Acacia, Australian blackwood w/ multiplex core

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  1. Cuthbert Allgood

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    finished with superglue, and polished with toothpaste!<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=59&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0067.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=60&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0068.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=61&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0069.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=62&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0070.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=63&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0071.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=64&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0072.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=65&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0073.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=66&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0074.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=67&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0075.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=68&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0076.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=69&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0077.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=70&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0078.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=71&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0079.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=72&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0080.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=73&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0081.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=74&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0082.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>I will band it up when I wake up tomorrow. Its fits my hand better than any slingshot I have made yet. I tried to blend form and function for this one. Usually i focus more on form and get bored as soon as I shoot them. I have a feeling this one will be different.<br>
     
  2. Oldschool

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    Excellent job! You have a lot of patience!
     

  3. Flippinout

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    Really nice work and photo progression. Looks like it will be a great shooter too.<br><br>Once again, your slingshots deserve a good camera!!<br><br>and the toothpaste idea is ingenious!
     
  4. CEZ

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    How do you go bout gluing different types of wood together?
     
  5. Kyl

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    Beautiful slingshooter man, great job. <br>I heard that in prison they use toothpaste on dental floss to cut steel for their shiv. ?
     
  6. Ryan Wigglesworth

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  7. CEZ

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    Really makes me want to do a composite slingshot, pretty aweseom work anyway.<br><br><br>Cheers
     
  8. Cuthbert Allgood

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>hierodul wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">How do you go bout gluing different types of wood together?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>i just use carpenters glue and some C-clamps.<br>the acacia wood was a flooring sample so i have to sand it flat before I could glue it up. <br></span>
     
  9. Cuthbert Allgood

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Kyl wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Beautiful slingshooter man, great job. <br>I heard that in prison they use toothpaste on dental floss to cut steel for their shiv. ?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>good to know lol. toothpaste, the wonder stuff.<br><br>edit<br><br>i just typed "toothpaste to polish wood" and found an article . it sounds like I was not the first to try this . <a href="http://www.scavm.com/Toothpaste.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.scavm.com/Toothpaste.htm</a><br><br>it seems easier than making my own pumice or rottenstone polish (which i just learned about in that article hehe)</span>
     
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  11. Cuthbert Allgood

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    banded it up before work. Used a bandset that I had on my least favorite shooter that only had like 50 shots on it. It is straight cut 1" latex. It is an amazing shooter. I am really no expert, but I have tried a few different people's slingshots, and It is, by far, my absolute favorite. In my not-so-expert opinion, it is the perfect marriage of my favorite slingshot makers. it is inspired by Joerge's stubby naturals and it is inspired by Nathan's unbelievable artistic slingshots and my experience shooting an Axiom by Flippinout for the Traveling slingshot tour.<br>I made it fit my hand so it can support my thumb and forefinger , just like the axiom design that I became familiar and accurate with, and I made it very round and stubby like the many naturals that Joerge has made, that are so visually pleasing.<br>So , i guess this is my (1st) tribute to both Nathan <i>and</i> Joerge . <br>I did do a tribute to the traveling slingshot already, but I do not believe i did it justice, but this is good and I believe this to be the more superior of the two.<br>anyways, its my friday and now i have two days off. i am going back to my socializing. people are pissed that I am hunched over my PC.<br>thanks again everyone. <br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=75&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0083.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=76&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0084.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=77&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0085.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=78&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0086.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=79&u=16880161" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/16/88/01/61/ambi0087.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br>
     
  12. CEZ

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    No kidding? Today was Monday back here and as Mondays usually do - it sucked because I had to get back to work:) <br>That's a very nice slingshot, would you give it's measurements? You look like the same size hand as mine. Not even dreaming about making anything as good as yours but if you say it's comfortable then that's a design I'd like to try!<br><br><br>Cheers, have a great weekend!
     
  13. Cuthbert Allgood

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    i always have tuesdays and wednesdays off, hence it being my "friday" yesterday.<br>today I will be busy knocking out some that are not quite finished.<br><br>3 and 3/4 " wide at the forks. 1 and 3/4" between the fork, 1" wide forks<br>5 and 1/2 " tall<br>1 and 1/2 " wide palmswell
     
  14. CEZ

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    I'm stupider then I thought, but I kind of suspected you can't live that far away!<br>Thanks for the measurements, can't wait to get to work on this!<br><br><br>Cheers
     
  15. Cuthbert Allgood

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    I can't wait to see what you do!
     
  16. CEZ

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    Wouldn't get too excited, here's how the flykiller turned out<br><br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=20&u=16959850" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/16/95/98/50/2011-124.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a>
     
  17. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    Looks cool man! Is it tea colored? or was it that oil ? I have yet to try the oil...
     
  18. Cuthbert Allgood

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">Wouldn't get too excited, here's how the flykiller turned out<br><br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=20&u=16959850" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/16/95/98/50/2011-124.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>dude, it looks great!</span>
     
  19. CEZ

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    It was tea stained, then oil, then "mahogany" polyurethane - scratched it off is what I had to do with that crap! That poly was awful but it left the nice brown stains in the grain, won't touch it again anyway!<br><br><br>Sanded again, oiled again and superglued. <br><br><br>The reason I'm not happy with it is that it's not as shiny and smooth as I wanted it to be though I polished like a maniac. I'll have to try toothpaste or car chrome polish on it once shops are open again here (and I get my long-awaited Dremel mwahahah!)
     
  20. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    yes the chrome polish ( creme not liquid) is gonna help a lot... and a dremel kicks ass <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">