Acacia Natural

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Obl1v1Aus, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    Hi guys, heres one of my latest efforts.
    A colleague of mine commissioned me to build them a 'rustic' natural shooter the other day and here is what i ended up with.

    The only real stipulations I had to work with were not to make it feel 'unnatural' (art teachers can be odd like that).
    I selected a Myall fork I had in my collection and set to work

    Started from this:-
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    Ended up with this:-
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    I tried to bring as much of the heartwood to the surface without weakening the fork as the colour contrast is awesome.
    I added a lanyard tube and then finished in BLO and furniture wax.
    Banded in 25cm x 2cm TBG bands
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  2. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    Looking good, fine crafting. Thanks for sharing.
     

  3. jurassicbark2000

    jurassicbark2000 jurassicbark2000

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    Nice looking piece of objet d"art
     
  4. FilipNilssob

    FilipNilssob Lactose is my Kryptonite

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    I love the colour of the grain!
     
  5. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    That's a damn good lookin shooter! That wood is really beautiful, I like the grain contrast.
     
  6. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    Thanks guys

    Thanks Dolo, If it was a thicker fork the colouring would have been even more dramatic, the heartwood gets to the point where it is almost black so theres that lovely light to chocolate brown to black that just pops when oiled
     
  7. Lacumo

    Lacumo Member

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    Good looking natural!
     
  8. dutch_slingshot

    dutch_slingshot Just a Dutch guy

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    at first i thought, no no no, not an acacia natural... but then i saw the pictures and went like "Yeahh baby!!!"
    i love it, congratulations!
     
  9. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Splendid work, as aways expected from you, Ob!!! Lovely shaped!!!
     
  10. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Really nice!! Great work!!
     
  11. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Looks great! I like the colours :)

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  12. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    Thanks lacumo

    Is Acacia really that bad, this particular is Myall and is rock solid.
    thanks though!

    thanks a lot BV!, though i'm not sure I'm deserving of the accolades
    Thanks FIAAO
    Thans Onnod