    The overall shape is the same, but this one has a smaller forkgap... but it still works.

    Basicly, i cut the walnut piece into 4 parts and laminated the upper and lower part together
    with a carbon fiber/paper micarta as core.
    The carbon fiber mesh and the paper was forced into the shape of the saw-line.
    Then i wraped the frame and filled the gaps with epoxy resin.
    The i shaped it as usual by sanding
    For the finish, i let the wood soak in some clear epoxy resin,
    then i resanded and repeated the epoxy treatment twice.
    The last treatment i did by rubbing on some epoxy with my hands
    (with nitrile gloves of course) and removing all excess resin.
    For the final touch, i lightly sanded it with 2000 grit and polished it on a buffing wheel.

    The result is not flawless, but its going into the right direction.:)
    Here are the pictures of the final result. I will post some build-pics next.
    Bloodline-01c.jpg Bloodline-02c.jpg Bloodline-03c.jpg Bloodline-04c.jpg Bloodline-05c.jpg Bloodline-06c.jpg
     
  2. Knallfrosch

    Knallfrosch Senior Member

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    Here are some pictures of the building process.
    Bloodline Build-01.jpg Bloodline Build-02.jpg Bloodline Build-05.jpg Bloodline Build-07.jpg Bloodline Build-08c.jpg Bloodline Build-10c.jpg Bloodline Build-11c.jpg
     
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  3. Bugar

    Bugar New Member

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  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Cool! A nice combo of natural and artificial with lots of character :)

    Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Slingshot Forum mobile app
     
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  5. Flipgun

    Flipgun Active Member

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    Once again: A Great lookin' piece!
     
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  6. Belargo

    Belargo Mad Scientist

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    What a stunning frame and unique material combination! If it wasn't for the build pictures, I'd never have guessed how you did that.
    Thanks for sharing!
     
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  7. Knallfrosch

    Knallfrosch Senior Member

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    Thank you all.

    The initial inspiration for this came from Sharker with his very beautiful V-Predator frames.
    I don´t know how he does his cores, but i wanted to try the carbonfiber mesh anyway :D
     
  8. sindop

    sindop New Member

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    Thanks for sharing!
     
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  9. deraNdy

    deraNdy Active Member

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    What a great Frame and fantastic building skills. You done a amazing Job on that...
     
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  10. Raptor

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    simply amazing as always!! On the gathering i will swaffel her several times.....( when you are not looking) :D
     
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  11. Knallfrosch

    Knallfrosch Senior Member

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    You are welcome :)

    After the beauty i got from you, i had to experiment with wood again. ;)

    Thanks.
    Mental notice... LOCK THE CRATE:D:D
     
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