A Christmas Project

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Das, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Das

    Das New Member

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    I spent some time in the workshop with a large lump of oak, after seeing everyones versions I just had to have a go at making a hammerhead, thanks to Joerg for the idea.<br><img src="http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/17/99/08/66/img_0314.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>After quite a bit of sawing and sanding (new carbide tooth solid sanding drums I had to try)<br><br><img src="http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/17/99/08/66/img_0315.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>A lot more sanding<br><br><img src="http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/17/99/08/66/img_0316.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>And more, english oak is very tough, I started to get splits as I did not leave the fork to dry enough (used the microwave/ freezer)<br><br><img src="http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/17/99/08/66/img_0317.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/17/99/08/66/img_0318.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Sanded, splits filled with a slice of oak, sawdust and CA glue, finished with CA, sanded and polished<br><br><img src="http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/17/99/08/66/img_0319.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/17/99/08/66/img_0320.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>I made the lip above my hand wide to help with support and the handle has a slight right tilt/higher left fork as i shoot right handed<br><br><img src="http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/17/99/08/66/img_0321.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Hope you like it, anyway Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year everyone
     
  2. Saderath

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  3. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    Nice! Love the finish.
     
  4. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Beautiful slingshot. CA finish is great, i don' t like to do it but it' s worth the effort.
     
  5. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    very nice work
     
  6. zwillie

    zwillie New Member

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    Wow, perfect job man.
     
  7. von_z2

    von_z2 New Member

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    <div>Awesome! I have a chunk of oak I've been trying to get up the nerve to tackle for the exact same project. What a ton of work though...</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>"non impediti ratione cogitationis" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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  8. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>nice work</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  9. BC-Slinger

    BC-Slinger New Member

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    Great hammer, excellent work. !
     
  10. Das

    Das New Member

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    I fitted the bands and pouch from the tennis ball catty (60 - 25, full butterfly) and had a few goes indoors <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_pirat.png" alt="pirat" longdesc="23"> Even with bands i stuggle to pull, there is no wrist strain at all, very happy <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br><img src="http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/17/99/08/66/img_0323.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  11. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Very nice, Im impressed!
     
  12. Aelf

    Aelf New Member

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    Very nice ....<br><br>Aelf
     
  13. mojo

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    Looks very smooth, your hammer! And very nice shaped!<br> Well done !
     
  14. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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  15. Das

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    To all those in the U.K. who have snow, just realised the above raises the game somewhat in snowball fights <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_pirat.png" alt="pirat" longdesc="23"> 100mph snowballs make people keep their heads down <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  16. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    I did that too, it was great fun, for me
     
  17. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>really cool<br>i gonna try to make a slingy like this</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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