Acacia Natural with Oregon endcap

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Obl1v1Aus, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    Hi guys, I present my latest effort.

    Its made from one of the mystery forks in my Lazy Sunday fork hunting thread, which I have been able to work out its in the acacia family but that's all I got so far as there are so many native acacias in this region and they are quite similar.

    I had some Oregon boards laying around that my Dad gave to me and I thought it would make a fantastic endcap for the slingshot. the colours contrast quite well I think.

    anyway, heres the pics.
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  2. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Okay, you got me. I've lived in Oregon my whole life. I've never heard of "Oregon" wood. Please do elaborate.

    It's a nice natural shooter, nice work on that "Oregon" endcap. It's like they say "Good things come from Oregon".
     
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  3. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    What we call oregon here in australia is called Douglas fir in your neck of the woods if i remember correctly. It was used a lot in house construction for window frames and door frames.
     
  4. RAWICE

    RAWICE New Member

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    I made a slingshot from gumtree wood is that good to use for a slingshot?
     
  5. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Yup, that's Acacia... And yup, there's a ridiculous amount of species out there. that being said, you have a mighty fine fork there. Nicely formed and polished! Great character!

    -Wild Bill
     
  6. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    I've made a few gumtree slingshots so far, and never had a problem.
    Gumtrees are pretty solid, but make sure you do a vice test first.
     
  7. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Okay, Douglas Fir - very common here. It's just the first time I've ever heard it called "Oregon" wood. Not really the best for a fork since it's a bit soft, but as a cap, it looks really nice. Well done.
     
  8. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    @4foruglenncoco... Thanks

    @Withak... I don't know why we call it Oregon, its sometimes called Canadian Oregon as well... Weird!
    Thanks for the kind words

    @ WildBill... Thanks WildBill, the furniture polish i use doesn't normally shine up like that when I only do one coat, but after sanding and oiling the fork had its own natural shine that cam out awesome under thenwax
     
  9. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Nice work! What's the story behind your logo?

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Slingshot Forum mobile app
     
  10. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    Its just an amalgamation of my initials, took awhile to find something that simple.
     
  11. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Beautiful!

    nicely done

    Be
     
  12. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    very nice, esp the endcap grain
     
  13. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Very nice lookin' piece! I like the maker's mark.
     
  14. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Great work, I really like this! And I have to say, referring to Douglas Fir as 'Oregon wood' makes me smile, because it is quite appropriate!
     
  15. Schultz

    Schultz New Member

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    Great Work ;)
     
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