Aluminum Fossil ... ?

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Danny0663, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Danny0663

    Danny0663 New Member

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    Aluminum Flint Stone ... ?

    Something i've been working on over the weekend, the patterns were inspired by flint stone weapons and rock patterns in general.

    The patterns were created using a belt grinder contact wheel (3/4") that is running horizontally with 60grit 2"X42" VSM Ceramic belts.

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    Remember, safety first!
    Any questions, feel free to ask.
    Thanks
     
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  2. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    I really liked it. I'm starting to work with aluminum too. How did you cut those? what are the thickness?
     

  3. kineticweaponry

    kineticweaponry Senior Member

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  4. Thistle

    Thistle RESIGNED

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    [​IMG] Excuse me while I pick myself up off the floor and attempt to regain my equilibrium.

    Whoa! What a creative imagination you have. Modern technology meets stone age Fred Flintstone. Those are impressive. Oh my God! No wait, it's incredible. On second thought, mind-blowing. So very original. I guess what I'm trying to say is I really, REALLY like what you've done. Really unique. They actually do look like knapped flint weapons. Magnificently done!

    I see you have extras? Be still my beating heart. [​IMG] Thanks for sharing your extraordinary work.
    You really made my day seeing those. I LOVE metal-craft!
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  5. Maulwurfsurfer

    Maulwurfsurfer Junior Member

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    oh man... why u all make so beautyful slingshots???
    I feel so bad XD

    Like your work alot!
    Keep it up
     
  6. zurdoman95

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    awsome work men. this slingshots are very cool
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Very cool, looks a bit like gamekeepers fancy patterns, but better!
     
  8. Schultz

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    Looks really Nice :D Great Work!
     
  9. Great Slingshots great Work great Idea!

    Respect

    Joe
     
  10. flicks

    flicks ...lost in the woods....

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    Wow - stunning work and a unique design. Thanks for sharing!

    BTW: Welcome to this forum Danny
     
  11. mvd

    mvd Builds with scrap

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    These are very impressive, nice work
     
  12. Arturo Borquez

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    Very beautiful and original ... the stone age effect is very well achieved, reminds me the neolithic tools, congrats
    Cheers
    Arturo
     
  13. jeefberky

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    Beautiful concept and execution!
     
  14. tokSick

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    Great work as always Danny!!!
    When i saw the first finished one i was like "Wow"!! Then when is saw the picture with 3 of them it was "Damn!! Something just hit me in the face"!!!
    BTW, welcome to the forum Danny. Hahaha!!
     
  15. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    Very good work!
     
  16. LW

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    Hi Danny,
    You are always someone who can surprise me with its incredible design and the art of execution.:eek:
    Without question, one in the top 10 of the best slingshot builder. Even if this is not important for you.
    The look reminds me on a knife handle...

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    How is the feeling when shooting/ holding?
    Why do you always make three at once? I've had enough already from working on one slingshot model.:D

    Or maybe you have two very good friends…? Indeed does not matter.

    Once Again, Excellent work!
     
  17. Slagskimmer Mike

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    I love the look of these, and the way they are from the same pattern but still each unique.

    I've never used a ceramic belt on a sander before. The finish it leaves is beautiful. I suspect your workpiece stays cooler too. Can you work aluminum barehanded and dry with this type? Belts I've used get it hot very quickly.
     
  18. JoergS

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    Wow... those are some great slingshots. Nicest new look I have seen in a looong time.
     
  19. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Realy nice shape and surface. But only one question, the point´s between the
    deepenings are very sharp. Isn´t it a little bit
    uncomfortably in the hand?
     
  20. Danny0663

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    Thanks, the blanks are DKC frames that were waterjet cut, 6061 T6 10mm aluminum.

    Hah! thanks Thistle, i'm glad you like them :)

    Thanks Flicks, means a lot coming from you.

    Something about rock patterns really caught my attention.

    Lol! thanks Tok.

    Hey LW, 10 slingshot makers? haha no way! i just like to make things a little different from others.
    The reasons why i made three frames was simply due to the fact that i was *bored* ... it can be quite useful sometimes. :)
    The frames may appear rough and uncomfortable, but i made sure all the surfaces and edged were rounded and de-burred using a fine scotchbrite wheel. It actually feels really good in the hand. But i guess that is just personal preference.

    Btw: I really like your frames, keep up the good work!

    Ceramic belts makes a huge difference, they may cost double the AO belts but they last a lot longer. If your workpiece is heating up to quickly, maybe you could try spraying your belts in a solution of soap/liquid solution? it helps a little bit with the heating issue especially on aluminum and brass etc. But i always recommend using new/sharp belts ... using old worn belts are a waste of time. Time is money ... :D

    Thanks.

    I assure you the edges are not sharp, i have made sure the surface and edges have been de-burred and rounded with a fine scotchbrite wheel, especially around the contact points where the bands/tubes would go.