a familiar slingshot

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Theodor, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Theodor

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    This is my first slingshot after a lot of time, so it was a big temptation to try something challenging.<br><br>I made a version of the Moorhammer, out of 18mm birch plywood, and two layers of 20mm oak planks (remainings from a floor).<br><br>The slingshot is quite comfortable, maybe a little too big for my hand (needs more sanding) but mostly, very nice to look at.<br><br>Tomorrow, after a liitle more sanding, I will stain it most probably with a transparent ecological wood varnish, or with polyourethane.<br><br><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8033/8064218354_bbdfa85e5a_b.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8449/8064214123_b189887c1d_b.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8309/8064216240_b3007b3e36_c.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8452/8064210303_8f7ba54d81_b.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8459/8064212153_0bca5b395b_c.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. pasquale

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    great slingshot
     

  3. JoergS

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    Nice! The shape is just about perfect.<br><br>I recommend oiling it before the polycoating. Linseed oil would work wonders in order to bring out the wood grain. The Poly will then seal that look forever.
     
  4. Theodor

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    Thank you for the kind words and the tips! I'll make use of them!<br>
     
  5. tokSick

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    Very nice one mate. I guess you got a really good grip with that fat handle. It will be perfect when finshed.
     
  6. brat boon

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    <div>nice<br>
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  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  8. Saderath

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    Really good work!!!
     
  9. ameevis

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    Nice! I really like the shape, looks comfortable.
     
  10. alpha

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    Looks very nice and a lot of hardwork well done <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  11. mojo

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>JoergS wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Nice! The shape is just about perfect.<br><br>I recommend oiling it before the polycoating. Linseed oil would work wonders in order to bring out the wood grain. The Poly will then seal that look forever. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Yeah, looks very nice and you have to made a finish with oil, that would be the i point <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"></span>
     
  12. Theodor

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    Thanks for the comments!<br>The grain looks bolder now after 2 coatings of linseed oil, only side-effect is that the imperfections are much bolder as well... (shouldnt have used wood-filler on a scratch)<br>Still very happy with how she came out anyways...<br>Tomorrow I will coat her with polyourethane...<br><br><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8458/8072091833_2105d9e93e_c.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8450/8072092693_cf12089c05_c.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  13. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <div>looks great mate!</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  14. JoergS

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    Nice! The linseed worked wonders.<br><br>Next time, use epoxy glue mixed with sawdust to fill the scratches and cracks. Looks good, reacts to oil just like the wood. <br><br>
     
  15. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    super <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  16. slingpit

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    Very nice and don´t worry about some scratches.<br>It´s hand made and so it´s allowed. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  17. tokSick

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    It came out very nice. I have a question... You said you gonna give it a coat polyuretane. What is it? Is that some kind of glue?
     
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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">It came out very nice. I have a question... You said you gonna give it a coat polyuretane. What is it? Is that some kind of glue?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>hey tokSick, polyourethane is a varnish popular mostly for wooden floors, so its very durable stuff.. its made by mixing two substances, a resin and a hardener, so its loosely similar to epoxy glue.. <br><br>I coated my slingshot with a thick layer 4 days ago and its still a bit sticky... I accidentally must have used too little hardener... Anyway I m being patient until it completely dries so I can use her.<br><br>thanks for all the comments (slingpit I agree)<br><br>Theodor<br><br><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8474/8084122039_5594538dde_c.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8187/8084119436_1f601891b0_c.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8043/8084123673_a2ed064578_c.jpg" border="0" alt=""></span>
     
  20. Jan84

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    very nice result! well done <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">