10th Slingshot - The Mantis

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by BeMahoney, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Hey Everyone,

    after finishing off last night, I spent the first 15 minutes of
    the new day with buffing up the "Mantis" -

    Rice, Hemp an other heavy papers, green egg-carton and
    one secret ingredient..

    My first try on paper micarta, using a surface-coating resin
    which is clear like water, non-smelling to work with and perfectly
    suitable for finishing, providing a pot time of 40 minutes.

    The mantis is rather heavy, so to not leave her naked, I
    put on heavy bands.. Two shots yet, two strikes!- The Mantis

    Hope you like it too,

    Be
     

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  2. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Only 10 slingshots in and you already have your own, distinctive style. Brilliant :)
     
  3. Lacumo

    Lacumo Member

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    Great job! An odor-free resin, too... I’d love to know the name of it and who makes it.
     
  4. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Epoxy

    Hey Lacumo,

    The resin is named E40D. Its epoxy, 40 min pot time,
    D stands for surface resin.
    My retailer won´t ship to the US, but to the UK..

    Facts about that stuff I wrote already in the Epoxy for Everyone- thread:
    https://www.theslingshotforum.com/f6/epoxy-everyone-32009/

    Maybe you find a retailer in the US (or Flippinout might want to import it? ;) )

    Greetings to NY,

    Be
     
  5. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    very nice Be ! paper micarta wow ! a lot of work ! very elegant handle style, slingshots wearing "Krawatte" :D
    Cheers
     
  6. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Wow, nice work Be! Your micarta laminate looks great. I really like that kind of classic style as well. The vertical laminate really adds a nice break in the lines of the slingshot. Well done Mr. B!
     
  7. inkspot

    inkspot New Member

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    Beautful well done
     
  8. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Be, I love it! This one takes the cake. The micarta is perfect, goes well with the wenge(I think it's wenge). Very stylish:cool:.
     
  9. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    The Mantis... Wow! Scoobs is quite right about your distinctive style. I once said that you have an ability to create form of line that is not unlike the work of MC Escher, and you continue to do that kind of amazing work. You, Sir, are taking laminates to a new level of art that will likely never be surpassed and rarely equaled.

    -Wild Bill